Friday, December 12

CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS #2

Today I want share a few more of my CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS.  This one is really personal but since its my blog I'm giving myself permission to do so, lol!  If it weren't for the following people the ministry at GRANITE UNITED CHURCH would NOT be where it is today.

CHRISTY MILAS - My beuatiful amazing hot wife!  We have been dating for over 30 years and she is my inspiration, best friend and partner in ministry.  She cares zero about being in front of people but loves THE LORD and PEOPLE with all her heart.  She has never held me back from doing anything ministry related and has serves JESUS by my side since day one.  She is THE LOVE OF  MY LIFE!

ASHLEY CHRISTINE TINNEY - Ashley my oldest daughter may be the most creative gifted person walking planet earth!  Her dedication to the ministry and GRANITE is surpassed by no one.  She loves JESUS, loves serving, loves giving 110% all the time.  To the point she wears herself down!  If you see it on a slide, picture, postcard, GRANITE gear, photo booth, and so much more ASHLEY did it!  She also is an amazing mommy to my cool GRANDSON OLLIE and an amazing wife!

CALEY CHRISTINE KING - KK as we have always called her has a love and passion for JESUS and PEOPLE that has always been easy to see!  KK serves in our daycare and student ministries and pours everything she has into our kids and students.  She doesn't like seeing people mistreated and is a defender of those who cannot defend themselves!  She is the amazing mommy to my beautiful GRANDDAUGHTER AUBREY and is also an amazing wife!

CODY ANTHONY MILAS - My son!  There's a lot of adjectives I could to describe CODY such as WARRIOR, FAITHFUL, MOMMYS BOY (lol), BALLER, but more importantly he is a servant of THE LORD JESUS!  Cody serves JESUS through the video ministry at GRANITE.  In other words if you see it on THE SCREEN or on THE WEB more than likely Cody created it!  Granite has been able to go to A...HOLE...NUTHA...LEVEL because of his gifts!  I am so proud of him!

TERRY and MARIAN MILAS - My parents moved to NEW ENGLAND just months after Christy and I did.  They possess a burning passion to see peoples lives changed and NEW ENGLAND come to JESUS!  My parents have worked full time at the church for 17 years and have never received a penny in compensation!  Humanly speaking GRANITE would have not survived the early days without my parents.

THE SON IN LAWS -  HAHA I have to give these guys a hard time its what I do!  I am blessed to know that my daughters have married amazing godly men!  MICHAEL TINNEY and TOM KING are not only incredible husbands but they are dedicated followers of JESUS and serve GRANITE with all they have!  I am blessed to have them as part of our family.  They are above and beyond husbands, fathers, and providers!  Proud of these guys!

SCOTT and LISA BYERLY- My brother-in-law and sister have been at GRANITE since day one.  I am grateful for the faithfulness and for the way they have always served our church!

So there ya go!  A little glimpse into how blessed I am not only as a PASTOR but more importantly as a HUSBAND, FATHER, and FAMILY MAN!

Wednesday, December 10

CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS #1

I haven't blogged for a couple of months but I don't want to miss the chance to share some CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS that are incredibly special to me.  GRANITE UNITED is a blessed church and one of the biggest reasons is the AMAZING CAMPUS PASTORS, SERVICE PASTORS, and DIRECTIONAL TEAM we have and I want to brag on them!

I want to draw out some of their incredible gifts and by no means is what I am about to write everything you need to know about these amazing men.

SALEM CAMPUS:

Saturday Leader:

PAUL BARBAGALLO - When I think of PAUL I think of the ULTIMATE TEAM PLAYER!  I think of a guy who has a desire to learn, a passion to lead, is an inspiration to those around him and is is always willing to do whatever needs to be done!

Sunday Leaders:

RODGER WRIGHT - Rodger is CAPTAIN ENERGY and EXCITEMENT!  Rodger is on of those guys who when he says charge everyone around him says LETS GO!  Rodger loves the LORD, is fully committed and is just a joy to be around!

COURTLAND HOLLOWAY - To know Court is to love Court!  He is one of the humblest caring people walking planet earth!  Court always believes the best in others and pushes me to be my best. Court cares deeply about people, and is a loyal freind.  Court is that guy that no matter what always has your back.

HAVERHILL CAMPUS:

JOHN CROTEAU - John is one of the most committed people I have ever met.  What I appreciate and love about John is his heart! John's heart beats for JESUS and bleeds for people.  Johns is a sacrificial giver, a serious follower of JESUS and inspires people where ever he goes.  When John walks in a room the room gets better!

LAWRENCE CAMPUS:

JOE GARON - Joe is the embodiment of MAN ON FIRE!  Joe's loyalty, faithfulness, intensity, and commitment is contagious.  He's one of the hardest working men both inside the church and in the marketplace.  Joe's focus and push for clarity makes us a better team.

LONDONDERRY CAMPUS:

MATT MCCAIN - Matt is a FIREBALL!  Matt is an amazing preacher, inspirational teacher, learner, and usually wherever Matt is someone is laughing about something!  Matt passion to see people connect and reach their full potential in JESUS is awesome.

Additional Directional Team Peeps

NEXT GEN. MINISTRY:

TOM KING - Tom is one of the hardest working guys you could ever meet.  He possesses a drive and passion that makes GRANITE better.  His love for students and commitment to growth is rocking a region for JESUS.

CREATIVE MINISTRY:

GREGG DICECCA - Gregg is a loyal faithful team player that brings clarity to all that goes on in the GRANITE UNIVERSE.  Gregg's love for JESUS when he leads worship inspires hundreds of people to want to know and love JESUS more.  One of the things I appreciate about Gregg is he can always be counted on.

COACHING MINISTRY:

GEORGE WAKIM - George has been by my side serving faithfully for close to 17 years!  George is faithful, loyal and is passionate about seeing peoples lives aligned with GODS BEST.  George just makes us better.

GRANITE IS BLESSED with an exceptional team!  There's not enough room in this one blog to mention all the amazing ladies we have on our team.  If it weren't for the ladies our ship would be sunk at GRANITE, and yes I really do mean that!

I love, love, love being a part of this team, the GREATEST TEAM ON THE PLANET!