Embracing the Lost, Equipping the saints, Empowering for Purpose. Embracing the Lost: God says in 1Timothy 2:4 it is His desire that all be saved. Our desire is also for those without the hope of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We want to reach out to the community to show them God’s love which leads to repentance, Romans 2:4 and a new life.
Equipping the Saints: At Movement Church SI we strongly believe that discipleship is an essential part of who we are. Through counseling, mentoring, teaching and small groups we help believers to grow in their knowledge and love of God. This process equips them to face the different aspects of the Christian life as well as being able to share their faith, Matthew 28:19
Empowering for Purpose: Through evangelism and discipleship the believer is empowered for this purpose, service. Jesus himself came to serve, Matthew 20:28, can we be expected to do any less? All member of Movement Church SI are encouraged to be part of a ministry and serve their community.
Our Goal To be the hands, Feet, and Voice of the Living God in a Dying World.
Hands To actively take part in the community serving with compassion and love. Mark 9:41
Feet To spread the gospel in this city and to the world. Mark 16:15
Voice To speak the truth of God’s saving word in love to all. Eph 4:15 John 3:16
Steven J. Martino is lead pastor and founder of Movement Church SI. He started Movement Church in 2005 in his home along with his wife Pastor Melissa Martino and a handful of people.
Pastor Steve is and ordained evangelical minister who has served in the mission field in South East Asia, Mexico and Central America and as a youth pastor in Detroit Mich. He is currently involved as Director of Movement SI Disaster Relief in the recovery and rebuilding effort post Hurricane Sandy. Pastor Steve and Melissa have been married for thirteen years and are the parents four children.
Al Bertolotti is a licensed evangelical minister and one of the founding members of Movement Church SI.
Pastor Al worked on Wall Street for over thirty years which is where he first met Pastor Steve. He is involved in the day to day workings of the church as well as playing the bass guitar for worship. He is married to his wife Gladys of 34 years and has a son Alex who is in full time ministry
Our Vision Loving, Growing, Moving Forward.
Loving: We believe in putting the words of Jesus in action as stated in Matt. 22:36-40 Loving God, Loving People.
Growing We believe in helping all who would be part of our family to grow in the spiritual wisdom and knowledge of our Lord. Col 1:9-10 1 Peter 2:1-5
Moving Forward We believe in continually moving forward becoming more like Christ in our daily lives.
Melissa A. Martino is a licensed minister at Movement Church in Staten Island N.Y., which she co-founded with her husband. She is married 13yrs.to Rev. Steven J. Martino and the proud mother of 4 children. Pastor Melissa has been active in women’s ministry for the past 11yrs, recently; she helped co-found Movement SI Disaster Relief and actively works along side her husband in serving their community.
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