Meet the Staff

Head Pastor: Pastor Kevin Bernat


Pastor Kevin Bernat was raised in the city of Philadelphia. After working in the printing industry for 13 years he got saved and felt a call to ministry. After attending Global University and acheiving a Bachelors in Thelogy he felt called to Ocean City where he got connected with Pastor Stanely of Bridgeton Assembly and started New Life Assembly. He is currently ordained with the General Council of the Assemblies of God and has been at NLA since it's beginning in 1997. 

Pastor Kevin's passion in life is to see people fall in love with Christ and help them to really live out their faith. His goal in life is to be a firestarter in getting people on fire with christ and to help them really make their faith their own. His favorite Bible verse is every Bible verse there is.

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Next Gen Pastor: Pastor Jonathan Serbin


Raised in a christian home, Pastor Jonathan Graduated Valley Forge Christian College with a Bachelors in Youth Ministry and a Minor in Counseling. He is currently a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God and was adopted into the New Life family in late 2013 as the Youth Pastor. During 2017 Pastor Jonathan was transitioned into the Next Generation Pastoral role and now oversees birth through college age.


His passion in life is reaching the next generation for Christ and helping them develop a healthy and growing relationship with Christ. With 80% of students falling away from Christ after high school, Pastor Jon's passion is not just helping this next generation cultivate a relationship while in children's church and youth group but helping develop a lifelong relationship with Christ.

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Ministerial Assistant: Hector J. Figueroa-Gonzalez (Sway)

Born in Puerto Rico and raised right here in Linwood, NJ.  Sway Graduated The University of Valley Forge with a BA in Pastoral Leadership with a minor in Youth Studies. He is currently the Ministerial Assistant at New Life Assembly and assists in different aspects and ministries throughout the church. 


Sway's passion is to see a community that is fluent in the Gospel and sharing with one another in true fellowship.  He loves to see people grow deeper in their relationships with God and with other believers.  He one day aspires to become a church planter in any location that God calls him to.  Sway once said, "I'm just following the last thing God told me to do.  It'll buff out."

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