Pastor Patrick Pierre is an associate pastor at Times Square Church and directly oversees Strictly Young People, our junior high, high school and college and career, and young adult ministries. Having been discipled in the Times Square Church Young Adult’s Ministry (YAM) while in college, Pastor Patrick has proven to be a faithful, passionate minister of God’s heart. Through the uncompromised teaching of the scriptures, Pastor Patrick is provoking and equipping young people to make a lasting impact in this generation. Along with his wife Rosa Pierre he currently leads the CCG (College and Career Group) ministry which oversees youth 18-24.
Victoria Griffin started attending Times Square Church in April 1997 and began working there in November 1999. She then began working in the Music Ministry for three years and then later began working with the Strictly Young People ministry where she currently serves as the 4Life High School Ministry Leader and SYP event Coordinator. She has served in plenty ministries in Times Square Church, ranging from drama team to worship leader, where she continues to serve. She also holds a street outreach called “Findlay Avenue” on her block every year alongside her Husband Derik Griffin. In 2014, she was appointed Elder by Pastor Carter.
After attending TSC for several years, in 1993 the doors were opened for Louis Mercado to serve in the Jr. High Ministry, where he served till 1997. He returned in 2005 after serving in youth ministries of other churches, and has been the Ministry leader since 2008. He co-leads alongside his wife Minerva, who has been attending Times Square Church since 1989. Several years after her involvement in the TSC Adult Choir, her husband Louis recruited her to help him with the Jr. High Ministry, and since then The Lord has given her a special love and compassion for this tender age group.
In the Fall of 1996 as a Young Adult, Lisa Richardson had a life changing encounter with Jesus Christ at Times Square Church. She has subsequently served as the Leader of the Young Adults Ministry since 2012 and the Drama Ministry since 2007. She now passionately lives to see Youth, Young Adults and Women experience true love, freedom and deliverance found only in Him.
Lisa is a graduate of Long Island University and has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Business. She is single and lives in the Bronx.
Deshawn Burton grew up in a rough neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. Deshawn got saved at age 19, in a 10 AM service in TSC. Since then, Deshawn has been actively involved in the youth ministry. He served as a youth leader in the high school ministry for several years. Then he was asked to serve as leader of the Foundations ministry, where they passionately teach students about who Jesus Christ is and how to walk with God. He is married and has four sons.