Our Purpose

We exist to bring people into a relationship with Jesus, because His sacrificial death is what gives us life, purpose and identity. One of the ways we accomplish this is through building genuine friendships and community, so that we can encourage each other and grow together through any and all phases of life. Our goal at any Retro service is to present the good news of Jesus in a relatable, life applicable way. 

Relatable approach

The gospel is good news for all.

We choose to present this good news in a relatable, relevant way that is applicable to the lives of those who join us. We are pulling up chairs into each other’s lives; there is no room for pedestals.

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Value people

Everyone matters, every time.

We choose to be a church that affirms value into all generations, cultures, ethnicities, and socioeconomic statuses.

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Build community

Our Imago Dei identity calls for family.

We choose to be a church where community is cultivated through fostering organic relationships. We statistically live in the loneliest generation on record. Our call to togetherness demands that no one is alone on their journey.

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Missional mandate

We choose to be with our city.

We are called not just to be a praying church, but one that is an answer to prayers through meeting the needs of our community.

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Equip leaders

Five fold leadership exists to equip the saints for the work of ministry.

We choose to be a church that multiplies leaders through training and focused mentoring. We are called to raise and release voices of the kingdom into Long Island.

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Dream big

The new Covenant calls us to greater things.

We choose to be a church that believes God can do all things, even those that we cannot yet conceive. Our vision will never submit to our circumstance. We will be a house where big dreams destroy apathy.

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Pastor

Mike Giarraputo

Mike and his wife Caitlin have felt God calling them to church planting for many years, but it wasn't until 2019 that they decided to pursue it. Together they have a combined 18 years of experience serving & leading in churches on LI. They have been married for 9 years and have two daughters, Glory & Nora.

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Our Team

Pastor

Mike Giarraputo

Mike and his wife Caitlin have felt God calling them to church planting for many years, but it wasn't until 2019 that they decided to pursue it. Together they have a combined 18 years of experience serving & leading in churches on LI. They have been married for 9 years and have two daughters, Glory & Nora.

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Retro Kids Director

Caitlin Giarraputo

Caitlin oversees all aspects of our kids ministry. At Retro, we value kids of all ages and we are honored to help build your childs foundation in Jesus - as an extension of the learning done in your home. Caitlin is married to Pastor Mike, and one of her greatest joys is being a girl mom!

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Production Director

DJ Serrecchia

D.J. has a heart to perfect the technical aspects of service to provide a distraction free atmosphere, as well as adding to the worship experience through audio & visual production. Serving in local churches since 2014, he also opened his own production company, Teklite Associates, in 2019.

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Missions Director

Marcella Omlor

Marcella has always had a passion for serving others both locally and internationally. She has been involved in missional work since the age of 16, and spent 4 years serving internationally full time. Marcella's desire remains to make an impact in the lives of others, and reaching those that others have deemed unreachable.

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