Artie was born and raised in the Bronx, NY to wonderful Greek immigrant parents. He can speak, read and write in Greek which gives him a keen revelation of the New Testament scriptures. He attended Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, OK and has a Master's Degree in Theology from Life Christian University.
In April of 1995 he and his wife, Janice, started Word Alive Bible Church. At the heart of his message is the revelation of who we are, what we have, and what we can do in Christ. His book, "My New Life With Jesus" gives a glimpse into this reality. His messages are filled with real life illustrations and are always very humorous.
He is a sought after speaker for Church events and conferences. One of his passions is training other leaders in the ministry. This generation needs to experience a move of God and Artie endeavors to not only teach God's Word but to also demonstrate God's power. He has preached around the world, in places like Egypt, Greece, Albania, Guatemala, the Philippines and Honduras. (He is a certified John Maxwell Coach, Teacher, and Speaker.)
Artie has a very diverse background in both corporate and public service. He spent many years as an IT executive for a major corporation and is very active in his community serving as Police Chaplain and on the Board of Education.
His hobbies include fishing, boating, softball, and working out. He is also an accomplished martial artist and now trains in the Israeli self defense system called Krav Maga.
Artie and Janice have 4 amazing kids and daughter-in-law.
Artie is considered by many as "the Pastor of Norwalk" and is frequently called upon to lead the invocation/benediction for many city events like the Mayor's Inauguration and the Blessing of the Fleet. He also serves as the Chaplain for the Norwalk Police Department.
Artie has served the city of Norwalk in various positions. He was elected to the Board of Education for two terms and served as its Vice Chairman for four (4) consecutive years.
He has served on the Library Board of Trustees; appointed to the Commission on Judicial Compensation by the State Senate; and recently appointed to the Board of Estimate and Taxation by the Mayor and City Council.