Our Story

Who we are, and where we come from

Who We Are

In December of 2002 the Lord began dealing with Pastor Arthur's heart in concerns to establishing a ministry that would serve the needs of others in the Bergen County region in New Jersey. After months of prayer, fasting, and preparation in covenant agreement with our General Overseer, Bishop Carlton T. Brown and the vision of Bethel Gospel Assembly; "A Loving, Learning and Launching Church" The Gathering was launched. The Gathering is a church that exists to minister to the soul, mind and body of individuals--through worship, networking and equipping them with the life skills they need to impact their world. In November 2003 Pastor Arthur along with his wife Alverna began hosting weekly services at the Hilton Hotel in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ. During this time of establishment the power of the Holy Ghost confirmed this new work as something special and much was to be required to reach the lost for Him!


In April of 2004 they discovered a facility to house the ministry. Their location at 200 Central Avenue was a beautiful storefront in the midst of the target community in which the Lord gave them a burden for. They geared their services to bring messages of faith, hope and encouragement to the Hackensack Community. They also began having weekly prayer and Bible Study services on Wednesdays and planning community outreach events.


In July of 2006 the Lord began to deal with Pastor Arthur's heart in concerns to finding a new facility to host The Gathering Church's weekly services because they had outgrown their storefront facility. The Lord blessed The Gathering Church once again with a temporary location in January of 2007 on the Fairleigh Dickinson University Campus in Teaneck, NJ. On November 24, 2013, which commerated the 10th Church Anniversary of The Gathering Church; they moved to their new location at 156 Passaic Street in the heart of Hackensack, NJ where services are currently hosted. 


The passion of The Gathering Church is to reach various youth and adults alike through this ministry with relevant messages of faith, hope and love. According to Pastor Arthur, The Gathering Church prides itself in being "a place where we gather to scatter God's love to the world".


The Gathering Church is a member of the Bethel Gospel Global Assemblies.