– 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
Calvary Chapel supports these like-minded international, national, and domestic missionaries around the world through prayer, communication, financial means and when possible, short term trips to the field.
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- 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.
- Calvary 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Neri and Brigida MayaVicente Guerrero, BCN, MexicoNeri and Brigida Maya
After serving with Pastor Ken Marr as his translator and Youth Pastor for five years, and as Pastor Ken and his wife Rita began transitioning back to the U.S., in 2015, with prayer and blessings, Pastor Ken turned over the leadership of Capilla Calvario to me. My wife, Brigida serves leading worship and women’s activities. We have had the blessing of taking care of baby Maylen for the last year. In 2016, the church was able to buy its own property and, with God’s provision and blessing, that same year we started to build our own building. In June 2018, we were able to move in. Throughout this time many have been coming to faith in Christ and it has been a blessing to see the Lord adding many to His Church. We have been busy baptizing and discipling new believers and are looking forward to what God has instore for us as we continue to follow His lead.
- 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.”
- 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."
- 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
Bill received Christ in 1969 at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, and in 1973 was filled with the Holy Spirit. It was at that time that the Lord called him into ministry. Within a couple of years he discovered that meant pastoral ministry, and the ministry of God’s Word.
Bill was deeply committed to a home fellowship out of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa (and eventually became its pastor), and although never on staff at “big Calvary,” Chuck Smith was always Bill's pastor, having studied and learned under Pastor Chuck for 4½ years before moving to the Monterey Peninsula to start his first church (February of 1978). During that season Bill also obtained a bachelor's degree in ministry from Melodyland School of Theology in Anaheim, CA.
His first official Sunday as pastor of what was then called Calvary Chapel of the Monterey Peninsula was March 1, 1979. He continued as the pastor of the fellowship for almost 27 years, until stepping down in February of 2006. During those years, the church grew into a solid community, and was able to eventually purchase property and build a facility. Bill marvels at the graciousness and patience of God — who allowed him to learn much about pastoral ministry as he grew in age and experience. Bill is convinced that in some ways his mistakes in ministry have been better teachers to him than his successes.
Much of his important spiritual growth came as he discovered some of the deeper realities of the new covenant. Bill's earlier years as a pastor brought depression and loads of self-doubt, but the Lord (who wastes nothing) used those hard times to teach him much about His grace, and to develop much greater compassion for people.
In February of 2006 Bill began functioning as a so-called “pastor-at-large,” and in 2008 started Poimen Ministries. Since that time, the Lord has been gracious to provide many and varied opportunities to serve Him and His pastors.
Bill is passionate about pastoral ministry, and loves to encourage pastors in what they do. Bill knows that oftentimes, pastoral peers in ministry have few places they can go to share their hearts ... or they have few relationally based resources to which they can turn. That’s why Poimen Ministries was started … to connect pastors to pastors in these ways. An interaction with a Poimen pastor is a safe experience. It’s also confidential. The pastor decides what to do with the input he’s given.
Bill sees the remaining years of his life and ministry as being years of help, support, consultation, and training of others who are called to shepherd God’s flock.
- 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.
- Drew MacintyreDrew Macintyre
In 1982, Pastor Drew Macintyre, became senior pastor of Calvary Chapel of Alpine. In 1986, along with pastoring CCOA he began a ministry known as IBSLA (Inductive Bible Studies to Latin America) whose focus was on training pastors in Latin America the Inductive Bible Study Method. As the Lord broadened the scope and vision of this ministry it took on a new name to better describe the scope and vision thus TWTW (The Word to the World) was born.
As founder and director of TWTW, Drew has been traveling around the world to train thousands of pastors on how to study their Bibles through the Inductive Bible Study method (IBS). This Bible study method allows local pastors to learn to study the Bible themselves so they can fulfill the great commission and feed their flock 1 Peter 5:1-4.
TWTW has also been actively involved in building pastoral training centers in Cuba, Uganda and Myanmar. TWTW also leads medical missions trips several times annually to Cambodia and Uganda and other parts of the world.
Drew also conducts a 2-year Discipleship Program during which students also learn the IBS Bible study method and read many classic Christian authors. They are challenged to learn to deny themselves, to really follow Jesus and go disciple others.
Gayle Erwin travels around the globe playing, as he puts it, "the one string on my guitar." That "one string" is the Nature of Jesus, a message developed over a lifetime of study and experience -- a simple message of servant lifestyle for this complex age. Gayle's varied background fuels a wealth of parables and anecdotes and gives handles to the experiences of the Bible. He states that the richness of his life is like living one lifetime every ten years.
He is a father and grandfather, a writer and editor, a talker and listener. He has created five magazines, served six years as a college teacher and twenty years as a pastor. Now, as the director of a ministry called "Servant Quarters," he spends his time speaking at conferences and retreats (as he works on his third million miles of flying) and writing. His humorous style delights audiences of all ages wherever he goes.
- Lee 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.
- Modesto Gospel Mission
Since 1948, the Modesto Gospel Mission has provided nutritious meals, warm beds, and a place of safety to thousands of poor and homeless men, women, and children.
The Mission is able to serve some of the most broken people in our community by helping them get off the streets and radically change their lifestyle through a myriad of programs and services. We offer hope through the love of Jesus – in word and deed. The Mission ministers to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of each guest. More than a food bank or soup kitchen, we provide daily shelter, clothing, meals, showers, Bible studies, life skills classes, employment training and assistance, addiction recovery, a medical clinic, and more. To meet these needs, the Modesto Gospel Mission depends on local gifts from individuals, churches, groups, foundations, and businesses that care about the poor and homeless in Stanislaus county.