120-20 140th Street South Ozone Park, New York 11436 USA

Meet Our Pastor

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George, at the tender age of four, often stood in front of the mirror with a broomstick in one hand, and a Bible in another, imitating his childhood Pastor.” link=”/church/meet-our-pastor/”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][eltdf_icon_with_text type=”icon-top” icon_pack=”dripicons” dripicon=”” title_tag=”” custom_icon=”1668″ title=”Our History” text=”It was in the summer of 1976, that Pastors Robert L. Lister, and Jonathan A. Thompson, pastors of the Jamaica and Springfield Gardens SDA Churches respectively” link=”/church/our-history/”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][eltdf_icon_with_text type=”icon-top” icon_pack=”dripicons” dripicon=”” title_tag=”” custom_icon=”1667″ title=”OUR MISSION” text=”It is my delight and pleasure to welcome you to the website of the South Ozone Park Seventh-day Adventist Church.” link=”/church/our-mission-and-name/”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row background_image_size=”” disable_background_image=”” css=”.vc_custom_1567674577407{padding-top: 109px !important;padding-bottom: 63px !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}” simple_background_image=”390″][vc_column width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1566902941587{padding-top: 0px !important;}” offset=”vc_col-lg-6″][eltdf_elements_holder holder_full_height=”no” number_of_columns=”one-column” switch_to_one_column=”” alignment_one_column=””][eltdf_elements_holder_item item_padding=”22px 17% 0 26.6%” item_padding_1367_1600=”22px 12% 0 8.8%” item_padding_1025_1366=”22px 3% 0 18.6%” item_padding_769_1024=”22px 39% 0 11.6%” item_padding_681_768=”22px 85px 0″ item_padding_680=”22px 38px 0″][eltdf_section_title position=”” title_tag=”” disable_break_words=”no” title=”Meet Our Pastor”][vc_empty_space height=”33px”][/eltdf_elements_holder_item][/eltdf_elements_holder][eltdf_elements_holder holder_full_height=”no” number_of_columns=”one-column” switch_to_one_column=”” alignment_one_column=””][eltdf_elements_holder_item item_padding=”0 0 0 26.6%” item_padding_1025_1366=”0 0 67px 18.6%” item_padding_1367_1600=”0 0% 67px 8.8%” item_padding_769_1024=”0 28% 70px 11.6%” item_padding_681_768=”0 85px 70px” item_padding_680=”0 38px 70px”][vc_column_text]Abdele F. George, at the tender age of four, often stood in front of the mirror with a broomstick in one hand, and a Bible in another, imitating his childhood Pastor. He was totally unaware that God was orchestrating a transformative plan for his life.Life was not without its challenges, but Pastor George clearly saw how the Lord had kept and covered him. It was not until his undergraduate studies in New York, with two semesters left until his graduation, with an expected Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, that the Lord instructed him to refocus and relocate to Oakwood University to pursue a degree in Theology. God’s plan had finally become clear. A gifted orator, Pastor George served as the director of Power Hour Ministries, Master Guide instructor and President of the Religion and Theology Forum, during his matriculation at Oakwood University.  He provided spiritual guidance, leadership, and support to theology students. Pastor George is a native of Brooklyn, New York.  He studied at Oakwood University, Andrews University, the New York Theological Seminary and Alfred University, from which he earned a Bachelors in Theology, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degree, respectively.  He later earned a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. Dr. George is an ordained minister, who has served as the pastor of the Friendship SDA Church in Elmira, NY, the associate pastor of the Ephesus SDA Church in Harlem, New York, the Norwalk and Breath of life Fellowship SDA churches in Connecticut and is the current pastor of the South Ozone Park SDA Church in South Ozone Park, New York. Dr. George is a dynamic preacher and is widely known for teaching believers to trust in God and in the transformational power of the Holy Spirit.  He is active in youth ministry and was a guest preacher at the 2018 South Central Youth Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. He has a passion for seeking out individuals who have lost touch with their faith in God. Pastor George’s practical teaching style helps people apply the Good News of “God’s love for all” to their lives. Dr. George is married to the former Shonelle Lynch of Guyana, who in addition to being the love of his life, and an outstanding wife and mother, is a counsellor in the Percy E. Sutton SEEK program.  Mrs Lynch-George holds degrees in Computer Programming, Justice Studies and English, and holds a Master’s Degree in Education. 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Easton G. Marks served the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a minister in his native land Guyana and Barbados before he migrated to the United States. 
 
He’s currently transitioning out of the pastorate of the Flatbush Church in Brooklyn to the Headquarters of the Northeastern Conference to serve as Director of Sabbath School Ministries.
 
Pastor Marks is a conflict resolution coach, and an avid reader of history and political biographies. Spending time with his family and friends restores him for his work.
Pastor Easton Marks - Senior Pastor
Pastor Easton Marks - Senior Pastor