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18th Street & Central Ave.

Barnegat Light, NJ 08006
ph: (609) 494-8676


The Rev. William McGowan, Pastor
cell: (484) 798-3929

Sunday Mornings:

8:30am at Barnegat Light Pavilion

10am Full Communion Service at Zion Church Sanctuary





Zion Care Connection

The ministry goals of the Zion Care Connection are 1) to offer prayerful support in times of need, through cards, calls and visits, 2) raise awareness of local services that exist to provide help in our community, and 3) to foster an environment of caring within our church and community.  This is a very active ministry of our church. We regularly reach out to our congregation to offer support for a variety of needs and are constantly providing education via materials/brochures/websites as well as scheduling of meetings or Zoom calls with key individuals who share valuable information on the subjects that are of interest to our community.  This ministry is expanding to include fellowship activities for social opportunities for all.  It's a vibrant ministry and we welcome those who would like to join us.  

Ministry Leaders are Pastor Bill McGowan and Co-Chairs Shirley Stalnecker, Sharon Joyce, and Louann Preston.

If you know of someone in need, or are in need of halp yourself, reach out to us for assistance at  

Ladies Guild

The Ladies Guild meets the second Monday of each month at 9:30am to share fellowship and refreshments and conduct business. The Guild organized the monthly coffee hour that follows the worship service and conducts the three annual church bazaars.  They also maintain the church Memorial Garden.  It supports Lutheran Social Ministries in Camden with Thanksgiving baskets and warm clothes, ELCA World Hunge Relief, Interfaith Support Services, and the Holy Spirit Lutheran Church Food Pantry.

Facilities Team

The Facilities Team manages all aspects of our church buildings.  This team includes Duke Duricek, Ray Strotman, Sal and Barbara Annarumma with both Pastors Bill McGowan (not pictured) and Rudy Schneider.  They recently completed managing the 2021-22 Fellowship Hall and Kitchen renovation project where they donated hours of time and talents to complete the project under budget.  They also recently installed a Wifi Smart thermostat that allows us to manage the heating and cooling of our buildings while off-premises.  

The Zion Tech Team includes Jean Birdsall, Duke Duricek, Ray Strotman, Bob Preston and Pastor Bill.  This team is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Audion Visual system installed in 2020 that includes video camera in sanctuary, audio mics and speakers in sanctuary and fellowship hall, projector and screen all which operates on a separate Production wifi.  This system records and streams services to the Zion Facebook and YouTube channels.  They also manage the Zion webssite and social media.  

Bible Study 

The Pastor's Bible Study is offered weekly at various times throughout the year for an average of 4-6 weeks per session. Past sessions have included reading and discussing the book "The Story: the Bible as One Continuous Story of God and His People" by Randy Frazee.  The current bible study beginning January 2022 focuses on the new streaming series "The Chosen".  Our group meets weekly at the home of Connie Pinkowski in Barnegat Light to watch and discuss one episode at each meeting. Contact us at for more information.

Youth Ministry

The Zion Youth Ministry is managed by the Reynolds family: Aileen and Rick Reynolds and daughters Avila and Bryce.  

Sunday School Meets weekly during the 10am church worship service.  Children participate in the beginning of the general worship service and are dismissed to the Fellowship Hall after the Youth Message.

Confirmation Class Meets throughout the school year during worship on Sundays for youth (usually Middle School age) preparing for their Affirmation of Baptism.

First Communion Class Meets weekly for about eight weeks in the spring during Sunday School for children preparing to receive the sacrament of Holy Communion. 

    18th Street & Central Ave., Barnegat Light, NJ 08006
    (609) 494-8676
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