Elders & Deacons

Every faithful biblical church is led by Jesus, who is our Senior Pastor and Chief Shepherd. Therefore all of our leadership actually exists to serve him, his mission and his church. Under his headship, Legacy 242 is led by elders, more often referred to as pastors, who shepherd God's people, 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 or ministers, who serve the practical needs of our movement.

Steve Marfia

Founding Pastor

Steve is the Founder & Lead Pastor of Legacy 242. While his central priority is Jesus, his devotion also goes 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, renewed hope, and clear vision, Steve began to pursue God's purpose for him. That led to pastoral ministry and church planting. Steve's experience in the Marine Corps and Restaurant Management serve him on this new mission. Steve received a certificate of Biblical and Theological Studies from Liberty University.

Alongside his role with Legacy 242, Steve serves as a Pastoral Care Pastor for the Acts 29 Northeast region and a Regional Architect for the CREO Collective. When he isn't hanging out with his wife or daughters, Steve enjoys action-adventure films, a good book, slow smoked BBQ, making new friends and a roaring backyard bonfire.

Brandon Bressler

Local Pastor

As a local pastor Brandon focuses on his neighborhood in Belmawr and the microchurch he leads with his wife Katie. In addition, he often leads worship for network and Sunday gatherings. 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.  

Asa Sturtevant

Local Pastor

As a local pastor Asa focuses on his neighborhood in Runnemede and the microchurch he leads with his wife Rachel. Asa loves to care for people, make sure they feel heard, be there during 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.

Richard Williams

Elder Candidate

Richard is passionate about providing a Christ-like example to follow, preaching and teaching from the Bible, and helping others find a biblical response to life situations.

Jesus called Richard in his early thirties after lust and greed ravaged his life and he found himself empty after chasing those things for a decade. Jesus has since renewed Richard's heart and he now focuses on his family and sharing the gospel in his neighborhood and workplace. Richard retired from the Air Force in 2020 and earned his Master of Divinity from Regent University.

Richard is married to, as he calls her, the woman of his dreams, Lauren. They two have three young boys who are full of wonder and joy. Richard enjoys reading, working out (especially running), and creative home improvement and carpentry projects. He is a school bus driver in Gloucester and Camden counties.

Don Bressler

Retired co-founder

Don was the executive pastor and co-founder of Legacy 242 and although he no longer serves in the day to day operations he is still an extended part of the Legacy 242 family. 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 over a dozen 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.

Miah Crosby

Deacon Candidate

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Kim Marfia

Deacon Candidate

As a NJ native, Kim grew up in Gloucester City and attended Catholic school from K-12. While there was an awareness of who Jesus is, she never had a personal saving relationship with him until after marrying Steve. As Kim puts it, Jesus rescued her from a "life of insecurity, fear and loneliness." She now holds tight to the promise of God that "he who began a good work in her will bring it to completion" (Phil. 1:6).

Kim and Steve homeschool their four beautiful daughters Emma, Tori, Sophie and Georgia with a conviction that they are responsible to train their children up as gifts of God. Kim enjoys sharing her passion for singing, dancing, laughing, creativity and imagination with her children each day and with all who interact with her.