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ABOUT US

Reach The One

Our heart is to reach the one.

We have a deep passion to reach people with the hope of Christ. We believe that the power of Christ can transform every life.

CityReach Church Reading is a place of healing, restoration, and second chances.

You are invited to visit with us this weekend for practical teaching, great music, an exciting kids program, and empowering church experience.

There’s a place for you at CityReach Church Reading

Come as you are and experience what God has for you in a
comfortable and inviting environment.

Lively worship and relevant preaching.

Our music is dynamic and expressive. You also might see some people raising their hands as a biblical expression of worshipping God. Followed by worship, we dive into the Word of God and provide practical ways to live empowered and victorious lives.

Our beliefs shape how we live and serve.

We boldly share the gospel in order to lead others to a radical life-changing experience and believe that every individual has a God-given purpose and destiny. Sacrificial living, perseverance, humility, resiliency, and an undivided heart to the ways of God are some identifying values that are important to us.

Leadership & Staff

CJ Ortega

Lead Pastor

Pastor CJ and his wife Pastor Joy have been married since 2001 and have four amazing children named Samantha, Alexandra, Zachary, and Elijah. Pastor CJ holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God. CJ and Joy reside in downtown Reading and are determined to make Jesus the focus of all that they do and in doing so, love every minute of it!

Drawing on over twelve years of experience as Marine, husband, father and coach; Pastor CJ communicates with an authentic, often times raw, open style that allows him to be very transparent and real with people. His passion and purpose is to see life change by the power of God’s Word and the presence of the Holy Spirit.

Joy Ortega
Joy Ortega

Executive Pastor

Pastor Joy is an accomplished communicator and teacher with over ten years of experience motivating individuals and audiences to achieve their highest God-given potential. Pastor Joy has a desire to see people not just “talk about it”, but “BE about it” as a disciple of Jesus Christ. This desire pushes her to do all that she can do, with God’s help, to “Reach the One” and to provide him/her the help and tools that are needed to live healthy lives devoted to Jesus.

Pastor Joy and her husband Pastor CJ have been married since 2001 and have four amazing children named Samantha, Alexandra, Zachary, and Elijah. Pastor Joy is a commissioned minister with the Assemblies of God. CJ and Joy reside in downtown Reading and are determined to make Jesus the focus of all that they do and in doing so, love every minute of it!

Julie Natoli
Julie Natoli

Director of Compassion Ministries

Through City Reach Compassion ministries Julie has been able to form The Faith Kitchen which provides over five thousand hot meals per year and thousands of pounds food to the surrounding community.

Julie has a passion to ‘Reach the One’ with the love of Jesus in a real and tangible way. She leverages over 25 years of experience in the people and service industries combined with a business background to accomplish the Lord’s work. Julie resides in downtown Reading with her son, Kadre.

Christina Scheetz

Children’s Pastor

Pastor Chrissy has been serving with City Reach Network since its inception in 2011. After graduation in 2012 from the University of Valley Forge with a B.A. in Christian Education, Chrissy accepted the challenge to serve at City Reach Church Cleveland. While in Cleveland, she was part of the team that launched two churches that are continuing to make an impact and reach the lost in that region.

Pastor Chrissy is now back in Reading, doing what she loves most, sharing the love of Jesus with children of all ages and backgrounds. Her life verse is Joshua 1:9, which has encouraged her to overcome so many obstacles that have come her way. She loves to travel, spend time with family and friends. Pastor Chrissy is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God.

Our Network

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CityReach Network is a church planting organization with a vision to aggressively reach cities with the hope of Jesus.

Click on the logo to learn more about CityReach Network.