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MINISTRY STAFF LEADERS:
BOYNTON BEACH CAMPUS
Troy Hardy has been serving at Faith Farm Ministries since 1998, and is currently the Director of the Boynton Beach Campus. He is a graduate of both the Phase I program at Faith Farm and the SLS (Servant Leadership Services) program. Troy has successfully served in all areas of the furniture sales department and store management, as well as teaching biblical classes to students in the program. He attended Miami-Dade College on a basketball scholarship. His family includes his wife and three children. Mr. Hardy is dedicated to Faith Farm Ministries and says, “To see lives changed … what an awesome thing to see … God at work.”
Women’s Program Director
Ann Gorrin began serving at Faith Farm Ministries in 1988 as the Executive Office Secretary. Simultaneously, she also helped with the women’s ministry as a counselor. She then served as the interim Women’s Program Director from April, 2007, until it became official in April 2008. Born in Rochester, New York, Mrs. Gorrin is an accomplished song writer and singer/guitarist. She recorded her CD, “Free Me Lord”, with all words and music written by her. Mrs. Gorrin is a former missionary, who once climbed a mountain in Haiti to minister at a church with a thatched roof. “My prayer was to be a missionary here in the states and God answered that prayer. As I am employed at Faith Farm, my needs are being met so that I can fully focus on the work that God has called me to do; helping to change the lives of men and women with wounded hearts.” Mrs. Gorrin is married to John Gorrin, who also ministers and teaches at Faith Farm, and she has two children and two grandchildren.
Jim Reneau attended both International Bible College and Golden Oaks Bible College. He was ordained as a minister with International Ministerial Association in September, 1977, and became the Pastor at the Boynton Beach Campus in February, 2006. Pastor Reneau is also a registered minister at the Martin County Jail. “I know that God called me here … I have always had a compassion for the lost … working with those recovering from addiction”, he says. Married to wife, Debbie, they have three sons in the armed forces and a daughter, who lives and works with them in the ministry. Pastor Reneau, a former meat cutter, says he loves food, coin collecting, model trains, ancient history and classical music.
FT. LAUDERDALE CAMPUS
Richard Rosendo is the Campus Director for the Ft. Lauderdale Faith Farm Ministries. Included in his long list of credentials, he has an Associates Degree in Computer Science/Information Systems and a two year degree in Mechanical Engineering. While working at Lockheed Aeronautical Company, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for three consecutive years for being the top rated Program Analyst. He was awarded a Certificate of Achievement by the US Air Force for exceptional service and presentation and final approval of aircraft delivery. Finally, he was awarded a commendation for his work on a top secret project in regards to Desert Storm and received two purple hearts in combat while serving in the Marines in Viet Nam. A great victory for Faith Farm, Richard came to us eleven years ago as a student and has since worked his way up to his current position of Campus Director. Today, he enjoys ministering, the arts and sports.
Garry Steffe has served as the Pastor at the Ft. Lauderdale Campus of Faith Farm Ministry since June, 2007. Pastor Steffe earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Southwestern Assemblies of God University, and he was listed in the Who’s Who of American Colleges & Universities in 1984. He became an Ordained Minister in the Assemblies of God in 1987. Pastor Steffe and his wife, Teresa, have two children and three grandchildren. They attend Sunday evening services at Christian Life Center in Ft. Lauderdale. He also belongs to South Florida Assemblies of God Sectional Council, which includes Ft. Lauderdale. When asked why he wanted to become part of Faith Farm, he says “God called . . . I answered! And since, He has filled my heart with love toward the men who come here seeking help.”
Jim E. Benton
Jim Benton is well acquainted with drug addiction and alcoholism. His parents, John and Elsie Benton founded the very first girls’ Teen Challenge program in Brooklyn, New York in 1965 and Jim and his 2 older sisters were very much a part of the ministry while growing up. Jim pursued an education at Evangel University in Springfield, MO, where he earned a B. A. in Biblical Studies and a B. S. in Business Management. Upon graduation in 1984, Jim and his wife moved to New York to serve at the Walter Hoving Home in Garrison where was mentored by his parents for the next 5 years. He became the Associate Director and senior pastor of Bethany Chapel, the on campus congregation at the Hoving Home. Jim then served as Executive Director of Teen Challenge of the Ozarks and continued his preaching, also. In December 1992, Jim worked with Compassion International, a ministry of child development in developing countries. Jim witnessed as to the effects of drug and alcohol abuse as he continued to exercise his pastoral heart working with volunteers and leading mission trips to Bolivia, Peru, Honduras, El Salvador, Uganda and Kenya. In 2004, he became Executive Director and Senior Pastor of Goodwill Rescue Mission/Goodwill Community Fellowship in Newark, NJ. With over 25 years of varied experience, Jim is uniquely qualified for a position of leadership in a faith-based ministry.
Assistant Campus Director
Growing up on “The Farm”, Aaron Brown represents a third generation of service at Faith Farm Ministries. His twelve years at the Boynton Beach Campus included over two years as Campus Director. In addition to his Ministerial degree, Mr. Brown holds the National Safety Council’s Certifications for Straight Truck Driving Trainer and Forklift Instructor. Married to Angela, they have two beautiful children. His favorite thing is ‘family time’ but he also enjoys fixing and restoring cars. Mr. Brown says, “Faith Farm is a place where you can see God working everyday and I love to be a part of that”. Since he was born, Mr. Brown has been exposed to God’s work restoring hurting lives at Faith Farm since his grandfather, Rev. Gurnade Brown, was the pastor at the Ft. Lauderdale campus for 27 years, and his father, Rev. Michael Brown, was part of this ministry for about 25 years in various positions. “I was just amazed at how God would put their lives back together and restore their families and give them hope and a future.”