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Pastoral Care


I was not raised in a Christian home. My parents divorced when I was 13. I lived with my mom and in my lack of having a father figure; I rebelled and sought my own way of learning about life. I made many mistakes in that pursuit of the meaning of life, which lead to bad acquaintances, drugs, alcohol, and immoral relationships. However, God would not give up on me. In 1992 my neighbor, Pete Mungo, invited me to Calvary Chapel of Menifee’s first Easter sunrise service. The love of God was manifested through the people I came in contact with. I was drawn back to Revival over and over again.

The first Harvest Crusade I went to in 1993 (well I didn’t go), I made excuses because I was still practicing sin through drinking alcohol and smoking pot. However, God had a different plan. That Saturday of the crusade, I turned on the radio in my garage, and at that moment, Greg Laurie was giving the altar call. The Holy Spirit moved upon my heart, and I sat on the hood of my car and gave my life to the Lord. He has taken away the desire to drink and do drugs. He is my joy and fulfillment; He has changed my life and continues to do so (Philippians 1:6). Praise Him!


Born: 1960

Spouse: Jenny

Married Since: 1981

Children: 2

Previous Job: Construction

Hobbies: Golf and shopping for trivial items with my wife.