Open Door Ministries has performed wedding ceremonies for over 30 years, serving the New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia area. Our non-denominational ministers serve as professional officiants that perform wedding ceremonies, vow renewals, baptisms, and other life event ceremonies. We officiate at all types of ceremonies including religious, non-denominational, contemporary, gay & lesbian, inter-faith, and multi-lingual (English, Spanish, Hebrew).
Christopher Rollings, Director
101 New Amwell Road
Hillsborough, New Jersey 08844
Years of Experience
Open Door Ministries was founded in 1981 by Christopher Rollings, an ordained minister. In 1985, after graduating from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana, he founded a nondenominational church in Bound Brook, New Jersey and began providing personalized, life-event ceremonies to couples who are looking for nondenominational, interfaith, multilingual or an unusual type of ceremony.
• All marriages performed by our officiants are valid, legal and legitimate.
• We are an established, long-standing ministry organization recognized by all 50 states. Our credentials were not obtained through mail order or internet “ordination” certificates from churches advertising online.
• Open Door Ministries is a registered, non-denominational ministry organization. For over 30 years, our large staff of officiants has performed thousands of ceremonies.
• We perform all life event ceremonies and have a large library of ceremonies on file for our couples to choose from.
• We are as multi-cultural and diverse as the couples we serve.
Your Wedding, Your Way
Couples choose where they would like their ceremony to be conducted – on the beach, on a boat, in an outdoor setting – wherever you would like. We have conducted wedding ceremonies on live television, radio, and satellite, as well as various New Jersey cable TV programs.
“All Faiths, All Styles, All Locations”
Our staff is well equipped to perform whatever type of ceremony you need. Because we are a group of officiants, we can provide services to multiple couples or families during the same time period. As everyone knows, the warm weather seasons can be a very busy time for weddings. Our experience, professionalism, and caring attitude will sposa gif wedding glitter 20insure that you and your guests enjoy your special day with a ceremony that is unique and meaningful, and conducted the way that you would like it to be. Please contact us today so we can discuss your upcoming celebration!
Open Door Ministries has wedding officiants that perform creative wedding ceremonies in the following locations:
New York City
Hudson Valley NY
Call Us Today (732) 356-0101 to Check Availability
Address: 101 New Amwell Road. Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Featured Minister on Style Network show
“Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?”
Christopher Rollings, the Director of Creative Wedding Ceremonies by Open Door Ministries, was consulted by Martha Stewart Weddings magazine concerning the length of typical wedding ceremonies. The article appeared in the January 2006 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings.
New Jersey Bride Magazine, March 2007
“In Your Own Words”
By April Kabbash
You’ve thought about every last detail of the reception, from food to favors, putting your own personal stamp on the day. But what about the ceremony?“Brides already personalize everything about the reception,” says Christopher Rollings, director of Creative Wedding Ceremonies by Open Door Ministries. “The vows are really the last frontier.”But when it comes to personalizing these most special words, where do you start? “Say what you know and feel comfortable with—above all, be yourself,” says Rollings. Try focusing on things you’ve learned together or ways you have grown as a couple. This helps give your guests a small glimpse into your relationship.Not a budding Shakespeare or Browning? Why not borrow? Incorporating a favorite poem into the ceremony, either as part of your vows or as a separate reading, can make the ceremony much more personal. Also keep in mind that even within a traditional ceremony, there are options. Most officiants can provide variations on the traditional vows, or you can tweak them to suit your tastes.One final tip from Rollings: “Always make sure you have something written down. You can’t underestimate the power of nerves to make you forget what you were planning to say when there are 500 eyes watching you.”