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They may be the unlikeliest roommates in Smithtown.

Four years ago, the Conservative Jewish congregation of Temple Beth Sholom, facing mounting bills and dwindling membership, sold its Edgewood Avenue synagogue to Ministerio Jesucristo Vive, or Jesus Christ Lives Ministry — a burgeoning, largely Latino evangelical church.

By Stewart Ain
New York Jewish Week
May 17, 2013 | Year 37, No. 35

If it’s a sign of the times, boy, is it a doozy.

The sign at the entrance to Temple Beth Shalom of Smithtown, N.Y., at first glance, seems standard-issue; it stands about six feet high, with white letters (announcing the times of services) on a black background inside a glass frame.

But look again, and the bottom part of the sign holds a revelation, so to speak. “JCL,” the sign announces in bright colors, an orange flame inside the curve of the C — Jesus Christ Lives. And underneath that the Spanish version: Ministerio Jesuchristo Vive, a fast-growing Evangelical Christian church.

Welcome to one of the more unique mergers in Jewish congregation life, one that has saved (if we can use that word) a dying Conservative synagogue in Suffolk County and created, at least for the moment, a powerful symbol of interfaith cooperation.

By Rachel Shapiro Write The Author

Times of Smithtown
May 22, 2013 | 09:27 AM
As newcomers to Smithtown, the congregation at Jesus Christ Lives Church — otherwise known by its Spanish name, Ministerio Jesucristo Vive — will make its mark on the community on Saturday, June 1, as its members fill 30 flatbed trucks and numerous cars and roll down Route 111, Route 25 and Edgewood Avenue.

 New York, January 20, 2017

To Whom It May Concern,

My name is Angela Layampa, a leader of Ministerio Jesucristo Vive in Smithtown, New York. I am also a United States Air Force veteran who served active duty for six years from 2000-2006. I currently work for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Long Island, New York. I took it upon myself to write this important revelation given by Pastor Raymond Jaquez to all the parishioners of his church at the beginning of 2016. 

Pastor Jaquez has the gift of prophesy, visions and interpretations of dreams. All of these gifts were visible In January of 2016 when he prophesied to the entire congregation that Donald Trump will win the Republican nomination because God had shown him this through a dream. And this is exactly what happened on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.  

Here is Pastor Raymond’s account of this revelation: 

Updated November 1, 2014 8:00 AM


Like many people on Long Island who want to give their children religious training, my wife and I sought a place that would serve a multitude of purposes. The first, of course, was providing our three children with some sense of religious identity, and the second, a refuge from the hurly-burly of life.