Elpidio Pezzella (Naples 1971) was born and grown up in the “New Pentecost” Christian Evangelical Church, in the shadow of the senior Pastor Remo Cristallo. He started the ministerial walk as teacher in sunday school (1991), then leading the youth group for ten years (1992-2002). In the meanwhile he was assisting other ministers in the pastoral fields of some local churches and especially in a small town called Casal di Principe (Italy), where now he’s still the Pastor in charge. He’s also the head of the publishing house “E.P.A. Media”, and in 2003 started the Christian magazine “Oltre” being the director manager since the beginning. In the New Pentecost Ministry he takes care of the Bible Training and he attends weekly lessons broadcasted through TeleOltre channel in the program “Studying the Word”. In 2010 he got the degree in Theology at the Pentecostal Faculty of Religious Studies with the thesis about New Testament exegesis ("The parrhesia in the early Christian communities according to the book of Acts”). Since 2011 is the responsible director of Oδos, the magazine of the Pentecostal Faculty of Religious Studies. Currently is taking care of Ministerial Lab, that is a course of discipleship training and Bible study. Furthermore is a member of the Standing Committee for Works of the Italian Pentecostal Churches Association. He is happily married to Gabriella, they have three children: Gioele, Elia and Jeremy.
For God is my witness, how greatly I long for you all with the affection of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:8-11
With these words of the Apostle Paul to the Philippians I mean to show my pastoral and teaching commitment as benefit of all believers, to whom I have sincere and deep affection in the Lord. What inspires me is to see growing the Church in knowledge and discernment in order to appreciate the best things, those that do not divide or destroy, but even if they should destroy then are followed by a building work, so that every believer may be filled with fruits of righteousness. In every way I have only one desire to give all the glory and praise to God.