East Harlem Fellowship opened its doors in 1998 as a planting ministry of Times Square Church. A few months later, Sunday worship and Bible studies began. Today East Harlem Fellowship is a vibrant growing church that offers a multitude of services for everyone.
We know that coming to a new church for the first time can make anyone nervous. At EHF, we want you to feel welcomed every time you worship with us.
We'll lift up our voices in praise, be challenged through the teaching of the Bible, give our offerings to God, and have communion together as a church family.
After the service, you can grab a coffee and cookies and have a chance to meet others!
Hector Vega has been the Pastor of East Harlem Fellowship since 2009. During his time of service, he has expanded the ministry’s outreach to the community of East Harlem through programs, activities and collaborations that uplift the lives of marginalized children and families. His professional experience includes nearly 20 years in the health care field as Director of Medical Claims for Emblem Health. He currently sits as Director of the Goodwill Rescue Mission in Newark, New Jersey–a 118 year old institution known for its service to the homeless.
Pastor Hector is noted for his passion for God’s Word and his attentiveness to those in whom God has entrusted him to lead. His heart is to see the congregation of East Harlem Fellowship walking in the fullness of the life they have in Christ, and living out the call of God that is upon their lives.
Pastor Hector is married to Michelle. They have three sons Nicholas, Josiah and Seth.
Click here for Pastor Hector’s testimony
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. It’s Elder Mario’s joy and passion to serve others with love and compassion just as God has shown him. He and his wife Francis have been members of EHF since 2012. They are the proud parents of three daughters.
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 Praise and 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.