Sunday, November 27, 2005

Über Christ Followers – Part 8 – Gennarino DeStefano

The purpose of my instruction is that all the Christians there would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and sincere faith. 1 Timothy 1:5

Gennarino DeStefano will give the shirt off his back for you. Well, maybe not his shirt, but definitely his cowboy boots. True story: I complimented Pastor G on his boots and a few days later, they were sitting in my office.

Gennarino put me in situations to cause me to develop discernment and skills useful to pastor. Pastor Gennarino taught me everything I know about Benevolence Ministry. He taught me how to be a wise steward of the resources the church uses for outreach. From him I learned that the work of God is not an instant answer to a dilemma. Usually the dilemma is the event God uses to begin a process of growth in a person’s life.

Pastor G. taught me to care for the needy by providing opportunities to glean. Gennarino put into action how to have the heart of a servant; how to minister to men; how to challenge men to love Jesus. His experience and wisdom have helped me right up to the present time.

He laid hands on me and prayed for me when I was ordained as a pastor at the church where I now serve. That is a day I will never forget. He spoke to me about his confidence in God’s plan for my life.

Pastor Gennarino is now the assisting pastor at Calvary Chapel of the Triad in North Carolina. I know he’ll bless the pastor he’s serving and continue to pour his life into serving people and equipping them for ministry.

8 comments:

scoobarella said...

Pastor G has a cool lookin church up there. Does he need a real good, professional, good looking, hard working sound guy? Let me know.

TEX said...

Real MEN wear boots!

Geppapa said...

the boots man, the boots.

Rob said...

praise God for people who believe in God's ability and desire to use people younger than them. thanks for sharing all that.

follower of Christ said...

We're very blessed to have Pastor G in Kernersville, NC, now. Thanks for the cool story. I'll see if I can't work that story into conversation sometime soon. God Bless.
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Anonymous said...

Gennarino has a good woman beside him!

Anonymous said...

My last post was deleted for some unknown reason. Why has Pastor G. left Calvary Chapel of the Triad as soon as he started there in 2006? We loved him, and all the people that were with him from Ft Lauderdale were canned. Is this some kind of CC secret? I know he is still in the Kernersville area. If he starts a church, I will be the first to be attend.

Bryon Mondok said...

Gennarino's a good man. I have no idea what went down up there. Genarino or the pastor at the Triad would probably be the best ones to talk to about this...

Last I hear, Gennarino was attending church at CC Chattanooga. But that could be a rumor.