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.