Featured Missionary: Philip and Jennifer Rizzo

- 8:32 pm - January 4th, 2015

Featured Missionary: Philip and Jennifer Rizzo

January 04, 2015 at 8:32 PM

Each week, FBCK features a different missionary to learn about and pray for. This week's featured missionary family is Philip and Jennifer Rizzo of City Baptist Church, Hoboken, New Jersey.

Philip Rizzo was always driven. As a young boy, he lost his right arm at the elbow in an accident. Undeterred, he excelled at sports in high school, earning a sports scholarship in football. He was just as driven in his career, graduating from Villanova University with a B.S. in Business Management, and then starting and growing a successful business building new homes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

That drive is still is strong, but now it is in another direction. In October 2009, he responded to God’s call to the gospel ministry with a vision to plant a Bible-centered church in the city of Hoboken, New Jersey. He completed his formal Bible training with a Masters Degree in Pastoral Theology in May 2011. He and his wife Jennifer rented and refurbished a commercial building in Hoboken, and in October 2012, they launched City Baptist Church. You can learn more about their ministry at www.citybaptist.com.