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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
A Sure Hope with Dave Schenk
A Sure Hope
Pastor Dave Schenk had a career in the field of education for thirty-seven years. He accepted Christ as his Savior in April 1991, after years of prayer and love from Bea, who was already a Christian. After turning his life over to Jesus, God worked a mighty change in Dave’s life, and began working in his heart to become involved in ministry. He led Bible studies at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, served as Assistant Pastor at Maranatha-By-The-Sea in Ocean City, NJ from 1995-1999 and was an elder at Calvary Chapel Vineland.
After retiring from the teaching profession in 2009, Dave’s goal was to be more involved in full-time ministry, and soon after, he received the call to come to Cape May, where he began to serve as Pastor in February 2010.
In addition to his degrees in education, Dave has a Bachelor’s of Ministry degree from Trinity Biblical University. Pastor Dave has a real heart for reaching the community for Christ, as well as grounding believers in the faith by teaching the Word of God.
Web: cccapemay.orgschenkencourager (at) aol.com
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) calvaryco.church
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: www.calvaryco.churchinfo (at) calvaryco.church
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
Core Truth with Steve Wilburn
Steve Wilburn made a commitment to Christ when he was eighteen years old. After his parents divorced at the age of 16, Steve went down all the wrong paths in life. This led him to a place where he felt like he had to reach up to touch the bottom. After receiving Jesus into his heart, everything changed. He embraced the Bible as a lifeline and accepted it for what it is – The Word of God. Then he met his wife Laurie in church – they have been married for forty years and have four children and ten grandchildren. Currently Steve is the pastor of Core Church Los Angeles, a church that he and his wife planted on the Westside of LA in 2010. Core has continued grow at an incredible pace. Prior to planting Core, Steve was an associate Pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship under Pastor Greg Laurie for fifteen years. He is an entertaining, yet challenging speaker. His commitment to God’s Word and passion for the Gospel are evident in his enthusiastic, relevant style of teaching. He is heard on multiple radio stations 5 to 7 days a week.
Web: CoreChurchLA.orginfo (at) corechurchla.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
Countdown to Eternity with Don Stewart & James Kaddis
Countdown to Eternity
Don Stewart & James Kaddis
Countdown 2 Eternity is a weekly radio ministry featuring well known author and apologist Don Stewart, and pastor James Kaddis of Calvary Chapel Signal Hill. Together they examine current events, and connect what’s going on in our world to Bible prophecy.radio (at) calvarychapelsignalhill.com
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: www.enduringword.com
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. He has planted a church in Fla., South Carolina and recently pastored a pre-established church in New Jersey for almost 12 years. He currently is a teaching pastor at Calvary Chapel in Lexington, SC. He has 3 grown daughters and one grandson. He loves to fish, read and is an avid Miami Hurricanes football fan.
Web: cclexington.orginfo (at) cclexington.org
Growing Through Scripture with Tony Montemurro
Growing Through Scripture
It was in January of 1995, just a few years after he had met Jesus, when Tony married his beloved Trish. He served the next few years in youth ministry at Calvary Chapel Vineland. Then, in January 1999, he was sent out to plant Calvary Chapel York in Pennsylvania. After pastoring the church there for 13 years, in answer to a calling from the Lord, Tony turned the church in York over to a faithful assistant pastor. In 2012, he moved his family to the Jersey Shore stepping out in faith to plant another Calvary Chapel. What began as an outreach Bible study has now become the congregation of Calvary Chapel Gateway, located in Northfield, NJ. Tony and Trish have three adult children.info (at) calvarychapelgateway.com
His Perfect Love with Matt VanderVen
His Perfect Love
Matt VanderVen is the senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Harrisburg – West Shore. Matt and his wife, Lisa, 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 Camp Hill, 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 My Father's House with Mike Finizio
In My Father’s House
Mike Finizio is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship of Manhattan. Harvest has served and ministered to the people of NYC for over 37 years. The church offers in depth Bible studies, worship and warm and inviting Christian fellowship. They are committed to share the Word of God faithfully verse by verse, chapter by chapter and book by book.
