Our Pastors


Arnell and Danita are the founders of Mending Hearts Community Worship Ministries. They recently answered the call to birth this brand new church. They, along with their three awesome children – Kevin (Nikita), Keron, and Kierra, are blessed to serve in ministry together. God has developed in the founders a Shepherd’s heart, teaching them how to love and show compassion to His people. Arnell and Danita were born into a long lineage of faith filled believers, Ministers, Evangelists, Elders, and Pastors who consistently presented the gospel instilling in them a strong foundation. They have diligently served in ministry for over 30 years.

Arnell, an anointed Levite from his youth has served faithfully as musician, minister of music, and music director. He’s worked for a number of ensembles and ministries including Mt. Sinai Cathedral COGIC-NY, Brooklyn Tabernacle Deliverance Center-NY, Agape Family Worship Center-NJ, and Destiny Family Worship Center- NJ. Arnell, throughout the years, has taught and mentored young boys and men to perfect their skills. He also helped them understand the importance of humility and the value in serving God with their gifts and talents.

Danita served as a youth leader, worked in women’s ministry, and a Sunday school teacher. She has served in various administrative roles throughout the years. Currently, she assists in music ministry singing on the praise team. She was called and licensed to preach the gospel in the mid-90’s and later ordained Elder in 2005. Danita served faithfully as Elder assisting in the area of pastoral care and spiritual development.

Together Arnell and Danita served as Marriage Ministry Directors and Home Team (cell group) leaders. They provided marriage education, facilitated seminars, and led small groups. They have counseled and mentored couples and their families. Birthed out of their own story they have a passion to see husbands, wives, and their families experience restoration, spiritual, and emotional wholeness.

God has blessed Arnell and Danita in their 30 years of marriage. They stand in awe of what God is doing and say “We are living proof of God using ordinary people to do extraordinary things.”