Won’t You Be My Neighbor (Episode 12)


This week we are sharing a message from Rosario Picardo from Ginghamsburg Church in Ohio.

As Ginghamsburg’s Executive Pastor of New Church Development, Rosario (Roz) Picardo partners with Senior Pastor Mike Slaughter and the leadership team to dream and deploy new faith communities within the Ginghamsburg community of churches. He also provides for the oversight and growth of the current Dayton campuses, partnering with Pastor Jon Morgan at the Fort McKinley Campus while also currently serving as the campus pastor at The Point Campus in Trotwood. Roz is an Ordained Elder within the United Methodist Church, holding a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry from United Theological Seminary. He leads a consulting group for church planters/pastors called Picardo Coaching LLC and is the author of Embrace: A Church Plant That Broke All the Rules (Pickwick Publications) and Get to Work: Recovering a Theology of Bivocational Ministry (Wipf & Stock Publishers).

Before joining the Ginghamsburg team in July 2014, Roz served as the founding and lead pastor of Embrace Church, a multi-campus church plant in Lexington, Kentucky.

Pastor Rosario Picardo | rpicardo@ginghamsburg.org


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