About Us




Our History


East Harlem Fellowship began as a coffee house in 1998 with the goal of befriending the community and sharing the love of God. Today EHF is a congregation where people from all ethnic, social and economic backgrounds come to find acceptance, hope, forgiveness and love in the good news of Jesus Christ.

Our Mission


Our mission is to share the good news that Jesus has made a way for all to know God through a personal love relationship with him. We believe in coming alongside those who seek this truth as we walk this life-transforming journey. We know that the love and presence of God alone is what brings us together and makes us into an ever-growing family.


M E E T   O U R   L E A D E R S


Hector Vega

Senior Pastor

Pastor Hector Vega was raised in midtown Manhattan where his drug addiction and dysfunction ruled 15 years of his life, spending 10 of them in and out of the prison system. He was radically saved in 1995 by the unconditional love of God. Pastor Hector has since served on international mission trips and most recently was the Executive Director of the Goodwill Rescue Mission in Newark, New Jersey. He’s led East Harlem Fellowship since 2009 alongside his wife Michelle and children, (Nicholas, Josiah, Seth and Skyler). Pastor Hector is currently working to establish a social enterprise and educational community facility in East Harlem, NY; a long term missions poverty solution project in La Perla, Puerto Rico; and planting a second church in South Bronx, NY. 

Mario Eusebio

Associate Pastor

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Mario Eusebio moved to New York in August 2001 to pursue an acting career. The events surrounding 9/11 served as backdrop and catalyst for Mario to come to faith in Jesus Christ a few years later. He and his wife Francis have been members of EHF since 2012 and are the proud parents of three daughters.


Carlos Estremera

Associate Pastor

Carlos Estremera was born and raised in Jamaica, NY. At 17 his spiritual encounter with God transformed his life from depression, among other battles, and led him to respond to God's call unto various areas of ministry, missions and outreaches within the Association of Youth Ambassadors of Christ (AJEC) and The Ark Church (ARCA). God has now called Carlos to serve at East Harlem Fellowship where he oversees the Youth Ministry alongside his wife, Mejeena.


Saul Melendez


Saul Melendez is passionate about serving the Lord and seeing His amazing grace in the lives of others. His testimony of Jesus’ love and redeeming power is evident in his leadership. He oversees the worship ministry and setup team. He also co-leads the Marriage Ministry alongside his wife, Vangie. They have a son, two daughters, six granddaughters and one grandson.

Lovejoy Adverderada


Lovejoy Adverderada got saved at the young age of 14 and has walked with the Lord since. She has a graduate degree in Nursing Administration and works as an Operating Room Nurse in NYC. Lovejoy oversees Women's and Children's Ministry.

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New York, NY 10035



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New York, NY 10029

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