Why Our Church

North Shore Fellowship has a vision to plant a strategic and effective church that reaches the communities in Northern Monmouth County and beyond. Our model is to build a healthy Core of committed, mature and passionate believers in and around the Rumson Peninsula who will seek God about how to not only reach, but disciple the people who live in this region. We hope, that through the power of the Holy Spirit we can establish a welcoming community where people of all walks of life and levels of spirituality can meet Jesus, and understand His plan for their lives. Our goal is for every resident of Monmouth County to have repeated opportunities to hear and respond to the Gospel.

About us:

North Shore Fellowship is a new church plant of the Christian & Missionary Alliance (CMA). Our core families began meeting together in Rumson, NJ about a year ago to pray and seek God about how to reach others in the area. We are passionate about worshipping Jesus, preaching His Word and reaching out to Central New Jersey by showing His love to a world that desperately needs it. Our mission focus is; teaching, worship, fellowship, outreach and prayer. We are excited to see what the Lord will do in this new season and invite you to be part of the journey!

We believe that a lifestyle of worship, teaching, fellowship, outreach and prayer in a church community allows us to live out our Christian life to its fullest potential. Our hope is to foster an environment of discipleship that is both life-changing and contagious. Our prayer is that North Shore Fellowship is not just another church, but a movement. Ultimately reaching pockets of unreached people in Monmouth County and potentially planting other life-changing fellowships in the future. As we endeavor to fulfill the Great Commission, we also hope to bring many men, women and young people into genuine reconciliation with God through a relationship with Jesus the Messiah.

We’re Jesus-Centered

“For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.” Colossians 2:9-10

Our focus is to know Jesus as our:

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Acts 4:12

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1 Corinthians 1:30

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James 5:15


Coming King

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North Shore Fellowship is a church ministry of the Christian & Missionary Alliance (CMA)

Raphael Giglio

  Lead Pastor

“We believe that we are meant to Worship the Lord with all that we are, Teach His word to others, Fellowship together regularly, Reach Out to the community, and stay connected to Him in Prayer.”


 Aly Giglio

  Worship Director

“We are passionate about creating space for worshipers to pour out their hearts to the Lord”


Pastor Raphael and Aly Giglio are both New Jersey natives who; met, got engaged, and were married, on North Shore NJ beaches. They have twin daughters who were born at Jersey Shore Medical Center during the years they lived and served in Ocean Grove. 
They are both accomplished singer/songwriters and worship leaders. Raphael worked in the Nashville Music Industry before he was ordained as a pastor and helped plant the New River Fellowship Church in Franklin, TN and most recently served as the pastor of Zarephath Christian Church in Somerset County. They are excited to return to Monmouth County and serve the people of the North Shore with teaching, pastoring and worship.
Melissa Balsamello
Melissa is a Monmouth County native and has been active in church ministry for over fifteen years. She is a former public-school teacher and current homeschooling mom.  She, along with her husband Jason, a high school principal, and her daughter Emily, have served at North Shore Fellowship in various ministries from the beginning.  Contact her with any questions about our ministries, for volunteer opportunities, and for questions about giving/ donations.
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