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A Daily Walk with John Randall
A Daily Walk
John Randall has been involved in pastoral ministry for over 15 years. He has served as senior pastor of Calvary Chapel in Brandon, Florida, and presently as senior pastor of Calvary Chapel San Juan Capistrano. John is the featured speaker on the Bible teaching radio program “A Daily Walk.” He is known for his clear and relatable presentation of the Scriptures. John and his wife Michelle have four children and reside in Southern California.
Web: www.adailywalk.orgoffice (at) ccsjc.com
A Moment of Truth with Gary Clark
A Moment of Truth
Pastor Gary came to know the Lord in his mid-teen years and attended Piedmont Bible College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as well as Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
“It’s truly been amazing how God has afforded me so many wonderful opportunities to work with extremely dedicated, gifted people and ministries, who have impacted my walk in countless ways,” whether in Christian Camping at Camp Haluwasa, Para Church groups like Elevate, or various Church Ministries that include Gloucester County Community Church, Olivet United Methodist Church and Cedar Brook Bible Church. The “tag” line at the opening of this Bio is not taken lightly. It truly is my desire to know Him more. I also want to see Christ lifted up and proclaimed in a world that so desperately needs to see Him. How is this to be done? I solidly believe there is no better way than sharing the truth of God’s Word in its entirety, and sharing the love that Jesus exemplified. Teaching that truth and sharing that love will always be the cornerstone of what I am impressed upon to do. It’s one of the many reasons I am so blessed to be part of what God is doing now in my life and the group I am part of as we continue to follow Him and His call.”
Gary resides in Pitman, NJ with his wife, Valerie and their four children–Josiah, Micah, Hannah and Alethea–one dog named Mistletoe, and unfortunately, Kevin the cat.
Web: www.cc-gc.orgpastorccgc (at) gmail.com
A New Beginning with Greg Laurie
A New Beginning
The senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, Greg Laurie began his pastoral ministry at age 19 by leading a Bible study of 30 people. Since then, God has transformed that small group into a church of some 15,000 people. Today, Harvest is one of the largest churches in America.
In 1990, Laurie began holding public evangelistic events called Harvest Crusades. Since that time, more than four million people have attended Harvest Crusades events across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Laurie is the featured speaker of the nationally-syndicated radio program, A New Beginning, with daily listeners coast-to-coast and overseas on more than 500 outlets.
Web: www.harvest.orgclick here
Abounding Grace with Ed Taylor
God began Calvary Aurora as an outreach of Horizon Christian Fellowship, on Saturday nights in January, 1999. We began meeting on Sunday mornings December 26th.
Jesus continues to bless us as an exciting and thriving congregation reaching the lost throughout Aurora, Denver, and the surrounding communities. His grace makes all the difference in the world!
Pastor Ed is just a guy God has chosen to use. What a blessing to be in Jesus! (Psalm 40)info (at) calvaryaurora.org
According to the Scriptures with Damian Kyle
According to the Scriptures
Pastor Damian committed his life to the Lord in 1980 at Calvary Chapel Napa California at the age of 25. He had previously been employed as a cable splicer with the phone company. His family moved from Napa to Modesto in June of 1985 to plant a Calvary Chapel there. In the years since a vibrant fellowship has grown and now serves and loves the surrounding Modesto community in the name of Jesus Christ.click here
Bridging the Gap with Lloyd Pulley
Bridging the Gap
Pastor Lloyd Pulley was born in Michigan in 1958. After the death of his mother when he was 4, Lloyd was raised by his godly grandmother, who prayed earnestly that he would someday serve God. Those prayers were answered in 1976 when one of Lloyd’s classmates at Michigan State University shared the gospel with Lloyd, and he received Jesus Christ as his personal savior.
