Janie Turner – Trustee

 turner_janieJanie Turner has been a born-again believer since 1979. She has served in former churches in the choir and as president of the ushers board for 23 yrs. Janie’s life is best described as a life of service which comes from her love for her Savior. In her youth, Janie participated in the 1960s Civil Rights March alongside of Dr. Martian Luther King. In her earlier years she studied at Alabama A & M College and is now retired from 37 yrs employment with the New Jersey Natural Gas Company, holding various positions including accounts collection. She has attended the Church of Grace and Peace since 2003, where she is a member and has served in outreach ministry to the indigent and in children’s ministry, a passion of her life. She has been a Trustee of the church since 2009. Janie is an avid gardener and lives with her adult son in Toms River, NJ

Alexander Torres Hispanic Pastor

atorresAlexander Torres joined staff at The Church of Grace and Peace in April 2011. He and his wife Sandra became members in December 2009 and immediately dedicated their time and service to reach the Hispanic community. He served in the military in his home country, Columbia before moving to the United States. Alex learned to play the guitar and sing at an early age. He served as a ministerial assistant and worship leader for five years in a small Spanish mission in Toms River. Alex and his wife have a beautiful daughter, Stephania.  Contact Alex

Hospitality Room


Provides light refreshments for church leaders and guest speakers in a warm, friendly atmosphere before and after services.

GAP Office

One Voice Worship

At Grace and Peace we worship with the voice of one. Together, our vision is to release heaven’s worship on earth.
When you worship at Grace and Peace, in any service, or in any setting; you will experience a variety of gifts, personalities, cultural backgrounds, and generations all worshipping as one.
The best way to experience what God uniquely does through worship at Grace and Peace, is to come experience it for yourself! Join us!

Next Step


Glorious Praise – Dance Ministry


Children’s dance teams: Cherubim (ages 5-8);

Children of Zion (girls ages 9-12)

Next Step ages 13 and up. 

The children are taught that dance is a scriptural form of worship. Children prepare for presentation in December for Family Night and in May for Kid’s Day.

Mondays from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
October – December and February – May

Monica Vermeulen

Royal Rangers


Wednesday evening program for boys age 5 through 12th grade designed to ‘reach’, ‘teach’ and ‘keep’ boys for Christ.  Boys work for badges, go camping, etc.

Royal Rangers meet from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Their opening ceremony is at 7:00 pm in Fellowship Hall and then they disperse at 7:30 to their individual classrooms according to grades.

Steve Jenkins
732.349.1550 X335

Our goal is to ‘Reach,’ ‘Teach,’ and ‘Keep’ boys for Christ.



Rainbows is a Wednesday evening ministry for both boys and girls who are 3 & 4 years old.
Rainbows meet from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Education Wing.

Our Rainbows Club is designed for pre-schoolers, and features a Noah's Ark theme. Your three and four year olds will enjoy learning Bible stories with animal puppets, praising God, making crafts and earning badges.

The Rainbows Club will help prepare your child for the Missionette and Royal Ranger Ministries.

Pastor Lisa Martin
732.349.1550 X332




Wednesday evening “club setting” ministry for girls age 5 through 12th grade.
Missionettes meet from 7:00 – 8:30 pm on the first floor of the Family Center.

Pastor Lisa Martin
732.349.1550 X332

Reaching girls for Jesus to develop a strong foundation in Christ. Missionettes, a ministry to all girls, has been consistently serving the needs of girls at Grace and Peace for over 19 years. At the core of the Missionettes ministry are three Ls.


  • Girls have fun learning biblical truth for living.
  • Girls in the church want to invite their friends to meet Jesus.
  • Girls build lifelong relationships.


  • Guest-friendly curriculum.
  • Full color activity pages for Rainbows through Stars and interactive journal pages for Friends.
  • Music for memory helps.
  • Adventures – field trips, camping, and more for Daisies through Friends.
  • A motto, pledge, colors, and Scripture verse for each club.
  • Unit awards and badges.

Missionettes Fivefold Purpose:

  • To win girls to Jesus Christ through love and acceptance.
  • To teach them to obey everything Jesus commanded us – developing girls spiritually and mentally.
  • To provide encouragement, support, and accountability through lasting Christian relationships.
  • To provide an environment for girls to develop their gifts and abilities.
  • To acquaint them with the Great Commission of Jesus Christ, our Lord.

As you can see, Missionettes reaches the total girl for Jesus and helps to establish a strong foundation in Christ. If you have a daughter who has consistently come out to the Wednesday night meetings, you know firsthand the fruit Missionettes can grow in your child. The key is consistency – a fruit tree does not bear good fruit unless it is tended to daily with the water and care that it needs. Likewise, Christians bear much good fruit when they drink from the Word daily – consistency being the key.

As August and September approach, this is a great time to introduce your child to Missionettes – the club that grows good fruit that lasts. These are the different clubs that are offered:

Rainbows – the Noah's Ark Club for pre-school (3 and 4 year old) boys and girls

Daisies – the Sonshine Club for 5 year old and Kindergarten girls

Prims – the Discovery Club for 1st & 2nd grade girls

Stars – the Fun Club for 3rd & 4th grade girls

Friends – the Where You Belong Club for 5th & 6th grade girls

For more information about the program or any of the clubs, please call me at 732.349.1550 X332.

-Pastor Lisa Martin, Missionettes Coordinator

Changing the World… One Girl at a Time. September marks an amazing 19 years of Missionettes at Grace and Peace. Over the years, this ministry for girls, age five through eighth grade, has experienced consistent growth. We meet every Wednesday night from 7:00-8:30 pm in the classrooms on the main floor of the Family Center. Rainbows, a ministry to three and four year old girls and boys, meets on the main floor of the Education Wing.