Rene and Anabel Portillo
Rene and his wife Anabel have been missionaries in Panama since June 2015. They have been used by God in teaching Bible Studies in different communities and coming along side the local church in La Chorrera Just outside Panama City. Before going to the mission field, Rene and Anabel served at Calvary Chapel Enmanuel in the Children's Ministry and Rene as an elder, then moved to Cosecha Companerismo Cristiano in Riverside where we also served in the Children Ministry, Evengelism and as an elder of the church. Rene and Anabel have 7 children 5 in the states and 2 on the mission field with them.
Barry and Linda Felis
Our mission is to take the gospel of Christ out from the church and into the public arena, proclaiming Christ on coastal piers, city sidewalks, in marketplaces, in parks, on college campuses, and in neighborhoods. Anywhere that people move and gather, is our 'pulpit.'
We can't fulfill the Great Commission all by ourselves, so a key part of our ministry is training others. We hold training sessions for anyone who wants to learn how to share their faith. One of our core values is the key role of the local church in fulfilling the work of God in the world. We seek to enter into partnership with local churches that want help in "jump-starting" their evangelistic ministries. Learning to share their faith in the public arena is a tremendous faith-building experience.
Jason and Jill
South East Asia
Jason and Jill have been serving in South East Asia since 2006. Their work has consisted of teaching English at the university level where they strive for excellence in the classroom and intentionally seek out student relationships in order to share the Hope they have inside of them. They have two girls, Ella and Madeline, and have made South East Asia their home. They are currently serving as country directors, overseeing about 40 other teachers and families, serving with their organization.
Carlo and Kati Nicolo
Carlo and Kati have been missionaries in Calabria, Italy since 2006. Carlo teaches the Bible verse by verse, chapter by chapter in a small fellowship in Bagnara, Calabra. As a family, they share the Good News of Jesus Christ and reach out to the widows, sick, needy and lost Calabrese and migrant workers one at a time.With their three children (Anna Chiara, Giosue and Sofia Lea) they live in the mountains of Aspromonte, far away from the city and the traffic. People go up the mountain to relax and get refreshed. They are more open to have conversations about humanity's most important questions: Where do we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going? If there is a God, can we know him personally? Please pray for God's anointing power to come upon them to share the Gospel with love and conviction.
Keith "Hapa" and Lupita Phillips
Ensenada, Baja, Mexico
Hapa has been a missionary in Baja since 2006. He married his wife Lupita (who was serving alongside of him) in 2008. They have 2 children, a son Gabo and daughter L'ea. They currently serve at Calvary Chapel Chapultepec under Pastor Mario Angulo (a small church just outside of Ensenada). Hapa helps out with the day to day functions at the church including construction work, a back to school program (they feed the kids, and families), and host visiting mission teams. They also serve at casa Esperanza, a home for battered women and children. Every Saturday Hapa serves alongside S.E.A., a Christian based adventure group, which offers a surf school for the street kids of Ensenada.
Dave and Karen Wilson
Rosarito Beach, Baja, Mexico
The Wilson Family (David, Karen, Noah, Jacob, Savannah and Stephen) live in Rosarito Beach, Baja California. They are on staff at Calvary Chapel Rosarito. David is teaching at the extension Bible College in Rosarito, assisting with the midweek and Sunday services, teaching as needing at the Wednesday service, as well as leading a home Bible Study. David also teaches at the Calvary Chapel Bible College in Ensenada. Lastly David is going through the one year Church Planting program, as they sense the leading to plant a church in the next two years.
Donovan and Caryn
Donovan and Caryn (and their two children) are long-term missionaries working with Calvary Chapel Montebelluna in Northern Italy. They assist the church and the small bible college extension campus in various areas such as translation, administration, bible teaching, helps, etc. They aim to reach out to the community in order to share the gospel and bring hope to the nation of Italy which only has about 1% born-again believers nationwide. Once a month they host a home bible study to reach the lost and strengthen the body of Christ.
Vision & Mission
The vision for the mission's ministry is found in Acts 1:8; "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." It's our desire to fulfill the great commission as the Lord Jesus commanded us in Mathew 28:19–20 in conjunction with Acts 1:8 as His witnesses in our Jerusalem (Huntington Beach), Judea (Orange County), Samaria (United States/Baja Mexico), and to the end of the earth (Over Seas).
It's our desire to equip and encourage the body as a 'whole' in fulfilling the great commission in our community and beyond. We seek to provide each person with the opportunity to not only discover their role in fulfilling the great commission, but more importantly the privilege of being "sent" as His ambassador in making disciples.