Having experience for ourselves the life-changing love of Jesus Christ, and salvation through his sacrifice for us on the cross, we are on a mission to share that love throughout Hudson County. Our prayer and hope is that God would use us to be a blessing in our community, by pointing others to the Christ who changed our lives and our eternities. City Baptist Church has locations in Hoboken and North Bergen.  Plan to join us this Sunday!

Meet The Rizzos

Pastor Rizzo and Jennifer were married in November 2001.  Jennifer was also born and raised in New Jersey. She was brought up in a non-practicing Catholic home. Jennifer was working as an esthetician at a day-spa in Morris Plains when she met Philip. A short time after they met, he got saved and invited her to church. Jennifer began attending church with him and reading the Word of God. After 3-4 weeks she made a profession of faith and was baptized. It was during a New Believers class at their church that Jennifer realized she was a professor of Christ, not a possessor of Christ, and on January 25, 2002, she was gloriously saved and re-baptized. The Lord used her testimony as a powerful message of the assurance of our salvation, in that local church.

Pastor Rizzo and Jennifer have four children, Nicky, Mia, Julien & Gabriel.  As New Jersey natives, they are excited to answer the call of God to start and grow a Bible believing, Bible preaching church in the city of Hoboken.

The Rizzos completed their formal Bible training at New England Baptist College in Southington, Connecticut. Pastor received is Masters Degree in Pastoral Theology in May of 2011. Jennifer took courses in woman’s studies, music and teaching children. NEBC is a ministry of Central Baptist Church pastored by Dr. Jim Townsley. Pastor Townsley was a church planter himself when he started Central Baptist Church over 40 years ago. His faithful service has allowed him to grow the ministry into what it has become today.



10:00 am Sunday School

11:00 am Worship Service 

6:00 pm Evening Worship

8222 John F. Kennedy Blvd
North Bergen, NJ 07047

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6:00 pm Bible Study & Prayer

8222 John F. Kennedy Blvd
North Bergen, NJ 07047

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PO Box Address

PO Box 3221
Hoboken, NJ 07030



At City Baptist, one of our goals is to help you understand and apply God’s word. We believe that the Bible has the power to transform your life from the inside out. Every message is posted online so you can listen again and share with a friend. Enjoy!