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Welcome to Kroc Church

"The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace."
–Psalm 29:11

Worship With Us

Our church is simply a group of people with a common desire to follow and love Jesus. It doesn't matter who you are or where you find yourself in life, if you want to get closer to Jesus and you want to build Christian community, we would love to have you join us. Read more about what we believe.

During the Worship Service, kids will have the opportunity to attend their own “Junior Church.” During this time, our goal is to provide a fun and interactive program tailored just for kids from Pre-K to 5th grade to help them know Jesus and grow spiritually. 

 

SUNDAY WORSHIP TIMES
9:45am: Sunday School
10:30am: Sunday Service

Mid-Week Worship

 Mid-week Bible studies give an opportunity to dig deeper into God’s Word to gain understanding, knowledge and wisdom. We can live more powerful lives and expect to experience the joy and peace that comes with walking close to the Lord.

MONDAYS, 9:30AM 
Seniors Bible Study Ages 18+ 
Join us for a time of fellowship and the study of God's word. Dig deeper through this Bible study, let it change you and your life along with compelling you to love others more and more.

FRIDAYS, 6:30PM 
Adult Bible Study Ages 18+ 
Dive deeper in the Word of God and grow in your faith by learning new Biblical truths.

FRIDAYS
Youth Group, 7:30 - 8:30pm Ages 13-17
Come join us as we learn what God has to say about developing a purpose-driven life. You will enjoy a variety of activities and projects that teach positive peer leadership.

FRIDAYS
CLUB 3:16, 7:30 - 8:30pm Grades 1-6
Club 3:16 is a weekly youth program providing enriching activities for elementary school-aged children. It is a Bible-based program where kids can earn badges by completing activities that teach them life skills. Club 3:16 is a safe space for children to learn about Jesus and make new friends! Registration Required.

ONCE A MONTH ON SATURDAY, 11AM
Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 4 & Dec. 2

Men's Prayer Breakfast 
All men are welcome to join us for food and the study of God's Word. 

ONCE A MONTH ON SATURDAY, 11AM
Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 4 & Dec. 2
Women's Ministry 
Create opportunities for women to connect to God, to one another, their community and the world.

If you have any questions about our Bible studies, or would like to suggest a study, please email us at NJKrocChurch@use.salvationarmy.org or call 856.379.4854.

 

Meet the Ministry Team


Majors Lolita & Richard Sanchez
Kroc Center Administrators/Pastors 

Major Lolita Sanchez was commissioned as a Salvation Army officer in 1999.  She has been serving as a full-time officer/pastor for 24 years. She entered the SA seminary/training college in 1997 at the age of 22 along with her husband, Richard, and their daughter Alexandra. After graduating in 1999, they arrived at their first appointment in Dover NJ. They successfully transitioned the dwindling English-only corps (church) to a bilingual corps while they were concurrently learning Spanish. Each of their parents were born in Puerto Rico but spoke only English once migrated from the island.  They quickly learned that ministry requires more than what you have, and God provides the rest.

Majors Sanchez have been the administrators/pastors at six corps over the years (Dover, NJ; Dunkirk, NY; Waltham, MA; Riverhead, NY; East Northport, NY; Salem, MA) and spent two years at Territorial Headquarters in West Nyack, NY. Their latest and (soon to be) favorite appointment is as the Kroc Administrators in Camden, NJ!

Major Lolita focused on growing her family and ministry.  She and her husband had two more children, Cristina and Jason.  In 2017, she decided to go back to school and finish the Bachelor’s degree she began after high school.  It was a lifelong goal to be the second in her family to complete a degree of higher education.  She now has her Bachelor’s degree in Ministry Management from Asbury University.  She had even begun a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Salem State University.  Up until last year, each of her family members were in school:  Major Richard completing a Master's degree in IO Psychology, Alexandra starting her first year at New Jersey Medical School, Cristina finishing her bachelor's degree at UMASS Boston and Jason in 11th grade.

Organizing, planning and follow-through are a few of Major Lola’s core strengths.  She has used these skills to manage budgets, plan community events and provide consistency to our staff, congregation and community members.  In each appointment and in life, the Majors Sanchez strive to shine God’s love to all we meet.  She and Major Richard are excited to partner with the Kroc family in Camden to continue God’s work.

Major Richard Sanchez was commissioned as a Salvation Army officer in 1999. He has served throughout the northeastern United States in eight appointments, most recently appointed as the Kroc Administrator in Camden, NJ!

As a traveling, ordained minister, Major Sanchez has had the opportunity of serving many cultures, nationalities, generations, and communities. Services he supported and started over his tenure include: Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens, Emergency Disaster Services, Youth & Senior Camps, After-School Programs, Financial Assistance Services, Rehabilitation Centers, and more. 

Major Sanchez is studying organizational psychology and working in an international organization, he has examined performance, motivation, discipline, and burnout from both an academic and experiential perspective. Organizational psychology research enables Major Sanchez to implement theory and practice for the well-being and improvement of both the organization and its employees. At the Camden Kroc Center, he looks forward to serving both the community and employees with his experience, training, and gifts. 

Major has a passion for learning and implementing new strategies for problems that historically may have only been approached via one paradigm or discipline, a multidisciplinary solution is increasingly the answer to more complex and multidisciplinary challenges.

With his wife, Major Lola, he has three wonderful children, two daughters and a son. His oldest daughter is in her first year of Rutgers medical school, his middle daughter is finishing her Bachelor's at U Mass Boston. His son starts his last year of high school at Cherry Hill HS West. 

 


Lieutenants Elias & Jennifer Pizzirusso
Kroc Center Corps Officers/Pastors 

Lieutenant Elias Pizzirusso recently graduated from The Salvation Army College for Officer Training in Suffern, NY and even though this is his first appointment as an officer, he has lived and worked with The Salvation Army for most of his life. Lieutenant Elias is originally from Argentina and there he worked for The Salvation Army in different areas. He has worked in Senior Nursing Homes, in the Youth Department, and in different Corps in Argentina and the United States. One of his most recent positions was as Corps Ministry Assistant at the Bedford Temple Corps in Brooklyn, NY. Lieutenant Elias enjoys public speaking and getting to know different people and cultures. Being from Argentina, he speaks both Spanish and English fluently. He studied Public Relations in college and most enjoys uniquely and effectively showing others who God is. Communication is very important to him and ensuring that people know what God has done in his life is one of his greatest desires. He loves trying new things and hearing people’s stories. Lieutenants Pizzirusso were married in 2017 and have lived and served in both Argentina and the United States since then.

Lieutenant Jennifer Pizzirusso is originally from Milford, Pennsylvania and has attended The Salvation Army with her family all her life. She recently graduated from The Salvation Army College for Officer Training in Suffern, NY. Lieutenant Jennifer previously worked at The Salvation Army’s Star Lake Camp for eight summers in various roles working with children. She also worked as a secretary and translator for The Salvation Army South America East Territory in Argentina for almost 5 years. Most recently, Lieutenant Jennifer worked as a Corps Ministry Assistant at the Bedford Temple Corps in Brooklyn, NY. Lieutenant Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Spanish and Political Science from Wheaton College (IL) and a Master of Science in Legal and Financial Translation (Spanish-English) from New York University School of Professional Studies. She speaks both Spanish and English fluently. She loves children and youth ministry and is passionate about working with other cultures. Lieutenants Pizzirusso were married in 2017 and have lived and served in both Argentina and the United States since then.

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