Sheep and Goats

Minister to the last, the lost, and the least at Donovan Prison

I found myself sitting next to six felons, two of whom were murderers

Ocean View Church Contact: 2460 Palm Ave., San Diego 619-424-7870 Membership: 1,400 Pastor: Steve Boschen Age: 50 Born: Springfield, MO Formation: Drury University, Springfield, MO Years Ordained: 12 San Diego Reader: What is the ...

Lord of the Rings, or Christ and the resurrection?

“Oh, my goodness, is it possible that everything that is sad is going to become untrue?”

Community Lutheran Church Contact: 3575 East Valley Parkway, Escondido/ 340 Rancheros Drive Suite 160 San Marcos 760-739-1650 Membership: 500 (Escondido and San Marcos campuses) Pastor: Bob Hiller Age: 39 Born: Aurora, CO Formation: Concordia ...

The Response Church: a Pilgrim’s Progress

We’re non-responsive – and God makes us responsive

The Response Church Contact: 1499 Venice St., San Diego 619-354-8463 Membership: 180 (adults) Pastor: Joel Webbon Age: 32 Born: Tomball, TX Formation: Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX Years Ordained: 5 San Diego Reader: How ...

Sharing love and suffering with Henri Nouwen’s Wounded Healers

All of us have been broken by something, but God puts us back together with the cross

Incarnation Lutheran Church Contact: 16889 Espola Rd., Poway 858-487-2225 Membership: 400 Associate Pastor: Tim Mason Age: 58 Born: St. Cloud, MN Formation: University of Minnesota, Morehead State University, KY; Lutheran Northwestern (Lutheran-St. Paul) Seminary, ...

Meridian Baptist Church: Rolland Slade finishes the work of slain police officer Ronald W. Davis

Aiming to love and unify people

Meridian Baptist Church Contact: 660 S 3rd St, El Cajon 619-444-3171 Membership: 100 Pastor: Rolland Slade Age: 60 Born: San Diego Formation: University of San Diego; University of Redlands; Bethel Seminary; Gateway Seminary, Ontario ...

Calvary Lutheran Church: Cycling to Hope with refurbished bicycles

For people in our community who don’t have transportation

Calvary Lutheran Church Contact: 424 Via De La Valle, Solana Beach, 858-755-2855, Membership: 450 Pastor: Lawrence L. Hand Age: 63 Born: Philadelphia, PA Formation: Susquehanna University, PA; Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia Years Ordained: 37 ...

The Village Community Presbyterian Church motto: Following Jesus for Life

We try to introduce people to what it means to have a relationship with God through Jesus

The Village Community Presbyterian Church Contact: 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe 858-756-2441 Membership: 1100 Pastor: Pastor Jack Baca Age: 62 Born: Socorro, NM Formation: University of New Mexico-Albuquerque; Princeton Theological Seminary, NJ; Fuller ...

Religious science in the name of Ernst Holmes’ philosophy

Seaside Center for Spiritual Living: inspiring people to live their divinity

Seaside Center for Spiritual Living Contact: 1613 Lake Dr. Encinitas 760-753-5786 Membership: 1100 Pastor: Christian Sorensen Age: 59 Born: Hollywood Formation: California State University-North Ridge; Ernst Holmes College (Holmes Institute), Los Angeles Years Ordained: ...

Windsor Hills Community Church: through our lives together

The church is not like family –  the church is family

The Hill Church Contact: 7485 Orien Ave., La Mesa 619-463-1201 Membership: 150 Pastor: Jimmy Steele Age: 35 Born: Atlanta, GA Formation: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC Years Ordained: 1½ San Diego Reader: ...

Father Toufic Nasr: Lebanese churches can be home to Roman, Melkite, and Maronite Catholic community

Ethnic churches normally have a loyalty that is different

St. Ephrem Maronite Church Contact: 750 Medford St, El Cajon 619k-337-1350 Membership: 310 Pastor: Father Toufic Nasr Born: Beirut, Lebanon Formation: Maronite Patriarchal Seminary, Ghazir, Lebanon; Our Lady of Lebanon Seminary, Washington, D.C.; Oblate ...

Avery T. Willis’ MasterLife book changed Alan Thompson’s ministry

I had been struggling with what it means when Jesus says, “Come and follow me.”

First Baptist Church of Clairemont Contact: 3219 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, 858-273-4642 Membership: 120 Pastor: Alan Thompson Age: 67 Born: Weatherford, Texas Formation: Grand Canyon College (now University), Phoenix, AZ; Midwestern Baptist Theological ...

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