Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Cedar Avenue Baptist Fellowship is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.


Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


Pastor John & Maria Stenberg, Senior Pastor & Wife

As the Senior Pastor, Pastor John has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. A graduate of Liberty University, he has served at Cedar Avenue Baptist Fellowship for the past sixteen years. He is currently pursuing an advanced degree from Union University.

Pastor John and his wife have three children and four grandchildren, and reside in Richland next door to the church. John has served in two other churches and has previously served as the moderator for the South Jersey Baptist Association.