About Us


Riverside Church opened its doors to the Jersey City community in 1993.  Since then it has been our desire to reach the city with the unconditional love of Jesus Christ.

Riverside Church strives to be a place where people are joined in a Christ-centered community through authentic love and caring for one another.  No one is excluded and unity is cultivated.

We can't wait to meet you!


Meet Our Pastor

John Paul Mansour is the Lead Pastor at Riverside Church in Downtown Jersey City.


Pastor John Paul was raised in NYC and attended Zion Bible Institute where he met his wife Jowita and pursued ministerial education.

John Paul and Jowita are passionate about telling people about the love of Jesus and seeing people find their hope in Christ.

Together they have 3 amazing boys Noah, Nathan and Matthew.