ABOUT THE EVENT
Saturday, May 1, 2021 | 9AM - 1PM
Bethlehem Assembly of God, 12 E Fairview Ave, Valley Stream, NY 11580
This event is hybrid. We will be meeting in person, as well as streaming online.
Limited seating available for in person, so be sure to register early!
Relentless relationships with God · Mark Atkinson
Panel discussion · Relentless reconciliation · Nameet Harish, Mark Atkinson, and Paul Coty
Relentless relationships with others · Paul Coty
Pastor Steve Milazzo is the Lead Pastor of Bethlehem Assembly of God in Valley Stream, New York. Bethlehem Assembly of God is a Multi-ethnic church that is comprised of individuals who come from 50 plus nations around the world. Bethlehem Assembly supports 100 missions works and ministries here and in other parts of the world. Pastor Steve has helped plant churches, revitalize struggling churches and mentor leaders for greater potential in their lives and ministries. Pastor Steve is also the Founder and President of Hope Day Network, a ministry that connects churches, organizations and ministries to their communities through one day outreaches and ongoing training. In the last several years, Hope Day has reached and served over 75,000 people and trained countless churches in outreach and discipleship. Pastor Steve is married to his wife Lisa for 35 years. They have three daughters and three grandchildren.
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Nameet was born in India and moved to the US with his family when he was little. The struggle to fit in was everywhere as he grew up feeling too "foreign" around his friends and too "american" around his family. Nameet came to know Jesus in his late teens and over time began to submit more and more of his life to him. He went from studying Pre-Medicine to Philosophy at Hunter College as he pursued a call to ministry. Nameet is married to his beautiful wife, Asha and together they have an adorable son, Levi and a mischievous cat, Batsy. Nameet serves at Bethlehem as the Young Adult Director and is passionate about all things discipleship and cares deeply about helping people remove obstacles to faith in Jesus. Nameet is an avid tea and coffee drinker and believes that ramen is the best food ever created.
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Mark simply describes himself as a young man who, “Loves God and Loves People”. After struggling, with suicidal thoughts, depression, and a lack of purpose in life, Mark came to know God at the age of 15. Since that day he has been on a journey to get to know God in a genuine way, and point other people to the only one who can give true purpose and fulfillment to our lives.
Mark was called to preaching shortly after beginning his walk with God when he preached his first message during a youth-led service at his home church, the Church of God of East New York, in Brooklyn, New York under the leadership of Rev. Clifton McDowell, Sr. Shortly after his message he knew this was what God had called him to do.
Mark Atkinson is a 28 year old young man who pursued his bachelors in Rhetorical Studies and Sociology at Hofstra University. During his time there, Mark has had the privilege of holding various leadership positions, including, President of Hofstra’s chapter of the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Chair of the Student Government Appropriations Committee, and Hofstra University Student Government President.
After his time at Hofstra University, Mark promised himself that he would never take a job or a salary that did not actively make the world a better place. He soon after accepted a position as a Teacher in Residence at Achievement First Brownsville Middle School and worked to be promoted to Lead 8th Grade History Teacher within a year. During his time at AFBRMS he has served as Grade Level Chair, Resident Advisor, and Mentor Teacher. During his tenure as a teacher, Mark’s students showed both the highest growth and absolute achievement results of all students across the Achievement First Network.
Mark currently works as an 8th Grade History Teacher and Dean of History Curriculum and Instruction at Achievement First Brownsville Middle School, serves on the Leadership Council of the National Fellowship for Black and Latino Male Educators, and also works as a Community Liaison for East New York with the 10 Zip Codes Project under LeadNYC.
His three goals in life are to preach, teach and influence government legislation to see individuals, families, and cities be completely and totally whole. “I just want to be known as a small man with a Huge God.”
VICE-PRESIDENT OF NORTHEASTERN SUBDIVISION
Paul Coty III exemplifies modern transformational leadership and innovation in urban ministry. With relentless drive and commitment to helping young people find their higher purpose, Coty currently spearheads the most dramatic expansion of Young Life’s global youth ministry in the world’s largest and most challenging market—New York City.
For the last 22 years Coty’s professional career has centered on two things – serving Christ and ministering to the needs of kids. From 1996-1998 Coty was employed with the Baltimore City Board of Education as a middle school teacher and also as a local youth pastor. In the summer of 1998 he first experienced the ministry of Young Life, and he has never been the same. In 2000 he moved to the big city passionately committed to reaching more kids in at-risk communities. Working initially as an Area Director until 2006, Coty eventually assumed his current role as Young Life’s Regional Director of NYC. In this capacity, Coty grew the mission’s personnel from (2) to (55) full-time staff members and increased the organization’s operating budget to $5.3 million annually over a 10-year period. A dynamic team-builder, Coty’s emphasis on personal accountability and transparency continues to foster organizational cohesion and consistency in performance. Coty likewise continues to build a coalition of partners to further to further expand the ministry’s local impact into all 59 community districts across NYC, increasing both mentorship and support to more than 9,000 New York City kids.
In November 2019 Paul’s leadership footprint expanded. He now oversees The Northeast Atlantic Subdivision that spans from New Jersey to Maine and encapsulates some of the largest and most prestigious cities in the US. Newark, NYC, Bridgeport and Harford CT, along with Boston. Coty presently lives in Long Island, NY with his wife Shauniqua and three children, Paul, Jeremiah, and Savannah.
Anthony is a Worship leader and the Technical Director at Bethlehem Assembly of God. He has a passion for music, theology and philosophy. Anthony has taught Apologetics in Grow University at Bethlehem and at various seminars. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a BA in Biblical Studies in 2017. Anthony’s worship covers have amassed over a million plays on SoundCloud and continue to provide a dynamic worship experience helping people connect to God.