Anthony Petrillo

IT Manager

Faculty

  • Ph.D. University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
  • M.B.A.¬†University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
  • B.A.¬†University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Imagine teaching a Roberts Wesleyan College computer science course to high school students from China, Iran, Nigeria, and the USA using materials developed for Africa. It is a pretty amazing opportunity. Imagine those same students developing material that can be used by others. For me as a teacher, the word that wraps this up is JOY.

My life has been full of computers, teaching and management, and the longer I journey with the Lord the more amazed I am at the awesome ways He interacts in our lives pulling things together in ways we'd not have imaged including this wonderful privilege to serve at Houghton Academy.

Highlights of my life include:

  • Becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ in college.

  • Marrying Nancy, the wisest and kindest person I know. And no, we are not newlyweds, we were married in 1982.

  • Being the proud father/grandfather of Jean Denis, Elizabeth, Sophia, Madelyn & Caleb Marcellin; Shane, Angeline, Silas & Levi Snell; and Anthony III.

  • Teaching in multiple colleges.

  • Founding a college in Africa that has had over 9,000 graduates.

  • Founding TEN3.org, a mission that helps African believers establish their educational system.

  • Having my brother Mike's blood in my veins and marrow in my bones after having aggressive leukemia. The Lord taught me so much through this blessing.

Like many missionaries, in 2013 our support level was low. It was then that the Lord opened the door for me to serve part-time at Houghton Academy knowing full well that He was going to bring great synergy between my full time job as TEN3 CEO and my part-time job as Houghton Academy Technology Manager and faculty. My heart continually comes back to the word joy with great thanksgiving as I serve the students and staff here at Houghton Academy.

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