Achievements

  • Recipient of a Leadership & Service Award from Essex County, NJ—Year 2011
  • Community Service Award (Office of U.S. Senator Robert Menendez)—Year 2011
  • Recognition Award from the Township of Montclair, NJ—Year 2011
  • State of New Jersey Leadership Award—Year 2011
  • Community Service Award (Office of U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg)—Year 2011
  • Recipient of the Arise & Walk Foundation 2010 International Missions Award
  • Appointed by New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine to Advisory Commission on Faith-Based Initiative—Year 2009
  • Recipient of the NAACP’s 2008 Thurgood Marshall Award for Excellence in Religion
  • Defender of the Family Award: New Jersey Family Policy Council—Year 2007
  • Leadership Proclamation Award: State of New Jersey Executive Department—Year 2006
  • Named One of New Jersey’s Top 11 People to Watch in Year 2006—Star Ledger (New Jersey’s biggest newspaper)—Year 2005
  • Christ Church: One of America’s Most Innovative Churches of the Year Award—Year 2005  Church Business Magazine.
  • Christ Church: One of America’s Most Innovative Churches of the Year Award—Year 2004  Church Business Magazine.
  • Seton Hall University Educational Opportunity Program: Recognition Award for service to the Community—March 2004.
  • Ambassador Advertising & Radio Stations WMCA & WWDJ: Community Award for spiritual service resulting from the September 11, 2001 attack against the U.S. regarding the Twin Towers, April 2002.
  • Primary Panelist to debate the issue of “Prayer in the Public School”, Live two-hour National Television Program (Talk New York) with Mr. Ernie Anastos, Talk Channel, 1994.
  • Honors Research Fellow, Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, NJ), 1983-1984.