Striving for Eternity is a Christ-centered ministry focused on equipping people for eternity by assisting Christians to have an eternal perspective on life. We provide resources and answers to many Biblical questions. Striving for Eternity is dedicated to the striving in the Believer’s life to live for eternity in mind and not for the temporal life.
We strive to bring evangelism, discipleship, apologetics and Christian living together for the purpose of eternal preparation by exalting God, edifying and equipping the saints and evangelizing the lost.
Andrew Rappaport, founder and president of Striving for Eternity Ministries, established Spread the Fire, evangelism training and outreach events, most notably Jersey Fire (NJ) and NorCal Fire (CA). He is the instructor for the Striving for Eternity Academy, an online school that teaches hermeneutics and systematic theology. Andrew is the author of the book What Do They Believe which is a systematic theology of the major western religions.
As a Bible teacher and a conference speaker, he has written many internationally-used biblical studies. Andrew also offers seminars on biblical hermeneutics, systematic theology, and an introduction to world religions and cults.
Andrew was the English pastor of Chinese American Bible Church in Freehold, New Jersey.
He served on the Solutions Pregnancy and Health Center Board of Directors, a pro-life crisis pregnancy center and stills serves on the Pastoral Board. He was very active with America’s Keswick, a Christian live-in addiction recovery facility for many years.
Andrew grew up in a Jewish home and was saved at the age of 16. He received his Master of Theological Studies degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary and his Bachelor of Computer Science degree from Monmouth University. He and his wife Yim Lin live in Jackson, New Jersey; they have two adult children: Timothy and Shannon.
Click here to read Andrew’s salvation testimony.
Pastor Frank Mullis
R. Frank Mullis, Jr. has preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the Eastern US, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Frank has spoken in churches, on university campuses, in schools, and in youth detention centers and prisons. Frank has been in the ministry since 1990, focusing his attention in the areas of Preaching, Teaching and Counseling.
Frank began his ministry in 1990, as Minister of Youth at First Baptist Church Hayneville in Hayneville, Georgia. In 1993, he served as Summer Minister of Youth at Hardwick Baptist Church in Hardwick, Georgia. In 1995, he began full time ministry as the Minister of Youth and Senior Adults at Tennille Baptist Church, in Tennille, Georgia. In 1996, He moved to North Carolina to become Minister of Youth at North Henderson Baptist Church in Henderson, North Carolina. In 1998, Frank left Youth Ministry to serve as Senior Pastor of Reedy Creek Baptist Church, in Macon, North Carolina. Frank currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Devereux Baptist Church in Devereux, Georgia and as a Licensed Professional counselor specializing in Sex Offender Counseling.
Frank also has a love for teaching. From 2000-2004, Frank served as a teacher for Neuse Baptist Christian School. From 2002 to 2004, he became Adjunct Instructor of Religion for Vance Granville Community College, where he taught World Religion, New Testament and Old Testament. He currently is serving on the Board of Directors of Striving For Eternity Ministries, where he also coordinates events and serves as a speaker.
R. Frank Mullis, Jr. earned Master of Divinity in Biblical Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2000 and a Master of Theological Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary as well in 2004. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Counseling at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.
Roslyn Mullis is the godly and supportive wife who has played a tremendous role in all that the Lord has called Frank to do. They have been married since 1996 and have four beautiful daughters, Catherine, Rachel, Emily and Ashley. They now live in Milledgeville, Georgia.
Dr. Anthony Silvestro
Dr. Anthony Silvestro was once an unsaved evolutionist but now is an avid Biblical creationist – teaching adults and kids alike that God didn’t create man from baboons, and that the Bible can be trusted from beginning to end, starting with the book of Genesis!
As a graduate of Mike Riddle’s Creation College (former speaker for Answers in Genesis), and after years of study, Dr. Silvestro speaks on Biblical Creation and how science supports the Biblical account of creation as well as the age of the earth. Some of these topics include: The Relevance of Genesis, Noah’s Ark and Flood, The Lie of Evolution, The Significance of the Tower of Babel, dinosaurs, and radiometric dating methods. Christians have benefitted by his teaching at conferences, youth groups, and Christian radio shows. He will also come to your church to train your church members to teach others through an abbreviated 1 day class or an extended 12-hour training class, whether it is over a two-day weekend or a 12-week period!
Dr. Silvestro also enjoys teaching presuppositional apologetics, the biblical apologetic method, to help equip Christians to proclaim the Gospel.
Dr. Anthony R Silvestro, Jr., resides in the Cleveland, OH area with his wife Julie, and his son, Anthony III. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Math and Chemistry from Baldwin-Wallace College, he attended The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and received his dental degree. Dr. Silvestro practices general dentistry and is also trained in most of the dental specialties.
Dr. Silvestro can be contacted by email or phone to book a training seminar at your church!