Paolo Esposito, pastor of Redeeming Grace Fellowship Seventh-day Adventist Church (Chesapeake, Va.), was ordained at Sligo church (Takoma Park, Md.) on Saturday, June 25. Born in Argentina, Paolo was raised in a pastoral home. His family has been blessed to be part of the ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church for three generations.
After high school, while planning to enter engineering school, Paolo felt God’s unsilenceable call to ministry and took a double-major in communication and theology at River Plate Adventist University in Argentina. While in school Paolo had the opportunity to work as a colporteur, give evangelistic meetings in Argentina and Uruguay, and serve as an assistant pastor in Santa Fe, Argentina.
In the United States, Paolo worked for the Communication Department at the Potomac Conference; served as a student pastor in the Buena Vista/Charlottesville (Va.) district; pastored a small congregation in Highland County (Va.); ministered as Associate Pastor for Media and Outreach at the Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church; and recently finished his Master of Divinity at Andrews University. Passionate about seeing lives transformed by the power of Jesus, Paolo joyfully watches as people surrender their lives to Christ and journey towards leading others to Him – an opportunity fulfilled by developing Homes of Hope at Sligo.
Paolo shares his ministry with his wife, Cindy, who was also raised in a pastor’s family. Paolo and Cindy have a very active three-and-a-half year old son, Christian Daniel, and a one-month old daughter, Eliana Belén. Paolo says his extended family is also a great source of inspiration, motivation and support as together they prepare for the soon return of Jesus.