About Us

Faith is a journey,
not a guilt trip.

At Liquid Church, we like to say that we’re the perfect place for imperfect people. No matter who you are or where you’ve been, you’re welcome here. The next step on your journey is simple: join us in NJ or online and experience one of our services. Liquid is a dynamic Christian Church, and we hope to change the way you think about God and church!

About Us

Faith is a journey,
not a guilt trip.

You've made mistakes. We all have, it's a part of the journey. That's okay, church isn't for perfect people. It's for people who are searching for peace, for hope, for answers, and who believe they can find those things through Jesus. Just curious? Have your doubts? That's okay too. The big idea is that no matter who you are or where you’ve been, you’re welcome here.  

About Us

Faith is a journey,
not a guilt trip.

At Liquid, we like to say that we’re the perfect place for imperfect people. No matter who you are or where you’ve been, you’re welcome here. The next step on your journey is simple - join us in-person or online and experience one of our services. We believe Liquid will change the way you think about God and church!

Liquid Church is a place for everyone

Each week thousands of people join us to experience the timeless truth of God's Word shared with passion, heart, and humor. Visit us this Sunday or watch a message online to begin your journey. Ultimately, this is about YOUR personal spiritual growth. It's a choice to stop standing still. A choice to move toward Jesus!

Values & Beliefs

Our Core Values

At Liquid, we follow Jesus Christ “who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14).
Therefore, we believe:

Grace Wins

We believe grace is the great distinctive of the Christian faith. Therefore, we value authenticity, love, and serving others in sacrificial ways. When differences arise, we lead with forgiveness and grace.

Truth is Relevant

We believe the Bible is God’s roadmap for life. Therefore, we value communicating the timeless truth of Scripture in cutting-edge, culturally relevant ways.

Church is Fun

We believe it’s a joy to use our gifts serving God and others. Therefore, we value laughter, a spirit of celebration, and having fun as we lead and serve together.

High School

There's a place here for teens (and it's fun)

Liquid High School is designed to be a place where students can feel completely accepted and supported. We want teens to have fun, find friends, and learn about Jesus.

The Experience

The High School Experience is a
once a month big gathering of
students from around NJ.

Small Groups

Small Groups are the place to create authentic friendships and wrestle with the questions of life and faith.


Local & Global Outreach is part of our DNA

We are called to serve our neighbors-in-need right here in NJ and around the world. That means resisting our cultures "me first" mentality, and getting up and out to help others. Everyone is invited to get involved at Liquid Church.

Guests hosted at Night To Shine since 2015, our NJ prom for teens and adults with Special Needs.
Clean Water Wells drilled in 11 nations and serving 500,000 people through our Clean Water Cause.

The Clean Water Cafe is a one-of-a-kind coffeehouse in New Jersey. Our goal is to provide a delicious selection of handcrafted coffees, teas, specialty drinks, breakfast, and lunch with a cause. Our Cafe is a non-profit that provides meaningful work for adults with special needs as part of our staff! Plus, a portion of our coffee sales helps bring clean drinking water to children and families in Africa. Drink Coffee, Change the World!

Meet Our

Senior Leadership

Tim Lucas
Lead Pastor

Tim Lucas is the founder and Lead Pastor of Liquid Church, named one of America’s 100 Fastest-Growing Churches by Outreach magazine. Pastor Tim and his wife Colleen started Liquid “on accident” with a dozen twenty-something friends meeting in the basement of a 150-year old church. Since launching in 2007, Liquid has experienced rapid growth, expanding to 7 locations across New Jersey and Church Online with a vision to “Saturate the State with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” A graduate of Wheaton College (IL), Pastor Tim is an award-winning author, leadership coach, and national conference speaker known for creatively communicating the Bible with passion, heart, and humor. He and Colleen love lake life with their two kids in the heart of NJ.  Learn about Tim’s latest book here.

Dave Brooks
Executive Pastor of Operations

As Executive Pastor of Operations, Dave is at the forefront of strategic planning at Liquid Church. His desire is to create an environment that enables the high-capacity, big-hearted leaders at Liquid to fulfill the church’s vision to Saturate the State with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. A former CPA and CFO of an industrial gas company, Dave is well-suited to his role. He attended Wheaton College in Illinois and has a Master in Biblical Studies from Alliance Theological Seminary. He loves spending time with his wife, Lois, and their three children and four grandchildren.

Kayra Montañez
Executive Pastor of Ministries

Originally from Puerto Rico, Kayra relocated to New Jersey in 2012 to secure the best care for her son, Andy, who has Down syndrome. Seeing Liquid’s passion to serve those with Special Needs, Kayra and her husband Jose decided to make Liquid their church home. Kayra quickly became an integral part of the Liquid family – she started as a volunteer, led Liquid’s largest location as Morris County Campus Pastor for four years, and is now on Liquid’s Teaching Team and Senior Leadership Team as Executive Pastor of Ministries. Kayra has a background in law and worked as an attorney for nearly a decade!

