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Mike Kaminicki accepted Jesus as his savior while getting his bachelor’s degree in history and education at Grove City College. Although he has loved teaching high school social studies and coaching football for the last 21 years, while teaching Bible courses at church, his hunger for a deeper knowledge of God’s word persisted. In 2012, Mike enrolled at Liberty University Online but desired a face to face classroom experience. When he found out that the CORE Seminary program was launching he signed up and was in the first class offered. Today, he is only a few credits away from a master’s in religion with a concentration in biblical studies. He has had a wonderful experience in seminary; learning and growing as a student of the Bible and follower of Christ, all because God has been faithful in maximizing his time and blessing this pursuit in many ways. Mike also has a master’s degree in liberal studies from Stony Brook University as well as an International Baccalaureate history certification. He lives on Long Island with his wife and two children.
“When God called me to pastor in the Northeast people told me it was the “graveyard for evangelism” but we serve a God who’s known for resurrecting dead things! He revitalized our church and we believe He wants to revitalize yours too! Our vision is to build churches for Christ throughout the Northeast and beyond. That is why we launched the Revitalize Conference. We look forward to serving you!”
When Mike Rubino first sensed God’s call in 2012 to Cornerstone Bible Church, a non-denominational church on Long Island, he was confident he could lead the church out of its decline and ineffectiveness. The church had declined to 50 to 60 in attendance. It had no small groups, a declining budget, and an aging congregation. But Mike saw potential. The church has seven acres on Long Island, a huge block of land for the area. The facilities were in disrepair, but it had good infrastructure. Yes, Mike was confident he could lead the revitalization. And that was his first major mistake.
“I was self-dependent,” Mike told us. “I was too self-confident. I did not depend on God.” So, when the pastor ran into the buzzsaws of a controlling family, major disagreements, and a church that did not reflect the diversity of the community, he had to make major changes. And, he told us, the first change had to be him. “I was the major problem at the onset,” he told us. “I had to become prayerfully dependent on God if this revitalization would ever take place.”
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