Church Staff

Carl Johnson

Lead Pastor

Pastor Carl has been lead pastor at Gracepoint since 1977. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. In June of 2008 he completed his dissertation on the "Multicultural Church" and received his Doctorate of Ministry.

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Floyd Nicholson

Associate Pastor

Pastor Floyd was born and raised in Nebraska and Kansas. He graduated from Chicago Bible College in 1967, and has served in the ministry for over 45 years. He has been an associate pastor with Gracepoint since 1999.

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Daniel Johnson

Assistant Pastor

Daniel has spent most of his life at Gracepoint. Over the years he has been involved in the children's, youth and college & career ministries. He became a part of the Pastoral staff of Gracepoint in November 2005.

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JP Ilarraza

Assistant Pastor

Pastor JP is a New Yorker! With roots in Brooklyn he grew up watching his parents serve as bi-vocational urban missionaries to the homeless of NYC. In 2002 his family  moved to Rockland County were they quickly became a part of the Gracepoint Family.

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Gabriel Zamora

Youth Pastor

Gabriel Zamora was pulled out of an extreme background of gangs, violence and poverty and called into the ministry at the age of 13 at Youth For The Nations Summer Camp. With the mandate of loving like he was loved, Gabriel is currently the youth pastor of Takeover Student Ministries at Gracepoint Gospel Fellowship in New City, NY. This vibrant and growing youth ministry has tripled under his leadership and has transitioned average seat warming students into radical lovers of Jesus. He has been in ministry for ten years.

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Corinne Ambrosino

Business Administrator

Corinne grew up in New Jersey. She first attended Gracepoint with her husband Al in 1979. She came on staff with the church in 1991 and gives a great deal of oversight to the daily running of the office.

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Nathaniel Ray

Children's Ministry Assistant

Nathaniel Ray grew up in Illinois and earned his Eagle Scout in 2007.  After graduating from Judson University in 2013, he moved to New York and there began his service in Gracepoint’s Children’s Ministry.  You can find Nathaniel exploring God’s creation or running long distance races.

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Maddie Cintron

Executive Ministry Assistant and Director of IT

Maddie currently assists the Business Administrator with the day to day care of Gracepoint, and currently serves as a deacon here, as well. She has been with Gracepoint since 2004.

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Paula Staropoli

Administrative Assistant

Paula, and her husband Rob, began attending Gracepoint in 1980. She served as a Junior Church Co-Director, and was active in Cornerstone's PTF. She worked as a teacher and Assistant Director at Sonshine Nursery School from 1994-2008. She joined the Gracepoint administrative staff in July of 2008.

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