Hands for Christ Community Church (HC3), is GCI’s newly planted church primarily for deaf people in Staten Island, New York. Under the leadership of church planter and lead pastor Mary Bacheller, the congregation continues on a pathway of growth and development.
Recently, Mary commissioned four new HC3 ministry leaders (see group picture below). Joyce Coletti (pictured above left, being commissioned by Mary with regional pastor Randy Bloom assisting), Louis D’Amico (pictured above right), and Marjorie D’Arrigo were all commissioned to serve in HC3’s communion ministry. Christina Trunzo-Mosleh was commissioned to serve in the voice interpreting ministry—HC3’s worship services are conducted in American Sign Language (ASL), with interpretation provided for the hearing.