Calvary Chapel San Diego
San Diego, California
Phil Metzger was recently named lead pastor at Calvary Chapel San Diego after serving two decades as a missionary in Hungary. While there, Phil was the senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Budapest, as well as the ministry director of Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he oversaw Calvary church plants throughout Eastern Europe, Ethiopia, and Nigeria. His heart and ministry is focused on making disciples and seeing the church impact the world for Christ. He would like to see more churches planted in order to bring the Word of God to the lost. Philand his wife Joy have four beautiful children: Niki (married to husband Rio), Karina, Judah, and Hannah. Phil and Joy recently welcomed their first grandchild, Ezra James.
Calvary Chapel Westgrove
Garden Grove, California
Brent Kaser is first and foremost a follower of Jesus and His Great Commission to go and preach the gospel to every creature. He became the founder of Promise Child Ministry after the Lord burdened his and his wife’s heart for hurting children. Brent is also the missions and men’s pastor at Calvary Chapel WestGrove, and his desire is to stir up the body of Christ to reach the nations with the gospel.
Calvary Chapel St. George
St. George, Utah
Rick Nerud was the Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel St. George Utah for 22 years. He has been blessed to be part of a church that understands and loves to live out the great commission. The church has sent and are supporting workers around the world including England, Mexico, the Thai/Burma Border, and to a closed Islamic country reaching an unreached people group. Rick is also the founder of the Just Go! Youth and Young Adults Missions conference that is in its fifth year, and has been part of sending many young adults around the world with the faith in God of Jonathan and his young armor bearer who said, “Let’s just go…for nothing restrains the Lord from saving by many or few.”
Daniel Massieh was born and raised in Egypt as a devout Muslim. His birth name was Muhammed Kamel. He studied and memorized the Qur’an from the time he was seven years old. As a young man he learned about Christ and became a follower of Jesus. Daniel was imprisoned for eight months in solitary confinement for revealing the truth about Islam and fighting for his Christian beliefs. While in prison, he was tortured and forced to survive without a blanket, heat, bed, shower or restroom and was only given one meal a day. He thoroughly understands the Muslim culture, faith and beliefs, and despite the persecution he’s endured for his Christian faith, he continues to have a heart for the Muslim nation. His most recent book, Traitor, is an eye-opener which discusses critical issues regarding Islam, issues that most people have never talked about or are too ashamed to share with Muslims or other Christians. He wrote this book to enable the body of Christ in America to wake up and witness to Muslims without fear. His book helps Christians answer Muslim objections simply, clearly and kindly from the perspective of an ex-Muslim.