Web: www.harvestnyc.orgharvestnyc (at) verizon.net
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 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
So What Radio with Lon Solomon
So What Radio
Lon Solomon was born and raised in a Jewish home in Portsmouth, VA. While in college, Lon’s life became a relentless search for meaning and purpose. He sought to fill the void he felt on the inside with fraternity life, partying, gambling, and a serious drinking problem. When all this failed to supply the inner peace he was seeking, he turned to “spiritual” things, diving into psychedelics, Eastern religions and even attempting a return to mainstream Judaism. But all this failed to resolve his inner turmoil, and he decided that suicide was the only reasonable way out.
It was at this time that Lon met a street evangelist in Chapel Hill, NC who began to talk to him about Jesus Christ. God worked powerfully through months of interaction with this man, resulting in Lon’s decision to accept Jesus as his personal Savior and Messiah in the spring of 1971.
Lon is a marvelous example of God’s transforming power in action.
Subsequent to his decision to accept Christ, Lon was able to quit the drug and alcohol abuse that had plagued his life for years. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Chemistry (1971). He completed a Th.M. degree in Hebrew and Old Testament at Capital Bible Seminary (1975, summa cum laude). He completed graduate work at Johns Hopkins University, receiving a Masters Degree in Near Eastern Studies in 1979. He taught Hebrew and Old Testament at Capital Bible Seminary from 1975-1980. In 1980, Lon became the Senior Pastor at McLean Bible Church. He received a Doctorate of Divinity degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in 2005.
Lon’s 30-minute, broadcast called “SO WHAT?” characterizes the essence of Lon’s timeless message: What difference does the Bible make for our lives in the 21st century? His practical and down-to-earth treatment of Scripture is always challenging and thought provoking. Over the years, this broadcast has pointed thousands of people to Christ.info (at) lonsolomonministries.com
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
Study the Word with Thom Keller
Study the Word
Thom began teaching an inner-city Bible study in 1995. That love of teaching God’s Word eventually led to the formation of Calvary Chapel Lebanon in October, 2001, with about 50 people meeting in an old hardware store. Our church ministry and philosophy centers on teaching God’s Word chapter by chapter, verse by verse.
Prior to pastoring, Thom was president and general manager of Keller Brothers Ford, a third-generation family business that began in 1921. After 8 years of bi-vocational ministry, in 2009, Thom sold the business and became a full-time pastor.
Thom and his wife, Sue, live near Schaefferstown. Thom and Sue enjoy snow skiing, mountain biking, and motorcycle rides. Thom has often said that he loves performing weddings because he loves being married!
“It has been an absolute joy to see the changes God is bringing about in the lives of individuals, marriages, and families at Calvary Chapel. God’s Word does not return void!”
The Dacus Report with Brad Dacus
The Dacus Report
info (at) pji.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
Pastor Chuck had been the pastor of Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa for almost 50 years and in Christian ministry for some 65 years. He was 86 years old when he entered Glory. His impact on the Christian Church in the 20th century was like few others. Directly and indirectly:
- Thousands and thousands of churches have been planted all over the world as the fruit of his work
- Tens of thousands of pastors – both in the Calvary Chapel movement and far, far beyond – have been influenced and trained by him
- Millions of people came to a saving trust in and relationship with Jesus Christ, and millions more were led to Christian maturity through his Bible teaching and broader ministry
- The worship environment of the contemporary Christianity was essentially birthed through his ministry
- His emphasis on the verse-by-verse exposition of the Bible as the center of the teaching and preaching ministry of the church has had a vast influence
Truth With Grace with David Ochoa
Truth With Grace
David Ochoa is the pastor at Calvary Chapel Frederick located in Frederick, MD. Pastor David has been in full time ministry since 2002, when he first served as an assistant pastor at Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg, VA for four years.
Pastor David placed his faith in Jesus Christ for salvation while attending the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis MD. After graduating from the Academy in 1991, he was stationed in San Diego, CA, where he first became acquainted with the ministry of Calvary Chapel, listening to various pastors on the radio there and attending Horizon Christian Fellowship.
