Pastor Nick & Marissa Badillo

Senior Pastors

Pastor Nick & Marissa Badillo are the lead Pastors of Living Word Church. Their daughters Arianna and Mackenzie are beautiful gifts from God. Pastor Nick served as a Pastor in various churches since 2002 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 earned a Bachelors & Masters Degrees in Education from Liberty University.   

Marissa Badillo

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. 

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.  

Mariano & Diana Leonczik

Young Adults Pastors

Pastor Mariano & Diana Leonczik fearlessly lead our group of young adults here at Living Word Church. Chapter Young Adults is a ministry that God is using to help bridge the gap in culture, by the power of the Holy Spirit and creative gifts God has placed inside of them.
To stay up to date on our most recent events and more upcoming events follow us on Instagram @chapter.nj

Jorge Pagan

Youth Pastor


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 Directors

Angelena and Nick Hreczny are the Creative & Technical Directors 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  & Tech Teams here at LWC.

Martin Makar


Martin Makar is the Business Administrator and Treasurer of Living Word Church! We are thankful for Martin, Julie and their beautiful children for all they do here at LWC. 

Tricia Androsiglio

Ministry Assistant/Care Coordinator

Tricia Androsiglio is the Ministry Assistant/Care Coordinator here at Living Word Church. Tricia has over 20 plus years of ministry experience and is a blessing to our church.