Serving Jesus by leading his church

When it comes down to it, any genuine, biblical, Christian church is led by Jesus. He is the head of the universal church as well as every local church. As the Senior Pastor and the Chief Shepherd he rules over all, therefore, everyone in the church exists to serve him as King. Under his headship, our church is led by a team of elders, more often referred to as  pastors, who guide and guard the mission & vision as well as the teaching & preaching of God's Word. Along with the elders are deacons, usually referred to as directors, who serve the practical needs of our church community.

  • Steve Marfia - Elder

    Steve is the Lead Pastor of Legacy 242. His role is to cast vision, develop leaders and preach the Bible. Steve's commitment to Jesus is his first priority. Then his devotion is given to his wife, Kim, and their four daughters: Emma, Tori, Sophie and Georgia.


    After fifteen years of depression, drug abuse and destructive living, God saved Steve and set him on a new path in life. With a restored family, a renewed hope, and clear vision, Steve began to pursue God's purpose for his life. That led him to pastoral ministry and church planting. Steve's experience in the Marine Corps and Restaurant Management serve him well on this new mission. Steve received a certificate of Biblical and Theological Studies from Liberty University.


    When he isn't hanging out with his wife or daughters, Steve enjoys watching action-adventure films, reading a good book, or lighting up a bonfire in the backyard with some friends.


    Connect with Steve on Facebook or email him at steve.marfia@legacy 242.church

  • Don Bressler - Elder

    As the executive pastor and co-founder of Legacy 242, Don's role is to oversee systems and strategies that empower the people of Legacy 242 to achieve the mission and vision of the church. He also oversees the daily operations of our organization. After more than twenty years in business management, Don responded to God's call to ministry by studying at Alliance Theological Seminary and moving into pastoral ministry. He's served as a solo pastor and as an executive pastor for a combined total of eleven years. Don and Deb have been married for thirty-eight years and together they have two adult children and two grandchildren. Don appreciates the beauty of God's creation, sticky buns and a day at the range.


    Connect with Don on Facebook or email him at don.bressler@legacy242.church

  • Asa Sturtevant - Elder

    As the Associate Pastor of Legacy 242, Asa's focus is to care for the people, make sure they feel heard, be there during the hard times, and help them connect their circumstances to the gospel.


    God's call to shepherd people came to Asa when he was in the eighth grade. Since then, he has had opportunities to reflect God's amazing grace in several venues, including his high school Bible club, on the streets of Chicago, and youth groups in Illinois, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He received a certificate from the Institute of Jewish Studies and a dual-B.A. in Bible and Education/Youth Ministry from Moody Bible Institute. He is currently working for a manufacturing company.


    Asa is married to his best friend, Rachel, and they have four wonderful children. He enjoys roasting/brewing/drinking coffee, Star Wars, anything related to his Scottish heritage, and experiencing God's creativity through nature.


    Connect with Asa on Facebook or email him at asa.sturtevant@legacy242.church

  • Brandon Bressler - Elder Candidate

    As the worship leader and elder candidate for Legacy 242, Brandon's focus is to example a heart of worship, especially through music, prayer, and testimony, but also in growth through connection - first to the King, then family, and then spiritual family.  Brandon also co-leads in the building of deep biblical community through The Change Project.  


    Brandon's calling into music and biblical counseling was generated by God after a long period of destruction, trauma, loss, depression, and addiction.  God pulled him out of the pit, miraculously restoring his life, marriage, and family.  He completely walked away from his old life and career in management to follow God's calling into counseling.  Brandon has received his Masters in Biblical Counseling and his Specialized Certificate for Professional Counseling from Cairn University.  He is currently working towards his License in Professional Counseling in NJ and PA, while counseling at Oasis Counseling Center, and assisting in training the graduate students in the counseling masters at Cairn University.  


    God has graciously gifted Brandon and his wife, Katie, with two daughters, Hadleigh and Hannah.  Brandon loves playing cards or Dominion with family and friends, playing/writing/recording music, riding his motorcycle, and hot-air ballooning.  


    Connect with Brandon through email at bressler84@gmail.com

  • Kelly Hill - Deacon

    As the Director of Legacy Kids, Kelly’s role is to oversee all aspects of kids ministry. Kelly assists with training, developing teams and administrative duties. Her passion is working with children and seeing them grow in their relationship with Christ.


    As a military brat, Kelly has moved over 30 times –living in 3 countries and 8 states. Kelly earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Hospitality and Event Leadership. She also holds a professional certification in Event Management and Design. Kelly works as a military defense contractor at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Philadelphia, doing program management and engineering support for the Navy’s Aircraft Carrier RCOH program.


    Kelly and her son, Brody, joined Legacy in early 2016. Kelly joined the leadership team in January of 2017, when God called her to a deeper relationship with him. In her free time she coaches her son’s sports and runs 5Ks; she enjoys sushi and a competitive game of tailgate toss; and she is excited about her role in leading children to learn about living life God's way. 


    Connect with Kelly on Facebook or email her at kelly.hill@legacy242.church

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