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Rev. Raymond Talavera - Pastor - [Account] -

Born in 1958 to Bonifacio and Blasina Talavera, Pastor Raymond was raised in Spanish Harlem and moved to the Bronx in 1979. His education began at St. Cecilia's Grammar School and Rice High School, and after a brief time of working in Travel and Tourism as well as at Morgan Guaranty Trust, he completed his BSW degree at Lehman College in 1985. Having been called to the ministry at an early age, he was ordained by Pastor Rafael Hernandez at the Rehoboth Church in Guayama, Puerto Rico on June 14, 1987. By the grace of God, Pastor Raymond began the Glory of Christ Church on May 31, 1987, and has been it's Senior Pastor ever since. He is single, never married, and states that at this time his only "wife" is the Congregation that he so dearly loves and faithfully serves with the gift of teaching that our Lord has granted him.
Rev. Frank Sierra - Elder: Music Dept.

Moses Burgos - Elder Candidate: Brothers Dept. -

Born in 1964, Moses was raised in the South Bronx as one of 8 siblings. Graduated from Morris High School, Moses attended Baruch College for 2 years and went to work at Fredrick Atkins importing company for 3 years. He joined Kobrand Corp. in 1986 and is currently working there as Facility Manager Supervisor. He married Mildred Lorraine Rivera on Sept. 15, 2001, and they are the proud and happy parents of Jaivan and Keira. Moses joined Glory of Christ in 1994, and was installed as Deacon over the Brothers Fellowship in 1998. He is now Elder Candidate over the entire Brother's Department, and is looking forward to tapping into God's fountain to maximize the potential of each and every Brother that he serves.
Carmen "Millie" Rivera - Administrator -

Carmen "Millie" Rivera (Picart) was born to Frank Picart and Amada Garriga in 1955 in Flower 5th. Hospital, New York City. Raised in the Bronx, she graduated from William H. Taft High School in June 1974, and married her husband Cesar Rivera on November 16, 1974.  She has two beautiful daughters, Mildred Lorraine ("Lori") and Tabitha Effi ("Tabby"), both of whom are married and active at Glory of Christ. Millie studied at Taylor Business Institute and worked at Morgan Guaranty Trust Company in the 1970's, and has been working at the Jewish Home and Hospital for the last 16 years as Office Coordinator of the Therapeutic Recreation office. She was installed as deaconess in 1995, and is serving faithfully as Church Administrator. She is the happy grandmother of 3 beautiful children, Jaivan, Keira, and Gabriel.
Edson J. Picon - Treasurer -

Born October 10, 1972 in Guatemala City, Edson - or as he is better known at GOC, "Josh" - came to New York on December 19, 1989. He is the 4th. son of Rev. Victor Hugo and Zara Picon, and has been a faithful member of GOC since June 1996. Active throughout the years in various branches, and especially in the Cantata presentations directed by Tabitha Sierra, Josh became a Deacon and GOC Treasurer on June 24, 2007. His bright and funny disposition are a blessing to everyone who comes in contact with him, to the point that it is not easy to stay upset when around him! He continues to be a great help to the Pastor in many areas, and will by God's grace continue to grow in all areas of service in the Kingdom.

Daisy Diaz - Deaconess: Ushers

Adriana Morales - Deaconess: Sisters Discipleship

Dilcia Zelaya - Deaconess: Sisters Fellowship

Daniel Vega - Deacon: Harvest

Gladys Cruz - Deaconess: Children's Discipleship

Rosemarie Sanchez - Deaconess: Children's Fellowship

Albert Cruz - Deacon: Audio-Visual

Jeff Padilla - Deacon: Youth Fellowship -