About the original Founder of:
Christ is Life Ministry Outreach, Inc. &
About Rev. Kathy
Rev. Katherine Lombardo is the President/Founder of Christ Is Life Ministry Outreach, Inc. She holds a Master Degree in Biblical Studies, and Teaching. She functions in the five fold ministry office of teacher, and is a Bible teacher & speaker of the ministry.
Rev. Kathy has a strong gift of discernment as to the spiritual teachings & climates in the body of Christ. As a teacher, Rev. Kathy is always careful and cautions theology's that stray from the full council of the Word of God.
Her Background in Ministry
During the time when Kathy owned her own local Christian bookstore in 1995, CILM was birthed and then obtained an additional location called “The Lighthouse”. This location facilitated Bible studies, Fellowships, Support groups, Men’s group meetings, Worship teams, Individual musicians/Solo artists, Guest speakers & Evangelists from around the tri-state area. This is where Rachelle Bleakley was invited to sing publically "for the Lord" for the first time! She has served alongside Rev. Katherine & CILM ever since.
The first official Bible study held at "The Lighthouse" was entitled “Who We Are In Christ” which was a foundational key to the ministry. Kathy's gift is to put the Gospel message in simple, applicable terms, and as a result, all who heard the message received Christ as their Savior. Rachelle attended these local Bible studies in the Fall of 1998. This was just the onset of a much greater relationship and vision that was beginning to unfold.
In 1999, due to heavy financial strains, the two building locations and the large business overhead could no longer be supported. However, God continued to be faithful to confirm that He was not limited to “four walls” of a building structure in order for CILM outreach to continue. CILM was called to continue ministering locally and abroad, and God continued to show them the vision for the nations. This time of standing against adversity and trials, catapulted the ministry to continue by “Faith” to answer the call of God regardless of the very disappointing circumstances. Since that time, the ministry has continued to grow and God has used those early years of experience & development to greatly prepare, and equip Rev. Kathy and Rachelle for ministry through continued formal training and practical hands on experience. Being faithful with the little, God is continuing to make CILM ruler over much!
Rev. Kathy is a member of Faith Church, New Milford CT. Prior to attending Faith Church, she had served at her prior church Hope in Life Church as ministry team leader/altar prayer for “Cleansing Disciples” since 2002 - a ministry program based out of Jack Hayford’s Cleansing Stream Ministry. Rev. Kathy had been the registrar and teacher of Hope In Life Bible College since 2003. Prior to Hope In Life Church, she was a member of Redeeming Love Christian Center in Nanuet, NY from 1995-2000.
Her Missionary Work
In relation to her missions involvement at her church, she has also traveled to Croatia for evangelistic outreach, and has completed her certification (268 hours) of Missionary Training at American Mission Teams International - Illinois.
She currently resides with her very loving daughter in NY, and also cares for her elderly mother whom she adores.