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At Church of the Intercessor, you will find people from all backgrounds and experiences, whose desire is to know God's love and forgiveness in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. We are an apostolic community that values the acceptance of people into the family of God. We believe that if one encounters the love of God then the purposes of God will be released in their lives. We are an active relational community. We acknowledge that everyone has both needs and a calling and is highly valued as a member of the Body of Christ. Therefore, we have various ministries in which you can find both a place to serve and also receive ministry.We know that God is working His transforming and healing power in us, even as we love and serve each other. Since those who have been forgiven much will love much, we welcome all who need and want help.


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Fr. Joe Ciccarello and his wife Melanie came to the Church of the Intercessor as newlyweds in May of 1989 and since then has been serving the people of Intercessor as Director of Music and Arts and then, after being ordained in 1998, as Associate Pastor.

Fr. Joe was born in Corona, New York on May 17th 1956 to Joseph and Rose Marie Ciccarello. When he was seven, the family moved to East Meadow, Long Island where his parents, he, his two brothers and sister lived for 16 years.

After high school and a two year attempt at an electrical engineering degree, Fr. Joe hit the road with a “Top 40” show band playing Sheraton hotels throughout the east coast. During that time, he began to study the Bible and realized God was calling him to ministry. In 1980 he went back to college and in 1985 completed his Bachelor’s degree in Music and Biblical studies at the Kings College. From there he headed to Regent University in Virginia where he earned his Masters degree in Communication Studies, but most importantly, this is where he met his wife Melanie. The two worked for the 700 Club until he was hired by the Georgia based Michael J. Guido Evangelistic Association where he worked as a program engineer. Fr. Joe and Melanie married in April of 1989 and returned to New York to fill the position of the Director of Music at Intercessor. Since that time Fr. Joe has produced numerous musicals and 6 choir CDs that have shared the Gospel through song on Long Island, the New York area, and around the world.  Fr. Joe and Melanie have four children: Joseph, Adam, Caris, and Gabriel.

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