Hi, I’m Mike Verdicchio!

I am a Christian minister, author, and, former broadcaster.headshot

I help people gain more confidence in God so they can live a dynamic and fulfilled life God designed  for all of us to have!

In my over 30 years as an ordained minister I’ve been able to help many people by giving practical understanding they can apply in their own lives to get results.

My Content – Practical Christian Living!

I provide is simple, practical, and, relatable information on Trusting and believing God, Prayer, Personal Relationship with God, and, the Love of God. Again, from the perspective of practical Christian living.

A Little Bit About Me

I’m married with two grown children, and so far, one grandchild! My wife Kathy and I live in Glendale, Arizona; we’ve been married for 44 years.

I have voiced and/or produced a number of items, which you can see in the section called, Mike’s Stuff.

I teach a weekly Bible fellowship here in Glendale Arizona. I also teach regularly at the Phoenix Rescue Mission, and am invited to other areas to minister and teach at Camps and special events.

I’ve been the voice for numerous audio and video productions for over 30 years, including my powerful audio CD, Healing Words, the audio for the series, Stories for Joshua, and, the audio for my book, Healing from God is Available.

My first internet adventure was a great learning experience – Christian Inspirational Gifts. I soon discovered I had a lot to learn about the internet, and that site did not last very long.

I proceeded to write, voice and produce a daily membership site called, Inspirational Pep Talks, which later transformed into 5 volumes of Mike’s Pep Talks on CD.

I then produced, Enriching Your Life Now, a membership site with tons of content. Following that project, I launched into the blog world with Confidence And Joy!

You can find out a whole lot more by reading, This Is My Story.

My Contact Information

You can contact me via e-mail or, follow me on Twitter or Facebook.

(ConfidenceAndJoy.com is produced by, Michael A. Verdicchio, and is not affiliated with any group or denomination.)

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Winter Advance 2014

Mike and Kathy at a Family Camp, 2003

Mike and his son, Mike at Game 2 of the World Series, 2001

Mike and Kathy in Verona, Italy, 2006

Mike and Kathy in Venice, Italy, 2008

Son, Mike, and new daughter-in-law, Jacey, October 2008

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Mike and Kathy with daughter Paula and granddaughter Ava

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Mike teaching at The phoenix Rescue Mission 2015


Performing a wedding in Pensacola, Florida 2015

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Yes, Poppa loves Ava!

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I love California sunsets!  Pacific Beach, Thanksgiving, 2013

Mike with Greg Schulte, Arizona Diamondbacks radio announcer, 2008

Mike thanks the Vets on his radio show on Veterans’ Day 2006

Mike interviewing actress, Connie Stevens, celebrity Grand Marshall for the 2008 Phoenix Veteran’s Day Parade.  Click the player below to hear this 6 minute interview.

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With Arizona Governor, Jan Brewer, July 3, 2010

God bless the USA!  And to all our troops, Thank You For Serving!


I have been asked many times if there is a place here on Confidence And Joy to give, or donate,  not just to this site, but to other endeavors I am involved with. For a long time I did not, but I finally added something below.

Since I am not a non-profit, I cannot use the Paypal, “Donate” button. Because of that, I had to use a, “Pay” button, and, include some suggested amounts. Credit cards are accepted through Paypal.

Giving And Abundantly Sharing

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13 thoughts on “About

  1. Mike, your story is a blessing…God knew how to bring you step by step even when you didn’t know how to step in the right direction. Your kids are nice looking and your wife is BEAUTIFUL!! Not fair. lol Anyway, I enjoyed reading your story…I think I had read part of it before but hadn’t finished it….take care. Rosie P. S. My son works in TV…in the directing dept. not in front of the camera. He works for LeSea, Lester Sumrall Evangelistic Association. Blessings, Rosie

  2. Hi Rosie!
    Yes, God has been so kind and gracious to me for such a long time. I continue to look to Him to direct my path. Give your son my best!

  3. Mike

    I ran across your site this evening while looking for articles on 2 Kings 7. What a great site! I love the collection of articles on Orientalisms. I also read your story and was very blessed by it.

    Best Regards
    Gerard Hones

  4. My prayer point for today was “Devine Connection” and that God grants me access to a person who will change my life for the better.And God has directed me to you Alleluyah and Praise be to Him. I feel blessed to have found your site and the richness which its carries for the faithful
    in the Lord. Yes God has directed me to you and chosen you to be the one who will change my life for the better.

    • Edy, I am glad you found this site and I trust the information here will be helpful and encouraging to you personally.
      May God bless you and direct your steps.

  5. Dea4 Rev Mike Verdicchio,
    A while back You had sent me an email.
    Just wanted to catch up with You.
    I had been in Iowa back in 1981 &
    You had shown believing in me at that time.
    That had meant a lot to me!
    I continue to stand on Gods Word.
    It’s so good to finally bump into You online! …
    At Your confidence and joy web site,
    Very cool name for a website if You ask me!
    Anyway may God bless You and Your positive outreach!
    Best regards,
    Barbara Hopkins

    • Barbara, thanks for your kind comments – Iowa in ’81 – I remember you! – hope things are going well! God bless you!