Lloyd quickly felt the call on his life to full-time ministry and decided to abandon a full academic scholarship, his pursuit of an engineering degree, and his college wrestling goals to serve God. He moved to California where he became an intern at Calvary Chapel West Covina (now Calvary Chapel Golden Springs). There he met his wife Karen (whom he affectionately calls his Armenian Princess) and began a family while training in the ministry. In 1984, 4 years after being ordained as an Associate Pastor, Lloyd felt the call on his life again, only this time it was to plant a church on the East Coast. He once again packed his bags and left a full-time position, his family, and friends to venture out into the unknown. God honored that faithfulness and in less than 20 years, Calvary Chapel Old Bridge (CCOB) has grown from 3 families to almost 5000 adults and children.
While Pastor Lloyd’s focus has been on expositional teaching, he also has a strong heart for missions and has traveled throughout the world spreading the gospel and equipping the saints for the work of the ministry.btg (at) bridgegap.org
Calvary Live is a call in radio program out of Calvary Aurora in Colorado. The purpose and heart of the program is to answer listeners’ questions from the truth of God’s Word. Pastor Ed Taylor as well as other area pastors host Calvary Live and welcome questions about the Bible and about living out the Christian life.
Web: calvaryaurora.orginfo (at) calvaryaurora.org
Changed By Love with Jim Keavney
Changed By Love
Jim Keavney is the founding and senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Morris Hills, Dover, NJ. Jim is the featured speaker on the Bible teaching program “Changed By Love.” His goal is to teach the Bible with simplicity and passion as well as a direct application to our daily lives.
Jim is a later life convert, who received a later life call to the ministry after many years in the business world. He has been blessed to see the Lord create several businesses, a church, and even a radio station from nothing. Originally from Long Island, Jim lives in NJ with his beautiful wife Pam and their three great kids.
When describing his conversion Jim simply says “I was Changed By Love.”
info (at) changedbyloveradio.com
Cornerstone Connection with Gary Hamrick
Pastor Gary Hamrick has been in full time ministry since 1987 when he first served as a youth pastor to high school teens. Then in 1991 he began pastoring Cornerstone Chapel when all 18 charter members asked him to become the first pastor of this new, start-up church. Today, Cornerstone is the church home to a few thousand weekly worshipers, and it is Pastor Gary’s desire to equip them through the teaching of God’s Word, relating the truth of the Bible to everyday life in practical, relevant ways.
Gary received Christ as his personal Lord and Savior when he was 15 years of age while attending a youth retreat with his uncle’s church in the Catoctin Mountains near Thurmont, MD. Soon thereafter, Gary wrestled with a “call” into the ministry, but he decided instead to pursue a Journalism track in college with aspirations of becoming a broadcast journalist. Before long, Gary responded to God’s call, changed schools, completed a Bachelor of Biblical Studies, and was ordained by Pastor Chuck Smith and Calvary Chapel Outreach Fellowship of Costa Mesa, California.
Pastor Gary has been married to Terri since 1987 and they have three grown children who also serve at the church—Tyler (married to Cayla), Austin (married to Morgan), and Lindsey. Terri volunteers as the Director of Women’s Ministry at Cornerstone.
Pastor Gary is an avid news “junkie” and enjoys fishing, hiking, playing sports, and umpiring high school (Babe Ruth) baseball. He also serves as the Chief Chaplain for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, ministering to 600 sworn deputies and 150 civilian personnel.
church (at) cornerstonechapel.net
Drawing Closer with Rick Plantholt
Pastor Rick Plantholt began a Bible study in 1997. It soon turned into Calvary Chapel of Baltimore. Their mission is to guide people of all backgrounds into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
CalvaryChapelBaltimore (at) verizon.net
Enduring Word with David Guzik
David is husband to Inga-Lill and the pastor of Calvary Chapel of Santa Barbara. He has been in Christian service for more than 30 years, including two church plants and more than seven years as a missionary in Germany, as director and teacher for Calvary Chapel Bible College Germany.
David is perhaps most widely known for his online and print commentary on the Bible. Many people all over the world find it helpful, and it can be found at:
radio (at) enduringword.com
Focal Point with Mike Fabarez
Pastor Mike Fabarez is the Senior Pastor of Compass Bible Church in South Orange County, California.
