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Joe Pellegrino is a men’s pastor, author, speaker, certified life coach, consultant and entrepreneur. He is the President and founder of Legacy Minded Men, whose mission is to “Transform lives by engaging, encouraging and equipping men to build a Christ centered legacy”. He has appeared several times on television including Fox News and TBN and been featured on many radio programs across the country speaking on men’s issues. Joe is the co-author of the books Safe at Home, Transformed, That’s My Dad! And Fathers Say. Joe has also developed and presents several workshops and seminars including Standing in the Gap, Not Just An Average Joe, The 5.5 Questions Everyone Must Answer and Transformed. He and his wife, Bethanne, have three children. Their family resides in Wayne, NJ.

LEE ROUSON, Ambassador
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.

JIM HENRY, Pastoral Care
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, Pastoral Advisor
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.

Morgan serves on leadership committees of Jacksonville Chapel, Sports and Men’s Ministry Teams, and Emergence Church, Benevolence Team. Morgan also leads men of all ages through bible studies and community projects out of his home in Pompton Plains, NJ.

Stuart Aust is the founder and president of Bug Doctor, Inc. The company started in 1992 and today it’s a full-service pest control company consisting of seven divisions. Bug Doctor Nationwide/Bird Doctor Worldwide was recognized as one of the Top 100 Pest Control companies out of 25,000 by PCT Magazine and voted onto Inc. Magazine’s 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. Stuart has been interviewed over the years by CBS Channel 2 News, ABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News, Fox News Channel 5 and several other networks. Bug Doctor is the Official Pest Control Company of the New York Yankees.  Stuart and his wife Donna have been happily married for 32 years and are proud parents of four sons (Dan, Nick, Chris and Mike) and have one daughter-in-law, Lauren. Stuart and Donna attend Emergence Church in Totowa.

JOE SILVA, Director
Joe is a 1991 graduate of Liberty University, in Lynchburg, Virginia. He has been employed in Medical Sales since 1993 as a Divisional Sales Manager for Dynasplint Systems, Inc. Since 2008 he has been the acting Business Manager for Michael Franzese Ministries. Joe has also served Legacy Minded Men since its inception. He is Happily Married since 1992 to his wife, Marianne and they both serve as Missional Community Leaders at Emergence, in Totowa, NJ. They have three children, Holly, Ashley and Joey and live in Wayne, NJ.

Rev 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.

TOM GRIECO, Director
Tom was employed at Genentech Inc. for nearly 25 years. While at Genentech, he served in a variety of senior leadership roles focused on managed care, distribution and reimbursement for their biologic portfolio. After the completion of the company’s merger with Roche in 2010, he decided to pursue other interests. Tom is now evaluating different consulting opportunities, while at the same time increasing his participation in a variety of Christ-centered ministries that he is involved with. He has been happily married to his wife Cheryl for 26 years and is the proud father of their daughter, Alyssa and son, Andrew. Their family resides in Mahwah, NJ.

John Carrino is an attorney and a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association with a focus in business, contracts and Intellectual Property. In addition to the practice of law, John has built and ran successful startup companies, predominantly SaaS business model companies. John is also a Christian Pastor. John Graduated with a BA from St. Peter's College with Honors in 1997; In 2000, John graduated with a JD from Rutgers Law School in Newark. He has vast management and leadership experience in developing advanced web technologies for businesses, governments and organizations as well as assisting in the development of new technology companies poised for strategic growth. John is also a pastor. John is married to Jill and together they have 4 children.

H.C. (Hector Carlos) Lora was born and raised in the city of Passaic New Jersey He currently serves as the Mayor of Passaic, New Jersey and formerly served as a Passaic County Freeholder. Lora's professional background includes 14 years employment in the Healthcare field as a Director of multiple departments in Ancillary Services and as the Public Health and Patient Liaison in the Public Relations and Marketing department at St. Mary's Hospital in Passaic New Jersey. Outside of elected office Lora currently serves as the Pastor of the Risen Refuge English Ministry in Jersey City. H.C. Lora has over a decade of experience in ministry and secular administration including, leading teams, mentoring, preaching, teaching, and public speaking. Hector and his wife Nicky have four children.

Dr. Roderick R. Caesar is the Senior Pastor of Bethel Gospel Tabernacle. He is the son of its founders, Bishop Roderick R. Caesar, Sr. and Gertrude Caesar. In 1994 Dr. Caesar was consecrated to the office of Bishop and became the overseer of Bethel Gospel Tabernacle Fellowship; he also had conferred upon him an earned doctorate from Vision Christian College. He received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northgate Bible, Logos Bible and Zion Bible Colleges. Dr. Caesar shepherd’s congregations of several thousand members and he is also the overseer of branch churches, including a thriving church in Haiti. Dr. Caesar is married to his wife Beverly and they have four children and two grandchildren.

HARRISON SANCHEZ, Liaison to Latin Community
Pastor Harrison Sanchez is part of 4 generations of Pastors. His calling to preach and pastor has been prophesied and confirmed time and time again over his life. A gifted speaker, Harrison has had the privilege to travel to distinct areas around the world, not only to preach the gospel but establish ministries that provide service, support and sustenance to the people of Mexico, Cuba, Africa, India and very soon Pakistan. His present mission is supporting and working with 300 pastors in the country of India and with Gods help his vision is to establish "operation orphan rescue," "widows advocate" and "TBC medical clinic" which is already actively supplying medicine, examinations, testing and teaching as well as concentration and care every month to the precious people of India. In November of 2013 he was installed as senior Pastor of Fountain of Salvation Christian Church in Clifton, New Jersey. He is a proud husband to Jennifer and loving father to Nasyrah and Harrison Jr.

CARLOS QUIJADA, Translator & Latino Advisor
Carlos Quijada is a loving husband, devoted father of one boy, Christian Pastor, and versatile mental health professional and clinical counselor, who is passionate about helping people with their mental and spiritual needs. Born in Puerto Rico, he is fluent in both English and Spanish, and knowledgeable about the different cultures he is connected with. Moreover, having been the Senior Pastor of a Hispanic church plant in Northern New Jersey for 10 years, Carlos has a passion to serve the Latino community, as well as other ethnic groups. He is actively involved with Legacy Minded Men as a link for the Spanish-speaking population, and sharing in this ministry’s mission to engage, encourage, and equip men to build a Christ-centered legacy. Pastor Carlos presently resides in Paterson, NJ, with his wife Darlene, and their son Samuel David.

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