Pastor John and Elaine Orlando
Pastor John and Elaine have been in ministry for over 15 years in the Tri-County area. After living most of their lives as atheists, in the year 2000 the Lord radically changed their lives and perspective of who Jesus is. Since then they have felt called to be active ministers at Calvary Temple International in Wayne, NJ. In 2012 the Lord confirmed to them to open a new church in Bergen county. They opened the doors of the church for their first service in June 2013 on State Street in Hackensack. After 2 and half years, it became necessary to take the next step of moving to their own facility. In May of 2016 they moved to their current location in South Hackensack.
As well as serving as Lead Pastor to Real Life Church, Pastor John is also the founder of John Orlando Ministries, which is a ministry that assists other pastors and churches to grow in new and dynamic ways. John Orlando ministries also provides mentorship to men locally and abroad. For more information on John Orlando ministries be sure to check out www.johnorlandoministries.com
Jesus & Jacinda Santos
Real Life Youth Directors
Jesus and Jacinda have been leaders at Real Life Church for the past six years. They received the call to lead youth during a powerful meeting in 2013 with Pastor John & Elaine Orlando. Their goal as directors of Real Life Youth is to reach the youth of Hackensack with R.E.A.C.T: Reach, Embrace, Accept, Connect, Teach. Real Life Youth strives to foster unity within the body of Christ and stay connected to the church vision. Jesus and Jacinda are high school sweethearts and are engaged to be married in June 2018. They are so excited for the next chapter of their lives and grateful to God for his provision and guidance in their relationship and ministry. Jesus is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Real Life Kids Director
Diana DiMaria serves as the CTI-Real Life Church Children’s Ministry Coordinator. She came to a relationship with Jesus in her twenties, and shortly before entering law school. After completing law school and marrying her husband Jayson DiMaria, they both made the decision to not just believe in Jesus, but rather, truly live for Him. She has now served as a church treasurer, board member, women’s ministry leader, couples ministry coordinator. However after becoming a mother of two children, the Lord placed on her heart a focus on children’s ministry. Diana’s motivation stems from Proverbs 22:6–“to train children in the way they should go, so when they are older they do not depart from it”. Her hope and motivation is to teach children about the Lord young so they can live a life knowing there is a God who loves them, a God that has a plan and purpose for their lives, and a forgiving God that they can spend eternity with one day, through Jesus Christ.
Real Life Toddlers Director
Evelyn Torresola first visited Real Life Church in June 2016, where she was introduced her to Pastor John and Elaine Orlando and the church family. Ever since then, she’s made Real Life Church her home. She always knew the Lord, but her walk has blossomed much more since attending Real Life. The Lord blessed her not only with the ministry, but also, her (now) husband, Douglas Torresola who had first brought her to Real Life Church.
God has allowed her to be one of the active board members, as well as the class leader for the 2-4 year olds at Real Life Church. She feels overwhelmingly blessed to be able to share with these little ones and teach them how much God loves them. She looks forward to where God will take her next, because she knows that whatever the journey, it’s all for His glory.
Men's Ministry Director
Danny Ramos serves as the Director of the Men’s Ministry at CTIReal Life Church. Born in Newark NJ and raised in Paterson NJ, he has had a personal relationship with Jesus for over 14 years. Through the years, God has placed a passion for men’s discipleship in his heart. At Real Life Men’s Ministry (RLM) the importance of connecting with God, reading His Word and reaching out to other men for the purpose of expanding the Kingdom is instilled.
We know that God will use the heart and life of anyone who chooses to make himself available to Him.
We challenge men to grow deeper in Christ for the purpose of understanding their calling in life. We make it a priority to raise up leaders who will be filled with the Holy Spirit, that they would boldly impact their families, communities and make a difference for the Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Usher & Security Director
Douglas Torresola was born in Paterson, New Jersey. When he first began walking with the Lord he had the humble opportunity to be one of the monthly speakers as part of a street ministry at various churches as well as a men’s shelter. Douglas feels God has anointed him to preach The Word and to reach God’s children through the Gospel. He is also studying to receive his pastoral credentials in hopes to further God’s kingdom. After many years of prayer and faithfulness to the Lord, God blessed Douglas with a wife, Evelyn and they marred in March 2018. They are excited to see what God has in store for them as they spread His Word together.
Fellowship and Outreach Director
Jayson DiMaria is proud member of CTI-Real Life Church along with his wife, Diana, and two children, Jada and Jayden. Jayson has served in various ministries positions since rededicating his life to the Lord in 2010. He has served as Men’s Ministry Leader, Deacon, Couples Ministry coordinator, and planned and coordinated various church outreaches. Jayson has also coached men’s softball for a Christian recreational league. Jayson has a passion to disciple and bring Christians together. He now serves as the leader of Fellowship and Discipleship Ministries, as well as assist in the youth ministry. He is also coaching our men’s Softball Team.
Tim Seminerio was born and raised in New Jersey in a Christian home. He has been part of Calvary Temple for his entire life. He had a brief time struggling and questioning his faith, until about three years ago, when he began attending Real Life Church and everything changed. Now, he is closer to God than he has ever been and continuing to grow as a man of God. Being part of the ministry team for the past 3 years has helped him grow spiritually more than he ever though possible. Tim is currently the leader of the Tech Ministry, Treasurer of the Board, and looks forward to what God has in store for him next.