My name is John Gariboldi and I love to
teach the Bible!
Shortly after I got saved in 1993, the Lord placed on my heart a desire to
pastor His people. At the time I was living
on Long Island and the Lord gave me a vision
of my future wife and I living in upstate
New York while pastoring a church in the
"country". After living in Rochester for a
while, I was driving through LeRoy on
business and the Lord directed my attention
on this place. Through prayer and meeting
of certain brothers and sisters in the Lord,
a little Bible study was formed that met
every Thursday for 3 1/2 years until
eventually we prayerfully decided to start
Sunday Service. It has been a wonderful
journey thus far and a real growing
experience in the Lord. I have enjoyed
watching the Lord work in my life and the
lives of His people. It's exciting to be a
part of His Body here on earth and to
worship together in our home away from
My desire as a minister of the Gospel is to
see people be set free from the horrible
grip of sin. Sin promises love, joy and
peace, but it is a lie that devastates and
rips through you and those around
you without mercy. Only through the Lord
Jesus Christ can this freedom be found.
Through prayer, repentance, and a real
commitment to Him you WILL see real growth
and life changing emotional and physical
qualities take place in your life.
We are here to walk with you before, during,
and after your commitment to Jesus Christ.
This is called discipleship. We know it is
hard at first to maintain your commitment to
Christ due to family, friends, addiction,
and other circumstances. By attending
Penuel Christian Fellowship you will get
solid Bible study at every service and will
be encouraged to read on your own. We have
many free books and tracts to help you on
your journey. Remember, the Bible is the
word of GOD, so it would make sense to read
it and see what God would have for us. Did
you ever ask yourself the question,
"What does God want me to know?". Well, the
answers can be found in His very words to
us. We read and comment on the entire
Bible! What a joy!
If you're tired of the life you're living,
like I once was, consider coming to Penuel,
visit with us, ask us questions, discover
the God who created us all and His Son Jesus
Christ Who offers us salvation (the only way
The person who led me to Christ was a
Christian counselor. I desperately needed
help from my depression, despair,
alcoholism, and sinful lifestyle. I didn't
know what I was getting into, but God did!
She told me all about the sin we are born
with and the way to a new life in Christ.
This was done through general conversation
and Christian workbooks. It was a wonderful
time of learning, growth and freedom. I
realized then that counseling (or
discipleship) is a very important aspect of
Christian ministry. And it's Biblical too!
Please feel free to email me and we can talk
In the Love of God...John
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