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Who We Are

We are a non-denominational Christian congregation pursuing a relationship with Jesus together. Our special focus is on helping people in need. Our Sunday service offers worship music, testimonies from each other about how God is working in our lives, and a practical and personal message from the Bible. Children ages 4-11 attend kids’ church, and we offer a youth group for teens. 

Give Help and Get Help

Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” If you would like to become involved in providing help to others, we have many opportunities.

Upcoming Events

A church is not a building, it’s a community. At Next Step Community Church, we worship, learn, celebrate and grow together. Join us!

6:00 pm
Warriors, Soldiers, Men introduces a new series: What’s Your Next Step? Where do...
6:00 pm
Facing family, health, relationship challenges? Every Thursday the women of NSCC join together...
7:00 pm
Many people discover that they get much more out of studying the Bible...
10:00 am
Join us Sunday, July 7, as we begin our new series, Summer in...
July 15, 2024
6:30 pm
At the Last Supper, the night before he was crucified, Jesus invited his...

iGnite Kidz

Welcome to iGnite Kidz, where your children ages 5-12 will enjoy a church experience created just for them!

Every week we offer:

  • A warm welcome from teachers who love children
  • Memorable lessons based on the Bible
  • Creative activity (drama, games, crafts, and more) 
  • Friendships and community 

We love helping kids understand how the Bible is relevant to their daily lives and what it means to be a follower of Jesus. We meet every Sunday at 10 a.m. (same time as adult service).

Questions? Click here to send us a message. And click here to read the iGnite Kidz mission statement, vision, and core values.


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Meet Our Staff Memebers

Rosa Valez


Rosa’s vision for iGnite Kidz is to build a community of discipleship and to create Sunday school experiences that allow children to truly enjoy learning and growing in their faith. She began her Christian journey at the age of 16 but had no formal Sunday school education, which gives her a chance to imagine and help create the church experience she wished she had as a child. She is the founder of backpack kids inc., which creates learning adventures for preschool children using a play-based curriculum. She trained under amazing organizations like Jumpstart and Royal Family Kids, a Christian summer camp for children who experienced relational trauma, and brings her passion and dedication to children to iGnite Kidz.

Janet Adkins


Janet is a longtime Christian who has taught Vacation Bible School, Sunday School and led Women’s Bible studies. In addition to ten years’ experience as a homeschool mom, Janet has a background in social work that involves youth mentoring, school counseling and working in child protective services. She loves spending time with her granddaughter, and her interests include dancing, biking, gardening, writing poetry and crafting.


Robert Lambert


Pastor, author, and teacher, for almost 15 years Robert has worn many hats and served in many capacities at Next Step Community Church.  Robert has a passion for teaching the word of God to others and brings this passion into the classroom when serving the children of the church.

Shelley Rodriguez


Shelley and her husband Pedro are longtime members and leaders at Next Step Community Church. Shelley gave her life to Christ in 1993 and has been involved in children’s ministry since she was in high school. She is the mother of two daughters, and her oldest now serves in kids’ church as well!

Justin Deaz

Teacher Coach

Justin has been a member of Next Step Community Church for nearly 20 years and served as the leader of iGnite Kidz ministry for five years from 2016 – 2021. Justin has a background in education and has been an employee of New York City Public Schools since 2010, as both a teacher and assistant principal. Justin passionately believes in teaching and growing the next generation of young believers. 

Betsy Mitchell

Teacher Coach

Betsy was leader of the iGnite Kidz ministry for ten years before transitioning into leadership of adult education at Next Step Community Church. She now coaches teachers on how to make every Sunday the best it can be for our kids.

Calling all kids ages 5-12!

Join us Sunday mornings for iGnite Kidz!