Rev. Joshua Rodriguez

Joshua and Paula serve as the Senior Pastors of The Cityline Church, one of the fastest growing bilingual Latino led ministries in the Northeast. The Cityline Church is a congregation of more than 1200 members in Jersey City, represented by more than 40 ethnic groups. Their weekly television broadcast airs in over 100 cities and towns throughout the State of New Jersey, reaching more than 1 million households. They founded a private Christian School for grades K-8, as well as planted a Church in Gibraltar, Europe. Their ministry philosophy entails empowering people through the restoration of God given identity, so that they positively impact every segment of society.

After enjoying a lucrative 10-year Wall Street career in Investment Management, Pastor Joshua resigned in 1996 to enter ministry full time in order to improve the quality of life of the people of Hudson County and beyond. In 2006, Joshua was appointed as the first Hispanic Police Chaplain of the 177 year old Jersey City Police Department. Pastor Joshua has had the pleasure of serving on several Governors’ Transition Teams. He was a member of the Governor’s Hispanic Advisory Council for Policy Development, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of the State of New Jersey. He also served former Senator Jon Corzine as part of a Financial Literacy Task Force and as part of a statewide Latino Task Force which provided strategic input and planning related to the needs of the Latino community. His leadership has been recognized by Governors, Senators, Congressmen, Assemblymen and women, Mayors and various Organizations in the state of New Jersey. He is a leader who has been called to empower people and bridge the gap between generations, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Nyack College, and graduated with honors from the Alliance Theological Seminary, with a Master of Divinity degree. Joshua was elected to “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges” due to his outstanding graduate work.” He was also elected to the Omicron-Psi National Honor Society.