Biography: Antonio Stinson
Antonio Stinson was born and raised in Tacoma, WA on November 18, 1964. He’s the baby boy of James D. Stinson and Lila Mae Stinson and the youngest of two older brothers and an older sister. At a young age, he was very athletic, playing sports such as: football, basketball, baseball, and wrestling. In 1979 he became All City wrestling champ. He graduated in 1983 from Mt. Tahoma High School. Antonio Stinson has attended Pierce Community College for business management.
He was a Lead Sanitation worker for Adam’s Peanut butter for 5yrs. He has 25 years experience in construction as a laborer with the local laborer union. He also is the founder of Light It Bright Products LLC, an online store specializing in indoor gardening and alternative energy products. He also manufactures the first CFL 250 watt 2100k Light that is sold in the United States. He is currently a board member for HOPES (HELPING OTHER PEOPLE EXCEL SPIRITUALLY) in the Tacoma/Seattle area.
His father, James D. Stinson, established and pastored Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in Tacoma, Washington, for 42 years. Antonio became a Deacon for 23 years under is father’s leadership. He was later called into the ministry in April 2011. Minister Antonio Stinson Sr. has a passion for helping those who are less fortunate. He became involved with Centro Guanin after researching foreign mission work in the Dominican Republic. He came into contact with Severino Hernandez and, in 2012; they met and saw Centro Guanin Center. He saw the work that was needed in an extreme poverty area and fell in love with the culture and the Dominican people. He also believes in the vision that Severino has for Centro Guanin Center. He believes that God has led him there to do the work and give his service. He has established USA Centro Guanin Inc. a non profit 501c3 organization in Washington State to help with the work and service that is needed in the community of La Piedra, Dominican Republic.
“It is only with true love and compassion that we can begin to mend what is broken in the world. It is these two blessed things that can begin to heal all broken hearts. True love cannot be found where it does not exist, nor can it be denied where it does. Love is as simple as the absence of self given to another. God, when invited, fills the void of any unrequited love; hence loving is how one is drawn closer to God.” –Antonio Stinson Sr.