GERARDO HERNANDEZ will be the amazing guest speaker for the seminar, Christian Identity: The Gateway to Living in Reality. A native Texan, he is the President and Founder of B.O.C. (Body Of Christ) Ministry located in Corpus Christi, Texas and dedicated to evangelization and discipleship. Understanding the power of God's Word to change lives, preaching and teaching through the Word, is his passion! He has led thousands into a personal relationship with God through His Son Jesus. With a fervor given only by the Spirit of God, he continues to strive to build up the Body of Christ in these areas of ministry.
At the young age of 17, Gerardo experienced God's love for
him, personally. This was such a life-changing encounter for him,
that since that time, he has been sharing the
Good News of Jesus Christ to tens of thousands, from adults to
youth to young adults! Gerardo has served in ministry for over 27 years, devoting
his efforts in the areas of music, evangelization, discipleship
and stewardship. As a Recording Artist, he has performed before many
thousands in concert, but next to singing to the
Lord privately, his highest honor has been to perform at the World Youth Day
in Toronto Canada before Pope John Paul II and 500,000 pilgrims.
DEACON RALPH POYO, the founder of New Evangelization Ministries of Steubenville Ohio, has experienced for himself the Lord's transforming power. He will be serving at the Institute in several ways on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (July 28, 29, 30). He will be the presider for adoration on Thursday evening, the presenter of the teen program on Friday, Our Battle to Get to Heaven, and one of the guest speakers for the seminar, Moving Out in the Power of Pentecost on Saturday. With his engaging and passionate style of preaching, the Lord continues to use him to reach and challenge listeners of all ages. He has a special gift of challenging young people to make a decision for Christ. He is passionate about reaching out in order to bring a new life in the Holy Spirit to those who are thirsty for more.
Although born in Colombia, his family moved to the
United States in 1965. He and his wife Susan have five
beautiful daughters. He has come to understand the true meaning
of patience in living with his "Six Pack" of women. He counts
it his greatest joy that he introduced his girls to the Lord.
FATHER TOM FORREST, a Redemptorist priest and a well-known evangelist, will be the Con-celebrant for the liturgy on Friday evening, July 29 as well as one of the speakers for the seminar, Moving Out in the Power of Pentecost. Fr. Tom Forrest was ordained more than 50 years ago in New York. He worked for the first 23 years of his priesthood, serving the poor of the Caribbean. For six years he served as director of the International Office for Catholic Charismatic Renewal.
He has spoken in more than 104 different countries.
His articles and books have been translated into a number
of languages. Father had spoken with Pope John Paul II
on many occasions in the past. Fr. Tom is known for his dramatic and
powerful witness to Christ and will share his passion for evangelization, a key part
of every Christian's call.
MOST REVEREND DANIEL E. PILARCZYK, the retired Archbishop
of Cincinnati, will join us to celebrate the Eucharistic Liturgy on Sunday July 24
at 2:30 PM in Bellarmine Chapel. Archbishop Pilarczyk teaches to the faithful with
clarity and enthusiasm.
FATHER CHRIS CLAY, the Pastor at St. Lawrence Parish in
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, will be the main celebrant
for the opening Eucharistic Liturgy at the Bible Institute on Friday, July 22 at 7:30
PM. Come and be a part of this joyful celebration!
BILL RICHART, born Catholic, a former altar boy and Eucharistic minister who spent two years in seminary, has worked on an Oklahoma oil rig, as a congressional intern and as a country music disc jockey. After struggling with many of life's difficulties, he thanks the power of the Lord for restoring his relationship with Jesus. In 1998, Bill went into ministry full time. He will be ministering at the Bible Institute on Sunday, July 24 with an evening of healing praise and will also be presenting the two-day seminar, Praise and Worship: Standing in the Glory.
FATHER ROB JACK is currently an instructor of Theology at Mt. St.
Mary's Seminary. He will be presenting the seminar, Following Mary from Chaos to Christ, on Tuesday, July 26. Father
Rob is an animated and compelling teacher that will enliven your relationship with Mary and with Jesus.
MANT OTHER PRIESTS take part in the Bible Institute. We are very blessed to have priests from all over the Cincinnati Archdiocese and the Covington Diocese to celebrate daily mass and have nine or ten priests who help in offering the Sacrament of Reconciliation for each healing service. Priests are also available for the Life in the Spirit seminar. Thank God for these dedicated men of God!
Deacon Ralph Poyo will provide a great day of challenge outlining the great battle that is being waged by Satan in the U S culture against young people. He will equip the Youth with the knowledge of how God will lead them to heaven and to understand the necessity of making a decision for Christ. Ralph will unmask the deceptive influences of Satan and show the way his lies are tempting humanity to reject God and His love. The day will include music, praise, worship, large group activities and discussion.
** New Regulations for the Youth Day **
To insure that all get the benefit of the seminar:
All participants must be pre-registered; No walk-ins will be accepted. A separate registration form is needed for each attendee.
When you register, indicate your age and the name of your chaperone and their phone number.
An adult chaperone will be required for each ten teens (for example, a youth leader bringing 15 teens would need two adults.) Parents can join with other families in order to supply chaperones.
No children under 13 can be accepted. Only pre-registered persons (13-19) and their chaperones may attend the program which goes from 10 AM through 4:00 PM.
People will not be permitted to wander in and out of the seminar.
The last day to register for this program is Monday, July 25.