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


Our focus is to know Jesus as our:


Acts 4:12


1 Corinthians 1:30


James 5:15

Coming King

Acts 1:11
North Shore Fellowship is a church ministry of the
Christian & Missionary Alliance (CMA)
Founding & 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.


At age ten, Raphael was introduced to faith in Jesus as Messiah by his Jewish grandfather. He has since had a passion to study and teach the Hebrew roots of Christianity and has led many trips to Israel.

He graduated from Pillar College with a degree in Organizational Leadership and has studied journalism and religion at both Rutgers and Harvard Universities. He is an ordained Reverend with the Christian & Missionary Alliance and also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association. He is also the author of the book

‘Soul or the Spirit”.

They make their home in Monmouth County and are excited to serve the people of the North Shore of NJ with teaching, pastoring, worship and leadership.



Charlie Avery & Bill Higgins Sr
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 .
Brian Higgins 
Assistant Pastor
Brian has been in pastoral ministry since 2012. Brian and his wife, Tori, have a passion for discipleship and seeing younger believers step into their calling.
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
Volunteer Staff:
Dave DiPietro
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!