We would like to dedicate this website and ministry to two very influential people in our lives,
Rev. John Goleboski, and Katherine Jordan.
Rev. John was a very close and dear friend to us. We met him in July of 1985 at Faith Fellowship Ministries World Outreach Center when it was in Edison, NJ. From the time we met, our relationship grew into a special bonding relationship that only God can design. Johnny G, as those of us who were close to him called him, was the assistant head usher at that time. Three months after we were born again, he asked Rev. Ralph if he was ready to become an usher, and Ralph's response was, "yes I am". So he began to train him. Rev. Ralph says, "I learned a lot from Johnny G. The gifts he imparted into me still remain in my heart. I use them every day".
Rev. John founded the first Victory In Jesus meetings in 1986 at Faith Fellowship Ministries World Outreach Center under the leadership of Pastor David T. Demola.
After a time of separation, the Lord brought us back together again. Rev. John was conducting a Victory In Jesus meeting in a local church and he asked us if we would lead worship at those meetings. We agreed, and that's how we got involved.
On November 13, 2005, Johnny G went home to be with his Lord whom he loved and served faithfully. He was a fun loving man, whose speech was always soft, never harsh. He never had a bad thing to say about anyone. He always knew the right thing to say and the right time to say it. His answers were always based on the Word of God. He was filled with Godly wisdom. We know that his reward is great, as he has touched so many hearts and changed so many lives for Jesus Christ. There is a song that says, "Thank you, for giving to the Lord, I am a life that was changed". Johnny, we want to say, "thank you for giving to the Lord, and for giving so much of yourself to us. We are two lives that are forever changed because of you".
We love you, and we miss you so. Thank you for trusting and believing in us to carry on the work you started.
Our beloved Kay Jordan, Rev. Ralph's sister, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on March 26, 2006. Kay was a major inspiration to us, always putting the Lord first and always encouraging us. She was very encouraging to us when we were starting this ministry, telling us to trust God to open every door, knowing that all things are possible with him.
Kay was a mighty woman of God, used in the offices of intercessor and evangelist. She would evangelize at work and at home. It didn't matter where she was. She wanted to make sure that everyone that crossed her path heard the Good News. Her prayer was for them all to have the born again experience that she did on that Sunday morning, August 18, 1985, when she made Jesus Christ the Lord and Savior of her life. She also had her prayer lists and would pray for anybody and everybody, and of course she would encourage us to do the same. We know that her prayers played a big part in this ministry, and she will always be a part of it. We will forever be grateful to her for her obedience to the call of God on her to pray. We know that her prayers have changed many lives.
Kay was the loving mother of her two daughters, Debbie and Jackie. She raised them up with Godly morals and principles, and she did a fine job of it. Debbie and Jackie are a very big part of this ministry. Kay was also a loving and dedicated grandmother to her three grandsons, JR, Taylor and Nicholas. She loved them very much and she was without a doubt, extremely proud of all of their accomplishments. In fact, Nicholas made the beautiful cross that hangs in our chapel. Kay would have been very proud of that as well. Continue to make Grandma proud boys!
We miss Kay very much. She has touched many lives with her loving kindness, but we know that she has gone on to receive her reward in heaven.
AND SPECIAL THANKS TO.......
Our niece, without whom none of this would have ever happened. She is the one who brought us to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. She was the first person in the family to receive Jesus as Lord and Savior, and she is responsible for many more of us that followed. She probably doesn't even realize it, but she has many crowns to lay down at the feet of Jesus when that glorious day comes. Without going too deep into the testimony of Rev. Ralph, he was on his way to do the unthinkable, when he suddenly felt the urge to go to his sister's house, a place where he was never a regular visitor before. While he was there, his sister, her husband, and Rev. Ralph's niece witnessed to him and told him about Jesus; but the one thing that really turned him around was when his niece pointed to the crucifix he wore on a chain around his neck and said, "You know Uncle Ralph, He's not on the cross anymore." That was a turning point for him, and he wanted to know more. They invited him to come to church with them the next Sunday, so Rev. Ralph and his wife Rev. Valerie, went with them to Faith Fellowship World Outreach Center that Sunday and they both received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior that morning, July 7, 1985.
Other special people that God put into our lives when we first became born again deserve to be mentioned here as well, as they have imparted much Godly wisdom into us, and taught us SO MUCH in those early days.
Pastor David T. Demola, of course, who is our pastor and spiritual father, and continues to impart much Godly wisdom into us as he teaches us every week how to live our lives for the kingdom of God. His teachings through all the years have made us what we are today. We could not have asked God for a better pastor. There are no words to express the love we have for Pastor Demola.
Rose Renna, who, when we were just babes in the Word, invited us to her intercessory prayer meetings on Monday nights in her home, and taught us how to pray. Rose really took us under her wing and nurtured us. She even had us go out with her on the streets of New Jersey and New York to evangelize, and she taught us how to do that as well. Another thing she taught us was to be people of faith, to speak positively in faith and to have no negative speech in our lives. Rose has since gone on to her reward in heaven. We miss her tremendously and we will be eternally grateful to her for the nurturing. She truly was a mighty woman of God.
Paulette and Marylou, who also had a part in nurturing and teaching us how to pray, evangelize, and have love and compassion for people. We always say that God really put us with the "right" people when we became born again. Those "right" people were Rose, Paulette and Marylou. We're sure that they have no idea how much their walk influenced us. They truly have no idea.