Mike Lee
Pastor of Campuses & Mercer County Campus Pastor

Mike oversees all 7 Liquid Church Locations in NJ and the corresponding Campus Leadership Teams as the Pastor of Campuses. During the pandemic, God placed a growing burden in his heart to help Liquid continue to grow deeper into discipleship, and took the opportunity to jump into full time ministry after 20 years building a career in the marketplace in personal care and cosmetics. It was a moment where he felt God was calling him through the words He spoke to Samuel saying “People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7) Mike and his wife Becky have 3 amazing kids, and they are affectionately known as the Familee!

Hyo Sil Siegel
Creative Arts Pastor

Hyo Sil is passionate about creating environments and opportunities for people to experience and encounter God in a personal way. She loves to champion, equip, and inspire leaders to fully embrace their gifts, serve the local church, and see God transform lives. Hyo Sil has been in ministry for over 25 years and prior to Liquid was the Programming Director at Willow Creek Community Church, at their Chicago campus. She is crazy about her boys – husband David, an Environmental Designer at Liquid – and her sons Eli and Geffen.

Meet Our


Denise Barone
Union County Mountainside Campus Pastor

Denise grew up in and currently lives in Union County and believes in the power of the local church! It brings her great joy to connect with people and help them grow in their relationship with Jesus. Denise started attending Liquid Mountainside when the campus launched in 2013. It immediately felt like home to her, her husband Chris and their two daughters, Olivia and Grace. In addition to leading our Liquid Garwood and Mountainside campuses, Denise is currently pursuing a degree in Biblical Studies and Organizational Leadership at Nyack College.

Paul Benjamino
Middlesex County Campus Pastor

Paul is passionate about making Jesus known and has a huge heart to walk alongside others. Prior to ministry, Paul spent 20 years on the frontlines of the healthcare industry. He has attended Liquid Church for 12 years, and has enjoyed serving in a variety of Dream Team and staff roles. In fact, he’s served at 5 of our 7 campuses across NJ! Paul and his wife Leilani have three wonderful kids: Joshua, Keira, and Jayden. Together, they love being in nature and are avid campers. One day, they even hope to drive across the country visiting all the national parks!

Cuyler Black
Church Online Pastor

Cuyler is passionate about showing people what God is truly like. In his 11 year tenure at Liquid, Pastor Cuyler has served as Campus Pastor, Spiritual Care Pastor, Groups Coordinator, and now as Liquid’s very own Church Online Pastor. Cuyler believes the church should be a cutting-edge pathfinder when it comes to online innovation. Cuyler and his wife, Lisa, have an amazing son, Xander. Fun facts: Cuyler is from Ontario, Canada, and he has many fun hobbies: From creative writing, cartooning, reading, hiking, running, and playing guitar!

Chris Capua
Somerset County Campus Pastor

Chris is passionate about seeing people come to know Jesus and experiencing life change through Him. Prior to his role in Somerset County, Chris led our Monmouth County Campus, which he launched in 2019. He also spent time as our Middlesex County Campus Pastor and helped that location establish a new homebase in Sayreville. At Liquid, you will often see Chris’ wife, Judy, and their three daughters serving by his side. When they’re not at church, you’ll likely find them at one of their favorite places, the Jersey Shore!

Judy Capua
Discipleship Pastor

Judy oversees Liquid Small Groups, Prayer Teams, Marriage Ministries, Lay Counseling, and Associate Pastors. In her time at Liquid, Judy has held a variety of roles, most recently serving as Liquid Family Coordinator and then Campus Manager at our Union County Mountainside Campus. Judy has her Masters Degree in counseling and is passionate about helping people grow closer to Jesus. When she’s not at Liquid, you can find Judy at the Jersey Shore, hiking, reading, and spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.

Keon Carpenter
Morris County Campus Pastor

Keon is passionate about welcoming newcomers into the body of Christ. He has served in various leadership and volunteer roles at Liquid over the years. From holding the door as an usher, to serving in Liquid Family, and coaching baptism candidates in their spiritual journey…each opportunity is a reminder of his own personal need for a Savior. Prior to leading in Morris County, Keon launched Liquid's Union County Garwood campus and served there as Campus Pastor for over five years. Keon and his wife, Monique, have been blessed with 4 children.

Gary Casaletto
High School Pastor

Gary oversees our High School Students, and he has an unquenchable desire to see students encounter God and grow in their calling! He is an entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in church leadership including next gen, urban outreach, communications, and church launching. Gary has received church development training from Church of the Highlands and is currently finishing his BA in Theology. He loves living at the Jersey shore with his beautiful wife Brittany and their daughter, Isabella, who they are training up to become a world changer!

Todd Crews
Legacy Pastor

Todd loves walking alongside families to build a legacy of Kingdom impact together! Born and raised in Indiana, Todd went on to graduate from Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida and has been serving the local church in the greater NYC area for the last 15 years. Todd and his wife Nicole have two kids, Canaan and Zoe, and are in the process of adopting a newborn baby! The Crews family loves travel, hosting guests at their home and have a love for missions work internationally. Fun fact: Todd has gone skydiving 4 times, loves real estate and tries to read a book a week!

