Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Jersey City & Vicinity
The IMA is the oldest existent inter-denominational clergy organization in the City of Jersey City having begun in 1946. Today the IMA consists of Christian pastors and associates from churches of various denominatons and independent houses of worship throughout Jersey City, Bayonne, and North Hudson. We invite Christian clergy to partner with us in ministry as we believe the IMA will prove to be a place for mutual sharing and support. The Bible says, “Two are better than one for they have a good reward for their labor"(Ecclesiastes 4:9). IMA’s 7 Last Words on the Cross Good Friday Service: April 14, 2017, was held at the Metropolitan A. M. E. Zion Church, corner of Belmont and Bergen Avenues. Preachers were: Rev. Alonzo Perry, Rev. Caroline Nelson, Rev. Donavon Shoemaker, Rev. Dr. Donald Medley, Rev. Gregg Curry, Rev. Joyce Watterman, and Rev. Shyrone Richardson. Click here to listen to the sermons.OUR VISIONThe vision of the IMA is to build a group of ordained and licensed ministers who will collectively and cooperatively exalt Christ and empower and strengthen Jersey City and surrounding communities.OUR PURPOSE AND PASSION IN DETAIL•To provide a setting for ministers of the gospel that will foster fellowship, provide information and resources, promote cooperation, encourage spiritual nurturing, present continuing education opportunities, and address matters concerning quality of life issues in our community.•To provide advocacy and program services directly or through collaboration that relate to quality of life issues that include spirituality, advocacy, outreach, homelessness, education, youth & gangs, prison re-entry, monitoring, food, clothing, and social & political action.•To work cooperatively in fulfilling the Great Commission. [Mathew 28: 18-20]•To work proactively to transform Jersey City and the surrounding communities.•To work cooperatively with other entities in helping meet the social and economic needs of our community.•To work proactively to transform our city by standing for peace and justice for all.