Pastor Mike is passionate about clearly communicating God’s word. He works hard to ensure quality teaching and encourages his listeners to apply what they’ve heard to their lives by supplying them with application questions and resources to help equip them.
Mike earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible and Theology from Moody Bible Institute and received his liberal arts education at the University of Arizona. He earned his Master’s degree from Talbot School of Theology and his Doctorate from Westminster Theological Seminary in California. In addition to the Focal Point radio program, Mike is the author of Preaching That Changes Lives, Praying For Sunday, Saturday’s Hope, Bible Survey for Kids, Beyond Bible Basics, Why The Bible? and Partners: A One On One Discipleship Program. Mike and his wife, Carlynn, reside in Laguna Hills, California with their three children, Matthew, John and Stephanie.orders (at) fpr.info
Grace Infusion with Mike Nimer
Pastor Mike and his wife Lara are from Miami, Florida and have been serving in ministry for over 20 years. Mike is the Senior Pastor of Trinity Christian Chapel in Sewell, NJ. He has been there eight years. Mike and Lara have three lovely daughters: Kaitlyn (20), Ashley (18) and Amber (16). He loves to fish, read and is an avid Miami Hurricanes football fan.
Web: www.tcchapel.com/info (at) tcchapel.com
His Perfect Love with Matt VanderVen
His Perfect Love
Matt VanderVen is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Harrisburg. Matt and his wife moved from Rochester, NY to Harrisburg, PA in 2014 to begin a simple, line by line teaching, through God’s Word on Wednesday evenings. God began to move in the hearts and minds of His people and in December of 2015 the Lord established Calvary Chapel Harrisburg located on the West Shore in Shiremanstown, PA.info (at) HisPerfectLove.org
Hope From the Word with Bill Luebkemann
Hope From the Word
The Lord called Pastor Bill Luebkemann to lead Calvary Chapel of Marlton in 1997. Since then, he has faithfully served as senior pastor of both the church as well as overseeing Joyful Noise Christian School, an outreach ministry of Calvary Chapel of Marlton.
Calvary Chapel of Marlton is also home to the Hope FM radio ministry. At a conference in 1995, Pastor Chuck Smith exhorted pastors to prayerfully consider radio as an effective tool for spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. Pastor Bill Luebkemann of Calvary Chapel of Marlton heard that message and caught the vision. While the initial application for a radio permit in 1999 was rejected by the FCC, God’s plan prevailed. After much prayer, engineering and legal work, Hope FM finally went on the air in November 2005. In the years since then it has grown into a network of 5 full power stations and about a dozen translators serving New Jersey, Central Southeastern Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Hope from the Word, the daily teaching ministry of Calvary Chapel of Marlton, reaches millions of potential listeners with clear Bible teaching. Bill’s passion for the Lord comes through in his verse by verse Bible teaching, never compromising the Word of God.
Pastor Bill also serves as a police chaplain with the Evesham Township Police Department in New Jersey. He is part of a support unit that is called on to accompany officers when there is difficult news to deliver. The unit also assists officers with the emotional side of their jobs. Pastor Bill stated, “We want to be there for them. They put their lives on the line every day for us.”
Bill has been married to his wife, Lynn, for 32 years and they have three adult children.
Web: www.ccmarlton.orginfo (at) ccmarlton.org
In His Hands with Fran Pultro
In His Hands
Calvary Chapel King’s Highway began in 1989 when Pastor Fran followed God’s call to begin teaching a mid-week Bible study in his martial arts school located in a high-crime neighborhood of Philadelphia.
Web: www.cckh.orginhishandsradio (at) gmail.com
In Your Faith with Joe Domico
In Your Faith
Pastor Joe has been the pastor of Gateway Christian Church since its inception: teaching the Bible chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse in the Southern New Jersey/Philadelphia region. Prior to beginning this ministry, Joe served at a Charismatic Southern Baptist Church in Texas while pursuing a degree in Biblical Languages at Abilene Christian University (ACU). Upon returning to South Jersey, Joe and his wife Anne committed a couple of years to help establish and and build up a Calvary Chapel in New Jersey with friends of theirs whom they had studied the Bible with since they were new believers. Through a series of circumstances that the Lord had ordained, Joe was asked to lead a church in Woodbury, NJ. After much prayer, what is Gateway Christian Church of Woodbury is the fruit of that ministry.
