Over 200 attended Chesapeake Conference's annual convention for children's and youth ministries leaders from Sept. 8-10.
Rengifo currently serves as the lead pastor of the Ellicott City church.
John Rengifo, lead pastor of the Ellicott City (Md.) church, has accepted an invitation to serve as the next ministerial director of the Chesapeake Conference. The announcement comes after the Chesapeake Conference Executive Committee unanimously affirmed the recommendation from conference administration.
Rengifo will take over the role previously held by Eli Rojas, who has recently transitioned to the North American Division Evangelism Institute as an associate director. Prior to his service at the Ellicott City church, Rengifo was an associate pastor at the Atholton church in Columbia, Md.
“Elder Rengifo possesses the spiritual gifts and skills that are essential to effectively minister to ministers, especially in the challenging and complex times in which we live,” said Jerry Lutz, Chesapeake Conference president. “I am confident that, by God’s grace, Elder Rengifo will rise to the occasion and provide excellent leadership in this important conference department.”
Rengifo is eager to lend his support to the conference’s pastors by helping them strengthen their sense of purpose and meaning in their ministry contexts. He said, “I want our pastors to know that I’m looking forward to getting to know them and their families, that I’m praying for them, and that I will be accessible and available, and a listening ear for encouragement.”
In addition to supporting pastors, Rengifo looks forward to working closely with local church leaders around the conference. In his new role, Rengifo will collaborate with church boards to find new pastors, organize practical ministry trainings, and provide resources for elders and deacons. “I appreciate God’s people everywhere, and their commitment to the local church,” Rengifo said. “I look forward to meeting [our members] and being of support.”
Rengifo is set to take on his new responsibilities in September.