Rev. Vincent & Sarah DiBenedetto
Lead Pastor (Pastor Vince)
Pastor Vince has been Lead Pastor since Sept 30, 2012. His call to Pastor HCH began as worship & associate Pastor in the Spring of 2011.
Pastor Vince was raised as an evangelist’s son and spent much of his life on the road ministering in hundreds of churches across the country. As such, he has an extensive background in various forms of ministry through worship, (leading with keyboard and vocals) media, and sound. He was credentialed in 2001 and is also an alumnus of the Institute of Audio Research in NYC. He has also run a successful technology-based company specifically benefitting churches and non-profit organizations for more than ten years (www.crossfadeaudio.com). So, he not only brings a solid ministerial background to HCH, but also an extensive technical expertise in sound, video, and lighting.
Above all, regardless of any spiritual or technical qualifications, Pastor Vince knows he was called by God to fulfill this particular role of Lead Pastor here at HCH, and has accepted that call to continue to do so as long as the Lord allows. He is currently a credential holder in good standing with the NJ District Council of the Assemblies of God, and is continuing his education through both the NJ District School of Ministry and Global University.
His wife, Sarah, was raised in an Assembly of God church in Belmond, IA that was planted, and is still Pastored by not just her Father, but co-Pastored by her mother as well. She was also an “on-air minister” with KJCY, a Christian radio station that is part of the Kinship Christian Radio Network of stations in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota for four years. She was actually one of the pioneers of the station, and was on-air from the very first day the station began broadcasting in September 2001.
She currently leads both the Women’s and Children’s departments and assists Pastor Vince on many levels. She is also working toward credentialing with the Assemblies of God.
God has placed a hunger in both Pastor Vince and Sarah to see Hackettstown radically affected for Christ! It is their desire that HCH be a strong church, boldly proclaiming the truth of the gospel through the use of technology and media to a new generation who hear with their eyes.
Hobbies & Interests
Pastor Vince enjoys: gardening, raising fish, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling,
riding quads and spending time with his family!
Pastor Sarah enjoys: reading, baking, quilting & spending time with the children.
Zachary enjoys: being “the Flash” and playing with his brothers.
Caleb enjoys: jigsaw puzzles, and playing with whatever his brothers are playing with.
Gideon enjoys: being the baby of the house!
4/9 Pastor Vince & Sarah’s Wedding Anniversary
9/1 Pastor Vince’s Birthday
1/4 Sarah’s Birthday
8/19 Zachary’s Birthday
9/30 Caleb’s Birthday
3/20 Gideon’s Birthday