Our Leaders

Lead Pastor

Lee Grzywinski

Pastor Lee has been in ministry since 2006.  He has served as a Worship Leader, Youth Pastor, Bible Study Leader, and Senior Pastor.  He holds a degree in Pastoral Ministry from Bethany Bible College and is currently earning his M.Div. from Reformed Baptist Seminary.  


Lee joined MCC in 2017, and God has confirmed at every turn that it was His will.  He lives in Nutley with his wife Jenine, and their three daughters Olivia, Isabella, and Emma.

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Pastor of Youth

Eric Temple

Since Eric was 5 years old he has been attending Montclair Community Church. During high school, God made it clear to him that he wanted me to work with youth. Eric has spent many summers working at Camp Orchard Hill and other youth ministries where God has made it even clearer that he wanted Eric in youth ministry. This calling led him to attend Cairn University where he graduated with a Bachelor's in Youth and Family Ministry and a Masters in Counseling. When Eric graduated he was glad to see that God was calling him back to serve at MCC!

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Founding Pastor
Edward Banghart

Ed is the founding pastor of Montclair Community Church. His insightful teaching and visionary leadership have set the course for our church, and keep us on track. But it’s his caring heart and gracious spirit that has set the tone for our church and keep people coming out.

His wife Janet and their four children — Patti, Nancy, Lori, and Steven — are among his greatest contribution to the church.

Elaine Martino

Office Manager

A love for Jesus, passion for serving, and diverse professional background of teaching, marketing and Montessori administration make Elaine an integral part of MCC. As office manager, she gladly serves the Lord wearing many hats in ministry, administration and finance. 
Elaine is blessed with her husband, John, and their blended family with four young adults, Erica, Joseph, Matthew and Jack. Elaine & John serve together as usher and greeter, and on MCC’s Finance Committee. They can be found at MCC on Sunday mornings for Foundations Bible study, Worship Service and at many ministry events. Elaine is often heard saying (and posting,) “I love my church!”

Janet Banghart

Administrative Assistant

As a pastor's wife, Janet is actively involved in many church ministries.  She also serves on staff as the administrative assistant to our Lead Pastor. Her gracious manner and infectious laughter make her a pleasure to work with, and a welcome addition to our church staff.


Janet also heads up the First Look ministry for preschoolers and teaches the pre-k class. Her servant's heart is evident in all she does.