Joe is the Publisher of Life & Leisure, LLC, a bi-weekly local publication circulating to 49,500 in northern New Jersey and also serves as Director and founder of Legacy Minded Men, a ministry to raise up Godly men. He served as the Chaplain for the New Jersey Jackals baseball team for 11 years as well as an elder at Hawthorne Gospel Church for 7 years. He co-authored the book Safe at Home, published by Moody Press in 1993. Joe developed and presents the seminar Not Just An Average Joe. Joe and his wife, Bethanne, have three children. Their family resides in Wayne, NJ.
Lee graduated from the University of Colorado where he played for Coach Bill McCartney. Lee was the 4th all-time leading rusher at Colorado from 1980 - 84. Lee was a key factor in turning the Colorado program around to become a National Champion. Lee was drafted by the New York Giants and played under Bill Parcells for six years and won two Super Bowl rings while he played for the Giants. Lee's Professional football career was brought to an end as a result of ankle injury. His final year in the NFL was as a starting Full Back and Tight End with the Cleveland Browns under Coach Bill Belichick. Lee serves as Northern Jersey State Director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Pro Speaker for Sports World Ministries, and Associate Pastor for New Horizon Community Church in Harlem, New York. Lee works tirelessly throughout the community encouraging everyone from the youth to the elderly with the message of Hope. Lee and his wife, Lisa, have 4 children.
Rev. Dr. Jim Henry is one of the founding members of Legacy Minded Men. Jim was saved in July 1972 and began in ministry September of that year. He is a native of Worcester, MA and has been in New Jersey since 1978. Jim is the Founder and President of James Henry Counseling and The Life Givers Network® which is his passion. He was the Area Director for The 700 Club for 7 years, has been a Pastor, planted a church, served a short term mission in Indonesia, has taught at Alliance Graduate School of Counseling, and has spoken at various churches and seminars. Jim’s ministry through Life Givers has already reached into 29 states and several foreign countries. Jim is married to Judy and between them they have 6 children and 7 grandchildren.
Eric Butler serves as Senior Pastor of Christian International Church in Lincoln Park, NJ, a strong, growing, multi-racial, and non-denominational congregation. Pastor Butler is an impacting voice in the Northeast region, the United States, and the nations of the world serving as a prophetic presbyter with apostolic teams. He is used as a vessel as the word of the Lord, through him, has birthed new churches, restored existing ones, and brought many to salvation. He is also recognized for his fiery preaching, revelatory teaching, and prophetic ministry through the Song of the Lord and the Spoken Word. He and his wife, Pastor Iris, have three daughters and reside in Englewood, NJ.
Juan Garcia is a very diverse minister. He is the founder and primary consultant for Juan Garcia Enterprises, an empowerMENt moveMENt geared towards mentorship. He is a Certified Professional Coach with the International Foundation of Coaches and serves as a mentor/counselor to the NBA and NFL. Juan is also a member of the National Speakers Association, a City Coordinator for the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative. He has been married to Deborah since 1996 and together have 2 children; Jordan and Hannah.
Jack Redmond is an author and speaker who has served on staff of Christ Church in Montclair and Rockaway, NJ www.christchurchusa.org for the past 14 years. He serves as an Associate Pastor of Church Growth and Evangelism and as part of the teaching team to the congregation and former director of CHAMPION Youth Ministry. He works extensively with families, small groups, leadership development and pastoral care. He is also the Founder and President of Fourth Generation Ministries which focuses on Leadership Training, ministry to congregations, conference speaking and Youth Ministry. The 7 Pillars of a Legacy Minded Man is the fifth book he has written or co- written. You can connect with Jack, receive free podcasts and blog posts or learn more about his ministry at www.4thgen.org. Jack and his wife Antoinette live in Northern New Jersey with their four children.
A former NFL running back with the New York Giants and the Indianapolis Colts. He was also an All-American in high school and college where he established school, conference and national records while playing for the Princeton Tigers football team. Keith now speaks all over the country encouraging people through his personal testimony and the Gospel that changed his life.
Willie was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the product of an abusive and alcoholic father. At the age of eleven he was forced to leave home when his mother chose to turn him away after he defended her during a beating from his then crazed and drunken father. Willie spent his teenage years living with relatives, friends and on the streets of Brooklyn. He turned to drug use early on and continued destructive habits into his young adult years. In 1972, at the age of eighteen, he married his wife Nancy and continued to abuse drugs until 1981 when he received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. In 1996 he and his wife felt called into full-time, inner city ministry. Willie began working with teenagers in a sports ministry where hundreds of young people came to Christ. He now serves as Chaplain to these organizations: Yankees Hispanic Players, Brooklyn Nets, and the Staten Island Yankees
Rev. John was raised in an Italian/American neighborhood in Newark, NJ and was brought up in an atmosphere of crime, drugs, and violence. He was very deeply involved in all of those things for more then 20 years. In the year 2000 he received Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior, and was radically transformed. Very early on in his walk, he was called by the Lord to help build men up, and to teach them to understand their God-given giftings and positions as men of God. For the last eight years, the Lord has used him to help many churches to establish strong men's ministries. Part of his calling is to uplift and encourage pastors and other leaders. He also is frequently called on to speak to youth.
