Generation Gap Interviews

Meet the Pillars: Brother Rudy Meo

Written by Sister Zarella Mosqueda on Tuesday, 07 August 2018. Posted in Generation Gap Interviews Hits 500

Meet the Pillars: Brother Rudy Meo

Today, we're bringing you the first posthumous Meet the Pillars interview, featuring Brother Rudy Meo, who passed away on June 7, 2010. Two of his children, Brother Craig Meo and Sister Debbie Kyriakakos, worked with Sister Zarella on this one. Enjoy!

Brother Rudy Meo, birth name was Rodolfo Pietro Meo, was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1928 and baptized in the Pacific Ocean along the Southern California coast in 1953 at the age of 25. He was ordained into the ministry at age 27, in 1955. He served in the ministry for 35 years. He was the oldest child of Rocco and Connie Meo, who moved to California in 1945. His father, Brother Rocco Meo, was the first minister of The Church of Jesus Christ in California. His brother, Brother Bill Meo, and sister, Sister Rachel Fallavolita, were both lifetime members of the Bell California Branch.

Meet the Pillars: Brother Ken Jones

Written by Sister Zarella Mosqueda on Thursday, 19 April 2018. Posted in Generation Gap Interviews Hits 667

Meet the Pillars: Brother Ken Jones

Today, we're bringing you another Meet the Pillars interview with Brother Ken Jones from Fort Worth, Texas. (What's Meet the Pillars?)

A Little About Our Brother

Our dear Brother Ken Jones grew up in Pennsylvania and was baptized at the young age of 11. Shortly after his baptism, he and his family moved to California where he resided for almost his entire life until moving to Texas in 2007, where he now lives with his dear wife Sister Bennie.

From a young age, Brother Ken knew that his work was in California. After arriving in California, he was ordained a deacon and then a teacher and then a minister in 1980. He has always had a heart for the Lord.

Meet the Pillars: Brother Sam Randy

Written by Sister Zarella Mosqueda on Thursday, 22 February 2018. Posted in Generation Gap Interviews Hits 5949

Meet the Pillars: Brother Sam Randy

Today, we're bringing you another Meet the Pillars intervew with Brother Sam Randy from Modesto, California. (What's Meet the Pillars?)

A Little About Our Brother

Our dear brother was born in Detroit, Michigan, son of Brother Mark Randy and Sister Mary Randy (née Cipponeri). Brother Sam’s father was a missionary who took his family to Muncey, Canada. This family always seemed to live away from The Church when his father was starting new missions.

Meet the Pillars: Brother Leonard Lovalvo

Written by Sister Zarella Mosqueda on Thursday, 30 November 2017. Posted in Generation Gap Interviews Hits 938

Meet the Pillars: Brother Leonard Lovalvo

Today, we're bringing you the first Meet the Pillars interview! What's Meet the Pillars?

A Little About Our Brother

Our dear Brother Leonard Lovalvo was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1936 and baptized in Modesto, California, in 1954 at the young age of 17. He was ordained into the ministry at age 21 and an evangelist at age 26. That is over 60 years as a minister of God! Son of Brother Joseph Lovalvo and Sister Virginia Randazzo, our brother grew up surrounded by the Gospel. Brother Leonard states, “I fell in love with The Church and the people of God and never turned back. God has been so good to me.”

Meet the Pillars

Written by Sister Zarella Mosqueda on Tuesday, 24 October 2017. Posted in Generation Gap Interviews Hits 1109

Meet the Pillars

Introducing the new Meet the Pillars series!

This new series will introduce you to many wonderful pillars of The Church whom we may not know too much about. We have so many wonderful brothers and sisters who have amazing testimonies, diverse backgrounds, and insightful advice for us.

Generation Gap Interview: Brother Joseph Draskovich and Logan Ali

Written by Sister Vicki Ali and Logan Ali on Wednesday, 04 June 2014. Posted in Generation Gap Interviews Hits 2630

Generation Gap Interview: Brother Joseph Draskovich and Logan Ali

My father, Joseph Draskovich, did not know The Church of Jesus Christ until he was 12 years old. His grandfather (Joseph Draskovich Sr.) was an immigrant from Croatia who did not drive. One day, as Joseph walked home after getting food for his family, Brother Fred Fair of Greensburg gave him a ride and told him about the church.

My great-grandfather eventually joined the church and shared the gospel with his daughter-in-law, Sister Anna Draskovich. She became a faithful member and taught my father and his five siblings about God. My son Logan interviewed my dad once for a Sunday school project and this is one of the things he took notes on from that kitchen table interview.

Generation Gap Interview: Sister Natalie and Sister Florence

Written by Sister Natalie Pezzenti and Sister Florence Pezzenti on Wednesday, 15 January 2014. Posted in Generation Gap Interviews Hits 2456

Generation Gap Interview: Sister Natalie and Sister Florence

Today, we're bringing you the first Generation Gap interview of 2014. Generation Gap interviews are when a young person interviews a seasoned saint and receives perspective and advice.

Generation Gap Interview: Sister Tori and Sister Irene

Written by Sister Tori Liberto on Thursday, 21 November 2013. Posted in Generation Gap Interviews Hits 2760

Generation Gap Interview: Sister Tori and Sister Irene

Generation Gap Interviews are where young people interview older people in their branches to make connections between the generations and learn from one another.