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Chuck & Doni Antone - Kona Coast Chaplaincy - Kona, Hawaii

Chuck and Doni began attending CBC in 1969. They were involved with Bible study, choir, teaching, Good News Clubs and organizing social events. In 1981 they moved to Hawaii to join the Waikiki Beach Chaplaincy, an evangelistic ministry that reaches out to the residents and the visitors. In 1992 they started the Kona Coast Chaplaincy on the Big Island. Chuck serves there as the Pastor/Director and Doni as Co-Director/Administrator.

They also minister in Taiwan several months each year - teaching, preaching and giving musical concerts.
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Booth Family Center

The Booth Family Center, located on the Rough and Ready Highway, is run by the Salvation Army. The Center operates nine family rooms and a community room and kitchen to help homeless families. Calvary Bible Church sponsors a room at the Center for homeless families. Kathleen Bills is the coordinator for CBC participation. The room we sponsor houses a family who is interested in becoming self-sufficient, but needs some help. CBC not only provides monetary support for the Center, but also furnishes the room with linens and bedding which the family can take when they are ready to move into a rental. The Center helps homeless families get back on their feet providing them with some structured rules to follow and enabling them to locate services to help them. Spiritual counseling is also available.

 

Christian Encounter Ministries

Since its inception in 1970, Christian Encounter Ministries (CEM) has been dedicated to healing broken lives, one story at a time. CEM provides a safe haven for struggling youth to begin the restoration of their physical, spiritual, emotional, and academic lives. Year round CEM serves up to sixteen residents (students) at a time – young women ages 16-25 and young men ages 16-21. CEM's 82-acre ranch in Grass Valley provides a rural setting where the students have an opportunity to separate from dysfunctional environments while receiving counseling and participating in one-on-one discipleship. In tandem with the residential program, CEM offers an internship opportunity for committed Christians who want experience working in the youth guidance, counseling, and ministry fields, or who want to serve the Lord in this unique ministry setting. Interns need to be at least 21 years of age. Find out more on our website at christianencounter.org or by calling (530) 268-0877.

Keith and Karen Dodson – Global Outreach – Graham, North Carolina

Keith and Karen are full time missionaries with Global Outreach Mission.  Keith was an active member of Calvary Bible Church before he became a missionary in 1997. Keith is Director of Partnership Development for the mission's Human Resource Team.  His office is in Graham, North Carolina

As Director of Partnership Development for Global Outreach Mission, Keith trains, resources and coaches Global missionaries to develop, maintain and nurture the personal relationships necessary to fulfill God's calling on their lives.  Currently, Global missionaries carry the good news of Jesus Christ to more than fifty countries around the world through a wide variety of ministries.
 
Serving in mission administration and partnership since 1997, God has uniquely equipped Keith and Karen to prepare others to serve.  Karen manages the logistics of home, assists in the office and ministers in the local community.
 

Interfaith Food Ministry

In 1981, Mary Chan went on a missionary cruise to China, Hong Kong and the Philippines. She was moved by the poverty she saw overseas but felt the need to feed the poor in her own community. Thus Operation Blessing began with Mary as director supported by two local churches.
In 1987, it evolved into Interfaith Food Ministry as more churches became involved. Today fifteen community churches are involved with 450 volunteers. There are two paid employees.
 
Currently, about 600 families receive food each week - 52 weeks per year.  IFM is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday and some Saturdays for food distribution, although volunteers work seven days per week.  Learn more at interfaithfoodministry.org.
 

Dan & Lynn Griffith & Family - Blanket Coverage Ministry - Portland, OR

Blanket Coverage Ministry is a unique ministry to the homeless because the Griffith’s enter their world. About three nights a week, the Griffith’s travel through downtown Portland handing out blankets, meals and administering assistance. Covering someone under a bridge without waking them imitates a parent tucking in a sleeping child. While the street people are scary on the surface, they are deeply broken, lonely people. Not only have the Griffith’s shown the love of Jesus to thousands, but their compassionate care has also enabled over two hundred people to move off the streets.

Both Dan & Lynn lived in Grass Valley before moving to the Portland area. At CBC, they became rooted in a loving relationship with Jesus.
 
 
 
 
 

Dan and Linda Iles - Jaron - US And Foreign

Dan and Linda Iles came to Calvary Bible Church as a summer interns in 1975.  He was called by CBC to serve as Pastor of Youth and Christian Education in 1976 and was ordained by CBC.  God called Dan to be the first pastor of Combie Bible Church at Lake of the Pines as a missions’ outreach of Calvary Bible. Dan and Linda have a passion for missions.


Dan and Linda are part of Jaron Ministries International through whom they are teaching and discipling both youth and adults in the United States and globally. In addition, Dan and Linda are currently working at Shasta Bible College.  Linda is the financial aid director. Dan is chair of the Christian Ministry Department and Dean of Graduate Studies. 

 

Sylvia Lambert - OC International - Colorado Springs, CO

Sylvia grew up in Grass Valley, where her parents, Dick and Norma Jones, started Wolf Mountain Camps back in the 60s.  As a family, they attended Calvary Bible Church (originally the First Congregational Church), where they were very much involved in the church’s activities.  Calvary Bible Church was very much integrated into the life of the Jones family.

Besides being actively involved in the camping ministry during her growing up years, Sylvia also served in Brazil and Peru on short term ministry trips.  In 1988, the Lord led her to Vienna, Austria for six years where she worked with another mission organization. In the fall of 1999 after a short interlude in Texas, Sylvia moved to Colorado Springs to work as the administrative assistant to OC International’s president. 

