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).


The IMA is a member of the Jersey City Together, a New Jersey Together branch which challenges ordinary people in Northern New Jersey to identify problems facing their neighborhoods & city, connects individuals & organizations to multiply their power, and mobilizes people to bring about creative & effective change. JCT is a branch of the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), the nation's oldest and largest multi-faith organizing network.

Martin Luther King Jr. Service 2017

By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal
on January 16, 2017

JERSEY CITY -- A passionate sermon by the Rev. Dorothy Patterson on the difference between what is right and what is righteous dominated a two-hour, interfaith service this afternoon at Jersey City First Wesleyan Church honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Patterson, of Paterson's Wallace Temple A.M.E. Zion, recited a chapter from 2 Kings that tells the story of lepers who come to an empty camp during a famine, eat and drink from what was left behind, then realize they should share with others so they send a message to the rest of the city. [Full Article]