Faith, Family and Legacy Interview Series | Part 1: The Beginning

Many contact us at Curt Landry Ministries and ask to know specifics about Curt Landry and his family; how they live out their faith day-to-day, what principles they apply to parenting, and how they impart legacy to their daughter and granddaughter.

These are the exact queries the team at Curt Landry Ministries recently asked in a firsthand interview as we sat down with Curt, his wife, Christie, and their daughter, Megann Marcellino. In this blog and more to come, we are excited to share with you what we discovered about how faith, family and legacy were woven together to reveal the Spirit-led destiny for this faithful family during this up-close and personal meeting.

As the Landry’s take us along on their faith journey, here are a few of the insights they revealed…

  • How they got started in ministry work
  • How working in the ministry has impacted their faith and family
  • Some life-changing events for Curt and Christie
  • Secrets to incorporating work with family
  • Insights Curt has shared in personal pre-marital counseling sessions
  • What Megann did when she first heard from the Lord about her role regarding Israel
  • Details from many of their trips to Israel
  • Curt and Christie’s views of their granddaughter, Ariebelle, and her first trip to Israel
  • How Megann’s views differ from her parents’ regarding Ariebelle’s first Israel trip

By the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony…

As many of you might already know, Curt and Christie have a powerful testimony of faith. Born out of wedlock, Curt was given up for adoption at birth. After spending the first six months of his life in an orphanage, Curt was adopted by wonderful, supportive parents who loved him as their own. Yet, he still had pains that needed to be healed.

Neither Curt, nor Christie grew up in Christian homes. As married young adults they were immersed in the worldly culture of money and parties. Eventually there was a shift in their marriage when the couple had difficulties trying to conceive. It was then when a friend of Christie’s told her about tithing, and as a last resort, they decided to give, in hopes of changed circumstances.

Christie and Megann

They shortly thereafter conceived, giving birth to their daughter, Megann. Christie’s faith continued to grow and she eventually accepted Jesus and began walking in the will of God. Curt became resentful and confided…

“I was angry at first because I thought Jesus stole Christie from me, but it was hard to remain angry at a God who made her a better person.

Three years passed and Christie remained steadfast in pulling away from her old lifestyle, all the while continuing to honor and pray in love for her husband’s salvation and sanctification.

Although Curt continued to feel the Holy Spirit tugging on him, he remained resistant against it. Then, one day after watching a Christian television show with Christie, Curt left the room and broke down sobbing at the realization of his condition while in the bathtub.

Later, in the same tub, he called out to God, “Change me like you changed my wife!” It was at that moment when the power of the living God came upon him. Shame and guilt regarding his past was lifted, and he realized Christ had never forsaken him—He was there all along.

Curt, being a born of a Catholic father and Jewish mother, began to understand how God had called him from the beginning to reconcile Jew and Gentile.

“So much of what I do now with the Lord, reconciliation between Jew and Gentile, was planned by the sovereignty of God from the beginning of my conception.”

Curt provides hope as he explains how his wounds were, and continue to be, healed through reconciliation by the power of the cross and the blood of Jesus.

Curt often mentions this quote from Christie, “In consistency lies the victory.”  As we journey together through this series, you will gain a deeper understanding for what this means. Gaining and applying knowledge reveals the need that we have for a Redeemer and being sensitive to the Holy Spirit. This allows us to walk in the divine destiny He has set forth for our lives.

My people perish for lack of knowledge but prosper with expanded knowledge.

“When we (Christie and myself) were born again of the Holy Spirit, we had a hunger to find out what the Lord wanted us to live out. Living the truth—not simply knowing it—sets you free. If you take on one biblical principle and start to apply it, it continues to build and grow. Each truth is like a lego piece… the more truth, the more the possibilities.”—Curt Landry

Curt references these two powerful verses:

  • “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…”—Hosea 4:6
  • “Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.”—2 Peter 1:2

Join us in the upcoming weeks as we unfold how the Landry’s practice what they preach, and then provide you with insights on how to do the same.