Our mission began as Love INC of New Jersey in 1994 to meet the needs of the Monmouth County community through our partnership with local churches. Churches are a plentiful resource in our community, with caring members who strongly desire to serve their neighbors in need. However many churches encounter obstacles as they try to fulfill their mission to serve. Love INC, and now Love Thy Neighbor, is dedicated to helping churches transform love into action by carrying out a ministry that is organized, collaborative, responsive and effective.
Certainly the need in Monmouth County is unmistakable as we continue our work which increased after Superstorm Sandy devastated our community. As local agencies are overloaded with meeting so many needs, Love Thy Neighbor stands ready to provide help in ways that agencies cannot.
Every year Love Thy Neighbor provides physical, emotional and spiritual support to thousands of children and adults throughout Monmouth County. We are blessed to have a dedicated staff and a partnership with 141 churches and 34 Monmouth County Agencies. We have a vision for the future and with the support of our many volunteers and donors we can make that vision a reality.
- Total requests served (from all Programs) – 3,310
- Total financial support to those in need – $524,330
In the last 17 years Love Thy Neighbor has given out $112,636,192 in goods and services. With your help, we pray that Love Thy Neighbor can do even more!
God’s love is immeasurable, powerful and unfailing. By sharing that love with others, Love Thy Neighbor can fulfill its calling to mobilize the church and to transform lives and communities in the name of Christ.
As of January 1, 2017 Love INC of New Jersey changed its name to Love Thy Neighbor. Why the change? Love INC is a national organization. We were one of a number of chapters nationwide. The cost to be part of the national organization became prohibitive. We want our dollars to be spent locally to help those in need. Love INC has always been its own non-profit and will continue operating under the new name, Love Thy Neighbor. The vision, mission and services will remain the same.
Declan O’Scanlon, Board President
Carolyn Eyerman, Executive Director
John Oksen, Treasurer
Kim Smith, Secretary
Rev. Mac Barnes
William Ragolia, Jr.
Rev. Lyddale Akins – Triumphant Life Church
Rev. Sony Augustin – First United Methodist of Asbury Park
Rev. Ronald Cioffi – St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church
Rev. David DeForest – Tinton Falls Reformed Church
Rev. Mary Farnham – Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Rev. Kenneth Jasko – Monmouth Worship Center
Rev. Martin McGrail – New Life Christian Church, Highlands
Rev. Lisa Mitchell – Christ Episcopal Church of Shrewsbury
Rev. John Monroe – First Presbyterian Church of Rumson
Rev. Tony Moss – Long Branch Covenant Church
Rev. Ricky Pierce – New Beginnings AGAPE Christian Center
Rev. Jason Tucker – First Presbyterian Church of Red Bank
Rev. Darlene Wilson – Pilgrim Baptist Church
Rev. Armando Quatela – New Monmouth Baptist Church
Rev. Vincent Rife – Grace Christian Church
“Love thy neighbor…” Jesus (Mark 12:31)