Marino's Story

Greatest moment/victory in your life:

When I got saved and decided to follow Christ and no longer live for the things of this world but for the things eternal.

Darkest moment in your life:

When I was in my addiction and was doing things of the world and for myself.

Future Goals:

To raise my children up to be forces for the kingdom and not live for worldly things in the flesh. To be a pastor, chef, and have my own Gracie Ju Jitsu Academy. To go on missions trips and serve the Lord to the fullest.

Most insane thing you have ever done/experienced:

Skydiving out of a perfectly good running airplane!

Fun facts that people don’t know about you:

I have 7 gold medals in Brazilian Ju Jitsu. I have certifications as an EMT, Bartender, Chef, and Dental Technician. I have 6 children ranging from ages 14-2 years old.

Favorite dish/dessert:

Steak & Lobster, Tiramisu



Marino's Favorite Scripture

So do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
— 2 Corinthians 4:16-18