Saint Barnabas by-the-Bay Church, Villas

“You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.” John 13:13-17

The Reverend Lisa A. Hoffman 609-886-5960
For pastoral emergencies 609-435-5543

About Mother Lisa ... The Reverend Lisa A. Hoffman is a 2011 graduate of The Episcopal Theological Seminary in Virginia and was ordained by Bishop George E. Councell in June 2011 at Saint Peter's Church in Freehold. Prior to accepting her call to ministry at Saint Barnabas by-the-Bay (and former outreach minister at Saint Mary’s, Stone Harbor), she served at Saint Thomas Church in Red Bank as ministry intern, Church of the Ascension in Silver Spring, MD as seminarian and deacon, and as a supply priest in the Diocese of New Jersey. She and her husband Jeff have three children, two dogs, and a cat. In addition to her calling as Vicar at Saint Barnabas, Mother Lisa teaches theology at the diocesan School for Deacons in Trenton and is the students' chaplain there. She is the dean of the Episcopal Atlantic Convocation in Southeastern New Jersey.

Senior Warden: Maureen Kersch 609-425-1317
Junior Warden: Nicki Wynnefield 609-364-0326
Junior Warden: William Leaman
Secretary/Treasurer: Leslie Flick 609-886-2625
Clerk of the Vestry: Patty Craig
Vestry 1-year unexpired term: Jerry Hilvert
Vestry Class of 2019: Ed Cattaneo, Terri Fairman
Vestry Class of 2020: Jessica Smith, Janice Ablett
Vestry Class of 2021: Diane Leaman, Barbara Southard​

Other Ministries:
Church Secretary: Leslie Flick 609-886-5960
Food Bank Coordinator: Leslie Flick 609-886-5960
Thrift Store Coordinator: Maureen Kersch 609-425-1317
Sunday School: Rosemary Hilvert 609-884-7909
Altar Guild: Doris Dorsett 609-889-0356
Sexton: Robin Schafer 609-886-0720
Grounds and Buildings: Maureen Kersch, William Leaman and Friends
Lectors, Servers, and Acolytes: Dick Webber​
Music: Anthony Navarra 609-889-0667
Lector and Server Schedule: Please click here.

“Love one another. Just as I have loved you …” John 13:34
All members of Saint Barnabas Church - young, old, and in between - are its ministers. The lives we live, the prayers we offer, the sacrifices we make... All of this is ministry to others and  one another.

Office Hours: 
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer regular office hours. We simply don’t have the staff, and volunteers are helping in the food pantry and thrift store. If you need to come to the office during the week for any reason, please call us ahead of time, 609-886-5960. We’ll be there to meet you.

Our Mission:
The mission of Saint Barnabas by-the-Bay Episcopal Church is to bear witness to God as known in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and as proclaimed through the Holy Spirit and by our patron Barnabas and his fellow apostles. We do this by:
§ Emphasizing spiritual growth through the worship of God in the Episcopal tradition 
§ Providing pastoral care to make the Gospel relevant in people's lives
§ Educating people in the Christian faith 
§ Responding to the needs of people in our community

Helpful Links:
Who was Saint Barnabas?
The History of Saint Barnabas by-the-Bay Church
Saint Barnabas by-the-Bay Memorial Garden
Saint Barnabas by-the-Bay Art Group
Saint Barnabas by-the-Bay 2018 Annual Report

More Helpful Links:
The Holy Bible
The Book of Common Prayer (with Catechism)
The Lectionary
The Liturgical Calendar
The Diocese of New Jersey
The Episcopal Church
Bishop Chip Stokes on Twitter
The Daily Office
A Daily Prayer and Meditation
Respecting the Dignity of Every Human Being: Sexual Misconduct - Prevention, Procedures, Resources 
Vocations in the Diocese of New Jersey: Discernment for the Diaconate and Priesthood

Our Vicarage: 101 Rutgers Street, Villas, NJ 08251
The Patron of Our Chapel: Saint Theophilus (cf. Luke 1:3 and Acts 1:1). The name Theophilus means "friend of God."
Our Nickname: "The Knotty Pine Cathedral"
Founded: 1945​

Many, many thanks! … Sant Barnabas by-the-Bay is a mission of The Diocese of New Jersey, and, as such, we rely on their help for the good that we do for one another and in our community. We sincerely are most grateful for their love and generosity.
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"I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me." 
 John 10:14
… by-the-Bay
Saint Barnabas … 
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