About Us

In the Beginning…

A multi-cultural church where minds are renewed and lives are transformed for excellence. We are a church of purpose and have come to positively affect our environment, community and the nations for Christ.  Jesus House New Jersey is a ministry of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), which was established in Lagos, Nigeria in 1952. The General Overseer of the church is Pastor E.A. Adeboye. This ministry has over 5000 parishes worldwide and a membership of over 1.5 million worshippers.

Renewing Minds… Transforming Lives For Excellence

Matthew Matel-Okoh

Senior Pastor

Pastor Matthew Matel-Okoh is a Pastor, Motivational Speaker and Entrepreneur.

Called to the ministry since 1992, he has served as the pioneering pastor for parishes under the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Lagos, Nigeria and Kingston Jamaica. He currently pastors Jesus House, New Jersey Family Church; a multicultural church where people’s minds are being renewed, and their lives transformed for excellence.

Pastor Matel is humble and has a servant heart. His passion is to encourage and motivate the body of Christ into maximizing the full potential by living a life of excellence through Christ. He is a visionary and uncompromising in his presentation of the word of God.

He has a Degree in Communication Arts and a Diploma in Theology. He worked briefly in the Media arts sector before going into private business. He is currently the CEO of Paul Silas Communication Inc; Publishers of Inspiration Magazine.

Pastor Matel is married to Pastor Abolanle a Lawyer by profession, and they are blessed with three children Daniel, David, and Joseph.

He is very well-traveled having visited numerous countries in Asia, Middle East, Europe, the Americas and Africa.

His other interests are basket ball, swimming, tennis and football.

Our Vision & Mission
Vision Statement

To bring people to Jesus and transform their lives, by the renewing of their minds, equipping them for excellence to change their circumstances and live a life of impact for Christ.

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to build a people who will affect positively the educational, political and social fabric of the society. Men and women built up in the area of obedience to the word of God living a life of holiness, prayer, praise and stewardship to God.

Statement of Faith

At Jesus House New Jersey, we believe that,

God the Father: is the creator of heaven and earth, who made man in His own image and likeness.

Jesus Christ: the only begotten Son of God the Father

The Holy Spirit: is the third person of the Godhead. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is the Comforter and teacher of all things, who dwells within us, uniting us to Christ.

The Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ: That Jesus Christ died on the cross at Calvary for the sins of mankind, and he rose from the dead in His Glorified body on the third day, and He ascended into heaven where He is seated at the right hand of God the father.

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit: Is available to all that believe in Jesus Christ, and is evidenced by the gift of speaking in tongues.

Water Baptism: That baptism can only be by immersion in water as Jesus Christ was baptized.

Salvation: It is a gift from God through grace and faith in Christ Jesus. That all who believes in the name of Jesus Christ may be saved by turning from sin to repentance and trusting in His death and resurrection.

The Blood of Jesus Christ: Which was shed for us at Calvary cleanses us of all sin and grants us access into the presence of God.

The Second Coming of Jesus Christ: That Jesus Christ will come again to earth in glory and in power. That those dead in Christ rise first and those alive in Christ will be in the presence of God for eternity.

Spiritual Healing: Is available from God though prayer and, or the laying on of hands.

Tithes and Offerings…The giving of which forms an essential part of worship and are potent ways of invoking the blessings of God.

Sanctification: Separation from the world unto God-a life of true holiness.

The Holy Bible: Is the infallible and authoritative word of God, given directly to all men and women for salvation.

The Mandate: That man was created in the image and likeness of God to be fruitful, to multiply, to replenish the earth, to subdue it and to have dominion over it.

Our core values
  • Our life’s purpose is to be like Jesus Christ: Our mission in life is to be like Christ. We seek to accomplish this by fully studying and applying the Word of God, consistent communication with Christ in prayer and worship. We aspire to live a life of holiness, modeling Christ character and purpose. Matt. 18:2-22, Phil. 3:3, 10, Galatians 4:19
  • We love people unconditionally: Church is designed to be a love-filled environment, a place where people can come in and feel welcomed, loved and respected. We promote love in our midst by providing the right environment to share and experience the love of Christ. Our Call Group Ministry is where people receive love, care and share fellowship with one another. It is also a place to grow spiritually amongst people with similar life experiences, giving them the opportunity to extend that same love to others.
  • Lost people matter to God, therefore they matter to us: We are a chosen and appointed people responding to the command of Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to go into the entire world sharing the forgiveness and love of God. We are called to show people how to discover and experience the unique nature of God’s love and forgiveness for themselves. Matt. 28:18-20; Matt. 18:12-14; John 15:16; Luke 14:23
  • We promote Unity in the Church: Unity is our strength. We desire that unity be upheld in every facet of our Church. We work together with one vision and one purpose, submitting to God and the leadership of the Church. Psalm 133; Ephesians 4:3; John 17:21-22
  • The strength of our society is based on the unity of the family: The Christian family is the foundation of our Church. We are committed to providing an environment that encourages and strengthens the sanctify of marriage between a man and a woman. We promote raising Godly children through Christian parenting principles where love prevails in the home accordingly to the word of God.

