Our Senior Pastors
Joshua and Paula serve as the Lead Pastors of The Cityline Church, one of the fastest growing bilingual Latino led ministries in the Northeast. They founded a private Christian School for grades K-8, as well as planted a Church in Gibraltar, Europe. Their ministry philosophy entails empowering people through the restoration of their God given identity, so that they positively impact every segment of society.
After enjoying a lucrative 10-year Wall Street career in Investment Management, Pastor Joshua resigned in 1996 to enter ministry full-time in order to improve the quality of life of people globally. In 2006, Joshua was appointed as the first Hispanic Police Chaplain of the 177 year old Jersey City Police Department. Pastor Joshua has had the pleasure of serving on several Governors’ Transition Teams. He was a member of the Governor’s Hispanic Advisory Council for Policy Development, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of the State of New Jersey. He also served former Governor Jon Corzine as part of a Financial Literacy Task Force and as part of a statewide Latino Task Force, which provided strategic input, and planning related to the needs of the Latino community. Governors, Senators, Congressmen, Assemblymen, Mayors and various organizations in the Greater New York area have recognized his leadership. Joshua is the Vice-President of NaLEC (The National Latino Evangelical Coalition), an advocacy group that focuses on improving the quality of life of all people by addressing key national and global issues such as poverty, immigration, and education. In 2009, he was awarded “Alumnus of the Year” from the Alliance Theological Seminary as a result of his leadership and outstanding ministry. In August of 2010, during the 50th Anniversary celebration of the “Jersey City Puerto Rican Heritage Festival and Parade,” Joshua was recognized as “Puerto Rican Man of the Year.” He is an accomplished author and a leader that has been called to empower people and bridge the gap between generations. Pastor Joshua holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Nyack College, and graduated with honors from the Alliance Theological Seminary, with a Masters of Divinity degree. He completed his Doctoral degree in Global Leadership at Nyack College in 2016. Joshua was elected to “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges” due to his outstanding graduate work. He was also elected to the Omicron-Psi National Honor Society.
Paula attended New Jersey City University in pursuit of her Bachelors degree. Afterwards, she enjoyed a short career on Wall Street as well as in radio broadcasting before coming into full-time ministry. Paula is more than just a Pastor’s wife. God has granted her the abilities and gifts to preach, teach and to provide dynamic leadership. She has been called to liberate, empowering people through the teaching of the word of God and through song. God has infused her with a prophetic song to heal and deliver the nations of the world. God has granted her the privilege of recording three musical productions, “Eres Todo” (You are Everything), “Que es la Vida” (What is Life), and her latest recording, “Que es la Vida- LIVE.” She is currently furthering her education as a full-time student at Nyack College.
They are dynamic and energetic speakers who have inspired and empowered people in many nations of the world, including engagements in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ghana, Gibraltar, Guatemala, Holland, Honduras, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Panama, Puerto Rico, Spain, the United States, and Venezuela, as well as many others. Joshua and his wife Paula have four children and live in New Jersey.