Cory Daniels
Young Adults Pastor

Real people experiencing real life change because of Jesus is what gets Cory out of bed in the morning. He believes the church is only as strong as it is diverse, both generationally and culturally. He’s served in the local church for most of his life and has a variety of ministry experience, from worship to student ministry, discipleship and preaching. Cory received his degree in Pastoral Ministry from Nyack College, and he is currently pursuing a Masters in Theology from Western Seminary. Cory and his wife Leah met as young adults at Liquid and they have two kids, Violet May and Fletcher. In his free time, Cory loves sports, movies, and good coffee.

Deby Fabrazzo
Next Gen Pastor

Deby’s ministry motivation is to see lives transformed by grace, and she loves helping people become all that God created them to be! Deby came to Liquid in 2013 to help develop Small Groups for High School students, and since then has served in a variety of leadership roles: From High School Coordinator to Liquid Family Coordinator, High School Director and more. Now, she loves serving as Liquid’s Next Gen Pastor. Deby is married to her High School sweetheart, Mark, and they have 3 incredible young adult children. When she’s not at Liquid, she loves creative projects, road trips and spending time at the beach with her family.

Phil Falke
Passaic County Campus Pastor

Originally from the greater Washington D.C. area, Phil has a deep desire and calling to love others, with a heart for the local Church. Phil has previously served in ministry as a youth pastor in both New Jersey and Indiana, and in small groups ministry. He joined Liquid staff in February 2021, previously serving as a Campus Manager at Liquid's Somerset County Campus. Phil is currently working on his Masters of Christian Ministry degree from Anderson University (IN) Seminary. Phil is married to his sweetheart, MaryClaire (MC), and when not at Liquid, you can usually find them playing board games, adventuring outside, or at a local coffee shop!

Jennifer Kim
Spiritual Care Pastor

Jennifer was a film major with big dreams to become the next Steven Spielberg, until she powerfully met the Lord. Her experience changed the direction of her life, and she's committed herself to helping others encounter the extravagant love of God! Before serving at Liquid, Jennifer has served in a variety of ministries over the years, including as a missionary, youth pastor, college pastor, and inner healing minister. Fun fact: Jennifer loves hosting people at her home over a good meal or checking out new restaurants!

Eryn Mera
Special Needs Pastor

Eryn is passionate about serving Jesus and His children through the local church and has been doing so for over a decade. Before her role as Special Needs Pastor, Eryn served as Campus Pastor of Liquid's Mercer County Campus since its launch in 2021. Prior to Liquid, Eryn served in a variety of ministry and education roles: from Presbyterian Pastor, to Special Education Teacher and even as a missionary. Eryn and her husband Robert have four daughters: Adeline, Maisie, and twins Nailah and Karianne. Eryn loves spending time with family at the beach and vacationing at Camp of the Woods in the Adirondack Mountains.

Robert Price
Union County Garwood Campus Pastor

Robert loves walking with people as they discover their God-given identity and purpose. Robert started attending Liquid in 2018 after living in Delaware and working in Higher Education for 8 years. At each school Robert worked with, he also served in campus ministry and even wrote a book called The Basics: Everyday Life in Christ to provide students with faith based resources. Robert has served in many other roles at Liquid, including Groups Coordinator and Campus Manager. You'll often see Robert's wife Cherrelle connecting with new families in Garwood, and together they have two amazing sons: Caleb and Josiah.

Julissa Rodriguez
Liquid Family Pastor

Julissa is a passionate advocate for nurturing young hearts in their faith journey. She and her husband, Mickey, discovered Liquid in 2011 while searching for a church with engaging kids programming for their two sons. Over the past six years on staff, Julissa has taken on pivotal roles in Liquid Family and currently leads programming for our Nursery through Middle School stages across all of our campuses. Julissa is dedicated to collaborating with parents and leaders to foster a community where the love of Jesus is modeled for the next generation.

Clint Taylor
Worship Experience Pastor

Clint is responsible for overseeing the vision, direction, and execution of Musical Worship across all Liquid campuses. His passion is to see people powerfully experience the presence of the Lord through the gift of music. Clint developed a love for music early in his life, which led him to worship ministry in the local church at just 13. He received his Bachelors of Music in Guitar Performance from Mcnally Smith College of Music. Clint and his wife, Abby, love making music together and have been singing and leading worship together since the 10th grade.

Zach Taylor
Teaching Team Pastor

Zach is passionate about sharing inspiring stories of God's goodness with His people. Before joining Liquid's Teaching Team, Zach received his MA in Philosophy at the Talbot School of Theology and has worked for the last 15 years to serve the local church in the greater Los Angeles area, as well as West Palm Beach, Florida. Zach, his wife and ministry partner KC-Rae, beloved daughter Wynter Storme, and dog Khloe love to travel together, spending time on both the East and West coasts throughout the year. Fun fact: Zach is a natural entrepreneur and together with his wife, they own a dozen AirBnB's across California and Palm Beach County, Florida!