Romeo Gonzales

Lightcast Church International (Jamaica), New York
Lead Church Planter
Jamaica New York
Lightcast Church International (Jamaica)
October 12
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About My Family

I have been planting churches in the New York area for about four years now. The first one was with another denomination. Prior to planting churches, I served as an associate pastor and worship minister to two churches here in New York. My wife is a registered nurse in one of the hospitals in Manhattan, and we have one child. I have a background in marketing/management before the Lord called me for full-time ministry. We have been here in New York since 1992.

About My Church Plant

The ministry I have now is mostly Asian (Filipino). We started as a Bible study in our home. Through different contacts and outreach evangelism we are growing in numbers already. Our house is becoming small now for the number of people who are coming in. In a month's time from this writing we are already moving to a new place (building) we found, though it took a while for us to find a place here in Jamaica Queensn New York. The church is now in intentional discipleship training under the mentorship of our Sending Church.

NAMB Church Planting

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