"During my years of being the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale (1978-1993) I grew to know and love John Contini. His genuine heart for helping people from all walks of life continues to be an encouragement to me personally. Jesus pronounced a blessing on the “peace makers,” not the “peace lovers.” There are times when loving peace is not enough and we have to “make” peace. This is John’s heart’s desire."
“Blessed be the peacemakers.”
– Matthew 5:9
Don’t use your energy to worry. Use your energy to believe.
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When John was on the Family Court Bench as a Circuit Court Judge, he would often
point to this framed photo of President Abraham Lincoln, and repeat Lincoln’s famous
‘Peacemaker’ quote to both the lawyers and warring litigants.
Lincoln was right when he essentially paraphrased the biblical scriptures in saying:
We all face difficulties from time to time. But why choose litigation when you can opt for peaceful conflict resolution? Most matters can be resolved quickly and without the prohibitive expense of lawyers !
Jesus also addressed specifically the risks of litigation or going to the court, warning against this … saying it this way, His way, in the famous Sermon on the Mount, as recorded in Matthew 5:25:
“Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are on the way with him, lest your adversary deliver you to the judge, the judge hand you over to the officer, and you be thrown into prison-” – Jesus
When is Christian Mediation helpful?
Pastors and Church Division
Contractor / Home Improvement
Addiction and Recovery
Counsel to Church Members
Divorces / family
Landlord – Tenant
The Purchase of Goods
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Address: 2737 East Oakland Park Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306, USA
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John is blessed in the area of conflict resolution – and as a former Judge and now ordained Pastor and Christian Mediator,
John is now available to help pastors and all people of faith in the resolution of conflicts.
We have answers to common questions people ask
Being a peacemaker, like Christ said (recorded in Matthew 5:9), “Blessed be the Peacemakers.
Also, “empathic listening,” and “seeking to understand before being understood,” as Covey says, and remembering Proverbs 15:1, about gentle answers: "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger."
Yes, I do this for many families and will do this at no expense for yours too.
Yes. My passion for helping others is the same, regardless of whether or not the person shares my Faith. I have the same interest in helping everyone ... believers and unbelievers alike, or anyone who is suffering and in need of help.
For me, the answer is easy:
I believe in condemning the act, not the person (John 8:11).
This is consistent with my faith. In Matt. 9:12, Jesus essentially answers the same question by saying, “It’s not the healthy who need a physician, but the sick. I desire mercy, not sacrifice…” Because of this, I unapologetically enjoy helping someone who is otherwise shunned and condemned by others.