Encounters With God, Inc.
It is a critical time for sharing the unchanging Work of God. The ministry of EWG, INC. is committed to encourage and facilitate others to experience a personal encounter with God. We do this through the use of “little books.”
A Devotion from Turning Point magazine on September 30th, 2020 says “Going through life without worship is like living with blurred vision. We can neither see nor understand things clearly. Our wisdom is indistinct, and our perspective is fuzzy.”
“When we acknowledge God for Who He is, find Him through Jesus Christ as our Savior, and begin to worship Him, it’s like scales falling from our eyes.
Luke described the conversion of Saul of Tarsus [Paul], Acts: 9:18 “Immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he received his sight at once; and he arose and was baptized.”
Our little book, Encounters With God, helps people to “see” by telling them how others cleared away all the debris of their life to express one thought, “God, I can’t do it on my own. Only you can help me now.”
You can help remove scales from people’s eyes by providing them with these examples of how to give their will over to God and invite Jesus into their lives to find a new, purpose for living!
Teri Pizza, Corporate President
A former Realtor, she retired and began writing, including editing volume one of Encounters with God Interviews and she is now working on volume two. She studied at Indianapolis Business School and College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL. Currently housebound, Teri is thrilled the electronic age allows her and her husband to attend on-line. They reside in Canton, GA.
I fell in love with God at age 9 when my grandmother sent me to Vacation Bible School. BUT, I would flirt with Christianity for 18 more years! Finally, I committed to HIM and began to learn more as a married woman, a mother, a grandparent, a retiree; during illness, hospitalization, and as a hospice patient—and I'm here to tell about it!
In the beginning of my "discipleship," God would push me into activities and ministries (Bible Studies, Altar Guild, Church women groups, newsletter and cookbook editor, etc.). Later, He would "tap" me on the shoulder and say, "Start a Bible study,” "Edit a...", “Write a ...." He is the reason I authored five books. Now, He has me busy writing Encounters with God, Volumes I, II, and III, plus establishing this blog and the Encounters with God Ministry.
Frank Dole - Marketing Committee -co-chair (along with John Lynch).
He retired as a hospice Chaplain in 2016. He studied at Temple Baptist Seminary. He now attends College Road Baptist Church with his wife and resides in Ocala, FL.
Janet Gullo - Corresponding Secretary/Editorial Committee member.
She retired after working many years as administrator of a medical certifying board. She studied at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. She is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Gatlinburg with her husband and resides in Gatlinburg, TN and Fernandina Beach, FL.
Dr. J. Robert Kendig - Vice President/Spiritual Director/Editorial Committee chair.
He spent 30 years with the Billy Graham Evangelical Association and currently leads Discipleship seminars for Michael Youseff and Leading the The Way Ministries. He studied at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Bachelor of Divinity and also Southern Baptist Center of Bible Studies, Doctor of Ministry. He attends First Baptist Church Sevierville with his wife and resides in Sevierville, TN.
Claudette Kendig - Editorial Committee.
She is retired, having owned and operated the Gatlinburg All About You hair salon for many years. Now she is able to accompany her husband, Bob, on many of his missions. Accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior at an early age, she attends First Baptist Church Sevierville and resides with her husband in Sevierville.
Elaine Kogut - Marketing Committee.
For 30 years, she has been a successful Realtor in Ormond Beach, FL. She is active with her church, The Chapel, and currently heads up its Greeting Station. She and her husband reside in Ormond Beach, FL.
John Lynch - Co-chairs our Marketing Committee (along with Frank Dole). He is a 25-year broadcast media professional. He’s won 2 Peabody awards and covered major news and sporting events around the globe. John graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. He hosted a popular Catholic podcast and has written a spiritual blog. He and his wife reside in Mableton, GA and attend St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Marietta, GA.
Robert Pizza - Corporate Secretary.
He is an IT Business Analyst for Andersen Windows. He studied at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI and Morehead State University, Morehead, MN. He attends St. Paul Episcopal Church, Hudson, WI with his wife and resides in Ellsworth, WI.
Andrea Pojman - Corporate Treasurer.
A purchasing agent for Agape Engineering, she studied at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL. She attends New Life Church, Canton, GA with her husband and resides in Canton.
Corrie J. Schoof - Marketing Committee. Currently a stay-at-home mother, she attended Saginaw Valley State University – Summa Cum Laude. She is active at her church, Hopevale in Merrill, MI and resides with her husband in Merrill.