Joe grew up Roman Catholic. He became a Christian in 1983 while working as a casino supervisor in Atlantic City, NJ. After giving his life to the Lord Jesus Christ, he got involved with ministry right away. He read through the Bible in a couple of months, then continued to read through again and again. With his newlywed wife and partner, Anne, he relocated to West Texas. They both enrolled at ACU in Abilene, TX (150 miles west of Fort Worth) where they met many life-long friends who they network with. Through His grace, God began to use Joe and Anne. They desired to return to New Jersey and be involved in ministry and in church planting. Joe and Anne are currently living in Gloucester County with their five children: Josiah (22), Sarah (20), Katherine (17), Alethea (13) and Aubrey (10). Joe also hosts the radio ministry called In Your Faith that reaches many to listeners on the HOPE-FM Radio Network and The WAVE 92.7 in Ocean City, NJ. Joe has a wonderful and practical insight into God’s Word and a great ability to communicate God’s message to this generation. His life verse is Galatians 2:20.info (at) gatewaychristianchurch.com
Learn the Word with Doug McClean
Learn the Word
Pastor Doug McClean began teaching a Sunday evening Bible study in 1996 near the small town of Delta, Pennsylvania. As he taught through the Word systematically and simply, verse by verse, the Lord worked and added to the fellowship. Today there are hundreds who consider Calvary Chapel of Delta their church home.info (at) learnthewordradio.com
Life From the Word with Chris Swansen
Life From the Word
Pastor Chris Swansen graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Masters of Science in International Development for Appropriate Technology in 1991 and Calvary Chapel Bible College in California with a Bachelor of Bible Science. In 1992, he traveled with his wife, Laurie, to Russia to serve as a missionary and became pastor of the second Calvary Chapel in Moscow.
Following their stay in Russia, Pastor Chris and Laurie returned to the US where he served on the staff of a Calvary Chapel in North Carolina for one year. At that time he felt God calling him back to the Philadelphia area to start a Bible-teaching church. Pastor Chris has served as pastor of Calvary Chapel Chester Springs since 1996. He lives with his wife and ten children in Downingtown.info (at) cc-chestersprings.com
Light of the Word with Ray Bollas
Light of the Word
Ray Bollas is the senior pastor of Calvary Chapel of Anne Arundel County. He graduated from Calvary Chapel Bible College in 1996, but he will tell you that it is not the piece of paper that makes the man a minister. It is a heart and love for the people given directly from God. Ray’s ministry philosophy is simple: Win / Disciple / Send.
Win: To bring people into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. (Romans 10:14)
Disciple: To bring people into a deeper relationship with the Lord. To teach them the Scriptures so that they will grow in the Lord. (2 Timothy 2:15)
Send: To send those mature Christians into their neighborhoods and the outer parts of the world to reach the lost for Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19)
Come, and may the Lord do a wonderful work in all of us………
Web: www.ccaac.orgmail (at) ccaac.org
Morning Light Radio with Jason Meyerson
Morning Light Radio
Early in 2011 Jason Meyerson began a Bible study in Cockeysville, MD as an outreach from Calvary Chapel Ellicott City. Later that year, Calvary Morning Light began meeting as a church on Sundays in Timonium, MD. Jason teaches verse by verse through the Bible with a focus on the first century Jewish context of the New Testament as well as with the conviction that all of God’s Word is vital and meaningful to us today. Jason is married with two children.info (at) morninglightradio.org
On the Level with Pancho Juarez
On the Level
Pancho Juarez is currently the pastor of Calvary Chapel Montebello in California. He believes that Jesus Christ is the only answer and hope for this dying world. It is this belief that led Pancho to teach others about Christ.
