Where Faith Finds Family

About us

Explore the rich tapestry of our history, values, and mission as we journey together in faith and community at Community Church of Glen Rock.

History and Overview

Community Church of Glen Rock has a rich history dating back to its inception in 1895 as the Reformed Church of Glen Rock. Initially comprised of just 20 members, the church held its first meetings in private homes before moving to the iconic “Red Schoolhouse” at the corner of Rock Road and Ackerman Avenue. In 1896, a modest yet significant milestone was reached with the construction of the “Little White Church,” symbolizing the beginning of a longstanding commitment to spiritual growth and community engagement.

Rooted in Tradition, Embracing Innovation
A Community of Faith, Hope, and Love
Building Bridges, Creating Connections

Throughout the decades, the church has undergone several expansions and renovations to accommodate its growing congregation and evolving needs. From the construction of the “Stucco Church” in 1924 to the more recent refurbishments in 1994, including the installation of beautiful stained-glass windows,

Community Church of Glen Rock has remained steadfast in its dedication to providing a welcoming space for worship, fellowship, and service. Today, as we celebrate over a century of faithfulness, we continue to honor our heritage while embracing the opportunities and challenges of the present moment, guided by our enduring commitment to love, grace, and inclusivity.






Hi, welcome to the Community Church of Glen Rock. I came to CCGR in September of 2015 after having served 7 years at the Reformed Church of Saugerties in the NY Hudson Valley. My formidable experience, though, came during my 7-1/2 years on staff at Marble Collegiate Church in NYC. I took the initiative to develop and preach a contemporary Family Worship Service that incorporated an alternative worship format. I was also appointed leadership roles in pastoral care, Christian Education, and launching church-wide events. Dr. Ed Mulder (RCA General Secretary emeritus) and Dr. Arthur Caliandro (Senior Pastor and successor to Norman Vincent Peale) mentored me during my time at Marble.

After 20 years working as an actor from coast to coast, I enrolled in graduate school at Union Theological Seminary, earning a Master’s Degree in Divinity. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, I have lived over half my life now on the East Coast. My wife, Jeanne, is a Communication Consultant and a critical observer, in the best sense, of the work I do. My daughter Caitlin is a student at Glen Rock High School and an avid singer. The three of us are happy to call Glen Rock our home.

– Pastor Terry

Our Faculties

The Community Church of Glen Rock is conveniently located to public transportation and situated on quiet, spacious grounds. Fellowship Hall is a 35 x 60 foot space ideal for lectures, conferences, receptions and events. In our education building there are also two intimate adjoining spaces measuring 24 x 36 feet each, that can be used for smaller gatherings. Our gorgeous sanctuary with excellent acoustics is available to rent for weddings and concerts. 


Spacious Fellowship Hall for lectures, receptions, and events.


Intimate adjoining spaces in our education building for smaller gatherings.


Stunning sanctuary with excellent acoustics for weddings and concerts.

We welcome the use of our beautiful campus by interested parties in the extended community.
Contact Diane Herrlett, Property Manager for more information.


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