This Week: Guest Speaker
Sunday AM, 11/23/2014 - Pastor Pastor Jeff Gill, Calvary Chapel Running Springs
Pastor Jeff and Connie began their adventures in ministry in 1988 at Calvary Chapel of Vista where we ministered until the spring of 1990 when Pastor Chuck Smith asked us to come on staff at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, to be involved in the preparation of the Calvary Chapel “Castle” in, Millstadt, Austria for its first conference season. That time in Austria was followed by the birth of our son Brandon in March of 1992, then a surprising opportunity to be a part of the glorious work God had begun at Calvary Chapel Christian Camp as part of the construction team.
Since then, it has been their great joy since April 2001; for Connie and Jeff to have the amazing blessing and privilege to pastor Calvary Chapel of Running Springs, which began as a bible study of about 40 people, that has since grown to serve approximately 500 adults and children weekly, where Jeff is the senior pastor and Connie directs and teaches their ladies study as well as managing their office.
I was at a memorial service recently that prompted me to think of the biblical verse that says, you must be like a child to get into the kingdom of heaven. It’s Matthew 18:3 and Jesus says, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you change and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” At this memorial service, the “minister” began to share with those in attendance sto … Continue reading →