United States


Agency — Cornerstone Network
Location — Ventura County
Ministry — Relational

In 1976, Larry, his wife, Beccy, and three children made the westward journey to Thousand Oaks, California. God honored that dream. Starting with six families, Calvary Community Church became one of the nation’s leading churches. In 2003, Larry resigned as senior pastor. With a new God-given dream and challenge to take what had been learned at Calvary, Cornerstone Network was launched.

Cornerstone Network is based on the premise that the ultimate network is connecting people to Jesus Christ, the Cornerstone of life, and to God’s purpose for their lives. Cornerstone is about connecting people with God and connecting people with people, based on similar dreams and passions to have a significant impact on our world for Christ!

Cornerstone’s mission is, “Every follower of Christ…praying, caring, sharing.”

Contact: ldewitt@cornerstonenetwork.com


Agency — Global Training Network
Location — Ventura County
Ministry — Justice & Discipleship

The Graf’s believe in viral, missional, church planting training of indigenous, majority world, pastors, church planters, and community leaders which will do the same growing into a movement.

They reach and disciple unchurched and de-churched families and singles living in the proximity of their home engaging them with the gospel, bringing them into a dynamic living relationship with Jesus, raising them up as disciples and servants of Christ, growing them into a passionately missional community, and then equipping them to reach out and impact the communities where they live.

They also equip indigenous leaders throughout the world to address issues of suffering within their cultures by bringing God’s mercy and justice to bear upon the most vulnerable and most oppressed.

Contact: philgraf@globaljusticemission.org


Agency — Global Training Network
Location — California
Ministry — Church-Planting and Evangelism

Linus and Sharon’s purpose is to train leaders to multiply viral, missional, and church-planting movements, both near and far.

By viral, they mean something that multiplies contagiously and rapidly. They want to see the Good News of Jesus spread virally. Missional, meaning outward in focus, wanting to see Christians and churches that are outward focused and passionate about making disciples of all people for Christ.

Their desire is to see rapid multiplication of churches made up of outward focused followers of Jesus who spread the Gospel virally.

Contact: linus@onexpedition.org


Agency — Every Nation Ministries
Location — Northridge, CA
Ministry — College Campus Ministry

“We believe if you change the campus you change the world.” Jonathan and Caitlyn both graduated from the Every Nation School of Ministry through Every Nation Ministries. They now serve as full-time campus missionaries at California State University Northridge. Their passion is to see college students forever transformed through the power of the gospel. Their mission is to equip and empower students to lead in their generation.

Contact: jon@everynationcitychurch.com


Agency — World Impact
Location — Los Angeles, CA
Ministry — Prison and Inner City

Hector and Lucero work with World Impact in the inner city of Los Angeles to endear, evangelize, equip, and empower people through the Gospel. Their focus is Matthew 28:18–20, seeking to live The Great Commission among the people God has placed them with.

Hector is also involved in the prison ministries of Malachi Men and Returning Hearts where inmates are coming to faith in Christ and finding hope and healing.

Contact: heccedillo@hotmail.com


Agency — Embrace Ministries
Location — Ventura County
Ministry — Children and Immigrants

Embrace Ministries brings church to the migrant workers and their children in Ventura County and beyond, many of whom have never heard the Gospel! They meet in community rooms at the mobile home parks where the workers live or set up church outside if there are no facilities.

Sam’s wife Toni leads the mobile children’s program teaching the at-risk children about the love of Jesus while Sam ministers to their parents! They are now conducting church services and Bible studies in multiple locations. They have also launched a seminary to train those called to full time ministry in becoming campus pastors and leaders.

Contact: sam@embracejesus.org


Agency — CRM, InnerCHANGE
Location — Los Angeles, CA
Ministry — Immigrants and Inner City

Johnny and Abigail work in the Westlake/McArthur park neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA which is home predominantly to Mexican and Central American immigrant families. InnerCHANGE has been in this large, densely populated area for decades. In 2008, the current InnerCHANGE LA team planted in a pocket of the neighborhood beginning to build a benevolent community through accompaniment and family-oriented bible studies, learning about gardening, engaging the City of Los Angeles, regularly visiting sick and dying residents in a local convalescent hospital, and more. As a team, they have emphasized loving their neighbors, affirming their identities as God’s beloved, and enabling ministries to emerge through the hopes and needs of local leaders.


Agency — Pioneers
Location — California
Ministry — International Evangelism

In 2008 the Overton’s were sent from Calvary to work with the churches in Moldova and Russia. They were there to assist evangelical churches in developing tools and skills for sending and supporting their own cross-cultural missionaries.

Most Russian evangelical churches haven’t been mobilized for cross-cultural mission. Local churches seldom have a missions committee and denominations have little infrastructure for sending out church planters. Jim and Ruth worked with the Russian Baptist Union to launch a missions mobilization strategy together with their Moscow headquarters.

This year the Lord has directed Jim and Ruth home to the US. They will continue to work with Pioneers doing US based ministry.

Contact: james@encounteringislam.org


Agency — Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ)
Location — San Luis Obispo, CA
Ministry — College Campus Ministry

Kyle serves with Cru staff on the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus helping train student leaders, lead small groups, and disciple students in their walk with Christ. God is doing an incredible work through CRU on campus as hundreds of students gather weekly to worship and study God’s Word. Kyle has been a part of the Calvary family his entire life and served as a summer intern during his college years before joining CRU staff in 2016.

Contact: kyle.smith@cru.org

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