While attending Calvary Chapel in West Covina, California, Pancho received most of his biblical servanthood and training. Pancho joined the church leadership but eventually felt called to go back to the hometown of his youth to minister to his community. He started a home fellowship group that grew to over 200 members. With so many people attending, they decided to move to a larger facility: a converted barn.
However, a year later, this growing congregation needed even more space and moved to a local high school auditorium. It officially became a church on July 12, 1992. However, in July of 1995 the church yet took another turn and moved to a 98,000 sq. ft. warehouse. Two years later, the property officially belonged to Calvary Chapel Montebello.
The church has now grown to more that 3,000 adults and 1,000 children with enough activities to keep the church open all week long. Pancho is supported by his wife, Millie, and his five children: Jasmine, Bianca, Alexandria, Sebastian and Zoe.
Web: www.ccmtb.comoffice (at) ccmtb.com
Ring of Truth with Dan Sexton
Ring of Truth
In the summer of 2003, Pastor Dan Sexton and his wife Cameron, moved to Ellicott City to begin the simple ministry of teaching the Word of God verse-by-verse, and chapter-by-chapter. Dan and Cameron both served on staff at Calvary Chapel Gulf Breeze, Florida, for four years before God laid it on their hearts to begin a new work in a new place. Calvary Chapel Ellicott City held its first service in August 2003.
Web: www.calvaryec.cominfo (at) calvaryec.com
Searchlight with Jon Courson
Jon Courson has amassed more than 1,500 expositional and topical Bible studies during his ministry. He is the author of A Future and a Hope, A Day’s Journey, and A Place For You, A Pillar By Day, and the 3-volume Jon Courson’s Application Commentary. In 1977, Jon Courson founded the Applegate Christian Fellowship, a non-denominational church in southern Oregon with a congregation of twenty people. The congregation grew to over 8,000 under Courson’s leadership. In 2002, Courson accepted a request to join his longtime mentor and friend Chuck Smith at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in California. In 2005, Courson moved on to teach at a pastor training school in Carmen Serdan, Mexico for young men. In March of 2006 Jon left Carmen Serdan to move back to southern Oregon to join his son Peter-John Courson pastoring at Applegate Christian Fellowship. He also continues to teach the pastor training school which was relocated to the Mountaintop Retreat Center, which is a part of the ministry of Applegate Christian Fellowship. Jon lives in Southern Oregon with his wife Tammy. They have four children and two grandchildren. Jon’s first wife went home to be with the Lord a number of years ago. Jessie, his eldest daughter, went home to be with the Lord when she was 16 years old. Both died in car accidents.
Web: www.joncourson.combobthornley (at) joncourson.com
Servant Quarters with Gayle Erwin
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.
Gayle’s first book, The Jesus Style, has sold more than 500,000 copies and has been translated into 35 languages. Many churches and missions groups require their leaders to study this book. His second book, The Father Style, examines the nature of God the Father through the eyes of Jesus. The third book, The Spirit Style, proposes a unique and healing view of the Holy Spirit as revealed in the teaching of Jesus. The Body Style completes the “Style” series and views The Church as described by Jesus. He wrote Handbook for Servants to assist the servant-hearted with the struggles they face. That Reminds Me of a Story is a wildly popular compilation of 40 true stories from his life. He followed that story book with another entitled That Reminds Me of Another Story with 50 more true stories from his life and observation. His newest book, Not Many Mighty, proves that God rarely uses the elite, preferring those Gayle identifies with and calls “Jerks.” The book is highly encouraging.
Other resources such as CDs, DVDs, radio progams and podcasts combine to give the “one string” significant distribution..
Gayle and his wife, Ada, live in Cathedral City, California.
Web: www.servant.orggayle (at) servant.org
Straight From the Heart with Joe Focht
Straight From the Heart
Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia began in 1981 when Pastor Joe Focht started a small Bible study in a catering hall. With a strong emphasis on teaching God’s Word verse by verse, the church has grown to minister to approximately 12,000 people weekly with a variety of outreaches and ministries.
Pastor Joe currently teaches three Sunday morning services along with evening services on Sunday and Wednesday. His daily Bible teaching ministry, “Straight from the Heart”, is heard in Philadelphia on HOPE FM daily.
