Our Pastors

gaborMariano Gabor (Senior Pastor)
Pastor Gabor is an Ordained Bishop of the Church of God and has served LGCOG since its founding in 2002.  He also serves as Senior Pastor of Filipino Christian Center (FCC), where many of LGCOG’s founding members originally worshipped. (More of that story is told here.) Originally from the Philippines, he visited National Church of God in Fort Washington, Maryland and was subsequently asked if he would be interested in pastoring the burgeoning Filipino community in the area. After much prayer, Pastor Gabor and his family moved to the United States to lead FCC in 1990. Since then, he has extended his ministry to LGCOG and has lead the church since its founding. Pastor Gabor holds a Masters of Theological Studies and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from National Bible College and Seminary. He lives in Fort Washington with his wife, Lutz, who also pastors a church in Crownsville, Maryland. They have three children and three grandchildren.

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Laureine Novas (Assistant Pastor)
Pastor Laureine has served LGCOG as Assistant Pastor since 2009. Born in Trinidad & Tobago in the West Indies, she moved to Brooklyn, New York in 1967, then to Maryland in 1987, where she attended the National Bible College and Seminary. She completed the Ministerial Internship Program in 1989. As a Licensed Minister she serves as Director of the Intercessory Prayer Ministry at National Church of God in Fort Washington for over 25 years. She has done evangelism and missions outreach ministry worldwide. She lives in Fort Washington and is a proud mother of two daughters.

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Neil Malakas (Assistant Pastor)
Pastor Neil joined LGCOG in June of 2013. Prior to that, he was serving at Crownsville Church of God and Filipino Christian Center since 2002. He completed Calling and Ministerial Studies and was qualified as a Church of God Exhorter in 2011. He completed further studies at the National Bible College & Seminary in 2012 and the Church of God School of Ministry in May 2013. He was ordained as a licensed Minister in November of the same year. Besides preaching on Sunday, he regularly leads Bible studies and does visitations. He resides in Glen Burnie with his wife and three young children.