New York City, USA: The Church That Brought Me Back
New York City, USA
MyGen isn’t your run-of-the-mill church. Instead of pews, round tables fill the space, and worship is led from a stage platform. Attendees come dressed formally or informally, the music is lively, the service is interactive, and Sabbath School happens over lunch following the worship service. This is Greater New York Conference’s first Seventh-day Adventist café-style church.
MyGen was created by Ricardo Bain, pastor of the New Life and Tabernacle of Joy churches in New York. As he focused his doctoral studies on youth and young adult ministries, Bain wanted to organize a church that engaged young people in mission work in New York City. In 2014, he shared his vision with several people, and two years later, after much prayer, the organizing process began. Then in upper Manhattan, the MyGen Seventh-day Adventist Church was born.