Their lives are built on the truth found in Ephesians 4:32, “And become useful and helpful and kind to one another, tenderhearted (compassionate, understanding, loving-hearted), forgiving one another (readily and freely), as God in Christ forgave you”. (Amplified Bible)
Joel and Carol are Senior Pastors of Regeneration Church and Founders of Tenderhearted Ministries, www.tenderheartedministries.com, Clinical Pastoral Counselors, NCCA Advanced Temperament Therapists, and members of the National Christian Counselors Association, and the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Joel and Carol minister to the broader Body of Christ through conferences, seminars, counseling, and Tenderhearted Ministries which is seen weekly on Cable Television.
This couple’s vision is to see people’s lives changed and made whole through knowing the Father’s love. Whether single or married their “Tenderhearted” message is devoted to bringing healing, wholeness, restoration, and reconciliation to the whole person. As Pastors and Counselors, they bring fresh insight and shed light on every-day relationship issues and how to process through them with the love of Christ and the truth of His Word. With Godly wisdom they teach how to apply that knowledge to daily life.
Using their own life experience and the practical application of the Bible, they bring a relevant message to the needs we all face today from raising families to resolving problems in dating and marriage. Joel and Carol minister to marriages, families, and individual lives, as well as to Pastors and Leaders with a heart to see restoration take place. Their desire is to see the plan and purpose God has for each person's life fulfilled.
Joel holds a Masters Degree in Christian Education and Carol holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Christian Counseling. They are the proud parents of five grown children and four grandchildren.
Joseph and Lisa Calabrese- known in their church as Pastor Lisa and Deacon Joe are a wealth of ministry experience. After over 40 years of marriage and 30 years of ministry, they carry a life-giving anointing whether ministering as a couple or individually. Joe is a Board Member, Men's Group Leader and administrates the church's functions. Pastor Lisa is a passionate and gifted preacher, teacher, women's exhorter and overseer of Home Group ministries. Together they bring sobering life experience and humor to Marriage Group ministry and venues worldwide. You will also find Pastor Lisa pouring into Young Adults, Women's Conferences and Mom's Groups with a specialization in helping women blossom into the fullness of godly womanhood.
This couple with three married children and seven grandchildren are busy imparting life in the kingdom of God 110% percent of the time locally and internationally. They have also traveled extensively ministering in Europe, Africa and Central America.
Pastor Lisa - shares life and freedom in Christ wherever she goes as a pastor, discipler and mentor to many. With a strong command of Scripture and the faith in the powerful work of the Spirit of God, Pastor Lisa brings forth hope and practical spirituality. Her passion for Jesus, gifting to preach and teach wrapped in 40 plus years of marriage and parenting experience brings forth answers for women, singles and families looking to raise up a godly generation of children.