Staff

Pastor

Pearlena Lobban

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Rev. Pearlena I. Lobban is dedicated in service to God and God’s people with love. It is with real joy that she shares the gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone, family friends and neighbors.
A graduate of SUNY Empire State College in New York, Rev. Lobban holds a degree in Community and Human Services. She also attended the Bethel Bible Institute in Jamaica Queens and the New York Theological Seminary, where she earned a Certificate in Christian Ministry.

The New York Annual Conference licensed Rev. Lobban as a Local Pastor in 2013 and she was appointed to serve Long Island’s East Hampton United Methodist Church and the First United Methodist Church of Oceanside.

Rev. Lobban recently retired from Rikers Island Correctional Health Services after 14 years of service with the Nursing Department. While there, in addition to providing care, she also took the opportunity to offer hope and encouragement to the incarcerated and staff.

Rev. Lobban has received several awards and recognitions for faithful, outstanding and dedicated service to the spiritual needs of church and community. She and her husband Michael have one son, Edwin, and four grandchildren, Dylan, Tyrell, Elyssa and Elijah.




Organist / Choir Director

Keith Gramlich

(917)757-4207

Keith Gramlich began his service to the church music ministry at the age of 15 at the church in Bellerose, NY where he grew up. Being raised by a devout Methodist mother, he had the musical liturgy of the Methodist church engrained in his head, along with the great gospel and revival hymns of the south where his mother is from. 

For over 20 years, he has been the music director for the First United Methodist Church in Oceanside, NY, playing organ, piano and directing the choir. In addition, he is the music director for the Oceanside interfaith counsel, directing the combined choirs of the various religious organizations in the area for the annual Thanksgiving interfaith service. 

Keith also has a great interest in theatre organ, having played most major theatre organ installations in the NY Metropolitan area, including Radio City Music Hall and Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus, formerly the Brooklyn Paramount theatre. There he played the Paramount's mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ for the LIU Blackbirds basketball team home games. This was a natural after playing for both the New York Islanders hockey team and the New York Express indoor soccer team.




 
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