Pastor Tre Staton

Tré Staton is the Senior Pastor and founder of Empire Christian Center. With over 25 years of pastoral and ministerial experience, Pastor Tré continues to impact lives with his dynamic illustrative teaching and unique ability to make complex subject matter practical, understandable, and useful. Under his leadership, Empire Christian Center has become a premiere church in the Capital District known for its bible based teaching, worship and excellence. Pastor Tré is a retired Navy Corpsman and holds a BA in Social Work, and MA in Psychology.  He has a tremendous heart for the lost and believes that the House of God should function in fullness of power and excellence. 


Pastor Christina Staton

Christina Staton is the founder of Christina Staton Ministries and Co-Pastor of Empire Christian Center in Colonie, NY.  Pastor C. as she is affectionately known, is an energetic and prolific preacher, mentor, gifted psalmist, and author. Although Pastor C. is as versatile as she is anointed, she carries a great passion for Women’s Ministry. In the last 15 years, she has worked diligently to create conferences, events, and mentorship programs that inspire and foster spiritual, financial, emotional and intellectual growth and wholeness within women.


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Our vision is to help people build better lives through biblical principles.


Our Mission is to perpetuate the vision so that our Christian values are preserved for generations to come.

Our Core VaLUES

We value the Word of God

We value Worship

We Value People

We value the Church at Large

We value Excellence



At ECC you can expect practical biblical instruction, contagious worship, heart-felt prayer, and opportunities to use your gifts and talents.  The partners of ECC are friendly and it is a great place to establish and build new relationships. When you arrive, someone from our HELPS team will provide you with a welcome packet and at the end of service our Pastors would love an opportunity to meet you. 

Children & Youth

We offer Children's Church for children ages 2 to 11 during our 10:00am service on Sunday mornings. Teen Ministry for ages 12 to 17 is available on the 4th Sunday of every month. All classrooms are staffed with well trained leaders and teachers in our church.

Feel Free to Contact Us Before Your Visit!

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact us by calling 518-456-4443 or asking someone when you arrive

We look forward to seeing you!