We are proud to launch our second annual Calvary School of Missions summer program! This six-week intensive program includes teaching and training on cross-cultural ministry, cultural immersion, church planting, God’s heart for the nations, and the current state of the unreached.
Meet our Staff!
Pastor Tim Pappas
Pastor Tim is our on-the-ground Dean of Students providing pastoral oversight and wisdom to the students as they experience the ups and downs of life on the mission field. Sign up for Pastor Tim’s Email Updates!
Elaine is our Dean of Women, selflessly serving the students and serving alongside them with the practical aspects of life and ministry. She is the perfect “Momma” for our students! Sign up for Elaine’s Email Updates!
Meet our Students!
Here are our 2020 students!
This is Acacia Scott. She is 16, born and raised in Canada. She became a Christian at a very young age, and was baptized when she was 10. Around then, she started reading some books about George Muller and Jim Elliot, and she knew that God was calling her to pursue long term missions. Since then, she has been able to go on short term trips to Mexico, Guatemala, and Taiwan, as well as working in her own province. Her pastor in Victoria found out about Calvary School of Missions, and knew this was the opportunity she had been looking for!
Jordon was born and raised in the Sonoma County area and began following the Lord at the age of 18. He got involved with his church and as time went on the Lord began to fuel in his heart a desire to reach the lost; first through evangelism, and then furthermore through missions. Throughout his time of studying at CCBC the Lord has grown his desire for pursuing ministry and missions. Jordon’s hope is to be able to aid in making Christ known in an area where a local church body can be raised up and then move on himself to do that elsewhere if the Lord would present that opportunity.
This is Rachel Martinez, a twenty-two year old Las Vegas native. She been walking with the Lord for three years and had been attending Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta, California. She testifies that the Lord has done such a great work in her life, training her in how to read His Word with understanding. She also serves in worship ministry. Rachel loves Jesus and loves people, and her heart is just to walk in His calling to go to the nations to make disciples and send the gospel forth to the ends of the earth.
The Lord had been working on Maribel’s heart since the Summer of 2008, but it was not until 2009 that she made the decision to accept Jesus as her Lord and Savior. Her hunger for His Word and His heart grew stronger as she walked with Him. Maribel had a heart to share the gospel and make disciples in California where she lived, but little did she know what the Lord had in store for her. It was not until 2015 that she got her first glimpse of what short term mission trips consisted of, but she immediately fell in love with doing missionary work in Baja California and sharing God’s word with the women and children. It was in May of 2016 that the Lord clearly spoke to her heart that He was calling her to the mission field. At first, she genuinely believed she would be serving at orphanages, women’s rehabs, and various other ministries in Mexico but as she continued to seek the Lord and His will for her life, she was drawn to Calvary Chapel Saving Grace where the Lord expanded her vision to the unreached people groups in the 10/40 Window. She is currently seeking God’s guidance and direction as to where He would want her to do His will.
Lydia is 17 years old and eager to discover God’s plan for her life- wherever that may take her. Having grown up in a Christian household, Lydia has served in the Church from a young age and in high school helped restart a Christian club called, “Come to Worship.” Earlier this year, God pressed it upon her heart to apply to the Calvary School of Missions and Lydia is thrilled to answer that call. Lydia is so excited to grow and serve with CSOM this summer and can’t wait for what else God has planned for her!
Spencer currently serves as a youth leader and the Missions Director at Calvary Chapel La Mirada. He has felt a burden for missions since his freshman year of high school when God planted a seed in his heart on a trip to Haiti. Since that time, Spencer has received his Bachelor’s Degree in Intercultural Studies and has had the opportunity to travel many places and see how God is at work around the world. The seed God planted many years ago continues to grow as Spencer explores his calling to missions more deeply through attending the Calvary School of Missions.
Sarah is 17 years old and has a heart for reaching the nations and sharing the Gospel with those that do not know or have never heard of Christ. She is looking forward to what the Lord will show her regarding His plan for her life and is ready to go wherever He may send her.
Gabby is 23 years young and has been involved in missions for over 6 years. Originally from Ohio and the youngest in her family she was always busy helping mom serve in her local church, Calvary Chapel Cleveland. Most recently she served at La Mission Para Niños in Carmen Serdan Mexico for nearly three years. She attended a discipleship program as well as serving the orphans and other staff members. Passionate to learn more and be used by God to Bring His Kingdom here on earth, she will be joining us for the School of Missions this summer. She is entering into this school with a desire to grow in faith, service, wisdom, and extending Jesus’ love and grace to others.