Pastor Kevin Giordano became co-pastor of Charleston Baptist Church with Pastor Jack C. Moore in June 2014.
When and where were you born?
August 30, 1978 in Myrtle Beach, SC
What type of home life did you experience as young person?
Though I did not grow up in a Christian home, I did grow up in a very loving home. My parents did everything they could to give us the best upbringing they could.
How did you come to have a relationship with Jesus Christ?
I will never forget the first time I heard the Gospel. I was in the 10th grade and was invited to come to Wednesday night Youth Group at Old Fort Baptist Church. That night a ministry team from out of state came to minister to us. I distinctly remember hearing the name of Jesus Christ for the first time. By the end of the night a man from the ministry team sat down and shared with me, using a napkin, how my sin separated me from God and how Jesus was the only way to bridge that gap. I did not leave that night saved, but the seed was planted.
During the next three years, though not in church, I began to think about that night and the picture that the man drew on the napkin. High School came and went and I started school at the College of Charleston. Through a series of events, I was invited to another Youth Group Wednesday night service at Summerville Baptist Church. At the age of 19, knowing that my desperate attempts to find meaning and fulfillment would never succeed, the love of Jesus over powered me.
That night Jesus Christ came into my life and through faith in him, He gave me a new heart, a new life, forgiveness of all my past, present and future sins. The Holy Spirit revealed to me the joy of salvation, which continues to this day.
What does the word “family” mean to you?
Family is the place where you can share the good times and hard times. Family is the place where the love of Christ brings everyone together. Family is the place where I call home.
Describe some of your life-changing moments.
When Jesus saved me, when I got married, the death of our son, and birth of our children.
Who or what has influenced decisions in your life?
Jesus, my youth minister (Eric Wooten), my wife, and loss of a child.
What is your favorite music, books, food and movies?
I love Christian music that sounds similar to pre-conversion rock music. I love to read the Bible and all kinds of stories to my children. You can’t go wrong watching Gladiator, Braveheart, Shawshank Redemption, oh, and did I mention Titanic?
What do you do in your spare time?
Spend time with my family, play basketball, play Subway Surfers
What is a little known fact about you?
I lived in Turkey for 3 years
What motivates you?
The Gospel of Grace