Dr. J.Bruce Sofia - Author, Founder and Senior Pastor
The Rev. Dr. J. Bruce Sofia is a graduate of Washington Township High School, holds an Associate of Arts degree from Southern Pilgrim College Kernersville, NC, a B.S. in Art Education from Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, a Masters in Art Education from Rowan University, and a Doctorate of Divinity from California Graduate School of Theology, Glendale, CA. Pastor Bruce received his ordination from the Evangelical Church Alliance, Bradley, IL. Bruce and his wife Sheryl have two adult children, Joel and Noelle, and four grandchildren: Adam and Levi Starr, and Eliana and Shiloh Sofia.
Rev. Sofia began the Gloucester County Community Church in July of 1982 with the purpose of meeting the needs of people from the youngest to the oldest, in all areas of living, from the spiritual to the physical, from worship to entertainment as the Lord so provides and directs. He felt “the call” to return to “where he was raised” and provide an interdenominational, Bible believing, evangelistic church with the “warmth of the charismatics, the conviction of the holiness, and the stability of the fundamentalists.” The handful of people who met on that commencing Sunday has now grown to thousands.
Dr. Sofia’s love for music is evidenced by the varied and outstanding music ministry of the church. Above all, Bruce relishes the fact that many of his High School classmates now attend the church and have received Christ. He is the founder of Prayer Ministries, Inc., which is the corporation name of all of the church’s outreaches, including its radio and TV program, “Changed by the Word.”
Pastor Bruce has recently released his first book entitled,”Hope Beyond Suicide.” It is the first to be published from The Hijacked Life;Rescue Your Dream series distributed by Yorkshire Publishing. It is Rev. Sofia’s prayer that this, and other subsequent books, will reach the world with the message of God’s “hope” through the comforting and embracing arms of a God whose love and grace is immeasurable.
Finally, much to the dismay of the pastoral staff and congregation Pastor Bruce is a die-hard New Jersey Devils fan. Keep him in prayer for this obvious character flaw.
Blaine Booth - Station Director, Broadcaster and Morning Show Host
Blaine was born and raised in Southern New Jersey. Although he has spent most of his life in Quality Assurance Engineering, he was called into service by God to The Gloucester County Community Church as the Producer of Changed By The Word radio ministry and currently serves as co-host along with Pastor Bruce Sofia.
Blaine was tasked in early 2013 with creating a church radio station. He enjoys life with his wife Ann Marie and three children, Lindzey Fox, Nicole Bompadre and H.Blaine Booth III who is Autistic. He is also a young Grandfather to Steven Fox, Jason Fox and Zachary Bompadre.
Blaine has served his community is many ways, he is the past President of Tidewater Bassmasters of South Jersey, a B.A.S.S. Foundation affiliate, and Lead Guitarist of Retroactive Records Christian Heavy Metal band " Faith Factor", as well as a SonRise parent for Autism. His hobbies include music creation and production, Fishing, Surfing, and the Jersey Shore.
His favorite Bible verse is Mark 11:24 - "Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it shall be yours."
Maria Mack - Morning Show Co-Host / Broadcaster
Phillippians 4:13 " I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me"
Adam Berg - Station Engineer / Morning Show Co-Host / Broadcaster
Adam started at wiamradio.com in the spring of 2015 and serves the role of station engineer. Adam works as a 911 dispatcher and also as an E.M.T. He enjoys working in public safety and serving others in our community.
Adam and his family started attending The Gloucester County Community Church in 2013 after attending their Easter production.
He is married with one daughter and resides in Gloucester County.
Adam's favorite Bible Verse is John 15:13 - "Greater love has no one than this; then to lay one's life down for another"
Dr. Alex Rodriquez - Webmaster / www.wIAMradio.com
Dr. Alex is a servant of the Lord. He is an outstanding friend of wiamradio.com and his home Church The Gloucester County Community Church in Sewell, N.J. Everything you see on this website has been created by Dr. Alex. He serves GCCC in many places, including Spanish interpretation, Information Technologies and is an integral part of wIAMradio.com operations. Married to a beautiful wife, Evelyn and their two children, they reside in N.J. Dr. Alex also serves on GCCC's Mission team and loves the people and children of Belize!
Dr. Alex favorite Bible verse is found in Psalms 23:1, "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want"
Dr. Stacy Haynes - Broadcaster for Parenting Tips 2 Go
Dr. Stacy Haynes, Ed.D LPC, ACS is a counseling psychologist who specializes in the needs of children, families and parenting. Dr. Haynes has over 15 years experience in the treatment of every day challenging family concerns. Dr. Haynes has been featured in newspapers, radio and television for her expertise in parenting and child related topics. She authored the book Powerful Peaceful Parenting: Guiding Children, Changing Lives and hosts a weekly show Parenting Tips 2 Go w/ Dr. Stacy.
Dr. Haynes maintains a weekly schedule of working with families in outpatient settings to continue her mission of helping parents and children heal relationships and restore peace in their homes. Dr. Haynes received her Bachelor’s Degree from Liberty University, her Master’s degree from Bowie State University and her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University. Dr. Haynes teaches for several colleges on campus and online including her alma mater Liberty University Online.
Dr. Haynes is married and has two children. She came to GCCC after watching the Easter Production and she has been a member ever since.
Her favorite Bible verse is 2 Corinthians 3:17 - "Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."
Dez Childs - The Dez Childs Show
In 2013 Dez started a radio show, The Dez Childs Show, which is now syndicated on over 20 stations in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. She can be heard on WIAMradio.com every Monday through Friday each week at noon.
Since the release of Dez' debut album, Heart Cry, in the Fall of 2012, Dez has been performing her original music as well as leading worship at dozens of churches and venues on the east coast. She has opened for many popular bands and artists, including Captial Kings, OBB, Dave Barnes and Unspoken.
Her favorite Bible verse is 2nd Timothy 1:7, "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but the power of Love and of a sound mind".
Be sure to visit her website, http://www.dezchilds.com/.
Eduardo Georgi - Spanish Show Broadcaster
Eduardo's favorite Bible verse is Galatians 5:22 -
" But the fruit of the spirit is Love, Joy, Forbearance, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfullness, Gentleness and Self Control. Against such things there is no law"
Helen Strang - Christian Country Show Broadcaster
Born and raised in Camden N.J, Helen has worked in Buisness Administration all her life.
Married with two children, she and her family reside in West Deptford N.J. Helen has been a part of The Gloucester County Community Church for 15 plus years!
Her favorite Bible verse is Phillippians 4:13
" I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me"
Dee Benjamin - Gospel Gems Broadcaster
Dee comes to us from WNJC, where she broadcast her show "Gospel Gems"! We are excited to add Dee to our broadcast team!
Dee's Gospel Gems show started May 3rd!
Her favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3: 5-7 "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil."