About Dr. Cucuzza
He was born in Pennsylvania but grew up in South Florida. After graduating from high school he enrolled in the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, where he began to pursue a career in commercial art.
On August 2, 1972, he realized for the first time in his life that he could not work his way to Heaven. He recognized his need for salvation, and trusted in Jesus Christ alone as his Savior.
Upon graduating from the Art Institute, he attended Florida Bible College from 1973-1977. He graduated in spring of 1977 with a B. A. Degree in Biblical Studies.
Dr. Cucuzza was ordained in May of 1977 at Palmetto Bible Chapel in Perrine, FL. He served as a youth director there from 1974 through 1978, and as the associate pastor from 1977 through the summer of 1978.
In the fall of 1978 he moved to Arvada, Colorado where he taught sixth grade at Arvada Christian School, a ministry of Colorado Bible Church, and served in other various ministries.
He married his wife, Sue, in June of 1979, and they moved to Neosho, Missouri, where they helped plant a church. While there, he was the youth director and assistant pastor.
In the spring of 1980, he and his wife moved to Orange Park, FL, with plans to plant a church. After working there for about a year, an opportunity opened up for them to start a church in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Sensing a clear leading from God, they moved to Minnesota in June of 1981. Within two weeks, St. Cloud Bible Church was founded, which later became Northland Bible Baptist Church, its current name.
Dr. Cucuzza has served as the pastor of Northland Bible Baptist Church since 1981. The church continues to grow under his leadership, and the church has many different ministries and outreaches. He believes strongly in expository preaching and teaching, and has taught the majority of the Bible verse by verse.
In 2006 he received his doctorate in theology from Solid Rock Theological Seminary. Dr. Cucuzza is also an adjunct faculty member at Dayspring Bible College and Seminary in Lake Zurich, IL., where he has taught several courses dealing with pastoral ministry.
God has blessed Dr. Cucuzza and Sue with three daughters, their husbands, and four grandchildren.