Church of the Intercessor

charismatic episcopal church Malverne, NY
Church of the Intercessor

Who We Are

We are men and women of faith gathered from diverse backgrounds seeking an expression of the church that is fully sacramental-liturgical, evangelical, and charismatic; a church that is submitted to the authority of scripture, as interpreted by the continuing witness of the ancient church, and governed by consensus. Our worship is biblical, liturgical and Spirit filled, ancient and contemporary, holy and joyful. We are committed to advancing God's kingdom by proclaiming the Gospel to the least, the lost, and the lonely.

The Charismatic Episcopal Church is not and has never been affiliated with the Episcopal Church USA or the Anglican Communion.

About Us

Charismatic, Spirit-filled, Friendly, Traditional Liturgy, Multigenerational, Casual

Children's Ministry, Nursery, Choir, Youth Group, Adult Education, Social Justice, Addiction/Recovery, Missions

Contemporary, Traditional Hymns, Gospel Choir





Plan Your Visit



50 Saint Thomas Pl
Malverne, NY 11565-1438

(516) 599-3780


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Our Services

What are services like?
A convergence of traditions. Our worship is biblical, liturgical and Spirit filled, ancient and contemporary, holy and joyful. It is sacramental, evangelical, charismatic all at the same time so men and women from all Christian backgrounds both Catholic and Protestant can worship together, learn and grow because its all about Jesus.

What is the community like?
Very friendly, multi-generational multi-ethnic passionate for Jesus church where the Presence of the Lord is apparent, and people can't believe there is a church like this. Great worship music and many ministries to serve and also receive healing while we grow together as disciples of Christ.

What if I'm not a Christian?
We welcome all visitors and newcomers, and there are programs to learn about Jesus Christ and don't be afraid to visit, relax, inquire, or ask any pastor who will provide you personal attention and direction without being overwhelming. Many other non-Christians have come to the church and many have stayed and made it there spiritual home.

Leadership View all

Craig Bates

The Most Rev. Craig William Bates, our pastor for over 25 years and senior pastor for over 20 years, was born in Watertown, New York on December 28, 1949. He is married to Cathy Lee (Giles) and they have been married for over 40 years. Together they have three grown children – Joel, Katie and Sarah. They have five grandchildren – Jocelyn, Callie, Charlotte, Aaron and Devon. Bishop Craig did his undergraduate work at Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky; Worcester Junior College, Worcester, Massachusetts; and graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Franconia College, Franconia, New Hampshire. He graduated with a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Anna Maria College, Paxton, Massachusetts. He has a M. Div. from the General Theological Seminary, New York, New York. In 1985, he accepted the call to be the Associate Pastor of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Malverne, New York. In 1990, upon the retirement of the Senior Pastor, he was called to be his successor and has remained as Senior Pastor since then. In 1994, he joined the Charismatic Episcopal Church and his congregation followed in January if 1995 and changed their name to the Church of the Intercessor. On November 14, 1997, he was consecrated the first Bishop of the Diocese of the Northeast. On January 9, 2008, he was elected the second Patriarch of the International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church. Bp. Craig has served at the Cathedral Church of the Intercessor for over 25 years. He is well known in the New York Metropolitan area as a voice of unity among the churches. He is President of Bridges of New York, an outreach to people in transition from jail or prison and is the president of the Brotherhood of St. Joseph, a ministry to the poor and disenfranchised. Bp. Craig is also the supervising bishop for the Society of St. Dismas

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