Tony & Maria Costadini
Tony & Maria Costadini
Tony and Maria have been married for 30 years; they have two daughters, Ariana and Rachel. Ariana and her husband Matt are pastoring a church in Philadelphia. Rachel is a senior in college; with a desire for photo journalism on the mission field. Tony and Maria pastored Living Faith Christian Center in Vista, California for 16 years. Sensing the call of God moving them in a different direction, they relocated to the Nashville area.
Tony was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He came to America as a foreign exchange student and became a naturalized citizen. He graduated from North Central University with a BA in Christian Ministires; graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center in 1997 and has his Masters in Theology from Life Christian University. Tony has been ministering the gospel for over 27 years. He was the founder and Senior Pastor of Living Faith Christian Center for 16 years. His passion is to impart the knowledge and wisdom of God in the lives of people so they can walk a quality covenant walk with the Lord and to enjoy all of His benefits on the earth. He teaches spiritual maturity by being doers of the Word, how to live a victorious life, and the authority every believer has. Tony ministers with boldness, passion and authority; as well as moving in the gifts of the Spirit.
Maria’s passion is to minister to women in which she has done for over 17 years. Maria’s desire is to see all of God’s children living in fullness, experiencing an intimate relationship with the Lord, becoming mature believers, living in unity within the local church and walking in their God-given purpose and destiny. Her ministering style is authentic, real, and transparent. She speaks truth sometimes wrapped in humor (so it won’t hurt as much). She moves in the gifts of the Spirit. Maria graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center in 1997; has a BA and a Masters in Theology from Life Christian University.
The Word Of God
Bringing the Word of God with boldness and authority to those that need life, to “open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins” (Acts 26:18). As well as strengthen and encourage the saints in their faith by speaking the “Word of truth in the power of God” (2Cor 6:7 AMP).
The Power of God
We believe after preaching the Word of God that the Lord wants to back up His Word with His power for salvations, healing, deliverances, signs wonders and miracles. “For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost” (1Thes 1:5). “And my speech and preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and power: that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God” (2Cor 2:4-5).
The Love of God
Showing God’s love not just in words or theory, but showing God’s love in actions. “Let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth” (1John 3:18). Our desire is when we visit a mission field we will bring things that they are in physical need of; to help in any way we can, being arms of love for the Lord.