Pastors & Staff

John Fils-Aime

Senior Pastor

Reverend John Fils-Aime is a first generation Haitian American who grew up in inner-city Miami.  John holds a deep and abiding passion for global disciple making and believes that Jesus created the church to impact the world with the message of the Gospel.  He believes that churches thrive when pastor and people work together for the glory of God and for the advancement of the Gospel. This philosophy of ministry is rooted in 2 Corinthians 1:24, “Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, because it is by faith you stand.”  He has served in churches from Miami to Vancouver strengthening believers with the Good News of Jesus Christ.  

John married his lovely bride, Kristy, in 2008.  They live in Harlem with their dog, Harlem.

Robert Casteline

Associate Pastor

Robert came to NYC as an actor, but God has something different planned. He became a follower of Jesus in 1998 at CBC and has enjoyed serving this community of believers ever since. His primary role is as a teacher, but he has a hand in many projects in the church. He is married to Kimberly, who he met shortly after becoming a Christian, and they have one son. Outside of his service at CBC, Robert is involved in coaching a 10U Harlem Little League team and loves to connect over coffee to see where God is leading people. Or to talk about Marvel movies. Or both.

Robert is married to an amazing woman of God, Kimberly, since 2001. They have one son in high school, Robert Joseph.

Willana Mack

Music Director

Willana Mack’s first solo performances began in the church when she was ten years of age. She has been singing in churches, concert halls, and onstage ever since.

Between the ages of 12 and 19, Willana was Vocal Captain for CityKids Foundation. A church worship leader for many years, Ms. Mack ministered throughout the five boroughs in concerts of Gospel music. She was a winner in the sony-Bertelsmann World of Expression competition as a Senior in high school, presenting her original Gospel song, He Took My Place, in the city-wide concert.

A graduate of Nyack College, she is a leader in the expanding Gospel music program on the Nyack Manhattan campus, where she has been a faculty member since 2010.  She is currently working on her D.Min.

She is married to Wayne and they have two wonderful little girls, Sasha and Sydney.

Tanya Glenn

Church Administrative Assistant

Tanya grew up in Brooklyn after migrating to the US at the age of 5 years. She has spent the last 14 years working in various administrative roles both professionally and personally. Tanya is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. When she’s not on the job, you can find her baking beautiful cakes, cooking for family and friends, planning events and indulging in her love for travel.