From The Pastor

The Rev. Paul D. Aquavella, D. Min

Born in Philadelphia and raised in New York, Rev. Aquavella was actively involved in the Baptist Church at an early age. After graduating from the University of Georgia, he attended New York Theological Seminary. He did field work at the Church of the People, a United Methodist Presbyterian affiliated church, and then started working at the Church of the Comforter (Reformed Church in America) in the Bronx as director of the summer youth program.

After graduating from seminary with a Masters of Divinity, Rev. Aquavella was ordained to the Christian Ministry at the First Baptist Church of Jamaica, New York. He continued his pastoral education at Andover Newtown Theological School. After completing his clinical units, he graduated with a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care and Counseling.

Rev. Aquavella became Minister of the Emmanuel Baptist Church of Providence, RI and was actively involved in the local and national branches of Baptist organizations, including the National Ministers Council of American Baptist Churches.

In February 1990, Rev. Aquavella relocated to New York and was instated as Senior Minister of North Yonkers Community Church where he has served since.



Dear Friend,

On behalf of the fellowship gathered at North Yonkers Community Church I welcome you to our website. As our motto states we are a Caring Christian Community. We are a community of caring Christians who wish to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. That Good News is summedup in that we love God with all of our being, and in that love we love our neighbors, as God loves us.

Although the gathered community is small we are great in our faith, hope and love. We share God’s grace, Christ’s presence, and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit in all seasons of our lives. We care because God is caring for us. We are loving because the love of Christ is with us. We are engaged through the presence of the Holy Spirit which empowers us with faith and wisdom.

We minister together in the faith that gives us hope and courage as we journey in our daily walks in life. We invite you to walk with us, to share with us, and celebrate with us the Good News of God’s love.

Yours in Christ,

Paul D. Aquavella
Senior Minister




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