Dr. John Pelizzari has been serving God since 1982. He is the founder and Senior Pastor of Agape Christian Center in Belton, Texas. He has a Bachelor's degree from Calvary Theological Seminary and a Doctorate from Southwestern Christian University. In addition, he is a Certified Faith Based Counselor from the Faith Based Counselor Training Institute, a Certificate Faith Clinical Therapist from the International Institute of Faith Based Counseling.
He is a Certified Pastoral Member, Teacher and International representative of the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling on Creation Therapy. His membership includes the Full Gospel Fellowships of Churches and Ministries International, the American Association of Christian Counselors and the International Charismatic Bible Ministries.
His apostolic calling has founded Called and Chosen International, a fellowship of churches and ministries working together for the cause of Christ that spans the globe.
He is a pastor's pastor and a minister's minister. His endeavors include a vast multimedia ministry as well as a weekly television program called "Forged By Fire."
He is a favorite speaker at camps, retreats, and conferences with his messages being bold, confrontational and humorous as the Holy Spirit confirms the Word with signs and wonders following, as well as mentoring and training a generation of disciples and ministers by launching them forth in their respective gifts and callings and helping pastors, churches and ministers become all that God has called them to be.