OUR STORY

~Abundant Grace Church~
Pastor Storino is a former businessman from Toms River, New Jersey. After accepting Jesus Christ as his savior, he felt moved to give up a family owned business and dedicate his life to the ministry. In 1982 Pastor Storino and his family moved to Oklahoma to attend RHEMA Bible Training Center. While attending RHEMA the Lord impressed upon his heart to return to Toms River and start a church. In May of 1984 Pastor Storino graduated from RHEMA and returned to Toms River, New Jersey with his family.

~June 1, 1984~
Pastor Anthony Storino held his first service at their home in Toms River. There were fifteen people present at the service. Pastor Anthony began immediately thinking about finding a larger facility to accommodate the growth of his church.

~November 1984~

Pastor Storino moved the church out of his home to a small storefront in the Dover Mall in Toms River. And to the joy of the Lord, Pastor Anthony’s flock continued to grow. It became evident that Pastor Storino would soon need additional space for his church.

~March 1986~
AGC moved to a larger location on Fischer Blvd. in Toms River to accommodate the consistent growth. Within a short period of time the Church and ministry members began exceeding the capacity of this building. AGC continued to expand and it became apparent that once again AGC would require additional space. Several smaller stores were rented to house offices, youth, children, and various other outreaches. Having outgrown the space in that location it was time to find new quarters.

~June 1989~

AGC moved once again to a facility that was equipped to handle the congregation. The site of new church would be on Fischer Blvd. in Toms River (the old Reporter building). The Church and Ministry continued to grow and expand.

~December 1993~
AGC was notified by the landlord and owners of their facility that we would have to vacate the building and once again look for new quarters. After searching and finding nothing, they decided to use a school.

~February 1994~
AGC uses a school to hold services on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Through the years, we have remained faithful to what God has put on our hearts and that was to teach the uncompromised Word of God. Because of that God blessed us with a new facility on Indian Head Road in Toms River, a location formerly the home of “The Moravian Church”.
~December 1, 1994~
AGC became the official owners of that facility.

Abundant Grace Church is also an associate church of Rhema Bible Church also known as Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Tulsa, OK.

Pastor Storino was a Regional Director for Rhema Ministerial Association International, the system of accountability for Ministers licensed or ordained through R.M.A.I. His Region included the entire East Coast from Delaware to Maine including the state of Pennsylvania.

Pastor Storino’s son, Edward, and his wife Melissa have also joined the staff of Abundant Grace Church. Edward Storino has been named Associate Pastor and Melissa is currently involved with the Administration of the different ministries at the Church.

Pastor Storino’s wife, Carol, is also a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center and is the Church Administrator. Several additional graduates of Rhema assist Pastor Storino in the operation of the ministry.

~2002~
Abundant Grace Church continued to flourish with the construction of a 11,000 square foot addition to the current location to include a gymnasium, a fellowship hall, and administrative offices.

~2004~
Abundant Grace Church celebrated it’s 20 Year Anniversary. As it always has been, Pastor Anthony, his wife Carol and his Assistant Pastors will continue to reach out to the community with the Gospel bringing Hope, Help and Healing.

~2010~
Abundant Grace Church completed its 28th year by clothing and feeding the homeless through their community soup kitchen and food pantry, as well as providing a safe refuge to all those who have hurts, hang-ups, and habits through the ministry of Celebrate Freedom.

~2017~
Abundant Grace Church…. the possibilities are endless, come join our family TODAY!