Pastor Skip Christo

The Rev. Skip Cristo, Pastor of The Master’s Touch United Pentecostal Church, is an ordained pastor in the United Pentecostal Church International and has been trained in home missions work. The Master’s Touch is located at 1527 W. Edgewater St.  Skip Cristo and his wife, Millie, also leads home bible studies at your house upon request.  He can be reached at (847) 309-8187

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Gypsy History, Culture and Gospel Community

Gyspy church. Image courtesy of Jeff Winkowski.

Gyspy church. Image courtesy of Jeff Winkowski.

When I was a kid my summer job was to sell Kool-Aid to people at my mom’s rummage sales, which she and her girlfriends held several times each summer. 

I remember overhearing one of mom’s customers complaining, saying something about being able to “Jew down” at our neighbor’s yard sale. I wasn’t sure why but I knew at age six that this kind of talk was very wrong and it was very offensive. Yet I would have thought nothing about hearing someone say that they got “gypped” at a rummage sale, car dealership, or a candy store. In fact it was not for another twelve years before I learned that Gypsies were a race of people with over 1,000,000 people in the US, and 10,000,000 in Europe, making them Europe’s largest ethnic minority.