"All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." –Matthew 28:18-20
Standing firm in the belief that Jesus Christ has called and empowered us (His church) to share The Gospel and make disciples of men, Calvary Chapel Boise is privileged to partner with men and women who have stepped out in faith to be ministers of Christ globally.
Currently, missionaries from CCB are serving in Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Romania, and Slovenia. We have also come alongside a ministry in Sierra Leone, Africa. As these individuals/families serve in full-time Kingdom work, it is our goal to equip them through prayer, financial support, encouragement in the Word, and a shared vision of how to effectively build up the new believers in the areas in which they serve.
MARLON & BECCA BROWN – VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA
Marlon and Rebecca Brown met at Bible College, where they shared a thirst for the Word of God and a deep love of Jesus. Soon, they married and in 2009 the young couple moved to Boise to serve at Calvary Boise. Because they felt called to be future church planters, Calvary’s strong emphasis on local and foreign outreach was important to them and inspired their move to Vancouver—one of North America’s most diverse cities where they fulfill their fervent desire to reach a lost world with the Good News of Jesus.
RYAN & MICHELLE CHATTERTON – VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA
Ryan was a young adult when he first heard Christ’s Gospel of Jesus Christ. Its truth liberated him from addictions and depression and prompted him to devote his life to Christ. At Bible college in Southern California, God began to further soften Ryan’s heart and drew him into a deep and loving relationship with Jesus. Within his first year of marriage ,Ryan and his wife, Michelle, felt called to uproot their lives and move to Vancouver, B.C. to assist Marlon and Becca Brown in this church plant.
CLARK & ANN PEDDICORD – BERLIN, GERMANY
Clark and Ann Peddicord have spent their lives helping reach Europe for Christ. Today they lead the "Haus Nazareth" in Berlin. Their ministry, "Philosophia International", confronts the secular culture, religious claims and worldviews of our time, in a new form of missionary fellowship. Dynamic Christianity, embedded in a vital community of committed believers, offers a way for urban, educated, post-modern, men and women to take a new look at faith in Jesus. The Peddicords sense that God has called Calvary Boise and "Philosophia" together "for such a time as this."
BRENT & HOPE HARRELL – ROME, ITALY
In 1997, after a short mission trip to Europe, Brent remained in Motebelluna to help start Italy’s first Calvary Chapel. In 1999 he and Hope moved to Rome to take God’s Word to the lost by starting a Bible-teaching church. Now, Calvary Chapel Rome addresses every imaginable, urban social issue. Other outreaches exist in Frascati and Ostia by the Sea. All focus on ministering God’s love by preaching the Gospel both in word and deed, through the Holy Spirit, as they strive to equip believers to make more disciples.
ALES & WHITNEY LAJLAR – CELJE, SLOVENIA
Whitney met Ales while in Slovenia on a mission trip in 2002. Their friendship grew and they were married in 2004. Together they studied at Calvary Chapel Bible College and moved to Celje in 2006. For the past four years Ales has been the head pastor of Kalvarija. God has been faithful to keep the church growing, moving forward, and establishing new ministries that have been very fruitful—sharing the full counsel of God’s Word, and helping people of all ages and walks of life embrace Jesus and His life-changing principles.
BRIAN & CYNTHIA FOUTS – BISTRITA, ROMANIA
While studying at Calvary Boise’s Ministry Discipleship School, the Foutses felt a burden to be foreign missionaries. As they prayed for God’s will, He focused them on Romania where they moved in 2005. There, they use any possibility to share the Gospel message—providing for the needs of orphans, placing abandoned children in loving families, hosting English camps, producing concerts, publishing Romanian church services on social media and more. Their fervent goal is to transform Romania and its culture by sharing the Kingdom of God.
NATALIE BRIDGES – BISTRITA, ROMANIA
God called Natalie to Romania during a short-term mission trip in 2005. Currently, she teaches Sunday School at Calvary Chapel Bistrita and volunteers in a local orphanage sharing the love of Jesus with the children and workers. Natalie also teaches a weekly English class at the community center for youth and ministers to underprivileged Gypsy children in an after-school program—by far her most demanding work because the children are poor, abused, and have behavioral problems. Pray that she will continue to impact Romanian life with the love of Christ.
MIGUEL & LUISA CRUZ – BUENAVISTA, MEXICO
Buenavista is a small, rural community, 25 miles from Guadalajara, where tradition is very important—and the Gospel can seem very threatening to the old ways. For the past three years, Miguel and Luisa Cruz have been working with a small community of mostly, new believers to bring the Gospel to their neighbors in need. The ground is hard, but their love is infectious. They pray that God would give them wisdom for reaching the lost with the truth and love of Jesus Christ.
ANTONIO & CARMEN HERNANDEZ – OAXACA, MEXICO
Oaxaca sits amid the most ethnically diverse area in Mexico, where many people speak indigenous languages and live in isolated communities. Antonio and Carmen Hernandez pastor an established church in the large, cosmopolitan Oaxaca City and oversee four remote rural missions— La Chicocana, San Juan Ihualtepec, Jossat, and San Andres Tiahuiloptepec. Calvary Boise partners with them to expand their work with the indigenous peoples in our effort to fulfill the call to reach every tribe and tongue.
SAUL & ANGELICAL ALVAREZ – TEPIC, MEXICO
In 2013, Saul and Angelica Alvarez started a church in Tepic, a city of 350,000, located 140 miles northwest of Guadalajara. Almost 95% of its people are Roman Catholics and very resistant to the Gospel of Jesus. The Alvarezes labor diligently to plant seeds of the Spirit in the hard ground of Tepic, sharing the gospel, and pastoring a church that is growing in grace and love. Their desire is that the people of Capilla Calvario Tepic would have servants’ hearts so they could make a great impact on the area.