After the Lord stirring our hearts in the summer of 2003, through the encouragement of our Pastor Tom, we spent time praying where the Lord might have us begin a new work. The Lord, in several ways, open the door for us to come to the Bay Area where we spent some time praying and seeking His specific area for us to minister. Our prayers were answered in a wonderful way with the Lord confirming His desire for us to pioneer a new church in Watsonville. We had only passed through the city many years ago; that was the extent of our knowledge of the area. We were able to see the Lord provide miraculously for us by supplying the ability and a place for us to move into.
We moved here; lock, stalk and barrel, in November 2003. Not knowing a soul in the city, we began to pray that the Lord would draw those He desired us to minister with and to. We started out in our home and the Lord has slowly but wonderfully added to the work here.
We also rejoice in Lord adding to our family Ethan and Anastasia since we moved here.
Primarily an agricultural community, Watsonville has a large population of first and second generation United State citizens. We have seen the Lord bring those who have been disenfranchised with traditional religious workings, searching for something more in life and deeper with the Lord. It is exciting to see them come into a relationship with Jesus having their lives transformed with personal intimate fellowship with our Father and Savior Jesus rather that going through the outward religious rituals that many were raised in.
We are excited to see what the Lord will do with and through Calvary Chapel Watsonville and invite you to come and hear, see and experience, all that our Heavenly Father has for your life.