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Valentino & Katie Ciccarelli
Valentino was raised in central California. Being raised in a broken home, he looked to the leadership in his church for spiritual guidance and direction. At age eight he understood his need for Christ and surrendered to full time ministry three years later. The summer after graduating from Pensacola Christian College, he married the love of his life, Katie Boyd, August 10, 2012.
Valentino has had the privilege to travel across the country to Christian schools as a college representative, serve alongside his brother at the Higher Ground Baptist Church, and serve on staff at the Martinsville Baptist Tabernacle where he had the opportunity to teach Bible, lead outreach, and coordinate church events.
Valentino and Katie have three children; Isabelle (Izzy), Valentino Jr. (T.J.), and Christiana (Brielle).
We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Scriptures as the absolute authority for faith and practice. (Matthew 4:4; II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:16-21)
We believe there is one true God; He is a trinity: God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; I John 5:7)
We believe Jesus is the eternal Son of God, possessing full deity, without sin, born of a virgin. (Isaiah 7:14; John 1:1-4; 8:58; I John 5:7)
We believe the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity; He is active in salvation, and He equips and enables believers for service. (Romans 8:1-2; I Corinthians 3:16; 12:4-11; I John 5:7)
We believe man was created in the image of God, possessing freewill and an eternal being; as a result of the fall, he is born with a sin nature. (Genesis 1:26-27; John 1:12; Romans 3:23)
We believe sin separates man from God, and will be ultimately punished in the Lake of Fire for eternity. (Isaiah 59:2; Romans 5:12; 6:23; Revelation 20:14-15)
We believe salvation is obtained by grace through faith in Jesus Christ's substitutionary death, burial and bodily resurrection. (John 1:45; 3:16; Acts 16:31; I Corinthians 15:3-4)
We believe the local church was instituted by Christ, and is commissioned to implement His plan of evangelizing sinners and edifying saints; baptism and the Lord's Supper are its ordinances, and the pastor and deacon its offices. (Matthew 16:17-19; 28:19-20; Acts2:42-47; I Timothy 3:1-13)
We believe in the pretribulational and premillenial return of Christ, and in a literal heaven and hell. (Genesis 1:1; I Corinthians 15:51-53; I Thessalonians 2:19; 4:13-18; Revelation 4; 19-20)
Where's Your Home Church?
Martinsville Baptist Tabernacle
Pastor David Zempel
2189 Burton Lane
Martinsville, IN 46151
How Do You Travel?
Our family travels in an SUV, so space for parking a large trailer isn't necessary. Lodging in a prophets chamber, home, or hotel works perfectly.
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