About us:



North Shore Fellowship exists to Lift up Jesus, and to “reconcile” people into A relationship with God through him. 

(“Ministry of Reconciliation” – 2nd Corinthians 5:18)



Our mission is to worship Jesus, preach His Word and reach out to others by showing His love to a world that desperately needs it through worship, teaching, fellowship, outreach and prayer.

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.

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)
Lead Pastor:
Raphael Giglio


Worship Leader:

Aly Giglio


Pastor Raphael and Aly Giglio were both born and raised in New Jersey. They met, got engaged, and were married, on North Shore NJ beaches. They have twin daughters who were born 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 at New River Fellowship in Franklin, TN and also pastored in Zarephath, NJ.
They are excited to return to Monmouth County and serve the people of the North Shore of NJ with teaching, pastoring, worship and leadership.



Bill Asay 
Connections Pastor
Bill has served in church ministry for many years, most recently in Ocean Grove, NJ where he and his wife Tasha are an important part of the community. They both graduated from Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, NY. Bill serves NSF as Assistant Pastor over Connections, which includes Small Groups, Assimilation and Community connections .
Melissa Balsamello  
Church Administrator
Melissa is a Monmouth County native and has been active in church ministry for over fifteen years. She is a former public-school teacher.  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.
Michelle Hackworth
Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Dave DiPietro
Worship Lead – North Shore West
Lisa Geene
Greeter Ministry  – North Shore Peninsula
Dylan Monteforte
Location Lead – North Shore West 
Lisa Geene
Women’s Ministry Lead – North Shore Peninsula 
Billy Higgins
A/V Lead – North Shore West  
Jeanette Castro
Usher Lead – North Shore Peninsula
Ministry, Prayer and Small Group Leaders:
Charlie and Sue Avery
Bill and Cindy Higgins
Bill and Ruth Santulli
Terry and Jerry Franklin


We remain in constant gratitude for the life of our beloved Core Member Joy Vanderhoof, whom God used mightily to plant North Shore Fellowship before taking her home suddenly on August 1st, 2019. We will never forget her love, sacrifice and JOY!