Meet Our Pastors:
Apostle Z. Rinaldi III, M.Div. is the founder and Senior Pastor of the First Love Alive Victory Army Church (FLAVA), Chairman of the Bishop's Board for the Churches of Worship, Inc., and founder of the Faith Christian College in Richmond, Virginia.
With his lovely wife, Pastor D, he offers biblical and practical teaching for the mind, body, spirit, and soul.
Apostle Z and Pastor D have dedicated hearts for God and the sincere desire to see our communities wholistically healed.
Together, they offer sound, bible-based doctrine, guidance and practical wisdom to improve the quality of our lives: spiritually, physically, and emotionally.
Apostle Z is a trained family counselor.
He earned his Master Degree in Theology from Virginia Union University and is working towards his doctorate.
Using costumes, interactive exercises and other unique methods to engage his students, Apostle Z teaches History and English in the exceptional education program for the Richmond Public School System.
He mentors at-risk youth and families through his ministry and community initiatives, and
is the director of BnDC (Blessed n Da City) the parent organization for FLAVA's contemporary Youth Gospel rappers, singers and performers.
Bishop Z back in the day with Gospel Star, Fred Hammond
Apostle Z has worked as chaplain for the Richmond Police Department (RPD) and instructor for the RPD Chaplains Academy. He also chairs the Christian Education department and the Bishop's Board for the Churches of Worship, Inc.
A popular motivational speaker, the Apostle shares his testimony to encourage others to change their lives and step into the wonderful plans God has for each of us.
"Lady D" was ordained Associate Pastor of the First Love Alive Victory Army on Sunday, December 22, 2013. What a blessing - and what a wonderful time we all enjoyed!
As a young man involved with drugs and the street life, Apostle Z was shot at point blank range and pronounced dead-on-arrival. Through the power of God, he emerged from a comatose state a changed man, born again, full of joy and dedicated to witnessing for The Lord!
He invites you to find your joy too! To enjoy a brand new life with Christ, take a look at Salvation Destination and see how easy it can be.
Bishop Z is happy to answer your questions and offer advice. Just send your questions to A to Z with Bishop Z.
Apostle Z's instructions on the proper construction of sermons will enlighten, educate, and encourage Pastors, Teachers, Ministers, and others, whether seeking knowledge or simply curious.
Apostle Z and Pastor D were married in an elegant ceremony before God, Church, Family & Friends on
August 13, 2011.
What a wonderful day!
* God Bless You *