– Matthew 28:19
And how can they preach unless they are sent?
– Romans 10:15
We follow the example and direction of Jesus when He said, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”
– John 20:21
May all that we do as goers or senders, bring His light to the world so that
“all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD is God and that there is no other.”
–1 Kings 8:60
Click on a missionary below for more info.
- Jim and Margie Stewart
Serving in Padova, Italy
Jim and Margie were originally from Vista, California. After many years of serving in different ministries, they were asked to move to Baja, Hungary where Jim Pastored a church for 7 years. In September 2009, they moved to Italy to take over a newly formed Bible study in Padova. Jim serves as Senior Pastor at Calvary Chapel Padova, Italy. He also teaches at Calvary Chapel Bible College in Montebelluna. Margie is overseeing the children's ministry and women's ministry.
- Pierre and Nancy Petrignani
Serving in Nice, France
Raised as a Catholic in Paris, Pierre met Jesus in Seattle at Calvary Fellowship in 1983. He pastored the first Calvary church plant in France fom 1993 to 2019. The leadership of the church in Nice has now been passed on to his son, Tonio Petrignani.
Pierre and his wife Nancy are redefining their ministry, and hoping to visit the six church plants in France (Paris, Lyon, Bourges, La Rochelle, Valenciennes and Vernon) to see how we might help, strengthen relationships between these ministries and be available to them in any way needed. The official organization of French protestant churches has changed rules requiring us to form a union of Calvary Chapel churches giving our movement official recognition by both religious and national authorities. Pierre will begin the application process soon.
He desires to increase time spent on translating Calvary Chapel resources including books by Chuck Smith and the "Enduring Word" commentaries on the Bible by Pastor Dave Guzik. He has been helping with the affiliation of new Calvary Chapel churches in Western Europe.”
- Mark and Gwyn Walsh
Serving in Rotorua, New Zealand
Serving in Te Awamutu with CCBI, New Zealand Mark & Gwyn are in their tenth year of leading Calvary Chapel Bible Institute, New Zealand.
Currently they are actively involved in supporting churches and missions across New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific Rim. CC Nasinu, in Fiji is one of the current ministry projects of CCBI supporting the first Calvary Chapel Church plant in Fiji.
The vision of CCBI is expressed in Psalm 2:8 ("Ask of me and I will give you the nations for your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for your possession"). Their desire is to be a part of seeing Messiah have an inheritance in the nations. Their heart is to make disciples in keeping with 2 Timothy 2:2.
- Craig and Silvana Quam
Serving in Montebelluna, Italy Silvana and I arrived in Montebelluna Italy in the fall of 1996 with our 1 yr old daughter abigail to plant the first Calvary Chapel in Italy and also the first Protestant church ever in that city. In the beginning their were only 4 people coming on Sundays but God faithfully began to add to our number and in the Summer of 1997 we were able with great joy to baptize the first new believers who had come to Christ.
The church continued to grow and in the Summer of 2004 a new Church plant began in the city of Treviso which is about 15 miles south of Montebelluna. In 2005 we had the joy of beginning a new work in the Dolomite Mountains 25 miles north of Montebelluna which is now Calvary Chapel Feltre. In 2007 we started a bible study in the city of Padua which is an hour south of Montebelluna. which now is the Calvary Chapel Padua. In 2008 God allowed us to start an affiliate campus of CCBC Murrieta and in 2010 we began classes in Italian and a bi-lingual campus.
In 2012 Pastor Chuck Smith asked Craig to be one of the regional pastors for western Europe and since that time one of his ministries has been to visit and encourage young church planters Italy and Western Europe. In 2019 we were able to hand over the church in Feltre to another pastor and Lord willing we will be starting in 2020 a new Intern/Missionary train program along side the normal Bible college.
- Troy and Rebekah Sammons
Troy and Rebekah Sammons along with their four children (Dakota 13, Kate 12, Hope 10, Azariah 7) are sent by Christian Veterinary Mission and partner with African Inland Mission to serve in Torit, South Sudan. Both missions have a priority of the gospel of Jesus reaching out to the least and unreached people groups. The Sammons are working with the Lotukoh and other unreached people groups in and around Torit. Recently they are started leading a team of four individuals through African Inland Mission that have come to train and outreach to the least reached of South Sudan.
