About

 

Rev. Joseph Pittano and the work of Biblecia.com

 

I was born in Youngstown, OH, but grew up in and just around a little town called Mineral Ridge. I graduated high school in Champion in 1996. Since I left home just after high school I’ve lived all over the country serving in the military. I enlisted in the Air Force in 1998, spent eight and a half years as an enlisted man, four years on active duty and about four and a half in the Air National Guard, and then commissioned in the Army in 2007. After nearly nineteen years of service, I became a chaplain in the Army. My family and I currently live in Vilseck, Germany. I’ve deployed four times- once to Kuwait, once to Iraq, and twice to Afghanistan in support of America and her interests.

These days, aside from loving and raising my family, I spend as much time as I can in Bible study, apologetics, prayer, witnessing, writing, teaching and fellowship in the local church. I have an AA from a heretical school that shall remain unnamed (before I was a true believer), two engineering degrees from the US Air Force, a bachelor’s degree in business and computers from the University of South Florida, and a master’s degree in religious education from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.

My ministry is primarily a teaching one. I’ve been ordained as a Southern Baptist reverend since 2010. I strongly lean toward the Reformed side of the house and in that to historically Baptist soteriology.

I’ve been married to my wife, Lydia since 2004 and we have four kids. We have three girls- Sophi, Leah, and Maddie, and one son- Coen. Lydia has a creative writing bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida, and is herself a dearly loved Bible teacher of women and children wherever we get to serve. We both thoroughly enjoy in-home Bible study and live to open our home to others for that purpose. Most people come to the evening studies for Lydia’s cooking, however, not my teaching.

Since my conversion, I’ve been teaching wherever I’m of use in the world. I’ve moved seventeen times in twenty years so I don’t get to serve in churches for too long before moving on. I treasure personal evangelism more than anything else. I’ve been blessed to pastor, to live and preach around the world as an itinerant minister by profession and calling, shared several pulpits in pastoral internships, done open-air preaching, been a guest speaker at a few Christian youth conferences, taught numerous Sunday schools, taught evening classes at churches, led a great deal of home Bible studies, facilitated church new member’s classes and preached in theaters on military installations on everything from Bible assembly and canonicity to God’s sovereignty, the Gospel and evangelism. I’m working on several books. I have a mailing list for my articles that I share with anyone I can as often as I get to write them. I’ve even been known to play guitar in church a few times.

My primary joy in life is taking the truths of Scripture and teaching Christians why they should love them. I want to bring seminary level education to the laity because I’m tired of the celebrated mediocrity I see all around me in churches. I find great joy in relating, interpreting and expounding Scripture with Scripture. My plan is to retire from the military and pastor until I preach my own funeral, climb in the casket and go home. I love the local church!

I want this website to serve as a place of learning about the whole counsel of God. For the people I minister to in my own life, I value having a place where I can send them for materials and resources on the Gospel. A place where Scripture is explored, and links to other better ministries where that’s being done are abundantly provided. Check out the “Recommended listening list” or the “Must see” column for such links often. I post content here from me recorded both in public and private as often as I can. I sincerely hope that this site is a blessing to you!

Above all things, however, I wish to close humbly confessing that a wretch such as I can only boast in the Cross of Jesus Christ.

 

Soli Deo Gloria!

 

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