Over 30 Years of Making a Difference 1977-2010
The roots of SRSIC trace all the way back to 1977 when Gerry Gallicchio started a
singles group at her local church. The ministry steadily
grew to the point that, in 1989, Singles Reaching Singles In Christ was incorporated
as an independent ministry. In 2002, SRSIC grew another leap, going international at
the request of the Bahamian government, and sponsored a singles weekend in Freeport,
For over thirty years, the annual retreat has been a perennial hit and one of the
most cherished events. Originally held at Lakewood Retreat in Brooksville, the
retreat is now held in larger facilities of the Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center.
Every year, singles from all over the Southeast U.S. and as far away as New York cast
aside denominational differences and church boundaries to unite under the banner of
Jesus Christ and experience a fresh communion with Him.
Gerry's burden for single adults arose from her own experience as a single mom raising
two children. Her focus is, and has always been, that what singles need is the message
that Christ is the answer to broken lives. Her persistent goal is to see single adults
complete in Christ, fulfilling their potential and reaching out to others in need.
Over the years, Gerry has devoted countless hours to ministry, often at significant
personal sacrifice, providing vision, direction, comfort, and encouragement. Her home
has always been open for singles who wanted to talk, visit, or just "chill out."
Hospitality is one of Gerry's strengths, and no one visits without being offered
something to eat. Eating together is a great relationship builder, and many prayers
and long discussions have taken place around Gerry's table. This loving and caring
attitude have earned Gerry the well-deserved nickname of "Mama G."
As an added blessing, Heritage Publication listed Gerry in the 2007 Heritage Report
of "Who's Who."
In 2001, God brought John Whitmire to the ministry, giving him a passion for single
adults akin to Gerry's. John's skills and gifts were a great asset that filled a
growing need in the organization. Gerry expects to one day hand over her mantle to
John to continue the ministry of SRSIC.
Singles Reaching Singles in Christ, Inc. is a registered non-profit organization. Our goal is is not to make money, but to minister to singles. Those who labor within the ministry do it as a labor of love, but there are still other operating expenses present throughout the year. Our entire income is raised through registrations, rallies, and individuals who give to this ministry. Your tax-deductible gift is welcome and greatly appreciated.
For more information on beginning an effective singles ministry, contact Gerry Gallicchio at:
Telephone: 941.925.0987 Answered 20 Hrs a Day
Postal mail: Singles Reaching Singles in Christ
3906 Webber Street
Sarasota, FL 34232 mailto:email@example.com