Meet Our Church Staff!
Rev. Joseph Pastori is the Senior Pastor of Bethel Assembly of God. He is an ordained Assemblies of God minister who received his B.A. in Communications from William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ and completed the Ministerial Studies Program at Global University’s Berean School of the Bible. He received his M.A. in Theology at Southwestern Assemblies of God University and is currently working toward an M.Div. at SAGU.
He started at Bethel Christian Academy as a middle school English teacher, where he met his wife Lisa. He has also served Bethel Assembly as its youth pastor, associate pastor and BCA principal. His other ministry experience includes serving as senior pastor of West New York Assembly and Winslow Faith Assembly of God. He also currently serves as the Presbyter for the Northeast Section of the NJ District Assemblies of God.
Lisa Pastori holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from Southeastern University, as well as New Jersey state teacher certification. She currently serves as the director of W.I.S.E., an afterschool program that operates as part of Bethel Assembly of God. She has extensive teaching experience in both elementary and secondary education. She helped to develop the high school program at BCA, where she functioned as the high school’s first Master Teacher. For several years, she also taught test preparation courses for the Princeton Review, where she served as a Master Tutor. The Pastori’s have been married for over twenty years and have two children.
Hodavias “Vita” Franco is our Children’s Pastor. She teaches Children’s Church every Sunday and is the director of Bethel’s Summer Camp each summer. She is a graduate of the Spanish Eastern Bible Institute.
Pastor Vita has three children and five grandchildren.