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Bellerose Assembly of God

Children's Pastor

Jamaica, New York

About the Organization: 

In 1933, a group of people heard from God and embarked upon a journey to plant a church in Queens. A church was established and as the city expanded and grew, so did the ministry and influence of what is now called Bellerose Assembly of God. Miracles, salvations, testimonies, and countless generations have carried out the legacy and DNA of Bellerose that the Lord established 84 years ago. Although the church has gone through much progression, and times have changed, the message and mission of Bellerose remain the same.

The ministry of Bellerose Assembly of God church is led by the highly capable leadership of Pastor Dominick J. Cotignola, who has been the Senior Pastor of Bellerose Assembly of God since April of 2004. Pastor Dom came to Bellerose in May of 1998, and has served as Youth and Young Adult Pastor as well as Associate Pastor prior to becoming the Senior Pastor.

Pastor Dom has a passion to reach people with a message of hope that comes from a relationship with Jesus. His vision is that Bellerose Assembly of God will be a blessing and influence for God within a 20-mile radius of the church. It seeks to take intentional and bold steps to move forward to fulfill this vision, by changing lives through God’s Word, showing compassion through God’s love, and bringing hope, one heart at a time.


Size: 750

Denomination: Assemblies of God 

Location: Jamaica, New York City, New York

About the Position: 

The Children’s Pastor will provide direction and oversight for the Kids Ministry at Bellerose Assembly of God Church (infant – 6th grade). Specifically, this position will lead and manage children’s programming for three services on Sunday mornings (100+ attendance), summer activities, including VBS (120+ attendance), and community outreach (300+ attendance), throughout the year.

Success in this role will be determined by:

  • The development of an effective ministry to children that leads to church growth.
  • Children being saved, spirit filled, and discipled through ministry endeavors.
  • Expansion of ministry programming.
  • Increased outreach programming.
  • A 'buzz' in the church about the Children's Ministry.
  • Development of ministry infrastructures that support growth.
  • A growing and rooted volunteer base.
  • The Children's Pastor gaining rapport and building trust within the church community, while being viewed as a pastor.


What We Are Searching For / Qualifications:

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Children’s Pastor:


Preferably a Bible college degree. Candidate must have biblical training, and be theologically astute.

A desire to be credentialed with the Assemblies of God is preferred.


The successful candidate will have a proven track record of growing a ministry and of working in a ministry setting that has interactions with people from multi-cultural and multi-generational backgrounds. The candidate will have had experience working as an effective leader of ministry teams, with the responsibility of providing vision and leadership for small and large scale children’s ministry gatherings. The Children’s Pastor should have knowledge about mobilizing both ministry volunteers and leaders in a church of 1,000 attendees or greater. The successful Children’s Pastor candidate will have experience implementing security procedures and policies to insure safe learning environments for children. The candidate should also have proven to be a high performer with the ability to tackle large, creative projects with definite time lines.

  • Skilled in identifying, attracting and recruiting new leaders.
  • Experience in empowering people and leading teams of staff and volunteers
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Successful leadership experience in vision setting.
  • Able to administer and organize budgets, events and ministry communications.

Personal Characteristics

  • Faithfully committed to personally follow and apply Biblical principles and possess a high level of integrity, loyalty, and honor for Godly leadership
  • Teachable and humble attitude with a servant’s heart.
  • Superb leader and manager that is also not prone to procrastination.
  • Exude a vibrant relationship with Jesus and love for the church.
  • Possess an obvious passion for kids and their families.
  • Ability to teach and communicate to kids in large and small environments.
  • Ability to craft and cultivate high energy, multi-sensory, and age-appropriate environments for kids.
  • Ability to communicate, train and lead parents.
  • Ability to integrate technology into curriculum design and application.
  • Ability to foster a passion in kids for local and global mission.
  • Possess a proven track record as a team builder both paid and volunteer.
  • A healthy chemistry with the leadership, members, and culture of Bellerose Assembly of God.
  • Results driven with a common focus of excellence throughout every assigned task.

About the Location: 

Bellerose, NY

Helen Marsh, a medical equipment saleswoman, who set out to create a model community, developed gladiola fields, the 77 acres incorporated as the village of Bellerose in 1924. Today, it is a middle class neighborhood on the eastern edge of the New York City borough of Queens, along the border of Queens and Nassau County, Long Island. It is adjacent to Bellerose village and Bellerose Terrace in Nassau County, from which it is separated by the Jericho Turnpike. 

Bellerose offers an ideal lifestyle to those who seek relocation. This includes high-performing public schooling options, urban house, extensive racial diversity, and little to no crime. 66% of the community have attained a bachelor’s degree or higher, complemented with a high employability. The area also boasts lots of local amenities, high income per capita, as well as a stable housing market. It is extremely livable, with a median household income of 156% higher than New York, alongside a median home value of 98% higher than the big city as well.

New York-Newark-Jersey City Metro

Bellerose belongs to the New York-Newark-Jersey City metroplex. New York is the largest metro area in the United States. It includes the island of Manhattan, an eight-county area immediately north, western Long Island, and Staten Island. It is the fourth largest in the world behind Tokyo, Mexico City, and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Regardless of how the area is defined, New York is among the richest and most complex places to live in America.

Boroughs, districts, and neighborhoods define the city. The borough of Manhattan, a 10-mile-long, 2-mile-wide island, is the financial, commercial, and entertainment core. Much of Lower Manhattan consists of narrow streets, dating back to the city’s earliest days as a Dutch colony. With the exception of older areas, such as Greenwich Village, the rest of the city follows an orderly grid pattern of avenues and streets laid out in 1811. Filling out the island are distinct districts.

Lower Manhattan contains the Financial District. Midtown is the commercial center, with corporate headquarters, various media businesses, and world-class shopping along Fifth Avenue. Large skyscrapers dominate Lower Manhattan, and then retreat as does hard bedrock to build on in those areas, then reemerges in Midtown. The in-between area is dominated by older ethnic enclaves like Chinatown and Koreatown and the more famous artsy areas of Greenwich and Soho.

“Hip” residential areas lie east and west, mainly popular with young single professionals. Times Square and the Theater District just west of Midtown contain the world-famous theaters and numerous restaurants. Surrounding Central Park, the Upper West and Upper East sides are predominantly residential, although both contain ample dining and shopping. The Upper East Side also contains posh enclaves unaffordable for most, outstanding museums, and the designer boutiques of Madison Avenue.

The boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx are a patchwork of residential and commercial areas and parks. They have large industrial areas with a predominant blue-collar feel containing manufacturing and freight distribution centers for the area. All are close to the city and offer relatively more living space, and all are experiencing varying degrees of economic and residential revival. Ethnic diversity is strong in all boroughs, while Queens is reputedly the most ethnically diverse area in the country.

The New York area offers a rich assortment of amenities, with world-class dining, shopping, and performing arts including theater, symphony, opera, and live music. Museums and architectural attractions, large and small, draw global audiences. Numerous major-league teams play in the area, including the MLB Yankees and Mets, NBA Knicks, NFL Giants and Jets, and NHL Islanders and Rangers. An extensive public transit system with subways and buses serves the urban core and links the boroughs.

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