Pastor Mike DeLorenzo
I was raised in the Seattle area, son in a large Italian Catholic Family and I had 11 brothers and sisters. I received the Lord through the Catholic Charismatic movement back in 1970, but I didn’t receive the gift of the Holy Spirit until 1974 while attending Highline College.
After two years at Highline I heard the Lord call me to be an evangelist, so in 1975 I went to Bible school for a year, but I was frustrated because they taught many things at this conservative college that were anti Holy Spirit, plus they taught a lot about Jesus and so on, but I wanted to know Him not just know about Him. So on weekends I would pray and fast and seek the Lord.
After a year of this I moved to the Midwest where I lived with my grandma for a year, during this time I mostly sought the Lord. Then I than moved to Minneapolis where I became a part of a large Christian community of about 2,000 people evangelism and for sharing my faith. I finished up my degree in pastoral studies at this time also.
During this time I always had a heart for evangelism and for sharing my faith. I finished up my degree in pastoral studies at this time also. Anxiously waiting upon the Lord I wanted full time ministry, but you know how that goes, you wait and wait for His timing and assignment. Well sure enough I got my assignment and the Lord told me to go to work at the Catholic church up in Sitka Alaska. I was like Jonah and Ninevah. I tried to run from it, but the call kept running into me. So finally I went to Alaska for three years as a youth pastor. During that time we saw many come to the Lord and were filled with the Holy Spirit. Even the Bishop got filled with the Holy Spirit in my living room. In 1985 I came back to Seattle where I was on staff at a church in South Seattle for 12 years. Than around 97-98 the Lord called me to run a home church. The Lord sends me on prayer assignments all over the world, sometimes by myself, sometimes with a team.
So today I am a father of 5 children and have a great wife, and still do the home church meetings.From time to time the Lord has given me a painting assignment. This is a brief history of how I became a Christian artist. Back about 1980, I had just graduated from Bible School. During my devotion time I kept getting this impression from the Lord that He wanted me to paint. At this point I would argue with the Lord, sort of like Jonah. I would say: Well Lord, I don’t know the first thing about painting, I got C’s in art on a good day, you must have the wrong guy. I love photography but painting seemed a little beyond my skills. But over the next several months I kept getting that same impression. I felt the Holy Spirit say: That he would teach me. Well believe me He would have his challenge. So I finally bought some brushes, paints and a canvas, and I would began to say OK Lord here I am come and teach me.
Literally I would pray quite a bit while painting. So back in the early 80’s I did two scenery paintings off of a calendar. Than I moved to Sitka Alaska and became a youth pastor and gave my paints away. About 13 years later I heard that still small voice in 1995 say once again I want you to start painting again. Again with much reservation I bought some paints and one day while at the church, that I was on staff at, some of the senior ladies where cutting cards that they would send to the orphanages in Brazil. I noticed one of the pictures I really liked it and ask them if I could have it. So once again I began to paint, but I didn’t like how it was turning out, so I shelved in for about a year. Than one day I was at this person s house looking through their calendar and I noticed the same picture that I started painting, the artist was Thomas Kinkade who I hadn’t known, until that time.
So that picture being much bigger that the little one I obtained at church. So once again I pick up the painting about a year later and finished it. Since that time I’ve painted about 1-3 a year. It seems that after about the first two that the Lord began giving me themes to paint, as I was in prayer, so much of what I have done has come from waiting upon the Lord. Today I’m excited about what the Lord inspires me to paint. Just recently I’ve made up Christmas cards. I have paintings in the capital building, some have gone to ministry leaders all over America. My next assignment is the White House. up date I just recently finished the White House, the title of it is called: God is in the House. I’ve recently have had testimonies of people healed by touching the print, Deep Calls unto Deep, which has to do with God answering prayer.
A twelve year old boy who had asthma felt God’s presence on the print and when he touched the print, he was instantly healed. Just recently, the Lord has had me contend for the art which in heaven in my prayer, with heavenly anointing. Jesus tells us to pray, Thy Kingdom come thy will be done on Earth as it is in heaven. While I’ve been in prayer the Lord is asking me to pray for the art that is in heaven to come to the earth. The Lord’s glory was contained in the ark of the covenant which was in the Old Testament. I am believing God’s presence can be contained in art which he has inspired. Paul’s handkerchief brought healing to people. Ephesians says that the Lord will do above and beyond all that we can imagine and think. So I am believing for the kingdom art that God wants to bring into the earth in these last days. As Earth as it is in Heaven. I am attempting with God’s help to bring the miraculous art as is in Heaven to the Earth. God s Blessing upon you through this art.
