Rev. Philip Bongiorno

Rev. Philip Bongiorno

2014 Commencement Speaker

Reverend Philip Bongiorno is the Superintendent Emeritus of the Pennsylvania-Delaware District Council. He retired as superintendent of the district after 24 years of faithful service. He served from 1978 until 2002. He has been a General Presbyter for 26 years and Honorary General Presbyter for 12 years. He served on the Board of Directors of the Assemblies of God Financial Solutions, the Assemblies of God Loan Fund Committee and the Executive Committee of Assemblies of God Ministers Benefit Association for 12 years. He has also served on the VFCC Board of Trustees as Vice Chair and Chair for 26 years. He has been serving as Chairman and President of Heritage Investment Services Fund (formerly Penn-Del Loan Fund) for 33 years.

Before assuming the position as superintendent of the Penn-Del District, he pastored in 4 churches from 1956 to 1978. He graduated from Eastern Bible Institute in 1955. He received his credentials as an Ordained Minister in 1957. He was married to Janet (DeWitt) Bongiorno for 59 years from 1952 until her passing in 2011. Janet graduated from Eastern Bible Institute in 1952. He has 4 children, 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

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