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Pastor Joe Fortunato is a long time resident of New Jersey, born and raised in Metuchen. He committed his life to the Lord in 1979 at a Catholic Charismatic Prayer Meeting in Stubenville, Ohio. In 1984, he visited Faith Fellowship Ministries World Outreach Center(FFMWOC), now in Sayreville, NJ, where he became a member and served faithfully in various areas of ministry for almost 20 years, as well as on Crusade Teams to Haiti, Trinidad, St. Maarten and Jamaica. He especially enjoyed organizing outreaches to the local community and ministering to the addicted through Victory in Jesus. Rev. Fortunato is also a graduate of the Advanced Christian Training School at FFMWOC. In 1992, he was ordained as a licensed minister by his pastor, Dr. David T. Demola, and became a minister on staff in 1998, and remains vitally connected to FFMWOC. He not only teaches at their Faith International Training School, ministering to men and women of God from all over the world, he was also appointed by Dr. Demola to serve on the Apostolic Team through Covenant Ministries International (CMI), reaching out to local and international pastors and ministers. CMI is also the covering ministry to which Faith Fellowship Ministries is ethically, spiritually, and morally accountable.
In 2002, Dr. Demola sent Pastor Joe to Southern New Jersey to oversee a church in Mullica Hill. That same year, he and his wife, Natalie, and their two children later moved to Mullica Hill, and held their first service in the Harrison Township Elementary School gymnasium.
In 2004, they purchased a building in Sewell, New Jersey, where the church remained for nine years. In 2013, it was time to move and make room for the South Jersey Dream Center, the central vision of Faith Fellowship Ministries. With a couple more stops along the way, the church is currently meeting in the Thorofare Fire Hall, but this is not it...a permanent site for the church and the South Jersey Dream Center is closer than ever!
In 2016, Joe enrolled in Charis Bible College Continuing Education for Ministers Program, an outreach of Andrew Wommack Ministries, and graduated from the two year program at the beginning of 2018. In March, 2018 he began a weekly Charis Bible Studies that is currently operating and thriving. In August, 2018, Joe enrolled in the Third Year at Charis Bible College, in the World Outreach Global Training Program in Woodland Park, CO with an expected graduation date of May, 2019.
Joe has a genuine passion to see lives changed and the lost saved through the power of the Holy Spirit and the word of God. He believes that God has an amazing plan for every person, filled with health, abundance, hope and victory. His purpose in life is to share God's unconditional love, grace, and the goodness of God, both in word and deed, everywhere he goes and to every person he meets.
Natalie Fortunato accepted Jesus as her Savior at FFMWOC in 1983 and also served faithfully as a volunteer and a member on staff for almost 20 years, including as the Executive Secretary to Pastor David and Diane Demola. She too is a graduate of the Advanced Christian Training School, and an ordained minister. Her greatest love after Jesus, is her husband, pastor and friend... she considers it a great privilege to serve side by side with Pastor Joe in the ministry. Natalie adores their two children and thoroughly enjoys spending time together as a family, along with their dog Benny.
As Administrator of FFM, she does what she loves, organizing, creating, planning, putting the vision of FFM into action, and inspiring others to realize their greatest potential. There are few things more gratifying to her than to work with a fanatical group of believers energized to see lives changed through the power of Jesus Christ.
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