James Spinnati ...continued
James D. Spinnati was born in Lima, Ohio, May 25, 1946 to
Joseph and Waneta Spinnati. His grandparents immigrated
from Sicily in 1919. James came from a Mafia background.
During his younger days, Dr. Spinnati was a gang member
as well as a leader of gangs. As he grew older, he learned
the life that he had lived was without substance. He sought
everyone, except the Lord, for life's true meaning. Suddenly,
his life changed when his wife would not convert to Catholicism.
Because of this event in his life, he began a search for
a church for his wife, not knowing that she was leading
him toward Christ.
his search, he "met" the Word of God and his attitude and
ideas began to change. This led to his conversion from Catholicism
in 1980 when he realized you could be "just a Christian."
Because of his encounter with Christ through His word, James
is now a faithful evangelist of Jesus Christ. He has held
ministries in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. James and his
wife Judith reside in Portsmouth, Ohio.
December 21, 1990, Jim, along with Dave Fagan and Jay Moles,
formed T.N.T. Ministries based in Connersville, Indiana,
where Jim is a director. In 1993, James was named the South
Central Director of the International Bible School, an organization
dedicated to bringing the word of God to the entire world
through bible correspondence courses. He has preached revival
meetings in twenty-six states and has proclaimed the gospel
in Australia, Siberia, Russia, Belarus, the Ukraine, India,
Jamaica, Haiti, Bahamas and the United Kingdom.
a 1992 trip to the former Soviet Union, Jim, along with
Richard Merrill, helped lay the ground work for New Testament
Churches in Minsk, Belarus and Yekatrinberg, Siberia, while
strengthening the Church at Kiev, Ukraine. James and Richard
were the first American preachers to proclaim the gospel
in Siberia in over 70 years. Jim's work through T.N.T. Ministries
in Russia has been expanded to include taking other dedicated
evangelists to help spread New Testament Christianity to
the former communist states.
has also been a featured speaker at the National Prayer
Clinic, Centerville Rally, February Gathering, Searching
For The Truth, Standing For The Truth, the Delmarva Family
Camp, and numerous other rallies and camp meetings throughout
the country. His sermons and articles have appeared in newspapers
and magazines alike. His tracts and booklets are staples
in many New Testament Churches. He has also completed a
five-part video series on soul winning entitled "Bee
A Soul Winner" that has been distributed throughout
the United States, Australia, Canada, Jamaica, Mexico, Burma,
Pakistan, England, and the former Soviet Union.
1994, Jim's workbook "Out of the World
and into the Word," a new disciples' training guide,
was published. This booklet is now being used in Jamaica,
England, Bahamas, Haiti, Myanmar, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia
and Australia to train future church leaders. It has recently
been translated into Spanish, Russian, French and is currently
being translated into Spanish. In October of 1994 Star Publishing
Company of Fort Worth, Texas published his commentary and
exposition of the book of Jude entitled "The
State Of The Apostates."
April of 1995, Jim graduated from Kentucky Christian Bible
College in Grayson, Kentucky with a Master of Ministry degree.
In October of that same year, Jim completed a study of denominations
and cults entitled "The World Vs.
The Word," which is available from T.N.T. Ministries.
In 1996, James had his second book "There's
A Hireling In The Parsonage" published. This book
contains true stories of preachers, preacher's wives and
their children. May of 1997 saw the publishing of his third
book, "Victory With A Capital V."
In this work, Jim deals with real life situations in a practical
yet spiritual manner to challenge Christians to walk toward
a victorious life in Christ.
the fall of 1997, James received his Doctorate of Theology
degree from Southwest Bible College and Seminary. We at
T.N.T. are pleased to announce that Jim completed his doctorate
program with a 4.0 grade average. In the fall of 1998, James
released part one of his commentary on the book of Acts
titled, "Acting on Acts." In
the spring of 1999, Dr. Spinnati founded the Sonshine School
of Practical Evangelism, of which he is the president. This
new outreach is for the sole purpose of training men to
preach the infallible truths of the Word of God. The school
reached a record attendance in 2001-2002 with 28 students
and 2002-2003 looks to be another record breaker. In the
2002-2003 school year, the attendance reached another record
level of 46 students.
Spinnati is also a professor at Cornerstone Zion International
School of Theology Nassau, Bahamas, West Indies, Jamaican
Christian College and Northeast Bible College and Seminary.
In April of 2000, Dr. Spinnati completed part II of his
commentary on Acts, "Acting On Acts,"
which is now available from T.N.T. Ministries. His commentary
on the book of Matthew, "The Gospel
of the Kingdom," was published in May of 2000 and
is now available in various Christian book stores or from
T.N.T. In May of 2001, Dr. Spinnati published his commentary
on 1 Timothy, "A Letter To The Evangelist."
In May of 2002, Dr. Spinnati's commentary on Romans,
"For I Am Not Ashamed Of The Gospel"
Part I, was published.
currently has two radio programs. One is on the 100,000
watt voice of Southern Ohio WPAY FM in Portsmouth, Ohio,
which can be heard in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia,
and Pennsylvania. The other is a daily program called Gospel
Minutes, which has been syndicated and is heard on 36 radio
stations throughout the United States and Australia. Future
plans include revival and evangelistic meetings in Australia,
the Bahamas, Jamaica, Haiti, and Russia along with the release
of the second half of his commentary on the book of Romans,
"For I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel"
Part II and the release of his commentary on II Timothy
and Titus entitled, "Letters To The