Rev Jason and Damaris Scalzi are the lead pastors of Glad Tidings AOG. Pastor Jason has been Ordained since May of 2014 with the New Jersey district. He is a retired Police Officer and has 17 years of Military Service. He is a Chaplain/Instructor with The Police Chaplain Program, Chaplain with the International Conference of Police Chaplains, Chaplain with the Assemblies of God and a Strategic Chaplain with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team. Pastor Jason has served as a Chaplain in Ferguson, MO, Baltimore, MD and Baton Rouge, Louisiana during times of civil unrest. Pastor Jason’s leadership experience in the Military and Law Enforcement gives him a uniqueness in outreach to the community.
Damaris is a creative writer & motivational speaker, and she holds a degree in social services. She is instrumental in motivating and inspiring others to learn the Word of God in a deeper and more personal way as the Director of Education at Glad Tidings AOG.
Pastor Jason and Damaris have been involved in church ministry for 10 years. Together, they have counseled couples in marriage, one-on-one and in group settings, young adults, middle schoolers, and individuals. As well as hosted and organized events (concerts, guest speakers, conferences), and life groups. What makes their ministry unique, is their ability to minister to people from all walks of life, including sharing the gospel in a safe environment with first responders. They are proud parents of three children: Steven, Luke and Rachel.
Pastor Jason and Damaris are truly honored to serve Glad Tidings AOG as their Shepherd. They believe as the body of Messiah partners together to reach the lost, both Jew and Gentile, God's blessings will be manifested in their lives. The best is yet to come!
Pastor David & Jen Cohen
Pastor David and Jen Cohen are serving as the Youth Pastors of G.T. Youth. Both Pastor David and Jen have served at Beth Yeshua Congregation and the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA). They served on staff, as Directors of Israel's Mandate, at the International House of Prayer (IHOP)~Eastern Gate in Cranford, NJ. Their love and passion for Israel and the Jewish people became their driving force behind their ministry while at IHOP.
Pastor David is a graduate of Valley Forge University with a Bachelor's Degree in Pastoral Ministry and a Minor in Youth Ministry. Jen is a graduate of Eastern University with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. They are proud parents of their son, Samuel. Pastor David and Jen's passion and vision is to see a generation of youth set on fire for God! They believe that as the youth's passion and desire for God grows, the following will be evident in their lives:
*They will take on the roles of servant leadership within their schools by starting and leading Bible clubs and studies with other students.
*Our Youth will be actively involved in discipleship.
*They will learn to pray, intercede, and prophecy according to Joel 2:28 "...I will pour out my Spirit on all mankind; and your sons and daughters will prophecy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions."
*Compassionately seek out ways to minister in their communities through outreach and evangelism,
Their hope is that our youth will be taught and able to stand strong in their faith as they move through life, now and after High School, living lives worthy of Christ's calling (Ephesians 4:1).