“A Healing Place for a Hurting World”
Dino and his wife DeLynn started Healing Place Church in 1993 with the single focus of being a healing place for a hurting world. Starting with just twelve, it has now grown to over 6,000 people gathering every weekend in 18 services in 11 locations from Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Maputo, Mozambique.
For two consecutive years, Healing Place Church has been listed as one of America’s Top 25 Most Innovative Churches. That innovative drive is expressed in a passion to serve the poor and hurting – wherever they are, and whatever it takes. Every week hundreds of volunteers serve in outreaches – cooking hot breakfasts for the homeless, helping ex prisoners re-enter society, caring for AIDS orphans, giving roses to ladies working at local strip clubs, and reaching the poor through free medical and dental clinics and many other outreaches.
Dino Rizzo also co-founded the Association of Related Churches, a group that on average plants one new church every 12 days. He is a strong believer in the irreplaceable value of the local church – in the USA and across the globe. He also believes that as believers we can do more when we are together, leveraging each other’s strengths to build the Kingdom. As a result, some of his greatest assets are deep relationships with others.
And there are no relationships that matter more to him than those he shares with his wife, DeLynn, and their three children.
Through Pastors Dino and DeLynn Rizzo, God has built an incredible team of people in Baton Rouge that love each other, are passionate about Christ, and work tirelessly to reach the community and world with the hope of Jesus.