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.
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:
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
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, 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
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, Treasurer
Les has been serving the Lord for over 30 years alongside his wife, JoAnn. They have two adult daughters, Kristy and Kara. He and his wife have been involved in several church ministries including drama team, Sunday School and various children ministries. Currently, he serves as a shepherd for leaders of small groups, leads his own small group and is an active member of his local church’s counting team. Recently Les joined the Board for Legacy Minded Men. He loves to serve and help others. His heart is to see young men and women surrender their life to Christ and live the life God has called them to. Les has extensive executive management experience as he was the Regional IT Head for North and South America for a market research firm. He also served on the US Executive leadership team and was a member of the Global IT leadership team. He and wife and daughters together own/operate a short-term rental business in Florida. These experiences have allowed him to utilize the abilities that the Lord has given him. He resides with his family in Pompton Plains, 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.
Assistant to the President and Global Group Leader
My name is Craig Livsey. I am a simple man who simply loves the Lord and all things that pertain to Him. I have found my purpose in Christ and that is l, on the one hand, to love the Lord, His people and my family with all my heart, and on the other to reach out to those who don’t know him and share the love of God with them. I am beyond blessed to be apart of the Legacy Minded Men movement, it is a passion of mine to be Legacy Minded and to encourage other men to do so. My hobbies include reading, playing sports and anything to do with the outdoors. I am married to Alexis and have 3 beautiful sons.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Advisory Board Member
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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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