    We encourage single adults to engage in holy and godly courtship leading to marriage. Marriage is for life and we do not subscribe to divorce. We encourage all families in our Church to grow and walk in the fear of God. Matt. 19:5-6, Hebrews 13:4, Proverbs 22:6; 2 Corinthians 7

  • Accountability to God and to one another: We are accountable to God and one another for our conduct. We value all resources, (people, time, property, and money) entrusted to our care by God. We exhibit discipline and consistency in our walk with God and living by His Word. Philippians 4:8, Proverbs 10:9; Ephesians 5:15-16; Matt. 24-45-46; 2 Corinthians 4:1.
  • The way to greatness is through service: We follow Christ’s path to greatness by serving one another and our community. Good ministries provide an avenue for everyone to serve and impact our community for Christ by their actions and contributions. We encourage everybody to make themselves available for service. John 13:5-8 Matt. 5:13, Matt. 23:11; Luke 10:33:37
  • Equipping people for daily living: Jesus demonstrated the importance of equipping his followers through training for daily living and service to God. Likewise, we equip ourselves through constant training which covers life teaching and the doctrines of Christ such as Baptism and Repentance etc. The training receive empowers us for daily living. Deuteronomy 4:5; Proverbs 4:4-7; John 3:2, Ephesians 4:14
  • Excellence honors God and inspires people: The excellence of God’s character and hand- work is reflected on how we run our church. We strive to have every aspect of ministry done to the best of our ability. We are determined to continuously raise the standard of excellence in our worship and service to God. As such, we constantly measure, evaluate and review our effectiveness in every area of ministry.

    We are committed to working together, using our unique gifts and abilities to accomplish what God has called us to do. Gen. 1:26, 31; Hebrews 11:4; Ephesians 4:16; 1 Corinthians 22:12-27

  • Creativity reflects God’s nature: Everyone has the creative ability of God within them and a unique purpose to fulfill on each.

    As a Church, we provide an environment that motivates and challenges people to develop, nurture and promote their God given abilities.

    We challenge ourselves to think “out of the box” by continually reinventing ideas and pro- grams so that we can be relevant to our generation. We ask the “Why”, “What”, “When” and “How” questions in whatever we do to promote as we refuse to be satisfied with the status too. Genesis 1:1, 27, Psalm 19:1-3, Exodus 31:3-5

  • Everyone deserves another chance: We recognize that we are ALL forgiving people and we are not perfect. Therefore, we are committed in love and humility to restore people who have backslidden or fallen into sin; leading them back to Christ as they acknowledge their wrongs, confess their faults and amend their way. We constantly emphasize that God hates sin. Galatians 6:1; Jude 1:22-23

Meet Our Team

Pastor Matthew Matel-Okoh is a Pastor, Motivational Speaker and Entrepreneur.

Called to the ministry since 1992, he has served as the pioneering pastor for parishes under the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Lagos, Nigeria and Kingston Jamaica. He currently pastors Jesus House, New Jersey Family Church; a multicultural church where people’s minds are being renewed, and their lives transformed for excellence.

Pastor Matel is humble and has a servant heart. His passion is to encourage and motivate the body of Christ into maximizing the full potential by living a life of excellence through Christ. He is a visionary and uncompromising in his presentation of the word of God.

He has a Degree in Communication Arts and a Diploma in Theology. He worked briefly in the Media arts sector before going into private business. He is currently the CEO of Paul Silas Communication Inc; Publishers of Inspiration Magazine.

Pastor Matel is married to Pastor Abolanle a Lawyer by profession, and they are blessed with three children Daniel, David, and Joseph. He is very well-traveled having visited numerous countries in Asia, Middle East, Europe, the Americas and Africa. His other interests are basketball, swimming, tennis and football.

Abolanle Matel-Okoh is a lawyer, entrepreneur, and Pastor.

An attorney with over 20 years of experience in Nigeria and the United States of America, she is a member of the Nigerian Bar as well as the New York State Bar.

With experience in diverse areas of judicial science encompassing legal research, investigation, adjudication amongst others, she started her career in United Commercial Bank as a Legal Officer in 1992. Over the next 20 years, she gained relevant experience in legal practice and the real estate business in various firms based in Nigeria and the USA.

She sits on the board of Wema bank Nigeria PLC and is well trained in the effectiveness of corporate boards, risk management and advanced strategy for Directors. She is the CEO of Havilah Ventures an entrepreneurial outfit which encompasses businesses in real estate, corporate branding and the health and wellness sector. She also sits on the board of a number of non-profit organizations and is a budding philanthropist of “The Hope Initiative”.

She is the Associate Pastor at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Jesus House, New Jersey. 

PB as she is fondly called is a woman of great passion and tenacious spirit. She is committed to encouraging women and challenging them to live up to their God-given potential. She is a firm believer that the excellence of God should be reflected in every area of our lives and constantly strives to attain this in everything she does. 

She is married to Pastor Matthew Matel-Okoh and they are blessed with three sons.

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