Pastor Anthony Storino was born in Newark, New Jersey in January 1949 and grew up in the Pine Beach and Toms River areas. He, along with his father and brothers, were local businessmen in Toms River since 1955. In 1982 Pastor Storino answered the call of God on his life to enter the ministry. He moved with his wife, Carol, and three sons, Anthony, Eddie, and Joseph, to Broken Arrow Oklahoma where he and his wife attended RHEMA Bible Training Center, Kenneth Hagin Ministries. Upon graduating from RHEMA in 1984, they returned to their home in Toms River and began Abundant Grace Church, a full Gospel Interdenominational Church. Their vision was to reach the community of Toms River and Ocean County with a message of Love and Hope for ALL People. Pastor Storino was the United States, North East Regional Director for RHEMA Ministerial Association International , an organization whereby ministers are licensed and ordained with a system of accountability. There are more than 2500 Pastors, Itinerate Ministers, and Missionaries throughout the world in RMAI. Pastor Storino believes that a strong family structure is vital to a healthy community. If we strengthen our families, we strengthen our community. Young people, today more than ever, are searching for a purpose for their lives. Pastor Storino believes that everyone has a purpose to fulfill and wants to help young people discover this purpose, because their lives are important and they do matter. Pastor Storino and Abundant Grace Church purchased the former Moravian Church on 108 Indian Head Rd. (Rt. 571) Toms River in December 1994. There has been a gradual increase in attendance weekly, because the full Gospel that is preached is a message of prosperity for man’s spirit, his soul, and his body; the total man, and God is interested in the total man. This is Good News and people need Good News. Since the inception of Abundant Grace Church in 1984, they have reached out to the community with a clothing and food pantry, a soup kitchen, FREE Family Fall Festivals with food, games, rides, and prizes held in Huddy Park; and now they continue to reach out to the community through their facility which houses a Gymnasium, a Youth Center, and The Manna Cafe and coffee bar. It is Pastor Storino’s desire that young people, whose lives have been impacted in a positive way from this Good News, will help to reproduce the same impact in other young people by inviting them to this facility and sharing God’s Love and Hope with them. His vision is not to change a person’s religion, but to help them enhance their relationship with God.