Pastor Richard Giovannetti

Pastor Richard GiovannettiPastor Giovannetti is the Senior Pastor of Standing In The Word Ministries. He is celebrating his 30th year of pastoral ministry. Pastor and his wife, Cathy, began their life in the pastoral ministry on September 1, 1989 when they first came to Morris, Illinois, pastoring the church formerly Living Faith Community Church. For over 15 years Pastor Giovannetti had been involved in the media ministry through radio and television. Pastor Giovannetti was ordained through the Fellowship of Christian Assemblies in 1989. He received his Pastoral Diploma through Berean College of the Assemblies of God and Christian Life College in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. He also received his BA in Theology in October 2006 through Global Theological University, Tampa FL. He is a board member of Illinois Family Institute since 2006. IFI works to protect freedoms and strengthen families through Illinois by education & influencing churches, legislators, media, and citizens with the truth it matters of moral concern. He and his wife Cathy since 1980, resides in Morris, Illinois. They have a married son Joshua living in Tulsa, OK with his wife Lisa and 3 granddaughters.

Brian Naretto

Brian Naretto

Brian is an associate to Pastor Giovannetti. He manages the pastoral helps and is on the Board of Directors as the Treasurer.

Cathy Giovannetti

Cathy Giovannetti

Cathy is Pastor Giovannetti’s wife. She ministers alongside her husband during services and is on the worship team. She is also the Office Administrator.

Elizabeth Ordoñez

Elizabeth Ordoñez

Elizabeth is the Personal Secretary to Pastor Giovannetti and Administrative Assistant to Office Administrator Cathy Giovannetti. She is also the Children’s Church leader and a camera person for during services.

Adam Elias

Adam Elias

Adam is currently a freshman in college working towards a BA degree in the media field. He operates as the Media Director & Camera Director for the ministry. He also runs sound for Sunday services and is a personal assistant to Pastor Giovannetti.