Our Pastors

The Bible teaches that local churches are to be guided and cared for by men called "pastors" who meet specific life and faith qualifications.

A Christian writer and pastor named John Piper has said that pastors are spiritual leaders who, "see where God wants people to be, and take the initiative to get them there by God's means in reliance on God's power." In other words, pastors use the Bible as their tool and God's power as their strength--rather than their own--to help people become like Jesus.

Pastors accomplish that by teaching the truth of the Bible, by living lives that show how that truth changes life, and by providing guidance, experience, and wisdom about truth and life.

Our pastors are eager to care for the members of Trinity Fellowship Church in those ways, and they would be happy to have the opportunity to also care for you.

Steve Cassarino

Lead Pastor

Steve joined Trinity Fellowship Church in January 2004. In 2006 he left a career in telecommunications to attend the Sovereign Grace Pastors College. Following his graduation in 2007, Steve returned to us to serve on the elder team as our Fellowship and Evangelism Pastor. In this capacity he oversaw our care group ministry and our evangelism outreach events. In 2011 he became the lead pastor where his main responsibilities include preaching, teaching, elder team oversight and leading the church in devout prayer.

Steve is a NY sports fan, enjoys reading and cooking, and loves to spend time with his family on the beach in the summer and skiing in the winter. He and his wife, Lisa, were married in 2000, and have three sons and one daughter.

Tim Bowditch

Counseling and Family Life Pastor

Tim and his family joined Trinity Fellowship Church in February, 1991, seven months after the church was established. He has served on the Pastoral Team since November 1998. For over thirty years, Tim has worked for the judiciary of the State of New Jersey in various capacities, including crisis counseling and child support enforcement. This, together with Tim's blessed family life, consistent study, and his completion of the two-year certificate program of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) all strengthen his pastoral ministry within the church.

Tim serves TFC by devoting pastoral attention to our counseling and family life ministry. He is also involved in our care group ministry, general pastoral oversight, prison ministry and more. His ministry to our church has been extensive and diverse. He and his wife Pat have a present special focus on young couples, whom they are mentoring in marriage love and grace.

Tim enjoys good literature, dates with his wife, good friendship, and what he calls "gold": books by John Piper. He and Pat married in 1973 and have three grown children and one grandchild.

Scott Stengele

Christian Education and Visitation Pastor

Scott and his family joined TFC after moving to New Jersey in 2002. He has taught high school mathematics since 1984, first at a Christian school in central Pennsylvania, and now at Communications High School in Monmouth County. He joined the pastoral team as an intern in November of 2008 and is now involved in developing adult education opportunities as well as visitation ministry and diaconal oversight. His love for solid Reformed teaching ministries was developed from childhood through godly parents and caring pastors. He has also completed TFC's Pursue course for developing church leadership and has served on the teaching team for several years.

Scott enjoys spending time with his family, loves the outdoors - especially fishing - and is a sports fan who is thoroughly enjoying the recent success of his Philadelphia Phillies. He also spends time volunteering with the Special Olympics, where his daughter participates in bowling and bocce. He and his wife, Debbie, were married in 1983, and have two daughters.