Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Gala pictures and introduction

From last month's Concert of Prayer Gala, where my father and I received "Leaving a Legacy" awards.

With Dad With Hon. Adolpho Carrion, Jr. (L), Bronx Borough President, and Dr. Mac Pier (R), president of Concerts of Prayer Our table. L-R (back): Harold, Artie, Beautiful Bob, my brother Jamie, me. L-R (front): Jesus Jr., Pastor Jesus of Redemption Ministries, dad, mom, Lynda Greeting co-honorees Revs. Michael and Adam Durso The Ballroom Shaggy With co-honorees More pictures here. All pictures courtesy of the incomparable Michael Mowery.
The introduction presented by Andy Puleo of Navigators on behalf of Dr. A. R. Bernard of Christian Cultural Center:
Hi, I’m Andy Puleo. I bring you greetings on behalf of Dr. A.R. Bernard of the Christian Cultural Center who was unable to be here this evening. It’s our pleasure to present this award to the Del Rios. There is nothing common about the Del Rios. God has called them to be extraordinary leaders. Abounding Grace Ministries and Abounding Grace Church, founded by Pastor Rick Del Rio, was built from the streets out of his passion for street evangelism. Wearing leather and riding a Harley Davidson, he reaches the common man, woman and child with the love of Christ. On that fateful day known as 9/11, Pastor Rick was one of the first clergy responders, arriving on the scene and ministering in prayer to both the living and the dead. His son Jeremy began his preaching career at the age of 13 and started a youth ministry at 19. Jeremy left a promising career as an attorney at a premier New York City law firm to join his Dad in leading the disaster relief activities of the Northeast Clergy Group. He now serves as Executive Director of Generation Xcel – reaching at-risk kids and empowering them with hope and viable alternatives to the streets. Uncommon men for uncommon times. Reverend Richard Del Rio and Jeremy Del Rio – tonight’s Leaving A Legacy honorees!


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