Joseph Paul Mandrino

Joseph Paul Mandrino

March 19, 1938 – September 25, 2020Mandrino, Joe

Joseph Paul Mandrino – son of God, loving husband of 63 years, devoted caring father of 6 children, grandfather of 13, great-grandfather of 10, pastor, missionary, proud veteran and citizen traded his Edmond, Oklahoma residence for his heavenly home on early Friday morning, September 25th, 2020. He is preceded by parents Joseph Mandrino and Wanda “Helen” Waytalak and eldest brother, Richard Mandrino. He is survived by siblings: Russell Mandrino, Joyce Sparacio, and Peter Mandrino. Also, by his loving and faithful wife, Millicent Beverly Mandrino, his children: Joseph John Mandrino, Steven William Mandrino, Christopher David Mandrino, Denise Marie Solimano, Mark Timothy Mandrino, Caleb Paul Mandrino and their spouses, in addition to his grand and great-grandchildren and the many souls he lead to the Savior, those he discipled and taught the Word of God, and brothers and sisters in-Christ. He was a proud veteran with 7 years in the U.S. Air Force and with sales and management experience afterward. If he were to tell you of the most significant day in life, he would share his testimony of how on March 29th, 1970 he and his wife kneeled at about midnight on Easter’s Eve and asked Christ to be their Savior. This one moment defined life and a new beginning! Off to Bible College in a year, afterwards graduating from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. Gathering supporting churches and finances to go to Singapore – he pastored Singapore Bible Baptist Church and grew the work. Teaching and building, the church still remains and has branched out to new works and locations today. Then on to Macau, China where he started Bordergate Baptist Church. Winning souls and teaching the Word, the work grew, thrived and remains. Then to the Philippines, he answered the call to please share the Gospel there and built churches that today continue to bear fruit. His heart was always about lost people and winning them through missions. He pastored Edmond Road Baptist Church in Edmond, Oklahoma from late 1997 until April 2014. Those who knew him were sure to hear him share our Lord and his story of all God had done and was doing in his life. He knew about Joy. Jesus, others and then you. He loved his wife, family, horses, his boots, accessories and will be so very missed. The viewing is on Monday, September 28th, 2020 from 6-8pm with family present at Matthews Funeral Home on Kelly Rd. in Edmond, Oklahoma. The funeral service will be held at 11am on Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 at Edmond Road Baptist Church in Edmond, Oklahoma. Funeral Service will be webcast at In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Edmond Road Baptist Church Missionary Fund 1207 W. Edmond Rd. Edmond, Oklahoma 73003 or Alzheimer’s Association of Oklahoma City, 6601 N. Broadway Ext. Suite 120, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116.

5 thoughts on “Joseph Paul Mandrino”

  1. Beth Jensen Farmer

    What a lovely tribute, he sounds wonderful and is know doubt, enjoying his heavenly rewards. Thinking of you Chris and Michelle, I’ve no doubt you’ll miss this guy so much. How wonderful you were blessed with such a great Dad.

  2. This man has always been one of my heroes. He and Millicent are dear friends, and we love this family very much. Many prayers are going up for our friends, the Mandrinos. Thank you to teaching us faithfulness and humility. We love y’all!

  3. Barry A Farnsworth

    Prayers for the family. We’ve known the Mandrinos since the 70’s and our paths have crossed some through the years. Great folks and great servants. He preached an Anniversary week for us (Victory Baptist, Kingfisher) in 1998, shortly after coming to ERBC. Would love to come to the funeral, but we don’t get out much and don’t travel very well. We’ll watch the live stream, hopefully. God bless.

    Barry and Patricia Farnsworth

  4. Barbara Johnson

    A giant of the faith, and friend to all. Joe had the sweetest heart. You couldn’t be around him long before he told you about his Jesus and that he could be your Jesus too. I’m sure his rewards are great. His presence will be greatly missed.

  5. Annie Pixley

    Oh my, how well I remember his loving soul. Married to my cousin for 63 years is a testament to his love of family. I am saddened to learn of his passing and send much love and prayers to Millie and their children.

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