Pastor Mike is a Prophetic Artist. Each and every piece has many “Elements of Prophetical Interpretation” .
Mission Statement of
“My Father’s House Ministries”
My Father’s House Ministries is called to be a House of Prayer for all nations. We have a heart to be a place of sending out missionaries and intercessors to the nations and to help unify intercessors in the local area to pray for a visitation from God in the Northwest. The painting; “House of Prayer” was painted with this theme in mind.
Unity of the Body of Christ: The Bible tells us that the church will be perfected in unity. There has been a call on my life since the middle seventies to see God’s church come together. Psalm 133:1-31 Behold how good and how pleasant it is for the brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments. It is the like the dew of Hermon, descending upon of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing-Life forevermore. (“There is a River” painting depicts this)
Equipping the Saints: Ephesians 2:11-14 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the Body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of man in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting.
To see people come into maturity in the gifts that the Lord has given them. To see believers stirred up to walk in the fullness of their calling. My heart is to be available to the Body of Christ for teaching the Word, council, encouragement and to help foster things that bring unity in the church. To see the Lord bring refreshing to those in need of refreshing, for many in the church need healing. As a ministry, we have a heart to see those who have been ship wrecked and hurt by churches and pastors be restored to the local church and to their calling.
Praying over the pathways of this nation and nations of the world as the Lord directs. Isaiah 62:10 Go through. Go through the gates! Prepare the way for the people: Build up. Build up the highway! Take out the stones. Lift up a banner for the people!
Often God will send us a church, along with others in the Body of Christ to pray over different nations and this nation. This we do as the Lord would direct and lead. Jeremiah 6:16 Thus says the Lord: Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is and walk in it: then you will find rest for your souls. The paintings of “Go through the Gate” and “Pathways” have this theme in mind.
Evangelism: One of our greatest passions is to share the gospel wherever we are. As a ministry, our heart is to equip encourage and release others to do the same. The harvest is great, so we must do the work of an evangelist. (Harvest River) has this premise as the heart of the painting. God want so mend the net, so we do this in conjunction with other churches.
Apostolic and prophetic: We have a heart to work with the fivefold ministry. We want to see not just pastors, teachers and evangelists working in this hour, but also the restoration of the apostle and prophet. Acts 3:18-20 But those things which God foretold by the mouths of His prophets, that Christ would suffer. He has thus fulfilled. “Repent therefore and be converted that your sins maybe blotted out so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ who was preached to you before.” All things that God has spoken in Scripture must be restored in this hour.
Hearts of the Fathers restored to the children: Our calling is to see the hearts of the fathers restored to the children in these last days, and to see the hearts of the children restored to the fathers. Malachi 4:5-6 Behold I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the dreadful day of the Lord. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to their fathers lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.
Your servants in Christ
Mike and Linda DeLorenzo
My Father’s House Ministries Statement of Faith
1.In the verbal inspiration and inerrancy of the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments.
2.OurGod is a trinity in unity, manifested in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.
3.In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death on the cross. His Bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power or glory.
4.That regeneration (the New Birth) by the Holy Ghost for the salvation of lost and sinful mankind. Through personal faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ is absolutely essential.
5.In a life of holiness without which no man can see the Lord, through the sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace.
6.In the Baptism of the Holy Ghost, received subsequent to the new birth, with the speaking in other tongues, as the Spirit gives the utterance, as the initial sign and evidence.
7.In water baptism by immersion for believers only, which is a direct command of the Lord. In the Name of the Father, and the of the Son (the Lord Jesus Christ) and of the Holy Spirit.
8.In the Lord’s Supper
9.That divine healing is provided for in the atonement and is available to all who believe.
10.In the Pre-millennial second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ: First to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to meet him in the air and second to reign on the earth with Him a thousand years.
11.In the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
12.We cannot and will not endorse or approve radical teachings which engender strife and tend to divide the body of Christ. We firmly stand against and denounce homosexuality, adultery, and sexual perversion, scientific interference with natural progeny, same-sex marriages, pornography, drug use and partaking of intoxicants, physical abuse, Satanism or divination in any form.