Staff

Dennis O’Neill
Pastor

Pastor Dennis O’Neill has been involved in pastoring churches and evangelistic outreaches since 1972. He graduated from Northeastern Bible College and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He has:

  • Pastored in Kentucky
  • Pastored in Rutherford, N.J. for 10 1/2 years
  • Served as Evangelism Director for the Metropolitan New York Baptist Association
  • Served on the Baptist Convention of New York Evangelism Council
  • Attended Billy Graham International Conference for Itinerant Evangelists (Amsterdam-1983)
  • Attended the North American Conference for Itinerant Evangelists (1994)
  • Attended several of the Billy Graham Schools of Evangelism
  • Coordinated the Luis Palau Evangelistic Rally in New York City (1985)
  • Served on executive committee for the Northern New Jersey Billy Graham Crusade (1991)
  • Served as counselor supervisor for Billy Graham Central Park Rally (1991)
  • Has held evangelistic meetings in England, Estonia, Kenya, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa, and India.

He began Dennis O’Neill Outreach Ministries in 1991 with the purpose of helping churches reach out with the good news of Jesus Christ to their communities. Dennis preaches in various denominations as well as in other parts of the world. His burden is to see a spiritual awakening and a revival of God’s people resulting in the salvation of many souls and the building up of God’s kingdom.

Presently he is serving as Pastor of The Living Gospel Baptist Church in Rutherford, New Jersey. The church is a “New Start” and God has been blessing it with growth. It began with eight people and has since grown to a congregation of over fifty people.

Elaine O’Neill
Christian Educator

Elaine, Dennis’ wife, assists him in the pastoral ministry through music, administration, Christian education, Sunday School, Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Prayer ministry, and Women’s Ministry. She is the church pianist. She is also a gifted puppeteer and ventriloquist and she is an accomplished flautist and has produced a gospel tape entitled “Elaine’s Favorite Hymns”. Elaine’s love and zeal for the Lord will bless your soul.

George Draffen
Director of Music

George is an accomplished musician who has written over two-hundred songs as well as numerous poems. He leads the worship team every Sunday. He is dedicated to serve the Lord at the church.