elias pena, youth pastor
Email: epena@destiny.church
 

Full Name:  Elias Deliz Peña

         Nick name: OJ

         Family: Karen (married-February 9, 1998); sons Elias (aka Jr.), Gabriel, & Nathaniel

         Ministry Role: Youth Pastor

         What’s your regular order at Starbucks: What is a Starbucks?????

         Favorite Quote: “If you change the way you think, it will change your life.” John Maxwell

         I’ve been in ministry since: 

         Hidden Talent:  If I told you then it wouldn’t be hidden anymore.

         Favorite movie: Gladiator

         Favorite scripture: 2 Cor. 5:17

         Life changing moment: When I repented and accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior

         Peeves: Can’t stand being late

         Dream Vacation:  My wife and I out in the French Polynesia for weeks — just the two of us.

        Favorite singer/band: Chris Tomlin or Hillsong

         Favorite Book: 

         When and where did you get saved:  Destiny Church– 2007

         One thing that most people don’t know about me: I cried when Optimus Prime died in                      the Transformer Cartoon Movie back in the 80’s.  (please don’t ell anyone)

         Favorite TV show: Criminal Minds

         In my spare time I…   watch movies with my family

         Favorite Restaurant: Carrabas

         Previous job or line of work: Rooms To Go Furniture Company

         What sport are you not good at:  Knitting

         Favorite sport/team: The New York Football Giants!!!!!!!

         Things that fascinate me: How the Lord moves in the lives of people that submit to him

         Music that moves me: Amazing Grace

         People who inspire me are: My Grandfather

         Fears: That time runs out on our family members who do not know the truth of Jesus Christ

        What makes you laugh:  Watching my boys play

         What is weird about you? Too much to list

         The most exotic place you’ve ever been to:  I would have to say the bottom of the Red
                         Sea, but since that is not true probably the Rain Forest in Puerto Rico.

         The most adventurous thing you’ve ever done:  When I go married.