Meet The Pastor

Pastor Robert Ilardi
Senior Pastor Robert Ilardi
Robert Ilardi was born in the Bronx, on October 29, 1950, married to Susan since 1973. Growing up in the Italian-American section of Arthur Avenue, Robert spent his youth playing baseball, singing and playing the drums in various bands. Working as a contractor in 1978 a near death experience caused him to call on the Lord. God began to get his attention and speak to him through the power of the Holy Spirit. This dramatic experience led him to respond to the call of God. The result was an immediate spiritual transformation. He was “born again “and began to seek the things of God. The Lord led him and his family to attend a pioneer work of an Assemblies of God Church in the South-West section of the Bronx. This was where he and his wife were trained in the teaching of Jesus Christ and the word of God. Both he and his wife enrolled into Elohim Bible Institute. They were strong leaders assisting their young pastor during that time. In 1985 while on a one week revival meeting in Dallas, Texas accompanied by his pastor, Mark Gregori, the Lord spoke to him supernaturally.While eating in a busy fast-food restaurant, Pastor Bob began to prophesy and was given words of knowledge even speaking to strangers and knowing their names. That is when he received the mantle of the prophetic accompanied by signs of wonder. Since that time the Lord has gifted him with a variety of gifts including prophecy, healing, teaching, prophetic praise and worship. God has used him mightily within the body of Christ and people have shared their testimony of the marvelous healing result of his laying on of hands. In 1992 the Ilardis’ moved to Yonkers and joined Living Word Ministries with Pastor Duncan Filmer. In 1996 Pastor Bob Ilardi was ordained by that ministry as well as The Assemblies of God International. God has used him since that time to assist in building ministries, such as a Christian Academy, Pre-School, summer camp and a Christian college extension program. He is also on the board of United Christian Missions, a mission organization devoted to the needs of the continent of Africa. He has traveled to the nations and has helped build churches in Zambia, Africa as well as starting other church plants in America. Pastor Bob is a member of NRP an Apostolic Fathering network and he is also accredited by the World Christian Ministries. Pastor Ilardi is a Certified Temperament Counselor with the National Christian Counseling Association. With the calling of God upon his life and through his acquisition of various certifications he has become a father in the faith over many young pastors.