Guy BonGiovanni

Guy and Esther BonGiovanni

Guy BonGiovanni was pastor at a local church Karen was invited to attend as a teen. After Karen found the Lord, he baptized her. Bill, Karen’s boyfriend, was not too happy about all these changes and had determined he was going to check it out. He would sit through the services, glaring at Pastor Guy the whole time, as though he couldn’t quite figure it all out. However, Guy’s strong faith and biblical insight caught Bill’s attention and respect.

Bill came to a point where he knew he had to make a decision. So he decided to hitchhike out west to “find himself” where he had a number of unusual experiences that Guy felt were quite providential. After hitchhiking back to Pennsylvania, Bill committed his life to Christ and was baptized by Pastor Guy.

As director of missions for an international Christian movement, Pastor Guy sent Bill and Karen on their first mission trip to Mexico for three weeks. Bill and Karen sensed a call of God to study for the ministry. Guy and his wife Esther were happy to attend Bill’s graduation from Mt. Vernon Bible College.

When Bill returned to the western Pennsylvania area to start his ministry, Dr. Guy BonGiovanni served on the initial Board of Directors and was the fund raiser for their first banquet, initiating the “faith promise” concept which the Lord has used to fund this ministry for over 35 years.

As missions director and then general overseer of an international movement, Dr. Guy BonGiovanni invited Bill to speak throughout the years at various churches and outreaches and also coordinated Bill’s ordination.

Guy and Esther BonGiovanni played crucial roles in bringing Karen and Bill to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith and knowledge of Scripture. They have been faithful friends and supporters throughout the years. The ministry is honored to have Dr. BonGiovanni serving on its Board of Reference.

In Dr. BonGiovanni’s words:

"I would characterize Bill and Karen’s ministry with the word stability. They are not only devoted followers of Christ, but Bill is a very careful scholar in his research and he is aggressively in pursuit of winning people to Christ. We are very proud of Bill and Karen."

Position: 
President, Life Enrichment Ministries, Inc.