Who We Are
We are a community of believers devoted to the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and in prayers.
It is our calling to allow the Lord Jesus Christ to build His church. To that end, we seek a biblical foundation based on the first church established in the book of Acts. With no concern for modern modes of ministry and "pragmatism", and with a commitment to systematically teach the entire Word of God in all of its power, and to foster fellowship based on genuine agape love, our purpose is to fulfill the Great Commission of Messiah to make disciples of all nations. This purpose can only be achieved by a common dedication to the highest standards of personal holiness, which is perfected by exalting a risen and Sovereign Christ.
When and where do we meet?
Having begun meeting in homes in 2003, our vision is to establish multiple fellowships and churches in homes and church buildings throughout the area. Presently we assemble for Lord's Day worship at Calvary Gospel Church in Wayne, NJ and have additional home Bible studies, fellowships and classes during the week. To find out more about our meetings and outreaches please take a look at our schedule. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to call toll free 1-866-38-BREAD or contact us.
Pastor Joseph LoSardo
A native of New York, Pastor LoSardo was saved by the grace of God in 1986 after hearing the Gospel from his brother, while pursuing a career in scientific research. He was ordained into the ministry in 1995 and served as the Associate Pastor of a large Messianic Congregation for over 8 years before planting Bread of Life Fellowship along with William Poss in July 2003. He and his wife and daughter live in Teaneck, NJ.
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. - Galatians 2:20
Damien Garofalo (Elder in training)
Damien was blessed with the opportunity to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ from an early age and consequently believed on him as a child. He began preaching at the age of 17 and went to Bible college immediately after high school. Since then, he has pursued a career in education, teaching middle and high school in New Jersey and New York. He has attended Bread of Life since 2009.
The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. - 1 Timothy 1:15
Deacon Bill Rizzo
A joyful servant, Bill has been a faithful member with Bread of Life since 2004. He is the servant of God who tends the church's doorway and is most likely the first face that people are greeted with each Lord's Day. Bill resides in Pompton Plains, NJ, and he has one daughter and two grandchildren, Riley and a baby soon to come, by God's grace.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer. - Psalms 19:14
Jim is a native of Jersey City. He is married for 26 years to his wonderful wife Geraldine, and has 2 adult sons. Jim has always loved music, having started to play guitar at age 12. By God’s grace, he has been a Christian since 1992. A member of Bread of Life since 2004, Jim has faithfully directed our congregational singing since that time, even through much affliction. In 2007, he began teaching the great book of Genesis, and most recently also preaches occasionally at our Sunday service, as a lay minister.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice! - Philippians 4:4