Local Extended Family

Local Extended Family are part of our church body who have responded in obedience to a call to serve the unreached. They live and work in a particular community building relationships, rooting themselves in the culture, and providing various forms of ministry, all the while meeting a physical, emotional or educational need over time. With a heart to change their whole life for Christ, they are an extension of the work and influence of our church.

We take the responsibility of walking with our Extended Family very seriously. We are called to support, encourage, restore, and celebrate what God is doing in and through them as they seek to share the gospel and make disciples in our city.

The Contrerases

The Contrerases

God brought together a former gang member and a small town girl from the Midwest, and now they are investing in their inner city neighborhood and inviting people into the Word of God. Manuel and Kim Contreras are on staff at World Impact.

World Impact is a Christian missions organization committed to facilitating church-planting movements by evangelizing, equipping and empowering the unchurched urban poor. World Impact's purpose is to honor and glorify God and to delight in Him in the inner cities by knowing God and making Him known.

Lorne Bell

Lorne Bell

Lorne Bell serves on staff with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) as the Fresno County Area Rep. He greatly enjoys the privilege of being able to share the gospel on public school campuses through FCA and sharing the many lessons God taught him as a college student athlete.

A Fresno State football alum, Lorne also serves alongside Brad Bell as the Fresno State football team co-chaplain. Lorne is married to former Fresno State golfer Adrianna Bell, and they have a daughter named Gabriella.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a national organization whose mission is to present the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior to student athletes and coaches, and urges them to use their influence and platform to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA does this through student-led clubs, coaches’ Bible studies, and intense leadership, sports skill and team camps.

The Central Valley FCA is on more than 70 campuses, elementary to college, from Porterville to Stockton.

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