Our Pastoral Team
Chris Bauer is the Administrative Pastor at NCC and, along with his wife Patty, has been serving since 2014.
Dennis Blankenbeckler leads NCC's Arabic community and also serves as a session elder. Dennis and his wife Judy were missionaries in Morocco for over 20 years.
Maranatha Chung is the pastor to the Chinese community at NCC. From Hong Kong originally, Maranatha and his wife Angela have been ministering to the Chinese in Northeast Philadelphia for 8 years.
Martin Katro leads the Albanian community at NCC. Originally from Albania, he and his wife Heledona have been serving the Albanians in Northeast Philadelphia for 10 years.
Paul Pisani is one of NCC's elders and has been serving on the session for 8 years. Paul and his wife Kathy come to NCC from Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia.
Rick Tyson is currently servng as NCC's interim pastor. Rick retired from pastoral ministry from Calvary Presbyterian in Willow Grove and has been serving as an interim pastor since coming to NCC with his wife Bethann.
Women in the church meet at least once a month to share their journey of faith in Christ through study and discussion. The desire of these meetings is to fellowship, get to know each other more deeply, to encourage and pray for each other, to be a blessing and to be blessed. NCC Women’s Ministry also meets for breakfast to continue with the fellowship and devotion.
Men at NCC meet the first Sunday of every month for breakfast, fellowship, devotional, Bible Study, to pray together, and to forge authentic and accountable friendships.
This is where individuals are most known and cared for in community.
Small groups are where we can be revitalized and strengthened as we seek to reflect the love of Jesus Christ to our fellow Philadelphians.
It is within these small communities that people can build personal relationships and practice applying to the gospel to their lives.
Our Children’s Ministries
We believe that children and youth need Jesus more than ever as they face the challenges of this world. NCC has children’s church for ages 4 - 8th grade that meet on Sundays, with age-appropriate teachings. There are also many events throughout the year including a summer Vacation Bible School.
Ages 4 through Kindergarten
1st - 4th Grade
5th - 8th grade
The Nursery Ministry exists to provide a secure, nurturing environment for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.