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Joe is a graduate of Liberty University and has been teaching and preaching God's Word since 1984. 

Joe founded Gateway to the Heart Ministries in 2007 and  is passionate about helping people understand the exhortation of Proverbs 4:23, "Guard your heart with
all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life." His ministry seeks to encourage and equip followers of Jesus to make wise and God honoring media choices based on the timeless Word of God.  He and his wife Carol have been married since 1988; they have 7 children and are members of Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio where Joe serves as a Biblical counselor.

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The greatest passion in my life, second only to loving and serving my risen Savior, are my wife and children. They have been the primary ministry in my life for many years. Since being married in 1988, the Lord has blessed my wife Carol and I with 7 amazing children.

As I look back over many years of parenting, I can see how my child rearing was actually the foundation of many truths that I desire to teach through Gateway to the Heart Ministries. As I sought to teach my kids to love, fear and obey God, I could see what a great influence the media had in the process. God began to build a passion in my life to protect my kids from the ungodly influences of TV, movies, music, video games, etc. and to simultaneously build the truths of Gods' Word into their hearts (Romans 12:1-2).  We have done this in our family to the best of our ability. We have never been perfect parents by any means. However, we have lived purposefully to try and make wise and God honoring media choices in our home. 

As I move forward with Gateway to the Heart Ministries, I would like to share with you some of the Biblical truths and principles which have shaped my life and family concerning media and obedience to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5). I hope you can glean from both my successes and short comings in this journey.

May God bless you and your family,

Joe Schillero Jr.

 

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