Pastor Jim Giannantonio
"Pastor Jim" Giannantonio was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was in the first graduating class of George Washington High School (1965), Philadelphia. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University (Liberal Arts) in State College, Pennsylvania and from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.
His first "call" was to serve as Pastor at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, where he spent ten years and four months (1975-1985). His second "call" began in August of 1985 and continues in the present at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas.
Pastor Jim, in the earlier chapters of his life, has enjoyed stamp collecting, photography, orienteering, overseas travel, and flying (sometimes racing) airplanes. For eleven years, his preferred mode of transportation was a Harley Davidson that he affectionately called, "750 pounds of fire-belching Milwaukee iron." Throughout the past several years his main avocation has been, and continues to be, the Roman Empire as context for the New Testament. For the past ten years he has led a twelve-day Rome seminar for the purpose of looking at the first century church in Rome and the various factors that contributed to its growth against the backdrop of the Roman Empire.
Pastor Jim has two sons, Ben and Jake. He and his lovely wife Carolyn have been married for 18 years.
Pastor Jim loves to read books. Click on the red link for a list of his favorites Pastor Jim's Bibliography