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WE ARE: LEGACY MINDED MEN
Our Mission & Values

The vision of Legacy Minded Men is to move men from being unengaged and apathetic in their faith to someone who is fully engaged and a man of action. Through our servant based ministry we come alongside the local church, both small and large, to help build, or assist, with their men’s ministry which, if done properly, will not only impact the church but the man himself. This, in turn, will affect his family, his workplace and ultimately the community he serves in a powerful way.

OUR MISSION & VALUES

Transforming lives by engaging, equipping and encouraging men to build a Christ-centered legacy.

WHO WE ARE

  • One Stop Shop for EVERYTHING Men's Ministry.  

  • We are the Legacy Experts whose main focus is providing men all that they need to be men of action, who are actively building, considering, and dedicated to their Legacy.  

  • The Legacy we are speaking of is two-fold. The word of God says in Proverbs 13:22 "A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children." We look at this as, yes, what a man leaves behind physically, but MORE importantly what he is leaving behind Spiritually. 

  • We understand that men are natural builders and are in need of:

    • Tools

    • Building materials

    • Instruction

  • While Legacy Minded Men produces In-house training, tools, and materials our vision is for the entire man (360-degree training). Many Ministries complement LMM due to the fact that they take on specific needs for men. LMM would be considered the General stop for the man, while we have strategic partners who focus on specific needs for men. 

  • Our Partnerships are designed to be mutually beneficial. Our Goal is to get the men where they need to go. Our Partners benefit in two specific ways. 

  • Their Ministry get premier spots and space on our APP and Web Page. 

  • We offer the men the ability to be directly linked with our partners web pages, apps, ect. 

  • We are a discipleship-driven ministry.

  • We are dedicated to Salvation ESSENTIALS. When it comes to Christian Doctrine we seek unison on essentials, liberty on non-essentials.

  • We are an umbrella resource center.

WHO WE ARE NOT

  • We are not denomination-specific.   

  • We are not theologians. 

  • We are not generally counselors, although we can recommend a few to men. 

  • We are not telling men how to live, simply showing them what has worked and hasn't worked in other men's lives as well as what we believe a Christ-centered man of God looks like through the scriptures. 

  • We are not about money. 

  • We are not lukewarm.

What We Believe

OUR FOUNDATION IS CHRIST

LEGACY MEANS NOTHING 

WITHOUT HIM

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The Legacy we pursue is a Christ-centered one. Without him, "legacy" means nothing.



We support the work of pastors and local churches by providing training resources and expertise that build men and therefore strengthen the church;

We create serving opportunities for men to use their time, talents and treasures in significant ways;

We believe we honor God by doing everything with excellence and integrity. Bringing glory to God in all that we do;

Breaking down racial, cultural & denominational barriers by focusing only on the salvation message of Jesus Christ;

Equipping men to grow in their faith and the practical application of it in their lives;

Enhancing fellowship, communication and relationship-building within the Christian community.

Leadership

LEADERSHIP

Joe Pellegrino

Founder & President

Joe Pellegrino is a men’s pastor, author, speaker, John Maxwell 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 is also the President of Not Just An Average Joe, a business that helps people discover their Purposeful Identity. 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 8 books including; Five and a Half Questions Everyone Must Answer, 5 Mandates of a Legacy Minded Man, Transformed, That’s My Dad!, Safe at Home and Fathers Say. Joe has also developed and presents several workshops and seminars including Standing in the Gap, Not Just An Average Joe, The Five and a Half Questions Everyone Must Answer and Transformed. He and his wife, Bethanne, have three children and two grandchildren and reside in Vero Beach, Florida. To book a speaking engagement with Joe, go to: http://www.legacymindedmen.org/joepellegrino

Joe Silva

Executive Board Member & Vice President

Joe Silva is a 1991 graduate of Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA. He was in the Health and Medical Sales industry for 25 years as a top-ranking Sales Consultant and then a high-level Sales Executive for Dynasplint Systems, INC. In 2016, he started a consulting business, Joe Anthony Silva Consulting, LLC; a multi-dimensional agency assisting clients across a broad spectrum in both the business and entertainment industries. Joe has been serving with Legacy Minded Men since its inception in 2008 and is currently a Board Member and Vice President of the ministry. He is a Certified Life Coach and has a heart and desire to help people create a life of purpose and fulfilment. Joe was married to his beautiful wife Marianne for 29 years before her sudden, unexpected passing in August of 2021. They have three adult children, Holly, Ashley & Joey. Joe and his family reside in Wayne, NJ.

