Pastor Ramny Perez prioritizes the gospel, discipling congregants and loving the local community well. He shares how following Jesus' example and upholding the integrity of the gospel lead to loving the community and building interfaith relationships in NYC. Ramny Perez is the Lead Pastor of Fordham Community Church in the Bronx, New York.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
- How to build interfaith relationships and not water down the gospel
- How service and a traditional Christian witness lead to loving the local community
- About taking the first step in community building
ABOUT THE GUEST:
God has given Ramny Perez a passion to help as many as possible see the beauty of the Lord Jesus. He is married to his best friend and dear wife Dayami Perez. They have a son, Navi Perez and a daughter Scarlin Perez.
Currently, he is the lead pastor of Fordham Community Church in the Bronx. He previously served as a pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church and Led the Youth Ministry of Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana in Washington Heights. He has a BA in Literature from The City College of New York and Masters of Divinity from SBTS. He loves to read, play and watch sports and spend time with his family.
SCRIPTURE RELATED TO EPISODE:
Revelation 7: 9-12; Every Nation Tribe and Tongue
Matthew 5: 13-16; Jesus Calls the Church Salt and Light
Matthew 14: 22-33; Jesus Invites Peter to Walk on Water
LINKS RELATED TO EPISODE:
Fordham Community Church
Devastating Fire in the Bronx, Jan 2022
00:46 - Topic: Interfaith Bridge Building in a Diverse Community
01:26 - Family, Full Hands and Full Hearts
05:04 - Diversity, Friendships, Food and Life in NYC
07:17 - Why Does It Matter If All Ethnicities Are Involved in Missions?
10:14 - Getting the Entire Church Involved with Missions
13:49 - Why Is It Important to Have Good Interfaith Relationships in Your Community?
14:43 - Interfaith Relationships and Serving Well
16:56 - Never Watering Down the Gospel
17:45 - Partnering for the Community to Flourish
18:50 - Serving the Needs in Larger Community and Neighborhood
21:07 - Connecting for the Common Good
23:25 - Surprises in Community Building
25:31 - Three Recommendations for Pastors in Any Context
25:50 - 1. Being Clear, Gracious and Kind
26:24 - 2. Looking for Community-Minded People
27:20 - 3. Taking One Step
28:25 - Encouragement for Discouraged Pastors
30:09 - Contacting Pastor Ramny Perez
31:03 - A Dad Joke with Spice
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