Josh & Katie Pezold
Restoration House Ministries, USA
Since 1999 Restoration House Ministries has been privileged to assist in the birth of sixteen new churches. They continue to be amazed at the doors God is opening for church planting in New England and are grateful to be used by Him in ways only He could foresee.
The region includes three of the four most densely populated states in the United States: Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Southern New England forms an integral part of the Boston-Washington megalopolis, a conglomeration of urban centers that spans from Boston, Massachusetts, to Washington, D.C.
The Northeast has surpassed the Pacific Northwest as the least religious region of the U.S. (American Religious Identification Survey, 2008). The ratio of independent Christian churches in New England is 1 per 876,390 people (as compared to 1 per 50,000 people in other areas of the U.S.).
Over 260 colleges and universities including Ivy League institutions such as Brown, Dartmouth, Harvard, and Yale exert global influence in the educational, financial, and political arenas. Ethnic diversity and international student populations provide opportunities for global impact.
Josh and Katie have been serving with Restoration House Ministries and BridgePointe Christian Church in Providence, Rhode Island since 2012. Josh is the Minister over Community and Outreach, and Katie is a teacher.