Dr. Andrew P. Surace, Sr. Leader
Kathleen M. Surace, Administrator
Rev. Michelle & Charles Lord, Intercession/Teacher/Deacons
Rev. Andrew & Amanda Riddles, SWAT
Charles Fazekas, Elder
Daryl & Steffanie Boyer, Worship Leader
Joseph Bolona, Music
Dr. Andrew P. Surace, Sr. Leader
Our Pastor, Andrew Surace, was born and raised in Queens, New York. He received the call of God to become a Pastor at the age of 11. After three years of pre-med studies, he enrolled in Valley Forge Christian College, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Ministry in June 1980.
Immediately after graduating from college, he established Abundant Life Assembly of God in Marmora, NJ, where he was pastor for six years. In October of 1988 he planted Covenant Life, which became Christ Fellowship on January 11, 2011. He and his wife, Kathleen, have six children and seven grandchildren.
Pastor Surace has a great love for planting, establishing, and encouraging local churches, and for mentoring young pastors in the ministry. In addition to planting new churches, he is an author of two contemporary devotionals: Power Points from the Word and Stepping Stones Along the Path of Life. His other love in ministry is as a worship leader, leading people into the presence of God. Christ Fellowship’s first worship CD, Breaking Through the Darkness, has proven to be a great blessing to the body of Christ.
Pastor Surace is ordained under Rick Joyner and is also an ordained National Elder with Morningstar Ministries out of Fort Mill, South Carolina. He received his Doctorate in Practical Ministry from Peter Wagner and Wagner Leadership Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Kathleeen Surace is the chief administrator for Christ Fellowship. Her extensive background as a bank Vice President gives her a great understanding of church finances. She is married to Dr. Surace and they have six children and eight grandchildren.
Michelle Lord is on ministry staff at Christ Fellowship. She leads the intercession team at the church and is a gifted teacher and speaker. She and her husband Charles have three children.
Andrew Riddles is a Pastoral Assistant to Dr. Surace. He comes with a background of a professional MMA fighter and coach. Andrew and his wife Amanda run the S.W.A.T. ministry which ministers to singles between the ages of 20 – 40. Andrew and Amanda have one son and another child soon to come.
Daryl Boyer is a gifted worship leader who comes with many years of leading God’s people into His presence. He has written and produced four worship albums, his latest titled “The Cleansing.” Daryl and his wife Steffanie also lead the high school youth group (CIA). They have three children.
You are welcome to come and visit the Mars Hill Bookstore at Christ Fellowship. It has a complete line of books, Bibles, CDs, T-shirts, gifts, and other Christian resources. It is open immediately following most services. If you would like to purchase items authored by our pastor, Dr. Andrew P. Surace, they are available now at the bookstore and at this link.
The Refuge Cafe is a refreshing place where you can gather to relax, have a meal, and enjoy fellowship with other people in the church. We look forward to getting to know you there. Our cafe is open after most services.