Washington Heights, NYC

Washington Heights Project




Emmanuel & Marlene Dominguez

This is a story of two city kids returning home to bring God’s Kingdom to a place and people they deeply love.

Emmanuel and Marlene Dominguez grew up just 10 blocks away from each other in Washington Heights, NYC. They met at a dance school and became friends, sharing a love for Jesus, culture, dance, NYC, and people—which made them a dynamic duo for sharing the gospel in fun and creative ways. Their missional friendship developed into a missional marriage, and now, with two sons, they do their best to steward a missional family.

After moving to Fort Worth, Texas in their early 20s and living there for eight years to serve and lead hundreds of students at a beautiful and healthy church, God made it clear that the mission before them was to bring all the tools gained from doing ministry in Texas and utilize them to plant a church in Washington Heights.

Emmanuel and Marlene see a church that will be a house of prayer and blessing and a safe place to enter God’s Kingdom story. They envision a church that both neighborhood “abuelas” and the neighborhood young guns can call home. This church will encourage people with an orphan spirit to take their rightful place as sons and daughters of the living God, no matter their age or circumstance. This church will have an English expression and a Spanish expression to reach more people where they are. God is writing a beautiful story in Washington Heights!