Upon transferring back to the Washington DC area, he began attending Cornerstone Chapel in 1993 and after completing his commitment to the Navy, he attended Dallas Theological Seminary, in Dallas, Texas. Pastor David returned to the DC area again in July 2002, being called to serve as an assistant pastor at Cornerstone Chapel.
In March 2006, Pastor David and his wife, Michelle, and their family began meeting with a small group of believers in Frederick for a weekly Bible study. This small group was the beginning of a church that now meets in the heart of Frederick between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. In November 2006, Calvary Chapel Frederick held its first service. Today the church is blessed to reach out in the growing communities in and around Frederick.
Pastor David and Michelle have 5 children, Abby, Will, Julia, Bethany, and Matt and one son in law, Caleb who is married to Abby. They love spending time together and are blessed to see how the Lord has brought together a congregation of people who love the Lord, studying His word, and who just love being together.
Stop by if you’re in the area! We have Sunday services at 9am and 11am and a midweek Bible study on Wednesdays at 7pm.info (at) calvaryfrederick.com
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.
Walking By Faith with Tom Neary
Walking by Faith
Pastor Tom Neary, and his wife, Jennifer, were called to the work of the Lord originally through HopeFM, the local Calvary Chapel radio ministry. At the time, they were regularly attending church and serving, but felt there was something missing. They just were not growing in the Lord. Then they began listening to HopeFM, the Calvary Chapel radio ministry here in Maryland. Upon hearing the Bible taught expositionally by Calvary Chapel pastors it was like a light going on. The simple study of God’s Word in context, the reliance on the Holy Spirit and the glorification of Jesus was exactly what was missing. After finding a local Calvary Chapel, their relationships with the Lord grew and matured. Their entire family changed as the Lord did His work in them.
They served with their Calvary Chapel church family in many capacities before obeying the call to start a community Bible study in the Catonsville area in the fall of 2013. This grew into Calvary Catonsville starting in October of 2014. Pastor Tom teaches the whole Bible with a simple goal. His life was transformed through listening to faithful men teach the whole counsel of God accurately and in a way that everyone can understand. God did amazing work through the teaching of the Word and the love of the church. Pastor Tom now seeks to offer that same eternal Word for others.info (at) calvarycatonsville.com
Walking in Truth with Johnny Zacchio
Walking in Truth
Hello everyone, my name is Johnny Zacchio. I am the Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel of Grace and Truth which is located in Yonkers, New York. I came to know Jesus as my Lord and Savior in 1996 after a series of events and circumstances that God allowed in my life to break me and lead me to realize that I was a sinner and in need of a Savior. I grew up with a religious background, but I did not have a relationship with the true and living God until that point in my life. I have been saved and raised in the Lord through the Calvary Chapel ministry. I love Jesus and His Word; He has changed my life and continues to do so!
The Lord called me to the ministry in 1998. I have a passion for teaching God’s Word and helping aid in the spiritual growth of God’s people! I have had the privilege of serving the Lord in many different capacities over the years, focusing mainly in the teaching aspect of ministry. There is nothing more fulfilling to me than to see lives changed through the simple teaching of God’s Word, the Bible!!
In addition to all these blessings, I am married for over two decades to my beautiful wife, Tina. I couldn’t do what I do without her love, support and encouragement! We have two wonderful children, Johnny and Bethany. We live in Westchester County, New York.
I am overjoyed to have the privilege and honor to be a part of Hope FM and to share God’s Word with you every day here on “Walking in Truth”
My heart’s desire and prayer is that we all continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as we daily walk in the Truth of His Word!! God bless you!
In His service, Pastor Johnnyinfo (at) firstname.lastname@example.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.
World News Briefing with Barry Stagner and Mike MacIntosh
World News Briefing
World News Briefing with Barry Stagner and Mike MacIntosh presents the news from a Biblical standpoint. This weekly program covers current events from the United States, Israel, and around the world combining news, prophecy and Biblical commentary.