Senior Pastor & Ministry Leaders

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Nick Badillo

Senior Pastor


Pastor Nick & Marissa Badillo came to Living Word Church in March 2015. Our Pastors have a beautiful gift from God, their daughter Arianna Badillo. Pastor Nick served as a Youth Pastor in various churches for the past 11 years and now serves as our Senior Pastor. Together He and Marissa make a great team leading our congregation as the Lord leads them.

Pastor Nick earned a Bachelors Degree in Biblical Studies from Palm Beach Atlantic University. He also has earned a Masters Degree in Counseling from Kean University. 

Marissa Badillo earned a Bachelors Degree in Education from Liberty University and is currently finishing her Masters in Education from Liberty as well.  

Nina Chodniewicz

Pantry Coordinator


Nina Chodniewicz and her team of volunteers have led the pantry ministry here at Living Word Church (formerly UEAG) since 1992. As a church we receive monthly deliveries from both the government and state agencies at no cost, receive a grant from Shoprite each year to purchase additional food products, and now reach approx. 200 needy families of our community each month. 

Marissa Badllo

Kids Director


Marissa Badillo serves as our Kid's Director here at Living Word Church. We are blessed to have someone who is dedicated to partnering with our families and leading our young people in their relationship with the Lord. Through Sunday School classes, Vacation Bible School and other events, Marissa challenges our Kids to be more like Christ. Our Sunday School classes are centered around interactive curriculums that are age appropriate and lead by God fearing teachers who share the love of Christ with them each week. 

Mariano Leonczik

Young Adults Director


Mariano Leonczik & Diana Carvalho fearlessly lead our group of young adults here at Living Word Church. Guerilla Young Adults started back in 2013 as a thought between two friends and today serve many young adults in our area. Mariano and Diana believe that God can use them to help bridge the gap in culture, by the power of the Holy Spirit and creative gifts God has placed inside of them. 

Luciano Epp

Worship Director


Lucianno Epp is the Worship Director here at Living Word Church. At the heart of a Worshipper is the pursuit of God's presence in all things. We are honored to have him leading our church in worship and raising up more leaders in worship each and every week. 

Angelena & Nick Hreczny

Creative Director's


Angelena and Nick Hreczny are the leaders of our Creative Team here at Living Word Church. Each week Angelena & Nick are in charge of making sure that each person walking through our doors, experiences Christ through the creative gifts God has placed in them and their team. From signs and banners, to graphics videos, sound and more, this team brings to life the message of Christ by using today's technology and resources to do so. As an Architect/Teacher & Audio & Sound Engineer, we are excited to have Angelena and Nick leading the Creative Team at LWC.

Joao Pires

Youth Director


Joao Pires is the Youth Director here at Living Word Church. With a passion to share the Gospel with anyone who will listen, Joao brings an urgency to our students, that encourages them to love God and share that love with the world. Whether it's through our Wednesday Bible Study, Friday Night Youth Group and much more; Joao and our team of Youth Leaders provide opportunities each week for our students to connect, grow and be discipled in Jesus name. 

Martin Makar