Adult / College Program:
Pastor Steve Allen:
Steve Allen is a Church Planting Catalyst with the North American Mission Board's Send NYC team. Steve also serves as Associate Pastor at Bible Church International, a Filipino-multiethnic, multi-generational, multiplying church in Northern New Jersey. Steve was born in Ada, Oklahoma, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from East Central University in Ada. He earned his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas. Currently, Steve has also completed coursework on his Doctorate of Ministry in Urban Ministries. Steve and his wife, Gina, have three children, Michala (23 yrs - Married to Davis Townes), Braden (21 yrs) and Madison (15 yrs). The Allen's answered God's call to church planting in 1995, when they moved to Buffalo, NY and planted the first of 2 churches. Steve became a church planting catalytic missionary for Western New York in 2000 and moved to the NYC Metro in late 2003.
Pastor Jeru Ona:
Pastor Jerusalem Ona is the youth pastor of Bible Church International in Randolph NJ. He grew up as a missionary and pastor's kid. Pastor Jeru spent most of his childhood in the Philippines and moved to the US recently in 2014. Before that, he served with his family as missionaries in Cambodia for four years. During those four years, God gave Pastor Jeru the privilege of leading 3 different youth groups. Pastor Jeru graduated from Word of Life Bible Institute in the Philippines with degrees in School of Biblical Studies and School of Ministerial Studies. During his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, singing, eating, and reading. His favorite sports team is the Boston Celtics.