JR and Robin Nunez love New York City and believe God has a great purpose for every person who calls this city home. They are passionate about sharing the love of Jesus with everyone they meet and empowering people with the hope of the Gospel. Their dream is to see people come alive in Christ.
JR was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, where he was on staff at City Bible Church. He worked as an Outreach Director for Eternity Production International, a ministry which has seen thousands come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. In 2007, he moved to New York City with the church’s founding pastors and a team of people to start a church. Upon arrival in the city, he started his work as the Associate Pastor. While serving in the church, he met his lovely wife, Robin.
Robin was born in Ethiopia and raised in Toledo, Ohio. After completing her Masters degree in 2009, she felt called to move to New York. She found and fell in love with the church right away. She currently serves as the children’s ministry pastor and church administrator.
In August 2014, they became the lead pastors of the Alive Church. They see their roles as opportunities to serve an incredible group of people. JR and Robin are blessed with three beautiful daughters, Sophia, Olive and Grace.