Our November Speaker is Rick Giannetti. Rick and his wife Katrina of 15 years live on Fort Drum. He is the father of four children, Katelyn 13, Christian 10, Dominic 8, and Caleb 5. He has been serving in the military for over 15 years and is an Army First Sergeant. Rick was born in Springfield, Massachusetts and later moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma where he was raised. His Military career has given him experience leading people and has motivated his heart to see lives changed by Jesus Christ. He is currently serving as a Children’s Church Teacher, Military Life Group Leader, Deacon, and is a credentialed Minister. Rick did not grow up in a Christian home and has known Jesus as Savior and Lord for over 18 years. Rick says “That God changed his life through effective discipleship and gives total credit to God for a change to his family’s future as well.” He believes that effective discipleship is where real growth occurs in a Christians walk. He attributes his success in life, family, and ministry to his discipleship experience.
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Terry Rivers resides in Watertown, N.Y. His occupation is in Project Team- Research and Development, Jain Irrigation, Watertown, N.Y. He graduated from local high school, and comes from a large Catholic family, with a strong Italian background on the maternal side, has 7 sisters and 2 brothers. Terry is the father of a 5 year old son. He has had an addiction that has caused heavy personal, fiscal and emotional consequences. He has fought it for numerous years through several rehabs and NYS Shock Incarceration to mention some of his recovery attempts. He has found his way finally, by reaffirming himself with Jesus Christ, and through God he has found a peaceful life away from the caustic and dark days of addiction. Now he has found himself helping others break free from their bondage.
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Chan Redfield is a retired Physical Education teacher from Carthage Central School. He also owned and operated Redfield Construction for 40 years. He holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Missouri and has been a Head Football Coach and Wrestling Coach at the High School level. Chan has also refereed over 500 High School Varsity basketball games. He holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate and is a Certified Flight Instructor with instrument rating. Chan relocated to South Dakota a few years ago. He is a hunting guide for an outfitter there where he is known as “Rooster Redfield”. Chan raised 2 children, David and Sarah and has several grandchildren. Come and hear Chan’s story of how Jesus Christ has become the focus of his life and the desire of his heart. He has a desire to see the Holy Spirit sweep into the mainline churches in his community.
Brian was scheduled to speak in December 2016 but that meeting was cancelled.
Brian lived an idyllic childhood. He was born in Orange County California and grew up in Burbank where his father worked as an accountant for Walt Disney. The family later moved to Ledyard, Connecticut and eventually moved to Lowville, NY. There his father died of cancer when Brian was 15, ending his ideal childhood and leaving him angry with God. But Jesus got hold of him soon after and radically changed his life forever. Brian has personally witnessed and experienced many supernatural wonders and miracles, and has had encounters with angels and demons. He believes the greatest purpose and fulfillment in life is to know Christ and make Him known. Brian holds a Bachelors degree in Business Management as well as several other lesser degrees and certifications. He is a Journeyman Electrician by trade and has worked as a power plant operator and wind turbine technician among other things. He is actively involved in music ministry and short-term missions. Brian married Cheryl Tiffany of Lowville, and they have seven children (6 boys and 1 girl) and eight grandchildren so far! They have lived in Carthage, NY for nearly 30 years.
The regular Dinner Meetings scheduled for December, January & February were cancelled.