Edward Dhanpat

Edward Dhanpat

Mosaic City Church – Queens, NY

About the Planter

Edward Dhanpat Jr. is a 2nd generation American (3rd culture). His parents emigrated from Guyana (a small country on the Northeastern tip of South America). He is a native New Yorker with a passion for the great potential for kingdom work in the city. He attended NYC public schools most of his life.

He completed his undergraduate work (B.A. in Psychology) at City University of Queens College, and his graduate work (M. Div.) at Bethel Seminary of the East.

He has served faithfully as the full-time Youth and Young Adults Pastor at his home church for many years. He is an ordained minister through his home church. His wife, Mahwish, is a Pakistani Christian and immigrated to New York City when she was five. He and his wife have a son, Justus, who is almost two years old.

About the Church/Area

Mosaic City Church is a community of English-speaking, multiethnic, young urban professionals. We exist to GATHER people to experience God, DISCIPLE them to follow Jesus, and COMMISSION them to renew our neighborhood, our city and beyond.


Forest Hills is one of the best neighborhoods in Queens to plant this kind of church. Forest Hills is a very diverse community much like the whole of NYC. Forest Hills in located in the heart of Queens, NY. There are about 70,000 people who live in a two-mile radius. There is a growing population of 3rd culture individuals and families moving into the community. This community is home to many young working professionals. It is ideal living for those who are looking for affordable housing but work in Manhattan. This neighborhood also offers a great environment for raising children. The school district is exceptional and there are many parks and local eateries sprinkled all throughout Forest Hills.

We hope that you will join us on our journey to reach NYC with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How to Get Involved

  • That we don’t neglect to commune with God and to love our wives and families in these busy times.
  • For wisdom in the building stages of the church as we choose leaders.
  • That the building would not distract us from our mission to spread the gospel.
  • Share this church plant with people you know
  • Visit our beautiful city in small teams while being intentional about living the gospel.
  • Send teams to help prayerwalk and do mission work.
  • Give to the Co-operative program and the Annie Armstrong offering.
  • Consider making a financial gift directly to the church plant.

There are numerous ways to help a church plant, including some not listed on this website. Please contact us for more information about how to help this planter. Please refer to NAMB’s website for the official policy statement concerning providing for church plants.