Tag Archives: Norberto Obermann

Quadrilingual Argentinian-Brazilian Pastor Called to Lead California Congregation

Norberto Obermann (right) with wife Claudia, son Pedro.

By Carl Stagner

It all began with a prayer. A big and bold prayer—that God would lead Norberto Obermann to do something so challenging it could not be done alone. That, without God, it would simply be impossible. Born in Argentina, and having pastored there and in Brazil for the better part of three decades, Norberto would soon see what happens when such prayers are offered up in faithful surrender. Through a variety of unfolding events, he and his family would be called to pastor North Modesto Church of God in Modesto, California. The quadrilingual pastor—yes, he can speak four languages!—was a perfect fit for the rapidly evolving demographics of the north-central California city. It all made sense to the church and the Obermanns. But God didn’t answer their prayer in the way they were expecting. Instead, they embarked on an adventure that would last two years. Continue reading

Global Gathering Tuesday Morning: Rekindling Our Passion for the Truth

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By Becky Fauntleroy

From the rousing pre-service rendition of “O How I Love Jesus” to the closing humorous offering challenge to give freely to provide water and outreach ministries, the Tuesday morning worship service filled the senses and challenged the soul. Continue reading