Pastor JD Minerella is a New Englander, born in Brighton, MA. He grew up under the ministry of the Rev. Jack Mitchell at
the Wellesley Park Assembly of God in Wayland, MA. After high school he followed the call of God to Zion Bible College in Barrington, RI. Upon graduation in 1990, he began his ministry as youth pastor at the Lowell Assembly of God in Tewksbury, MA. In the fall of that same year, Pastor JD married Carla Mason.
Carla was raised in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada. Carla is a loving
and tender soul, with a passion for Gods presence. and a desire to pray people through to the abundant life that God has promised to those who believe.
Together they would go on to serve at the Bethlehem Church in Queens, NYC. Pastor JD served as youth pastor and later as the Assistant Pastor.
In September of 1997, Pastor JD was elected to serve as senior pastor of the Maranatha Assembly of God in Hampton, NH, becoming the 9th pastor in 15 years. Over the next 5 years he worked to bring restoration to the church and re-build a foundation of people through which the Lord could birth a great work.
In March of 2002, the membership voted unanimously to sell the old building and relocate to Seabrook, NH. Little did they know that it would take 4 years before this would happen.
In December of 2006, again following the call of God, Maranatha Assembly of God became Healing Rain Ministries and moved over to Seabrook, NH. Since then the church has grown from 30 to 125+. We are so excited about what God is doing at Healing Rain. Almost every week new souls are coming to Christ and lives are being changed.
Most people describe Pastor JD as being "down to earth", and easy to talk to. He is a dynamic preacher of Gods Word. Pastor JD has proven himself to be someone who is always there for his congregation, any-time, day or night.
Carla is also a tremendous blessing to our church. She has a sweet and gentle spirit and is always willing to open her home to whoever needs it. Carla also serves as our church administrator and does so many other things behind the scenes that no one ever sees.
Pastor JD and Carla have been blessed with two wonderful children and raised them both at Healing Rain. Sarah has recently graduated from Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL with a bacheors degree in communications and in July she married her high school sweetheart, Nick Tedeschi. In January they will be moving
out to California where Nick will serve in
a church in Santa Monica. Their son Josh
is a junior at Southeastern, where he is a ministry major and is seeking God's will as to where he will serve when he's finished. there.
At Healing Rain Ministries, we are totally committed to walking in the love of God and being a blessing to the community of Seabrook and the surrounding region. We are believing God for a mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit that will shower the Sea-
coast with the Healing Rain of His presence.
Come on out and give us a try. It'll change your life!!!