Our Team

  • Jim Phegley

    Pastor, Senior Minister

    Jim, as he prefers to be called, has been the Pastor and Senior Minister of the church for over 30 years. He came to Glen Cove after serving as a missionary in Costa Rica to help start a church for a growing Hispanic community. Jim obtained his undergraduate degree at Johnson Bible College and an MA at Hope International University.

  • Joe Cortale

    Associate Pastor, Minister

    Joe was ordained in 2011, and has served as Associate Pastor of the church for the past 8 years . Joe has spent the past 35 years in sales leadership roles, and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Fellowship of Fathers Foundation, whose mission is to promote Christian family values around the world. Joe holds a BA in Business from LaSalle University and a Master’s Degree in Christian Leadership and Ministry from Hope International University. 

  • Tammy Sanders

    Administrative Minister and Worship Leader

    Tammy has extensive experience in music and administration. She leads our contemporary worship team and does most of the administrative work in the church. In addition to her work at the church she is the assistant director of the New York Nanny Center in Manhattan.

  • Michele Lambraia

    Children’s Minister

    Michele is a certified teacher and has three children of her own. She has worked in the public school system and is an inspiring teacher. She leads our dedicated and caring team of Sunday School teachers.