Meet Pastor Marty McGrail
Pastor Marty McGrail, native born of Highlands, NJ has committed his life to serving and helping every person, regardless, of their race, education, denomination, gender, background, age or economic status, to achieve their fullest potential.
Having founded Interdenominational World Ministries in 1996, Marty McGrail
answered the call to ministry after realizing "religion" was doing more harm than good for his
family, community and the world at large.
People were turning their backs on church because of disappointments, rejection, confusion and piety.
observed that many could no longer identify with or understand a "religion" that was centuries old with a message that was no longer relevant to their culture.
also recalled his
father Marty Sr., (a Trustee in the church for years) telling him, "Don't run from the church, do something to change it.
And so after soul searching, prayer, counsel and motivation, he
answered the call and that is exactly what he
headed out to do.
A Major Life Change
Marty McGrail, after sustaining a life altering injury, left his position as the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a very successful Medical Management Company and began working and studying under the leadership of a local pastor.
attended seminary and was led to Faith Fellowship World Outreach Center
, Woodbridge, NJ, under the leadership of Pastor David T. and Diane Demola.
began working with gangs, the homeless, the disenfranchised, the sick in local hospitals and the lowly located in New Jersey's inner cities and in the states prison population.
vision was to bring people from poverty to prosperity, from bondage to freedom and from sickness to healthy living.
devotion, prayers, studies and endless work was recognized in 1996 when Marty McGrail
, was ordained to preach the "Good-News" of Jesus Christ throughout the world.
And so the former CEO traded his
Rolls Royce and lavish lifestyle for a Bible, pulpit and a vision.
From the Philippines, Pastor Marty was off to Mexico to minister to the needs of the Mayan Indians.
return to the United States the missionary pastor was invited to Chaplain at Esmore Federal Detention Center
, located in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
It was there that he
advocated and had many innocent detainees freed and returned to their home countries and helped many more establish a new life right here in America through jobs, education and family reunification.
At the expense of almost losing his
life, Reverend Marty McGrail
, known as "The Hoodlum Priest" had corrupt prison officials indicted and ultimately the institution was closed.
Later, Reverend Marty McGrail would go on to minister as a Chaplain at East Jersey (Rahway) State Prison and be used to change the direction of many of the inmates' lives.
It was an inmate's plea for the pastor to visit with his
son in Long Branch, New Jersey, that brought him to the Federal Housing Authority.
A New Direction, An Old Facility
But what Pastor McGrail didn't know was that God had yet a further plan for his life, a new direction in which he would have to go.
served seven (7) years as Pastoral Director and built a youth ministry with over ninety (90) children in an after school program of which many today have gone on to collage, sports careers and successful businesses and parenthood.
Needing a larger facility, Reverend McGrail
life savings, sold whatever property he
had left and purchased an eight-six (86) year old church building which had been closed in Highlands, NJ.
named it New Life Christian Church and World Outreach Center
With the help from some very generous friends and those who believed in his
vision the Pastor began the work of rebuilding and restoring the facility to become the beacon of hope that it is today for so many.
Pastor Marty McGrail has been used by God to prove time and time again, "With God - ALL things are possible!"
Currently, over 500,000 homes in Monmouth and Ocean Counties receive Pastor McGrails message of hope and inspiration through the Word of God via Comcast cable television, Channel 97 every Wednesday night at 8:30 PM and the territory continues to grow each week.
also publishes an International Inspirational called TODAY which you can receive for free online at www.cometonewlife.com.
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Rev. Martin D. McGrail Jr, Pastor | 125 Bay Avenue, Highlands, NJ 07732 | Tel: (732) 872-7797 | Fax: (732) 872-9064