Our Vision —

To reach NYC and Long Island with the gospel and join God in the renewal of all things.

Mission & Values

Our mission is to lead people into a transforming relationship with Jesus by committing to the following values.

Love God

At Shelter Rock Church, we love God and our ultimate purpose is to know Him and worship Him.

Love People

We love people, all people, with the same love, grace, and kindness that we ourselves have received from God.

Make Disciples

We make disciples, which means we help people learn and live the way of Jesus in the world.

Our Beliefs

We are a church deeply committed to sharing the gospel, the good news that when there was nothing that we could do to reach God, He reached for us. Through the person and work of Jesus Christ, God fully accomplished salvation for us, rescuing and restoring us, along with all creation so we can enjoy our new life together with Him forever.

The gospel of Jesus is proclaimed throughout the Bible, which we believe is God’s Inspired Word to us and serves as our primary source of authority.

Our Mentality

More than 75 years later, though our community has grown, this ‘missional mentality’ has not gone away. Like the first leaders who planted Shelter Rock Church, we will always seek to reach those who are unreached, focusing on an incarnational life more than a comfortable one. We will follow God’s leading into new communities with the renewing power of the gospel.

Our History

Our story begins in 1943 when a team of people from Flushing Baptist Church was sent to start a new church to reach Long Island. Leaving the comfort and familiarity of their church home behind, this small group of Christians stepped out in faith and began worshipping at the historic Onderdonk House on Northern Boulevard in Manhasset.

Our Team

Our Team —

Henry Fuhrman

Senior Pastor

Steven Tomlinson

Senior Teaching Pastor

Helen Tay

Strategy & Operations

Leslie Stols

Family Ministries Pastor

Jamie Lammering

Worship Director

Chris Rivera

Production Director

Josh Olivares

Digital Content Creator

Jenny Jeng

Director of Leadership Dev.

Darlene Benz

Finance Lead

Jennifer Yee


Michel Tomlinson

Database Administrator

Chrystina Orlando

Communications Liaison

Lourdes Montes

Central Office

Elba Ramirez

Kids Ministry Administrator

Manhasset Campus —

Jim Owens

Campus Pastor

Nathan Gasaway

Associate Pastor

Joshua Martinez

Worship Leader

Jackie Kang

Pastoral Resident

Shawn Rajan

Student Ministry Pastor

Karen Osorio

Kids Ministry

Tony Rypka

Facilities Coordinator

Chris Yang

Room Setup Coordinator

Syosset Campus —

Jerry O’Sullivan

Campus Pastor

Jack Crabtree

Teaching Pastor

Christy Bordes

Worship Leader

CJ Quartlbaum

Student Ministry Pastor

Nancy Henriquez

Kids Ministry

Lety Anez

Kids Ministry

Jamie Nicholas

Campus Operations

Jonathan Brumit

Production Tech

Westbury Campus —

Corey Johnson

Campus Pastor

Jonathan Cruz

Associate Pastor

David Mera

Worship Leader

Liz Anez

Kids Ministry

AJ Orellana

Production Tech

Tracey Edouard

Communications Coordinator

Helena Nagel

Director of Operations

Jen Schrage

Student Ministry Leader

Online Campus —

Our Network

We are committed to directly supporting missionaries around the globe, and we proudly partner with organizations that share our passion for bringing the gospel to the world.