WE ARE: LEGACY MINDED MEN
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.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
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.
Founder & President
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 and two grandchildren. To book a speaking engagement with Joe, go to: http://www.legacymindedmen.org/joepellegrino
Andrew Miles, Esq.
Executive Board Member, Chairman of the Board &
Andrew (Drew) Miles, Esq., grew up working in the family business on Long Island, NY, which sparked his entrepreneurial spirit. Over the last 30 years, he has built a multi-faceted financial services enterprise, focused on tax advantaged strategies which have helped preserve over $750,000,000 in client’s wealth. He and his wife Mari have two children and two grandchildren and have dedicated their businesses to the service of the Lord.
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.
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.
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.
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 is a Wealth Advisor & Consultant with Mindful Wealth Management. 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 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.
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.
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 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.
Paul is a senior advisor with more than 23 years of experience providing financial advice to substantial individual and institutional clients. Paul has served as a Managing Director and Head of Global Sales for BNY Mellon Capital Markets (BNYMCM). He was responsible for developing BNYMCM’s Institutional Taxable trading capabilities. Paul was selected as a Chairman Circle Award recipient in 2007. Prior to joining BNYMCM in 1998, he completed an intensive Fixed Income training program at Lehman Brothers, where he held various positions in Fixed Income trading and sales.
Advisor & Counselor
Juan Garcia holds a B.A. in Psychology & Christian Counseling with a concentration in Family Therapy. He also obtained a Master’s in Clinical Pastoral Counseling and is licensed with the National Christian Counselors Association. Juan has been ordained in the ministry since 2005. He has served as an Asst. Pastor (Wayne, NJ) Church Planter (Newark, NJ) and Church Revitalizer (Washington Heights, NY) for over 15 years. Juan most recently served as a Certified Teacher for the School of Prayer out of Christ Church USA with Dr. David Ireland, Lead Pastor. Juan has been married to Deborah since 1996 and together, they have 2 children: Jordan (22) and Hannah (15) and resides in NJ.
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.
Michel is a passionate social entrepreneur that devoted his life elevating people mentally, emotionally, economically and spiritually. He has been in Pastoral ministry for 35+ years. He was a 4 year starter at Virginia Tech and played 1 season with the NY Jets. He pastored several churches in NYC before running for NYC Mayor and then Comptroller from 2015-2017. He now serves as Pastor for Outreach at Victory Church and is the Executive Director for the Philadelphia Council of Clergy.
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.
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.
Alfred T. Long
Pastor Long is the Founder and Director of Jacob's Ladder Ministries whose mission is to renew individuals, restore families and rebuild communities. He conducts addiction recovery classes in prisons, churches and in the community using his book "Grasping at the Wind". The book is a biography of his struggles with addictions that acts as a practical manual using biblical principles to help individuals maintain sobriety. He is married to Kacie Starr Long and together they relentlessly minister to those who society has discarded as outcasts.
John B. Savage, EMBA, is a seasoned consultant and coach. For over thirty years, his big ideas have been helping nonprofits develop the organizational health, capacity, and capital they need to make the world a better place. John’s creative solutions have benefited agencies from entrepreneurial startups to organizations celebrating their hundredth anniversaries.
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