Pastor Richard Giovannetti and Cathy Giovannetti

Pastor Richard Giovannetti is the Senior Pastor of Standing In The Word Ministries.  He is celebrating his 29th year of pastoral ministry.  Pastor Giovannetti and his wife Cathy, began their life in the pastoral ministry on September 1, 1989 when they first came to Morris, Illinois, pastoring Living Faith Community Church which is now Standing In The Word Ministries.

For over 15 years Pastor Giovannetti had been involved in the media ministry through radio and television. His television program “Fresh Fire” was aired all across America and over the entire Continent of Africa on the TBN Africa network. His radio program, “In God We Trust”, aired live and recorded on local stations and downstate Illinois. Today Pastor Giovannetti works aggressively through social media, using Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube to call America back to God and to equip and empower a generation to spiritually confront a nation.

Pastor Giovannetti believes that in this nation and around the world, God’s church is to be strong and powerful. The church is to possess a solid voice of hope, while declaring repentance and breakthrough to every life it touches. He continues to keep his eyes focused on the vision that lies ahead of him, which is the over-flow of the fire of revival to the next generation.

Not only does he have a heart for the nation(s), but also for pastors.  He believes pastors need bold words of encouragement and edification to motivate and move them to whole-heartedly pursue the purposes and plans of God regardless of the opposition.

Pastor Giovannetti was ordained through the Fellowship of Christian Assemblies on August 27, 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 on October 22, 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 educating and influencing churches, legislators, media, and citizens with the truth on matters of moral concern.

He and his wife Cathy of 38years, resides in Morris, Illinois.  They have a married son Joshua living in Tulsa, OK with his wife Lisa and 3 granddaughters.