Meet The Staff

Rev. Dr. J Bruce Sofia - President and CEO

The Reverend Dr. J. Bruce Sofia, graduate of Washington Township High School, holds an Associate of Arts degree from Southern Pilgrim College where he was named "Student of the Year," a B.S. from Appalachian State University, and a Masters in Art Education from Rowan University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. 

Founder and Senior Pastor of the Gloucester County Community Church in Sewell, NJ, Bruce received his ordination from the Evangelical Church Alliance in 1981, and a Doctor of Divinity from the California Graduate School of Theology in 1992.

Gloucester County Community Church commenced in July of 1982 with the purpose of meeting the needs of people 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” to provide an interdenominational, Bible believing, evangelistic church. The handful of people who met on that commencing Sunday has now grown to thousands.  

Dr. Sofia can be heard locally and internationally on Changed By The Word (, a 30-minute radio-teaching broadcast, airing Monday – Friday in over 70 countries and seen on a variety of local TV stations throughout the USA.  

Love, Lust & Lies is the third book in Dr. Sofia’s Hijacked Life—Rescue Your Dream series (along with Hope Beyond Suicide and When Divorce is Right). It is his prayer that this, and other subsequent books, will reach the world with the message of “hope” that can only come through the comforting and embracing arms of our Savior.

Bruce is married to his lovely wife, Sheryl; they have two adult children, Joel and Noelle, and five “perfect” grandchildren. 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.


Christine Toughill - Executive Assistant

Christine Toughill is a graduate of Christian Light Academy and studied business at Gloucester County Community College and University of Phoenix.

Christine is not a stranger to travel. Starting her adventures at just six months traveling from Africa to the States, she caught the bug. Besides visiting most of the upper 48 states, Christine has also been to Canada, Germany, Greece, Spain, Austria, London, Amsterdam and three missions trip including Mexico, Africa and Israel.

Before staying home to care for her elderly parents, Christine was the Outreach and Fundraising Manager at a non-profit helping families suffering from histiocytosis, an orphan-disease. Her set phrase when someone asked what she did for a living was, “I help save children’s lives.”

Christine has two grown daughters and lives with her husband Jeff in New Jersey. Her time is spent caring for her mother, running a small business out of her home, furthering the Kingdom of God as a full-time employee at the Gloucester County Community Church (GCCC) and acting as the Executive Assistant to Dr. Sofia at Hijacked Life.