The Pastors


Welcome to the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn!

We (Pastors Sam and Tilly Giresi and the Lord) birthed this church in our home in 1980. It quickly outgrew our home and we moved to an Elk’s hall where God moved mightily. In 1982 we opened a church in North Arlington, NJ. In 1986 someone donated a building to the church in the city of Newark and we have been here ever since ministering to thousands.

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God and that it is without error. All our teachings are based on the Bible.

We believe that there is a Baptism in the Holy Spirit who enable us to have power to carry out the work of God.

Our services are every Sunday at 11am and consist of praise and worship, teaching of the Word, the Lord’s Supper on a weekly basis and the laying on of hands for the healing of the sick.

We look forward to you visiting our church!