In more than 20 years of ministry on the East Coast, Joe and his wife Cathy have seen their family grow to include four children, and three grandchildren while their spiritual family continues to grow.
Web: www.ccphilly.orginfo (at) ccphilly.org
The Dacus Report with Brad Dacus
The Dacus Report
info (at) pji.org
The Missing Peace with Jeff Wong
The Missing Peace
We are a Christ centered group committed to recovery, restoration, and discipleship through the process of God’s Word, prayer, and healthy fellowship.
What We Believe
We believe that addiction is a sin, plain and simple. Through the truth of God’s Word, we know that Jesus died for us on the cross, defeating the power of our sins once and for all. By trusting in Him and His will for our lives, we have discovered who we really are and who we truly can be. We believe that because of what Jesus did for us on the cross, we are no longer bound by the terrible chains of our addictions, but we are now set free and have peace.
Web: www.ccsouthjersey.orgchurch (at) ccsouthjersey.org
The Shepherd's Heart with Harry Pressley
The Shepherd’s Heart
Pastor Harry Pressley grew up in the South Jersey area during the turbulent years of the 60’s and 70’s. When he received Christ as his Savior in 1973 through the testimony of his Vietnam veteran brother, Dennis, he experienced a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. He is committed to giving real life answers through the Word of God and to teaching simple, practical application for our everyday lives.
Calvary Chapel South Jersey began as a small home fellowship in Woodbury, New Jersey in 1984. After growing out of the first building in Bellmawr, the church has now purchased St. Matthew’s School in West Deptford where Pastor Harry teaches two Bible studies on Sunday morning, as well as a Wednesday evening study.
Pastor Harry and his wife Irma now live in West Deptford, have raised 6 children, and now enjoy their 15 grandchildren.church (at) ccsouthjersey.org
The Universe Next Door with Thomas Woodward
The Universe Next Door
Thomas E. Woodward is a research professor and department chair of the theology department at Trinity College of Florida/Dallas Theological Seminary (Tampa Bay Extension) and a prominent Christian apologist.
Woodward has published widely defending intelligent design and attacking Darwin’s theory of evolution. Since 1988, he has been (Florida)director of Trinity College’s Center for University Ministries (CFUM). Woodward has also maintained an evangelical teaching and discipleship ministry and been head of the C.S.Lewis Society, which is housed at Trinity College.
Woodward did his doctoral work in the Department of Communication of the University of South Florida. His thesis, a history of the Intelligent Design movement, was published by Baker Books as “Doubts About Darwin” in 2003. His second book, “Darwin Strikes Back,” was released in 2006.
Prior to this, Woodward served with UFM International (“Unevangelized Field Mission International”, a missionary organization now known as Crossworld) in the Dominican Republic. Woodward has a B.A. in History awarded by Princeton University and a Th. M. in Systematic Theology from the Dallas Theological Seminary.
In the fall of 2006 and the spring of 2007, Woodward was adjunct faculty at the Tampa extension of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary of Wake Forest, North Carolina. He taught classes in “Salvation and Religious Pluralism” and “Eschatology”.
Web: www.apologetics.orgclick here
The Word for Today with Chuck Smith
The Word for Today
The Word For Today is a non-profit organization, and an outreach of Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa. Our desire is to see the body of Christ grow in their knowledge of God through the study of His Word. We are committed to bringing you the solid and consistent teaching of the whole Bible taught by Pastor Chuck Smith.
Within the pages of this catalog are teaching cassettes, and many wonderful books which will equip the believer and deepen your understanding of God’s Word. Pastor Chuck Smith’s radio and TV programs can be heard on stations nation-wide. The program can be heard in over 350 cities world-wide, and airs more than 300 times daily. Please contact our office for times and listings of the programs in your area.
You may call us toll-free at 1-800-272-WORD or write to The Word For Today at P.O. Box 8000, Costa Mesa, CA 92628. Please call anytime. There are operators available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, Monday through Friday, and an automated attendant 24 hours every day.
