Joao Bolzan

What do you do Monday – Friday?

I work at the church Mondays, Fridays and Sundays. I am at Spurgeon’s College in London for my Master’s degree in Theology on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and have my study/reading day on Thursday. My day off is Saturday, which I spend with my family.

Likes/Dislikes

I like a good coffee, enjoy reading, walking and playing with my children; I don’t like onion.

Family, children, pets?

I am married to Charlotte (m.2009) and have 3 children, James (b.2011), Rebecca (b.2013) & Matthew (b.2021).

What is your favourite hymn/worship song?

For an old hymn I would choose “When I survey” as it highlights the power of the cross; Contemporary song “What a beautiful Name” by Hillsong because it inspires me to worship.

What is your favourite Bible passage?

“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:12-14 (NIV)

Short testimony

I became a Christian when I was still a teenager in Brazil; I had a rough upbringing with some addiction problems in the family. I was feeling spiritually and emotionally lost and in my search for meaning in life. I was invited to attend an evangelical preaching crusade and the Word of God spoke to me very powerfully; I surrendered my life to Jesus; this was in 1989. God has always been faithful to me; I never regret giving my life to Him.

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