Mario joins Redeemer City to City

The Lord moves in mysterious ways.

In late 2005 I began to be burdened by the idea of an Awakening of sorts in our country. I studied revivals, talked about them, taught about them, dreamed about them, and prayed in eager anticipation of a great awakening. I have felt for some time that revival was soon to happen.  I have prayed that the Lord would show himself through the power of the gospel throughout our country and beyond.

This past January I stepped down from Pine Cove after seventeen wonderful years. It was an absolute privilege to serve as the CEO for all of those years and to see the tens of thousands of campers who trusted Jesus Christ as Savior. Over the years I have shared with our staff and our campers my burden for revival. I prayed that the Lord would Awaken a Generation at Pine Cove!

As I considered how I was to spend my vocational time after leaving Pine Cove, God impressed upon me the ministry of Redeemer City to City founded by Dr. Tim Keller, Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.

Redeemer City to City’s approach to finding and training church planters has been proven to impact urban environments throughout the world. They currently have been involved in planting nearly 350 churches in forty-five global cities. Their ambition is to plant 1,000 churches in the sixty-five global cities of the world and to invest in ten additional cities in the United States in the years to come.

To that end, I have accepted the responsibility of becoming the Regional Director – Partner Engagement at Redeemer City to City for Texas and throughout the Southeast.

My burden for the gospel being shared, leaders being trained and churches being planted is truly exciting to me and I would consider it a privilege to share the vision of Redeemer City to City with you. Call me at 903 530-2865 or email me at and let me come see you!

I continue to pray that God would Awaken a Generation and that tens of thousands would come to Christ throughout the world.

About Mario Zandstra

I am married to Lynelle and we have seven adult children and five grandchildren. I have the privilege of being the President and CEO for Family Legacy. I am formerly the President of East-West Ministries International. From 1998 - 2015, I had the joy of being the President & CEO of Pine Cove in Texas. I have a remarkable burden for revival throughout the world. For more information- visit the "About Mario" tab on my home page.
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