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Rev. Thomas A. Correa Sr. is the Lead Pastor of Bethel Assembly of God. He and his wife Vanessa have been married since July 2015 and have 2 boys, Thomas Jr., and Levi. He is a graduate from Northpoint Bible College with a degree in Biblical Studies and Pastoral Ministries and a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God. In 2019, Thomas was brought onto staff at Northeast Christian Church, overseeing various departments. In December 2022, Pastor Thomas accepted the position of Lead Pastor of Bethel AG.

Pastor Hodavias Franco, affectionately called “Pastor Vita”, began working for Bethel in August 2000 originally serving as Children’s Pastor and co-director of Bethel’s Summer Camp program. Currently she serves as our Associate Pastor, teaching our youth on Friday evenings. Pastor Vita also works at Abundant Life Academy in Nutley, NJ as a middle school teacher. Pastor Vita is a graduate of Spanish Eastern Bible Institute and of Pillar College. She has three children and five beautiful grandchildren whom she adores.


Yasmin Cespedes is our Office Manager and Worship Leader and has been a member of Bethel Assembly of God since 2009. She is married to Ivan since 2001 and has one daughter, Aliana, who serves on the A/V and Worship Team. Yasmin serves in various capacities at Bethel as our Worship Leader, Office Manager, and Youth Leader.

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