Meet our new Priest-in-Charge

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, with unanimous vestry affirmation, The Reverend Gregory Perez was officially called by Bishop Alan Gates to serve as Priest-in-Charge of St. Stephen’s beginning in September

Bio of The Rev’d Gregory G. Perez
The Rev’d Gregory Gerard Perez, a native Texan, attended college seminary at Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Philosophy from the College of Santa Fe.  He has a Master of Divinity degree from St. Meinrad School of Theology, a seminary operated by the Benedictine Monks of St. Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana.  He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest on July 19, 1986 and worked in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Austin until December of 1998.  Greg was received into the Anglican Communion on November 3, 2000, and moved to New Jersey in the summer of 2003, where he first worked as the Executive Director of the AIDS Resource Center, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark. On December 15, 2005, The Rt. Reverend John Croneberger received his Holy Orders into the Episcopal Church/Anglican Communion and his first cure as an Episcopal priest was to serve as Assisting Priest of Grace Church Van Vorst in Jersey City.

On March 1, 2007, Greg was hired as the Director of Staff and Human Resources for the Windmill Alliance, Inc, a non-profit ministry of Trinity Parish in Bergen Point, where he also served as an Associate Priest. In 2009, Greg became Priest in Charge of Trinity and he also assumed the position of President and CEO of the Windmill Alliance, Inc. On November 2011, Rev’d Perez became the Rector of Trinity Parish in Bergen Point.

Greg lives with his husband of 21 years, Douglas Flores, and they enjoy the company of their two furry animal-companions, Sweet Pea and Charlie. 


Welcome to worship and study opportunities at St. Stephen’s Church

Sunday Worship, 10:00 AM
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Sunday Bulletin: 8-9-20 Morning Prayer

Wednesday, 6:30 pm Bible Study on 2 Samuel
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Thursday, Noon Healing Service
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God bless you all,
Rev. Tom

Mission Statement

St. Stephen’s is an open and affirming Christian church worshiping in the Anglican tradition. Crossing lines of color, class, culture and generation, we seek transformation of our lives and our community through Christ’s Gospel of love, compassion and justice.


The Rev. Tom Barrington – Interim Priest

The Rev. Joseph Ngotho – Kiswahili Pastor