From Joe Pinto,
23 years ago my mother with a humble heart, refined through trials and tribulation. With her heart, dedicated me to the Lord when I was Born. My childhood and teenage years i went to the Catholic Church. I had no real revelation of Jesus, no knowing of the word, and no knowledge of the Truth. Though i always had hope! I always had peace and child like faith in my heart that I could not understand.
My family and I lived in the Bronx, NY. After that we moved upstate in the country side of NY. Most of my time in school I was bullied pretty badly for being the city kid. Many kids hated me, looking to beat me up. Meanwhile at home I had tough struggles with my father and his anger, seeing him fighting other people. My dad was a pro boxer, growing up with him and i dealt with things the hard way, whenever we had problems we would handle things in the ring. All my life i was in love with baseball, so that would always was my escape from everything. As i went into high school I began to get really good at baseball, every team i would try out for I would make. I was the starting pitcher for JV/Varsity high school baseball. Throwing the baseball over 80 mph and later on in college 90+ mph, i began to get noticed by different coaches to travel and play baseball. At one time i even was offered to go to china and play ball.
At this time my father miraculously gave his life to the Lord, giving up his alcohol, drugs, anger, etc. My dad started to introduce the bible to our home, which caused many things to happen. My father began to see the corruption in the Catholic Church, so he pulled us out. We would have church at home. He even at times traveled to tell about his testimony and even having his own congregation at a time.
Through my father's transformation, I saw many things. Darkness came after my family; we had a season where every night and day we had paranormal activity in our house. Demons started visiting my brother and I at night. Even at times appearing in our rooms in the form of people, we would tell our parents about this phenomenon and they didn't believe us. Though later, those demons came after my parents. We all would be tormented at night with voices in the dark, loud sounds at night but no one is there, walking in the hallways, knocking on walls, figures appearing in the house. My father had a speed ball that he would hit for boxing. This ball would go back and forth as you hit it, making an obnoxious sound. One day my dad fell asleep on the couch in the living room and no one was home except him. Our boxing gym was downstairs under the living room, where that speed ball was. My dad was all of a sudden woken up to the sound of that ball going back and forth by itself. He walked downstairs, and that ball was moving by itself. My dad began to put his foot down, and things changed as he figured out the authority that we have in Christ. All that paranormal activity no longer lived in our home after that.
At that time I was very into the paranormal, and even had a team of guys that would investigate the devils of the night. All of a sudden i came across a friend who was possessed by a demon. I had remembered a few things from my dad's teachings. I prayed over this friend and i casted out my first demon at the age of 16. At this time the lord started leading me to him more and more. I went to a camp that same year and was baptized in the Holy Ghost and Fire. The same night with evidence of speaking in tongues, I joined a room of 70 youths that were baptized for the first time, all speaking in tongues for the first time at the same time. We all felt the presence of the Lord burning in our little hearts for the first time. As I came home to my parents after that camp, I was very excited for the things of God. My teenage life following that took a spin the opposite way; I begin to excel farther in baseball. I even became popular in school, getting involved in many things. Lead singer of bands, musicals, clubs, sports, dating girls.
Even though I was young i begin to be consumed with the lust of the flesh and the pride of life. My head became swelled in pride. I then went on to college. I was recruited to play college baseball, and this is where I reached my climax of rebellion against God and my own family so that I could fall into fornication and other dumb things. In college i did have one good thing happen, I met my Future wife Erin Elizabeth Falvella! Erin and I moved to Florida so that I can play baseball at NCAA University of Tampa. Moving away from my family having rebellion in my heart, I begin to humble myself and truly seek after God again. At this time I begin to meet different people that the Lord put in place, and my life begin to change as I stepped in the middle of a mini revival. And this is when my life changed! I had a face to face encounter with Jesus; it forever scared my mind for the Good. He spoke these words, "Leave everything and follow me". At this time i was going to one of the best schools in the state, i only had two years left of college! I was a part of a NCAA baseball team, being scouted by teams from the White Sox, Mets and Orioles. My dream was to make the major leagues, but when this man Jesus spoke those words to me, I dropped everything!! I Left college, I left my dream career so that I can follow Jesus. He took my breath away; one touch from Him set me on FIRE for Jesus to walk the narrow way!
Today my wife, Erin, and I have a beautiful son named Roman, Who is just a baby. He was given to us so that he can be raised up to lead the body of Christ in the Future. Erin and I could not find a ministry that was laying their all down for the Lord, no ministry that is forsaking all for Jesus, no ministry that is like minded for the manifestation of Christ on this earth. Then one day we meet a couple in Shane and Marlene Roessiger, who were and still are on fire for Jesus.
We saw in them an undying will for Christ to be formed here on earth. And we fell in Love because we saw Christ in them! Ever since, we have been planted at H.O.T House of Truth, with Shane and Marlene. We stand today under the Apostolic Mission of the Lord with our true destined family that God has ordained. So that we can be raised up to be the Sons of God and Manifest Christ in us, so that he may be glorified above the systems of this age and many can be saved!
The Lord is coming soon!!!! BUT! He will have his church without spot or wrinkle and he will have a church that the gates of hell WILL NOT in any way prevail against! We are here to reveal Christ and the power of his cross!!! So that the righteousness of God can be revealed from faith to faith and the lost of the nations can be reunited! Adopted! Immersed again with Father who is the ALPHA AND OMEGA! The BEGINNING AND THE END! WHO WAS AND IS AND IS TO COME!!!
All who listen: seek after Christ and His Kingdom, because REVIVAL, REFORMATION, RESTORATION are coming to a city near you for one last time! The Lord says it is not over until the White Horse rides the earth one last time!!! To gather the remnant and set them on FIRE FOR HIM IN THE UNITY OF THE FULLNESS AND FAITH OF CHRIST! And this shall happen before the great and terrible day of the LORD! And this is why and we are here! This is what we were made for: REDEMPTION! All you who seek, he will answer. All you who knock, he will open and THOSE THAT CALL ON THE NAME OF JESUS FROM THE HEART LEVEL SHALL BE SAVED!!!!!!!!
Growing up, I was in and out Catholic Church. Never paid mind to who Jesus was, just did the do's of a Catholic girl. Church, church school, communion, confession ect. After years of putting "who is God" on the back burning and living life, I met my Joe, who told me he reads the Bible & believes in Jesus. At the time, he challenged me to figure out, who was Jesus? Who was God? And I questioned: Why did Joe believe what he believes? Since being together in 2012, God has brought Joseph into my life, to help guide & lead me to the feet of Jesus, everyday. We have been able to overcome challenges as husband & wife, as well as parents. God has used Shane & Marlene in our life together to push us to be made in image of Christ. To walk, talk, learn, express, teach, as Christ has done. Everyday pushing for God's will in our life, as a wife and a mother. Our walk, our journey, our life is much more than what the world previews it as. It's unconditional love, passion for the one and only, who can promise eternal life. As we come together as one body, one accord, and the bride of Christ, we will follow this narrow path to our one true love. As we continue to pull on the Holy Spirit for more revelation of the mysteries of his truth and heart, we unravel who God wants us to be. Not who we want to be. I will continue to seek God, as a daughter of Christ, a wife to Joseph, and a mom to Roman.Back to Team Members