Who we are, where we come from, and
    where we’re headed as a church family


Here’s the deal, we at Church of the Oranges care about one thing more than anything else, Jesus Christ. Church of the Oranges is a family of individuals that have found hope in Jesus, and simply want as many people as possible to experience that same freedom.


The Church of the Crossroads started in 1978 with 40 members from around Essex County got together and imagined a church that was truly welcoming to everyone – where everyone had a seat at the table regardless of personal history, family background, ethnicity, or gender. This church has since blossomed into the church that it is today, based on those humble beginnings. Click here for our full history.


What’s the bottom line? More than ever, Church of the Oranges is committed to fostering a family built around hope. Hope for the future. Hope for Better. Hope for progress. Hope for Jesus. And as we move forward as a family, inclusion and belonging remain at the center of who we are as followers of Christ.


What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you’re always welcome at Church of the Oranges. We’re saving a seat for you. Wherever you’re at in your faith journey, you’ll always be accepted as part of the COTO family. Beyond that, if you’re ready to plan your first visit, click here. If you want to learn more about our beliefs as a church, click here. Or if you’d simply like to get in touch with a person on our lead team directly, click here.

Leadership Team

<a href="mailto:pastor@cotosda,org">Errol T. Stoddart</a><br />

Errol T. Stoddart

Senior Pastor, Church of the Oranges

Email: pastor@cotosda.org

<a href="mailto:pastorpierre@cotosda,org">Geston Pierre</a><br />

Geston Pierre

Assistant Pastor, Church of the Oranges

Email: pastorpierre@cotosda.org

<a href="mailto:firstelder@cotosda,org">Andria C. Stewart</a><br />

Andria C. Stewart

Chaplain, Church of the Oranges

Email: chaplainstewart@cotosda.org

<a href="mailto:firstelder@cotosda,org">Christopher K. Williams</a><br />

Christopher K. Williams

First Elder, Church of the Oranges

Email: firstelder@cotosda.org

Church Overview

Our Vision

We will be the choice congregation, developing and deploying disciples while touching/reaching/impacting every home in the Oranges, the wider Essex community, and the northern New Jersey area.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to exemplify God’s grace through Service, Teaching, Connecting, Winning and Developing disciples for God’s Kingdom.