Dr. John V. Megyesi
Senior Pastor, Lead Follower
Pastor John Megyesi is a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University (1996, BA) and Nazarene Theological Seminary (1999, MDiv/ 2010, DMin). He has served as Senior Pastor of Kenmore Church of the Nazarene in Akron, Ohio and on the pastoral staff of churches in Shawnee, Kansas and Owego, New York. Pastor John also serves as the Chair of the New England District Board of Ministry, as well as an adjunct instructor at Eastern Nazarene College. Pastor John and his wife, Melanie have three boys, Brendan, Liam and Riley...and oh yeah, we can't forget their beagle/coonhound, Henley!
Cambodian Ministries Pastor
Kim serves as our Pastor to our Cambodian congregation. Originally from Cambodia where he served in the Army Force during Lon Nol’s regime from 1970 to 1975, Kim was sent officially to the United States as a First Lieutenant in order to train in the Instructor Development Branch of Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Kim had been trained there for only one month when Cambodia collapsed and was taken by the communist Khmer Rouge. Thanks to the grace of God, and the faithfulness of his new sponsor, the Deer Creek Mennonite Church, Kim found a new home in Iowa, where he first discovered the love of God. With this congregation, he was both baptized and married to his lovely wife, Savang in 1976. Since then Kim has served in a number of ministry leadership roles, both in Iowa and in Lowell. Early in 2002, Kim sensed a calling to pastoral ministries. Partnering at that time with the Lowell First Church of the Nazarene, Kim has served as the pastor of our home-mission congregation, the Lowell Cambodian Church of the Nazarene. As a bi-vocational pastor, Kim is also faithful in sharing the Good News of God as he produces a weekly Cambodian Christian television show (CCTV) in the City of Lowell via Lowell Television Communication (LTC). Kim and his wife have three wonderful children and several grandchildren.
Marcos R. de Melo
Brazilian Ministries Pastor
Marcos serves as our pastor to our Brazilian congregation. Originally from Brazil, he served there as a pastor and missionary for almost 25 years- 20 of those years dedicated to work in the Amazonas State in the Northern region of Brazil. Throughout all of ministry his passion has been missional- starting and organizing churches. In Amazonas, Marcos met his beautiful bride and ministry partner, Sigrid. They have been married for 23 years, having had 4 children (2 girls, Hadassa and Shavanne who went home to be with Jesus as infants, and later two sons, David & Jhonata). David serves as a musican and Jhonata serves as a sound technician in this missionary work. Pastor Marcos is a graduate of FBN of Amazonas, Faculdade Teológica Betseda of Sao Paulo, and currently a student at Seminário Teológico Nazareno of Brazil. A personal slogan for Pastor Marcos is, “One Body, One Family and One Church”- in it he hopes that God would bless us all together, all people as one family in Christ!
Eddie J. Cajina
Having been born in Nicaragua and raised in the United States since 1969, Pastor Eddie brings a passion for connecting culture and the call of Christ. With experience as a lay pastor in his previous church traditions, he counts it a privilege to continue ministry service now as LFC’s “Connections Pastor.” This role will place him in direct responsibility to connect our English-speaking congregation with our Cambodian-speaking and Portuguese-speaking congregations that our ultimate goal would be an inter-cultural ministry instead of simply a multi-cultural one. At the same time, Eddie’s heart for community will have him also looking to nurture the connection for those who once called LFC home, as well as those who have no Faith Community at all yet- especially as it is bigger than simply opening our doors to anyone who comes our way, but rather, mobilizing & connecting our congregation to the world to share God’s love through ministries that meet real human needs, such as through our partnership with the St. Paul’s Soup Kitchen. On a personal note, besides Eddie’s beautiful bride, Cheryl, he also has three daughters, Julia De la Cruz, Stefania and Catherine Lee, from eldest to youngest, as well as five grandsons. They are a beautiful addition to our pastoral family!