Craig Livsey

Executive Board Member and Asst to President

Craig is a devoted follower of Christ and has been a key part of Legacy Minded Men since 2020. He's passionate about becoming a pastor and is actively involved in evangelism and men's ministry. His dedication to his family is immediately noticeable. Craig is known for his ability to accomplish tasks and his eagerness to encourage men to take on more active roles. He and his wife Alexis have three sons and are expecting another child.

Tom Vigorito

Executive Board Member & Secretary

Tom is married to his wife Jean and has been married for over 35 years. Tom is the father of two children, Tommy and Georgeanne, and grandfather of 4 grandchildren. He worked for the privately held textile company, Milliken & Company, for over 41 years before retiring in Arizona in 2018. He was on the Board of Legacy Minded Men prior to transferring to Arizona with Milliken in 2016. He served in several churches and other ministries as well. Tom’s hobbies include golfing and playing card games with friends.

Lee Rouson

Executive Board
Member & 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.

Matt Currin

Executive Board Member

Matthew Currin is a man whose career spans across military service, aviation, and entrepreneurship. As a retired Marine Corps Helicopter Pilot and former helicopter EMS Pilot, he has demonstrated leadership and commitment in high-stakes environments. Matthew led a lot of the initial missions in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2001-2002 for our country. Currently, he brings his expertise to the world of NASCAR/Indy as a pilot for Team Penske flying their helicopter and G280. Beyond his aviation accomplishments, Matthew is the founder and president of Convene Communities, LLC, which includes platforms like MatthewCurrin.com and the Convene Communities Platform, dedicated to mentoring and professional development. His diverse experiences make him a sought-after speaker, trainer, and life coach, inspiring individuals and teams to achieve their fullest potential. Matthew holds a master's degree in Christian Counseling from Liberty University. He and his wife Tisha of 29 years have three kids, Brayden (27), Meghan (24), and Leney (20).

Doug Stroup

Executive Board Member

Doug received Christ as his personal Savior in 1974 at the age of 9. In 1978, at the age of 14, Doug received the call of God on his life and began to seriously use his musical and acting abilities for the Lord. He attended Clayton Junior College, where he majored in Music Theater with an emphasis on vocal performance. He completed his college education at Florida Bible College with a Biblical Education major and a minor in Biblical Counseling. Doug is no stranger to the stage and screen as he has appeared on many television and radio shows as well as in movies and live theater since 1978. Doug is the Sr. Director of Make It Clear Studio, a faith-based, family-friendly film production company. He is the host of a TV series called “Issues and Answers for Today,” where they provide Bible answers for today’s tough questions. He also writes and produces a series of short films which target our young students and lets them know what the Bible has to say about the issues they deal with. Doug believes film is a powerful avenue to reach our young people with the truth of God’s Word. His heartbeat is to use filmmaking as a tool for sharing the message of Jesus Christ and to make the viewers think about where they stand concerning the subject of his films. Doug and his wife, Amy, currently reside on a small farm in Musella, GA, with one of their seven children.

Tom Grieco

Advisory Board Member

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.

Ron Aiosa

Advisory Board Member

A 30-year Morris County resident, Ron Aiosa, a Power Broker with Keller Williams offers extensive knowledge of local communities to buyers and sellers throughout Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic and Sussex counties. A top real estate agent since entering the profession in 2006, Aiosa has shared his real estate expertise during multiple appearances on NBC’s “Open House NYC” and “George to the Rescue.” Formerly in the mortgage industry, Aiosa has in-depth knowledge of the mortgage process and keeps up-to-date with changes in the field to better guide buyers. On a personal level, Ron is a husband to his beautiful wife Laurie for 20 years and father to 3 amazing children, Ronnie, Kali and Domonic as of 2017. Ron is involved with an organization called Cities4Life which is a voice for the unborn. His passion along with his wife Laurie is to visit abortion clinics and deliver the gospel to those coming and going to those facilities. Ron has always had a heart for people and his passion is to see ALL come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ!

