Meet The Team
Pastor Dr. Stephan Hurkens ('Pastor Steve') has been the lead pastor of ERNC for over 30 years. He holds a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling, and encourages all followers of Christ to connect people with Christ.
Pastor Steve is originally from South Africa, where the Lord had originally called him to pastoral ministry. Pastor Steve has been in full-time ministry for over 40 years.
Pastor Sharon serves alongside her husband, Pastor Steve in full-time ministry as Associate Pastor. Pastor Sharon is not only a pastor, but a life coach and Success Principles coach. Her ministry is focused on women and she believes that God wants to work in everyone's lives so that they can experience His divine peace.
Pastor Sharon is the published authors of works such as Exit the Wilderness and Just For Today. She also holds a B.S. in Nutritional Counseling.
Worship & Young Adult Pastor
Pastor Chris calls ERNC his hometown church; he has been a part of this worshipping community for over 25 years. After serving in full-time missions with Youth With A Mission (YWAM), he accepted the Lord's call into pastoral ministry.
Pastor Chris holds his MDiv. in Missional Leadership from Northwest Nazarene University, and is a licensed minister in the New York Metro District Church of the Nazarene.
Director, Little Pebbles Nursery School
Pastor Joyce Terry is the director for ERNC's Little Pebbles Nursery School & Daycare Center. She is a licensed minister in the Church of God (Anderson), and a worship leader, speaker, and conference facilitator.
Pastor Joyce is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at Indiana Wesleyan University, and the founder of Betty's Bookmobile, designed to provide reading resources to school-aged children.
Pastor Jimmy Terry is the pastor for our Youth at ERNC. He brings decades of experience as a pastor, speaker, and musician. Pastor Jimmy is also the founder of TRUST Ministries, a para-church ministry that seeks to equip and disciple young leaders within the Tri-State area.