After his first wife’s death, God brought Russ Lambert and Sylvia Jones together and they were married on February 14, 2004.  They continued serving the Lord together with OC International until Russ retired as Senior Assistant to the President in 2010.  With declining health, the Lord called Russ home to heaven in June, 2014.

Sylvia is continuing her work at OCI’s headquarters in Colorado Springs where she works in the Finance Department.

Glenn & Mary Ann Murray - Western States Fellowship - California and the World

For over forty-four years, Glenn and Mary Ann Murray have focused on developing relationships with political and business leaders throughout the world. They share as full partners in the ministry with Western States Fellowship. Most of their time is spent meeting one-on-one with individuals. Their desire is to strengthen, encourage and equip those already committed to Jesus Christ and to creatively represent Him to those who have not yet responded to His claims. They have relationships with people in over sixty-five countries, especially with political and business leaders in Korea and China.
 
Glenn and Mary Ann live in Grass Valley. They attend CBC, as does some of their family. They have 2 daughters, 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
 

 

LivingWell Medical

LivingWell Medical Clinic inspires hope in our community through education and medical services related to pregnancy and sexual health decisions.  These services, which offer each woman an opportunity to explore an alternative to abortion, are provided at no cost due to the support of our generous Nevada County community.  LivingWell Medical Clinic started in 1986, and many CBC people have volunteered, worked as staff, and been part of the board at both the clinic and the thrift store over its history.  Countless women, men, and children have been served through LivingWell’s compassionate, Christ-centered ministry.

 
 
 
 

Mills’ Family – Youth for Christ/Campus Life – Western Nevada County

For over thirty years the Mills family has reached out to high school students with the gospel. Nevada County Campus Life is led by Scott and Allison, Ben and Kacie Mills and by a large staff of mission-minded adult volunteers.  They meet every Tuesday at the "Mills Compound" off Bitney Springs Road. The CL staff are passionate about seeing high schoolers find and deepen a relationship with Jesus Christ. Meetings and outings have a lively, "wild and crazy" flavor that appeals to most teens, especially ones skeptical of organized religion or lacking spiritual support at home. CL specializes in taking kids on events like backpacking and getting them unplugged and tuned into the voice of God.  Being a teen is hard and CL wants to help kids.  Teen culture is a prime target of the enemy and Campus Life is not going to let him have that territory without a fight.

Nathaniel and Kendra Williams – Youth for Christ/Campus Life – Southern Nevada County

Nathaniel and Kendra Williams joined Youth for Christ in June, 2008. They direct Campus Life Gold Country working with high school students from Bear River, Placer and Colfax, as well as local middle school students and Sierra College students.   The ministry is focused on equipping Christian students to be missionaries on their campus, sharing Jesus' message of grace with non-Christian students and then plugging new-believers into the local church. They do this through weekly clubs, individual appointments, small groups, and trips. 
                        
Kendra grew up at Calvary Bible. Both Nathaniel and Kendra were trained as interns at Calvary Bible.
 
 
 
 
 

Craig & Barbara Prather – Camino Global - Arlington, TX

Craig (Carlos) and Barbara were married in Dec. 1970.  They served as interns at Calvary Bible Church soon after they were married. In 1973, they joined Camino Global as missionaries. For 12 years they ministered in the Basque Country of northern Spain planting the Evangelical Church of Santuchu and Seven Oaks Camp.
They and their four children returned to the US in 1989 to work among the growing number of Hispanics in the Dallas-Ft Worth area. They continued to plant churches and developed a marriage and family ministry among Hispanic churches.  They have focused on encouraging multi-cultural congregations.  
In recent years, they have been involved in member care for Hispanic pastors.  They also have been ministering through the Seek Ye First Renewal Retreats for couples in El Salvador and Cuba.
All their kids are married and their grandchildren are scattered between TX, TN, OR and Kenya.

 

Catlin Wilcox - InterVarsity Christian Fellowship -  UC Davis Campus

Caitlin Wilcox came to Calvary Bible Church in fourth grade as a non-believer, and attended sporadically throughout middle school. Entering high school, she was invited to join the high school mission trip to Mexico. The trip was transformative and she decided to live her life for Jesus Christ. As Caitlin entered college, she became involved in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Through studying God's Word, she saw friends become evangelists and classmates learn how to follow God in transformative ways. In response, Caitlin decided to serve as a Campus Missionary with InterVarsity on the UC Davis campus.
Caitlin serves as the campus interim leader at Davis and is leading outreach and discipleship at Solano. She is also working with the International Student Ministry.  Davis has the largest population of international students of any UC campus.
College is a prime time to reach young people with the gospel and impact the next generation. In response to God’s love, grace, and truth, InterVarsity seeks to see students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed, and world changers developed.  

Wolf Mountain Camps- Grass Valley

Wolf Mountain began in the 1960s, when Dick and Norma Jones started bringing children to their ranch outside Grass Valley for a Christian summer camp experience. For more than 50 years, Wolf Mountain Camp has enabled thousands of children, teens and young adults each year to experience the fun and excitement of Christ-centered residential camping. Wolf Mountain uses a biblically-based, relational approach to challenge youth to grow mentally, physically, socially and spiritually.
Wolf Mountain is a home mission ministry using the unique aspects of the camping ministry to reach young people for the Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen families, and serve local churches. wolfmountain.org
 

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