Testimony of salvation: Charles
Although I had made a profession of faith as an eight year old, at the age of seventeen during a youth meeting at Camp Ironwood, my Pastor, Ron Allen preached a message on Romans 12:1-2 Conformer vs. Transformer. The Holy Spirit convicted me of my sin against God how I was a conformer, conforming to the things of this world and merely imitating a follower of Christ. A lot of perverted versions of the Bible would change the word "Follower" from the King James Bible(Eph 5:1; I Thess 1:6) and use the word "Imitator" in its place and like these other perverted versions, thats what I was an imitator, a fake! I was not a Christian, I was enjoying the things of this world. I realize then my helplessness, my frailty as a sinful man, condemned, guilty in the sight of God, but PRAISE GOD! He loved me (John 3:16) He illuminated me with His truth(John 14:6), because of His Mercy and Grace He allowed me to recognized The Lord Jesus Christ, my wonderful Savior, who loved me, in spite of my sinfulness, who chose to die for me on the Cross of Calvary, shed His precious blood to pay for my sin, was buried and rose again the third day! That night I repented to God of my sinful life, I asked Him to forgive me of my sin and asked the Lord Jesus Christ to Save me and help me to live a life that is pleasing to Him. Not only did I get saved but I realize then my life did not belong to me and the best I know how I surrendered my life to the Lord Jesus Christ who purchased my life from the slave market of sin. PRAISE GOD! I HAVE A HOME IN HEAVEN! MY SINS ARE PAID FOR! I AM FORGIVEN!
Through my walk with the Lord I learned "He leads and I follow"
My favorite verse is II Corinthians 5:14-15. Together as a family we are constrained by the love of Christ not to live unto ourselves but unto Him who died for us and rose again.
I served under Pastor Ron Allen - San Francisco Calvary Baptist Church for five years teaching in the children's ministries, assisting in the youth ministry, outreach-soul winning, visitations, missions trip and volunteered for two years as a teacher’s assistant in the Christian School.(2000-2005)
I served under Pastor Gil Derosas - Lighthouse Bible Baptist Church LaPuente, California for three plus years. and was involved in all facet of ministry from preaching, evangelism, discipleship, visitation, song leading, ushering, senior ministry, nursing home ministries and maintenance/projects of the church building.(2006-2009)
Graduate of Pacific Baptist College (2005-2008)
BA: Church Education
Testimony of salvation: Gladie
I was saved in September of 1999 under the preaching of Pastor Ron Allen, regarding Matthew 7:21-23 "not everyone that saith unto me Lord, Lord shall enter into the Kingdom of heaven". I knew then I was in trouble, the Holy Spirit convicted me of my sin. I then asked God to forgive me of my sin and asked the Lord Jesus Christ to save me, ever since I got saved all I ever wanted to do was learn, grow and serve my Savior alongside my husband. Charles and I are blessed to have 3 wonderful children, Nikki, Jaimie and Charlie.
I served at Calvary Baptist Church of San Francisco in the Christian School as a nursery worker and as a teachers assistant. Also served in the youth ministry with my husband assisting Pastor Shawn Allen.I served at Lighthouse Bible Baptist in the ladies ministry, nursery and soul winning.
Our call to the mission field:
During our 2009 Missions Conference the Lord used the preaching of His Word. to open our eyes for the need of more laborers in the Lords Harvest! God then sent “The Message” that spoke to my wife and I individually, through a missionary. How we are living on borrowed time, Psalms 90:10-12 “ …teach me to number my days…” God then used the letter of Bro.Dan and Debbie Watson missionaries to Taiwan and Acts 16 to direct our burden for the Souls in Taiwan.