Turning Point with David Jeremiah
Dr. David Jeremiah, founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries and senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church, felt God’s calling on his life at a very early age. Born February 13, 1941 in Toledo, Ohio, Dr. Jeremiah was raised in a family deeply committed to ministry. At the age of eleven, Dr. Jeremiah and his family moved to Dayton, Ohio where his father, Dr. James T. Jeremiah, was the Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, and in 1953 became the President of Cedarville College in Cedarville, Ohio.
As Dr. Jeremiah was sensitive to God’s leading in his life, he followed in his father’s footsteps. In 1963, Dr. Jeremiah received a Bachelor of Arts from Cedarville College. In that same year, Dr. Jeremiah married his college sweetheart, Donna Thompson who also was attending Cedarville College as a business major. He went on to earn a Masters degree in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1967. He completed additional graduate work at Grace University and was granted the Doctor of Divinity degree from Cedarville College in 1981.
A dedicated family man, Dr. Jeremiah believes that without the support and encouragement of his wife, Donna, Turning Point would have never been brought into existence. He and Donna have four grown children and ten grandchildren.
Dr. Jeremiah’s commitment is to teaching the whole Word of God. His passion for people and his desire to reach the lost are evident in the way he communicates Bible truths and his ability to get right to the important issues. Dr. Jeremiah continues to be excited to see what God is going to do in broadcast ministry around the world through the ministries of Turning Point.
Understanding the Times with Jan Markell
Understanding the Times
Jan Markell was saved under Jewish evangelist Hyman Appleman when she was a child. In Jan’s early ministry years she was a part of the Messianic movement, worked for pro-Israel agencies, and for Jewish evangelism ministries.
In 1982, Jan incorporated Olive Tree Ministries and the goals of the ministry can be read at “Our Purpose.” Jan has written eight major books with prominent Christian publishing houses. She has produced a dozen DVDs, some featured on Sky Angel. At one time she traveled full time across America as a speaker. Visit our store to see some of the products by Jan that are available for purchase.
In the year 2000, Jan launched a radio branch of the ministry starting first on AM980 KKMS, Minneapolis/St. Paul. In 2004, the program was syndicated nationally and is heard internationally on the Internet. “Understanding the Times” radio has been received well as a source of news and information hard to find. “Understanding the Times” is interview and commentary-driven. Learn more at the “Radio Show” category. We have had e-mail response from across America and from two-dozen foreign countries listening to the program.
The ministry has five employees including Jan’s personal assistant Heidi Swander. Other employees assist in radio production and technical areas.
Upon This Rock with Chris McCarrick
Upon This Rock
Chris McCarrick is the Senior Pastor at Cornerstone Calvary Chapel, Howell, NJ. Shortly after coming to Christ thirty-five years ago, Chris was called to dedicate his life to serving God. In 1994 he was led to start a home Bible study, which grew and became Cornerstone Calvary Chapel.
From the start of his ministry, God has burdened Pastor Chris with putting emphasis on the teaching of the Word, local outreach and world missions. As a result, the body at Cornerstone supports missions and ministries throughout the world as well as close to home.
Pastor Chris and his wife, Marion have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.
“Upon This Rock”, the radio ministry of Cornerstone Calvary Chapel, features Pastor Chris teaching verse by verse through the Bible.
Web: www.cstonecc.orgmailbox (at) cstonecc.org
Wisdom for Women with Debbi Bryson
Wisdom for Women
Wisdom for Women is a daily short Bible teaching taken from the book of Proverbs. Each day, Debbi seeks to urge women to be wise, godly women, “In the midst of a crooked and perverse generation”, for “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”
“It is my great love to encourage women and teach God’s Word.” Debbi’s passionate pursuit as a woman and as a child of God is to choose to see the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. Knowing, in Him and from Him come the real fulfillment of her heart. Her desire is to personally abide in Jesus and yield to make room for Him to fully and completely abide in her. There is no second cause.
Debbi and her husband George live in Southern California north of San Diego near her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. They are so thankful for their family, friends, and wonderful church, Calvary Chapel Vista.