Delio DelRio, PhD

of Pathos, Ethos, and Logos

The Pathos, Ethos, and Logos of my life are shaped and driven entirely by the call of God toward the glory, purpose, nobility found in Jesus Christ.



  • Licensed by: First Baptist Church of Lutz, Lutz, FL; May, 12, 2002
  • Ordained by: Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Osyka, MS.; April 17, 2005


  • Pulpit Supply at several Southern Baptist churches in Louisiana, Florida, and Mississippi, including Linecreek Baptist Church (LA), Bridgedale Baptist Church (LA), First Baptist Church of Lacombe (LA), Friendship Baptist Church (MS); Silver Springs Baptist Church (MS), Cornerstone Baptist Church (FL), and First Baptist Church of Lutz (FL); 2001–2013
  • Assistant Youth Director; First Baptist Church of Lutz; Tampa, FL.
  • Deacon, First Baptist Church of Lutz, Tampa, FL
  • Youth and Children Director; Bridgedale Baptist Church, Metairie, LA.
  • Senior Pastor, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Osyka MS., August 2004 – August 2010
  • Associate Pastor of Teaching, First Baptist Church of Lutz, Tampa, FL, August 2011 – September 2013
  • Senior Pastor, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Brandon, FL, September 2013–present

I confessed Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior in the summer of 1992. After joining the First Baptist Church of Lutz in 1998, God began radically to transform and challenge me at every point in my life, which led to a sense of God calling me into the ministry. God gave me a strong desire, not only to see the lost saved, but to shepherd, serve, and disciple His people. I cannot imagine doing anything other than glorifying God through leading and serving his people. Since that time, I have understood what Jeremiah expressed in Jeremiah 20:9. “His word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.”