Our Pastor

Pastor: Rev. Dr. John Ceasar
jceasar0@yahoo.com (my email has the number  zero following the letter "r" )
Pastor Johnny L. Ceasar is an ordained Elder in the New York Annual Conference.  He’s been married to Haretha L. Ceasar for 32 years.  They have one adult child, Trevor.  Pastor John enjoys traveling with his family.

 Pastor John received his M.Div. degree from Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, NJ and his DMin degree from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio.  One of his favorite scriptures is Philippians 4:13; “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  He believes that through the power of the Holy Spirit, God has enabled him to know things that he could not possibly know, and do things that he could not possibly do and be more than he could possibly be.  

In 1973, a United Methodist Pastor asked him what he wanted to do in life.  Pastor John answered that God was calling him to the ministry and he wanted to become a pastor.  The late Reverend Dr. William M. James took him under his wings and helped him register for his first year of college.  Pastor John is now in his 34th year of pastoral ministry. Besides his current appointment, he has been appointed to serve 12 other United Methodist churches.   His passion is teaching and praying.  

As of July 1st he will be the newly appointed pastor of Glen Cove / Bayville United Methodist Church, 2015.  As Pastor John comes to these two churches, he does so with this scripture from the Book of Matthew 18:20; “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

When he joined the church, Pastor John made a vow to God and the United Methodist Church that he would do four things.  He promised to:  1) support the church with his prayers, as prayer is a very important part of God’s plan in keeping the church healthy; 2) to support the church with his presence.  It is Pastor John’s firm belief that God desires for His people to get away from the idea of attending just for the sake of attending church.  Pastor John also believes that God wants His people to build relationships with each other, and that by doing so, our presence will truly be missed when we are absent from worship; 3) to support the church with his gifts – not just financial gifts, but with gifts of singing, teaching, and giving love and support to those in need; and 4) to support the church with his service.  Pastor John diligently teaches that any service to the church is very valuable, regardless of the task.  Pastor John truly believes that God has given each of us the desire to be of service for the up-building of His kingdom.  Blessings!
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