David Ruleman

Advisory Board Member

David Ruleman has been involved in the marketplace, media and ministry for more than 50 years. He moved from on air talent into partial ownership of a group of radio stations for 13 years before joining Salem Media Group in 1986 and putting KPRZ on the air in San Diego. From 1992 as Salem Vice President of Operations in Washington DC he had oversight of the startup of dozens radio stations and XM channels and the daily operations of major market clusters of stations in the North East until he retired in 2017. Since 1984 Ruleman has served as President of Overflowing Life Inc. starting and sustaining national and international ministries. He remains active in ministry and serves as an officer and director for other organizations. David and Tracy Ruleman have been married for 52 years. They have 5 sons and daughters, 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren in San Diego, Washington DC and near their new home town of Vero Beach, Florida.

Scott Boardman

Advisory Board Member

Scott is a co-founder and partner of Protecall. Protecall is focused on introducing new technologies centered around energy savings, life extension and improved indoor air quality for HVAC and mechanical systems. Scott is currently the VP of Finance and has held positions in Operations and Technology as the company has grown, and evolved. Prior to Protecall, Scott worked with a number of software companies from 1990 to 2005, focusing on project implementation, product development, and customer success. His work passion is to leverage technology to solve business problems that deliver value to the company and end users. Scott holds an Engineering degree from Purdue University where he met his wife of 27 years, Gretchen. They have 2 college age daughters, Rachel and Lauren. They live in Wyckoff, NJ and attend Cornerstone Christian Church.

Morgan Burklow

Advisory Board Member

Morgan is a Wealth Advisor & Consultant. He has and continues to provide solutions for people to achieve their personal, professional and financial goals. Morgan holds various leadership positions such as board member of Legacy Minded Men, public speaker, an ordained minister, and mentors inner-city youth through Football. He has an unparalleled passion for sharing God's love with those in his circle of influence. Morgan earned his B.S. from Montclair State University and his CRPC® (Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor) designation from The College for Financial Planning, he is actively working on his CFP® (Certified Financial Planner) designation. He and his wife, Jacqueline, have two children and a heart to serve people.

Joe Battaglia

Advisory Board Member

Joe Battaglia is a broadcaster, author (The Politically Incorrect Jesus, That’s My Dad), and president of Renaissance Communications, a media company whose mission is to provide media platforms for gifted communicators of Biblical truth.

Joe is also an executive producer of the nationally syndicated radio program Keep the Faith, and for over 16 years, he’s been involved in the promotion of highly successful hit movies, such as Miracles From Heaven, War Room, and I Can Only Imagine.

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.

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.

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 San Antonio, TX, with his wife Darlene, and their son Samuel David.

Mike Palombi

Director, Prison Ministry

Mike Palombi is Founder and CEO of Prisoner of Hope Ministries, Inc., a non-profit organization created to impact the lives of men and women serving time in prison through the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Mike is an ex-offender whose time in prison led to a supernatural encounter with Jesus Christ, where he heard the audible voice of God ask him, "How's it feel, tough guy?!" Those words became the title of his award winning memoir, "How's It Feel, Tough Guy?: From Prisoner of Pride to Prisoner of Hope" which is in hundreds of prisons across America. Mike and his wife, Heidi, have been ministering together in prisons and recovery centers since 2013. Mike and Heidi have 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren. They reside in Manchester, New Jersey and are leaders at El Bethel International Ministries Church in Port Jervis, NY.

Erskin Anavitarte

Legacy Ambassador

Texas native Erskin Anavitarte is a dynamic Singer-Songwriter, Diversity Spokesman, and Adoption Advocate based in Nashville, TN. Alongside his wife Kelli and their two children, Erskin is passionate about supporting orphaned, abandoned, and vulnerable people through their work with non-profit organizations including Holt International, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Life Action, Project Connect Nashville, and Justice Circle Nashville. In addition to his musical talents and social activism, Erskin is also a skilled Co-Producer.

Rob Billingham

Advisor

Rob is the President and Founder of Resolute Men Ministries. Resolute Men’s mission is to be intentional in building relationships with men in order to effectively disciple them. Rob organizes and leads men’s conferences and workshops to help deepen and strengthen relationships with men of faith. Rob is the creator and developer of the R12 “activating a life of authentic character” workbook curriculum. Rob has been leading men’s ministry groups for 15 years. He was the founder of Training Camp Men’s Ministries which held yearly conferences that included NFL chaplains and former players to reach men through the interest of football. He has a bachelor of Church Ministry Degree from The Sure Foundational Theological Institute in Seminole FL. He has a heart to see men fulfill their God-given responsibilities and develop relationships with a band of brothers within the local community.

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