Pastor Jess Bousa is the lead pastor of Restore Church. He and his wife, Elizabeth founded Restore in 2011. Elizabeth oversees the Community Outreach and the rKids Children's Ministry. Pastor Jess holds two Master degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He is also the author of The Discipleship Dare: Living Dangerously for God. Pastor Jess and Elizabeth live in the Havre de Grace area with their son, Caleb and daughter, Hannah.
Mary oversees the operations at all our facilities, as well manages our missions, student ministry, women's ministry, human resources, Hillsong Ministry School, CRAVE, rGroups and staff development.
Jessica manages the administrative operations and assists in maintaining the order of the multi-facilitative campus schedule.
Anita oversees the Finance Department at Restore Church and works with our expansion team to identify future location opportunities.
Jordan leads our Worship team, including worship leaders, musicians, and vocalists. He also are responsible for all aspects of the weekend worship experience.
Josh Smith is the next generation pastor at Restore church. He oversees the rKids (newborn through 5th grade) program as well as Amplified (middle school) and Fusion (high school) across all campuses. Josh has served in youth ministry through churches, camps and conferences for the past 19 years. Josh also serves as a worship leader. As front man for the band. “Ashes Remain” he brings 15 years of experience in the music industry and has led worship for the past 18 years.
Placida has over 15 years of experience in leadership in both ministry and the marketplace. An ordained pastor, Placida has been recognized for her dynamic ability to inspire and motivate women to live out their purpose. She is a co-host of a national radio program that broadcasts weekly on Radio One and a published author. She currently serves her community daily through her role as Regional Program Director for WIN Team, a faith-based mental health and human services organization, headquartered in Baltimore, MD, committed to changing lives and strengthening families. Placida obtained her Master of Arts, Human Services from Liberty University. Placida and her husband Eric live in North East, Maryland along with their eight children.
I grew up in a youth group at Trinity Freewill Baptist Church. I started my Christian walk with Jesus on Sunday morning Sept. 15, 2001 at the age of 15. I was baptized a month later. I served weekly in the youth group but felt God calling me to more. I stepped out on faith and began preaching in Jan. 2002. I preached at youth revivals and youth weekends as well as every other week at our church. I met my wife, Dyana, in 2006 and we married in 2007. We have 3 kids. We felt God calling us to greater things so we stepped out and began searching for a church where God could use us. We attended a Movies in the Park in 2015 and we were moved by the passion of Restore church. We attended that Sunday and the rest is history. We fell in love with the people and the work God has for us here. I was ordained in October 2016.
BOARD OF OVERSEERS
Pastor Sam Masteller :: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Don Cox :: email@example.com
Pastor Dan Mucci :: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jess Bousa :: email@example.com
Elizabeth Bousa :: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Pena :: email@example.com
Anita Fritz (Financial Director) :: firstname.lastname@example.org
As Restore Church grows and expands, the need continues to increase to care, connect and provide spiritual guidance to our congregation that's spread over multiple locations. Therefore, we have developed and deployed a lay leadership team of pastors and counselors made up of both men and women in each role. Read more...
Lay Pastor Team:
Kevin Pennepacker :: email@example.com
Larry Long :: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric & Placida Braswell :: email@example.com
Larry Lee :: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Dennison :: email@example.com
Jeremy Lewis :: firstname.lastname@example.org
David Graham :: email@example.com