our team

The heartbeat of our church is the team of over 200 volunteers who make Sunday church and all our other programs possible on a week to week basis.


Spearheading their efforts is our Staff Team, consisting of both full-time and part-time leaders, each with their own areas of expertise and responsibility, yet working together as one.

roger blackmore

lead pastor

Originally from the UK, Roger is approaching the milestone of spending 50 years in pastoral ministry. As the founder of Genesis, he continues to bring vision and direction as the church movies forward. He is also the primary Bible teacher, with a gift of communicating the most profound truths in a relevant, down to earth and practical way.

Roger has been married to Gill for 49 years and they have two married children, nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren


charlotte pendleton

associate pastor

Charlotte has been part of the church’s staff virtually from the beginning. She oversees the administrative side of life at Genesis, directs our missions programs and is also a gifted Bible teacher.

Charlotte is married to Eric and they have five children and four grandchildren.


faith argeroplos

children's director

Faith graduated from Nyack College, NY with a Bachelors in Youth & Family Studies. She then traveled to Luton, England to spend a year working with an organization that reaches out to teens, Youthscape, returning home to Long Island in the summer of 2018.

Faith joined the Genesis Church staff team in August 2018.


laura mazzeo

administrative assistant

Laura has been part of Genesis Church since we were renting space in a movie theater on Sunday mornings for our services. She has outstanding administrative and organizational skills and is at the center of ensuring everything is in place so that whatever we do runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Laura is married to Paul and they have two adult children.


domingo serrano

youth director

Domingo is high energy, a creative thinker and someone with a passion to see teens recognize their God-given worth and purpose. He directs our programs for 6th to 12th Graders.

Domingo joined the Genesis staff team in 2016 after serving as a Campus Life Director for Long Island Youth For Christ. Prior to that he also worked as a missionary in China with Youth With A Mission.

He is married to Casey and they have one child.