The extraordinary summer of ’16 for the #ValleyBoyPastor


The church on Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley

By every measure, this summer has been huge! Not only did I move and start a church, but we got a church — attending members, like out of thin air. When God smiles on a man, it changes everything.

Some of you may know I’ve been moping along for six years since my missionary stint in Guatemala was over. Like the India Maria, I was neither from here nor there. I tried to help out in my parent church but couldn’t do much. I longed to launch out again.

Suddenly, the doors opened. They needed an apartment manager in Van Nuys, now known as the Promised Land. I would start a Bible study and patiently work for organic (read: slow) growth. I was in no hurry. I would let God do it in His time without becoming agitated.

Then the week after I was re-ordained at the Tucson Door Church (Christian Fellowship Ministries), I got a call. A nearby church was closing, and would I mind if its members came to my Bible study?

After I got up off the floor, I said, no, I wouldn’t mind.

Since then things have been going much faster than I could ever imagine. They wanted to start Sunday services. I am applying for a school auditorium, but that’s not fast enough. So we opened in the Anthony Beilenson Park at Lake Balboa Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

Now school is gearing up, and I look back over the extraordinary revival and blessings in ’16. Wow and hallelujah.


18 responses to “The extraordinary summer of ’16 for the #ValleyBoyPastor

  1. God moves in mysterious ways his wonders to perform!

  2. When the breath of God blows, there is great change! He leads and guides and has a much bigger vision than you. There are many who are waiting to hear the good news in Van Nuys! It is so good to know that God is in control. What happened in the past, is not the standard for how he moves today. Go God!

  3. What a beautiful miracle God is doing in Van Nuys! I’m so happy for you and everyone in your new church.

  4. Love the way our God opens doors. Rejoicing with you. 🙂

  5. God is good. When we move out of the way He has room to move in.

  6. Being a ready and willing servant blesses everyone!

  7. Awesome! God works in mysterious and wondrous ways. Amen!

  8. Wow and hallelujah is right! May this be the year of revival! God bless you and your ministry & provide for all your needs. Amen.

  9. Sunshine Quotes

    Thank you for your visit and following! I know of your blog and some of your outreach programs, you do a good work. Your support means a lot to me.

  10. Beautiful! God + Time = WHAT YOU’VE GOT!!

  11. Everybody in your photos looks happy.

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