Rob has been serving as Senior Pastor of Zarephath Christian Church since 2004. He has been ministering full time at Zarephath with the Pillar of Fire International since 1992 and is a member of the Board of Trustees with the Pillar of Fire. Rob can be heard regularly on STAR 99.1 and its affiliate stations. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, churches and retreats. Rob served as President of Somerset Christian College in Zarephath, NJ (now known as Pillar College) from 1992 through 2004 and remains active as a member of the Board of Trustees. Rob carries a passion for ministry that also finds expression in his involvement with young people. He is founder and Executive Director of Urban Impact, a Pillar of Fire ministry which shares the love of Jesus with teen and pre-teen inner-city boys and girls through academic and athletic development, mentoring and spiritual nurture. After graduating from Quinnipiac University and the University of Kentucky with degrees in science and anatomy, and in response to God’s call on his life, Rob attended Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY where he earned an MA in Theology and Doctor of Ministry degree in Leadership. Rob and his wife, Debra, have two grown children. To all who know him, Rob is a faithful and caring servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, whose prime passion in life is to bring people into a closer walk with God.
Dr. Roderick R. Caesar is the Senior Pastor of Bethel Gospel Tabernacle (BGT). He is the son of Bethel’s founders, Bishop Roderick R. Caesar, Sr. and Gertrude Brown Caesar. In November 1994, under the mentoring of his father, Roderick was consecrated to the office of Bishop, becoming overseer of Bethel Gospel Tabernacle Fellowship International. He received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northgate Bible College and Logos Bible College, as well as a formal theological education at Zion and Bethel Bible Institutes. Bishop Caesar not only shepherds congregations of several thousand members, he is the overseer of three branch churches, including a thriving church in Haiti. With vision and keen intelligence, he is building a church and molding a future for Bethel. Bishop Caesar had conferred upon him a Doctorate of Divinity in November 1994, which he earned from Vision Christian College. He is also listed in the world-wide registry of Who’s Who, members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and achievement in their chosen profession, industry or occupation. With Bishop Caesar’s “eagle eye” intelligence and proven acumen, Bethel Gospel Tabernacle will always be committed to the great task of establishing the purpose of the church in the community and winning souls to Christ for the Kingdom of God. Dr. Caesar lives in Hollis, Queens, with his wife, Beverly, and their four children.
Peter began in ministry with a tenacious hunger to see teenagers raised up for Christ. As a youth pastor he experienced a revival seeing teens & twenty-somethings making decisions for Christ. Peter [later] founded Generation Holy Youth Coalition (GenHoly), which is a regional endeavor, gathering teens from local churches from all over the North Jersey area. GenHoly is dedicated to raising up this present generation to fulfill their destiny & purposes in God. In 1988, Peter with his wife Pam, accepted the task of founding & establishing MetroChurch. From its inception it was designed to be a multiracial, multicultural, & multiethnic congregation, empowered to build bridges to different people groups in this region and around the world. Peter has been married to his best friend, Pam for over 30 years. They have three children and attest to the family as being the number one ministry in their lives.
For twenty years, Paige was a policeman and detective in and around New York City. He served fourteen years as the associate chaplain at Children's Village, where he worked with emotionally disturbed boys in the city. He has also served 10 years in senior leadership of Young Life. He is a certified trainer for "Therapeutic Crisis Intervention" involved in areas of emotional and behavioral issues among young people. Paige now serves as Special Assistant to the President in Young Life. An ordained minister, Paige speaks frequently at chapel services for both National Football League (NFL) and Major League Baseball (MLB) teams, including two opportunities to speak at the NFL Pro Bowl.
During the New York Giants’ 2011 Super Bowl run, much of their inspiration is attributed to Gian-Paul Gonzalez (pronounced John-Paul). Prior to the Giant’s Christmas Eve game with the NY Jets, Gonzalez delivered the now famous “ALL IN” rally cry message during the Giants’ chapel service and is now widely recognized as having inspired the New York Giants to their Super Bowl victory and was featured on ESPN on Super Bowl Sunday, and has had notable appearances on Fox News, ABC and CNN. Gian-Paul Gonzalez is himself an inspiration. He was a former NCAA First Team All-American forward from Montclair State University scoring nearly 1,400 points in his 3 year career. Played in the NBA Summer League in 2007 and was offered a few professional basketball contracts, yet he turned them down in order to continue his work with at-risk youth. He is a gifted motivational speaker and is the founder of Hope + Future, an organization dedicated to using athletics & physical fitness to share a message of hope and striving for excellence in inner-city public schools and juvenile jails.
(“The Men’s Coach”) is an author, speaker and consultant. He has held sales and marketing positions for 20 years. Sanford has been published in magazines such as Men of Integrity, Sales and Marketing Management Magazine and Gospel Today. He is the author of “Sex…The Seductive Addiction” on Authorhouse Publisher’s. This self-help relationship book talks about the perils of infidelity through real life examples, and practical solutions for dating, relationships and marriage. Sanford has also published the workbook/curriculum “Man To Man…How to Be An Effective Father in the 21st Century” (APG). “Man to Man” is currently being used by the N.J. Parent’s Caucus and other municipalities for education and instruction in effective fatherhood. Sanford has been interviewed on various radio programs, including Recovery Radio, a nationally syndicated show on various addictions. Some of his workshops and seminars include “Affair Proof,” “7 Ways To A Win-Win Negotiation,” “Fatherhood,” “Self-Esteem Building” and “Conflict Resolution.” Sanford coaches men with relationship issues and those who are struggling with sexual infidelity. He frequently speaks to various associations, companies and other organizations, as well as retreats for men and couples. Sanford is a sports buff and avid reader. He is married with two sons. You can find out more about him at www.sanfordashley.net
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