As team leaders their main focus is to lead and model all aspects of life in missions preparing them to serve in the remote areas. In addition, much of the local work is working with the local church to partner and go out to the unreached areas which might be the next village or the far reaching places. Troy, who is trained as a veterinarian, also uses his vet skills to help with the practical needs of livestock keeping and disease control for the local vicinity as well as consulting for the other missionaries in South Sudan, using veterinary medicine as a platform and bridge for gospel proclamation. Bekah’s other roles are schooling for the children, as well as working alongside the women’s ministry in the church to encourage the ladies.
Please pray for them as often as you think of them.
-Pray for their strength to be drawn from Jesus alone
-Pray for lives to be transformed by the gospel
-Pray for them to grow in spiritual maturity
-Pray for the Lotukoh and other tribes to turn to Jesus
- Jed and Renee Gourley
Jed, Renee, Anna, Elizabeth, Joshua, Rachel and Isaiah Gourley Serving in Tbilisi, Georgia The Gourleys have recently moved to the small nation of Georgia, located in the Caucasus mountain range east of Turkey. Their vision is to plant a church in Tbilisi, the capital city. An official church has now been registered with the government, and outreaches have begun. The Gourleys are also praying about beginning a Russian-speaking pastoral training program that would train leaders to reach into nearby areas that are virtually closed to Western missionaries. The Caucasus region is home to many unreached people groups. Jed and Renee grew up in the same church, Calvary Chapel of Crawfordsville, Indiana. In 1992, Renee left for the mission field at the age of 16 with her family (the Markeys). Jed soon joined the team in Ukraine and began serving the young people who were coming to the Lord. Jed and Renee were married in Kiev, Ukraine in 1994. From 1995-1999, both completed university studies in southern California and returned to the mission field. In the summer of 2006 the Gourleys moved to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to plant a church in that mostly Muslim country. In 2013, the Lord once again directed them to pull up their tent pegs and move to a new country.
- Lee and Mary Shaw
Lee serves 11 agencies within the city and county of Napa, CA., working with law enforcement, fire service, and ambulance personnel, providing critical incident response, post-traumatic counseling, and other support necessary for victims and witnesses of crime and trauma. He also provides immediate confidential, personal and family counseling to law enforcement officers, fire fighters, ambulance personnel, and their families.
Lee currently oversees a team of 10 Chaplains that respond to critical incidents, crisis, & other traumatic events. Lee has responded to well over 1,600 tragic deaths and officiated at more than 500 memorials. His team has now assisted over 23,000 people in the Napa community.
- Dan and Debbie Finfrock
Pastor Dan Finfrock is Executive Director of Intensive Care Ministries that he began in 1985 when he moved his family to the Philippines. He began training pastors in Inductive Bible study all over that country. After six years he moved his family back to America and began expanding the work. After 35 years of teaching the IBS course, he has brought Inductive Bible study to 55 countries.
Pastor Dan has been married to Debbie for 49 years and they raised four children. Their youngest son went to be with the Lord at age 21. Their remaining children produced ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
- Robin and Alison Turner
Robin & Alison left England in 2000, and served at Calvary Chapel Bible College in Austria and Hungary from 2000-2004, and then ran the CC Conference center at Schloss Heroldeck, in Millstatt, Austria 2004-2017.
Robin was appointed pastor of Calvary Chapel Spittal in 2005. Since 2017 serving the local church has been their main focus. The core congregation is Austrian but the church also attracts English speakers from different countries and now has a number of Iranian families- most of whom have fled because of persecution.
"And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart."
- Dave and Darlys BirdCalvary International Development MinistriesJacmel, Haiti
For over 22 years, Dave & Darlys have served the Lord through short and long term missions. Currently they are in Jacmel, Haiti, sharing the Gospel and God’s love in practical ways.
With an extensive architecture and construction background, Dave shares his skills with Haitians, giving them skills and employment to provide for their families and to pass on to others, thus bettering their broken country.
Along with assisting Dave, Darlys uses her gifting by reaching out to the Haitian children and women through bible study, student sponsorship's, friendship evangelism and discipleship.
Dave & Darlys have two sons, two daughter-in-loves (son’s wives) and four grandchildren. Their home church is Calvary Chapel Chino Hills in Chino, California.