The Empower Team

Dr. Lee and JoLynn Gugliotto

A pastoral team with an international congregation, this couple of visionaries has answered God's call to bring everyone they can to revival.

Dr. Lee and JoLynn Gugliotto
Dr. Lee and JoLynn Gugliotto

As Cofounders of Empower Ministries in 2000, the Gugliotto's bring people back to the Written and Living Word and have dedicated their lives to helping others develop a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Dr. Gugliotto was born in Brooklyn, New York, and has served as a pastor, teacher, and lecturer. He has taught classes in biblical languages, theology, and hermeneutics at several seminaries. He is currently President of Empower Ministries. His book, Handbook for Bible Study, was awarded a Gold Medallion, the equivalent of an Oscar for Christian writers, by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association as its international, interdenominational Bible study book of 1996. He has also developed a comprehensive series of Bible helps for children, teenagers, and adults with titles including Bible Study Basics, The Quick Study Handbook and several simplified study guides for various books of the Bible.

Lee and his wife Jolynn enjoy enabling lay people of every faith and age for ministry so, they frequently present seminars, workshops, and short courses nationally and internationally empowering people to investigate the scriptures for themselves. They believe that Christ-like service relies on a solid foundation of God’s Word.

Lee is an avid amateur astronomer. He develops new and exciting materials for Bible study between travels. He and his wife Jolynn make their home in the North valleys of Reno Nevada where they live with a very large telescope, two mini wiener dogs named “Bambi” and "Buddy", and two feisty cats: “Abby Tabby” and “Miss Kitty”.