Baseball player, major league tryout participant, powerlifter, bodybuilder, manager of one of the highest profit producing health spas in the country, Joe Arminio had it all. A prestigious job, money, fast cars, wild living, and success—everything the culture says you need to be happy; but he still was void of peace, full of rage and empty on the inside. Until one Monday evening, February 23, 1978, driving his brown Firebird down the New Jersey Garden State Parkway, by exit 150 at 9:10 pm, Joe had an encounter that would change his life from that moment and forever. The light of Jesus Christ crashed into his darkness. He was introduced to the Son of God, radically transformed and instantly delivered from rage, riotous living, and routine religion. Jesus Christ ignited a fire in Joe and the journey began. Today, Joe is the Senior Pastor and founder of Abundant Life Whippany in New Jersey, Executive Director and Overseer of Renovation House (a drug and alcohol rehabilitation for men), Executive Director of Renovation House for Women, Chancellor of Abundant Life Christian School (K4-12th Grade), Founder of Abundant Life Bible Institute Ministry Training Center, Founder and CEO of ROC (Recreational Outreach Center) Gym, Founder and CEO of Kings Kids Day Care Center for infant children to PreK3, Executive Overseer of Abundant Life Ministries International, church planter, author, husband, father and grandfather. Only Jesus can transform someone from death to life, darkness to light, bondage to freedom. To God be all the glory, great things He has done.
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Donnie Rosa has been a part of Abundant Life Whippany since its inception in 1991 where he is currently a part of the pastoral team. He has served, in the past, as a youth pastor, elder, Christian school vice principal and treasurer. However, now his primary responsibilities at Abundant Life Whippany are worship ministry and pastoral care. In 2002 he founded Joysongs music with the aim of educating, equipping and empowering local churches so that they can unleash the power of worship. Joysongs is currently reaching and training thousands worldwide through, weekly videos, conferences, worship nights, worship leader roundtables and consulting. He and his wife, Linda, along with their four children, continue to love and serve the Lord.
Marc Siegel has also been a part of Abundant Life since its founding in 1991. He has modeled the meaning of working “heartily as unto the Lord” (Colossians 3:23) through his steadfast obedience to the calling of God in every ministry he serves in. He currently oversees our Bible Institute and is passionate about seeing people grow in their knowledge and understanding of God’s Word. He continues to lead by example with his wife of 27 years and their two daughters.
Bruno D’Innocenzo is a native-born Italian who has a fire for seeing people saved. Since he arrived at Abundant Life in 1992, he has served with diligence and integrity. He currently oversees Abundant Life’s Spanish speaking ministry as well as coordinating pick-ups for those who have transportation needs in our church. He, his wife and two children continue to serve God as they seek to know Him better.
Joe Arminio Jr. is a second generation pastor and preacher whose ministry focuses and passions include: the future of the millennial generation, the assets and also the dangers of the modern day church, the importance of the believer walking a Spirit-led life and the keys to healthy relationships between fathers and sons. Joe currently serves as the associate pastor at Abundant Life Worship Whippany, under his father and senior pastor, Joe Arminio Sr. With nearly 15 years of youth and young adult ministry experience and leadership, seeing this generation not have just a “church” experience, but rather a life changing experience with Jesus Christ face-to-face is one of his top priorities in life. Joe has traveled to various states in the U.S. and countries abroad preaching the full gospel as well as routinely speaking into young men and women who feel called into ministry and have a desire to be leaders. He is also the founder of the “Refuel” conference, a regional young adults movement based in northern New Jersey, as well as the founder of Soulscene Productions, a Christian drama company for film and stage. Joe’s first ministry and love starts at home with his wife Kristin and his beautiful daughters, Chloe, Raegan, Reese and little Skyler, who lives in heaven.