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-Personal Info
Married to Barbara Calender for 38 years.
2 children  Marion and Dale

I trusted Christ as my personal Savior in February of  1961 and was raised in the Southern Baptist Church.
I grew spiritually through the influence of the  "Navigators " and "Campus Crusade for Christ".

March 1985 at "Los Gatos Christian Church" 
( Non-denominational)
Los Gatos, California .

-Spiritual Gifts 
Leadership, Communicating God's Word, Evangelism and Administration 

-Vision for Ministry 
To exercise my communication and leadership gifts as part of a leadership team to  equip Christians (lay and staff)
to do the work of the  ministry by enabling them to make their unique  contribution to the Body as God has designed
them, for  maximum Kingdom impact

-Education History:
Travelers Rest High School, 
Travelers Rest, S. Carolina (1970)

Institute of Biblical Studies,
San Bernardino, California 

University of Tennessee,  
Knoxville, Tennessee  

DeKalb Community College,  
Decatur, Georgia  

Georgia State University,  
Atlanta, Georgia:Bachelor of Science Degree in   Psychology (1977) 

Fuller Seminary,  
Pasadena, California - Institute of Christian   Organizational Development (1983)  

-Ministry Experience

June 2003 to Present: New Life Community Church, Prunedale, California (growing)
Position Held
Founding Pastor

2001 to May 2003
First Baptist Church, Watsonville, California (450 attendance)
Position Held
: Senior Pastor. Responsible for all ministries, preaching and directing pastoral staff. Church more than doubled during my time as pastor.

1994 to 2000 Calvary Church, Charlotte, North Carolina (2,400) attendance).
Positions Held
: Executive Pastor / Associate Pastor Maturation Ministries. Supervised all ministerial staff and coordinated
all ministries of the church. responsible for $8.2 million budget. Launched contemporary, casual, band-led Saturday evening service March of 1997 (125 average attendance), teaching and preaching on a weekly basis. Directed $7.4 million capital campaign for debt reduction. developed small group ministry.

1986-1994 Santa Cruz Bible Church, Santa Cruz, California (2,300 attendance).
Positions Held
: Executive Pastor (from 1990), Pastor of Outreach and Administration, Pastor of Christian Education and Administration, Pastor of Christian Education. Was responsible for Pastoral staff supervision, ministry coordination,preaching on a regular basis, teaching ongoing adult elective classes and new members, equipping and launching (gift assessment and ministry placement) classes. Coordinated new ministry development, business and financial management ($2.1 million budget), led $2 million capital campaign and building
approval / development. Church grew from 700 to 2,300 during my ministry.

1985-1986 Haggai Institute for Advanced Leadership Training, Atlanta, Georgia
Position Held
: Administrator. Was responsible for administrative and financial affairs of the organization, coordinated six international offices and Singapore training center.

1985-1986 Grinnett Community Church, Lawrenceville, Georgia (250 attendance).
Position Held
: Elder, Teacher. Assisted in church planting effort after first year of establishment. Piloted $300,000 bond
issue and facilitated construction of church building. Church attendance grew from 120 to 250 during my involvement.

1982-1985 Los Gatos Christian Church, Los Gatos, California (4,500 attendance).
Position Held
: Minister of Business Administration. Responsible for business affairs of the church and administration of $6 million budget, teaching and pastoral ministry.

1977-1982 Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Minneapolis, Minnesota
Position Held
: Crusade Director, Crusade Associate. Assisted in or directed crusades for Billy Graham in Manila, Philippines, Singapore, Tokyo, and Fukuoka, Japan, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Seoul, Korea, San Jose, CA, Boston, MA. and Hartford, CT. Directed television and telephone counseling center in Baltimore, MD.

-Recent Conferences and Training Seminars
"Global Leadership Summit" - Willow Creek Association
"Global Leadership Summit" - Willow Creek Association 
"Leadership Summit" - Willow Creek Community Church (Santa Cruz satellite site) 
"Small Groups conference" - Willow Creek Community Church

"Ministry That Transforms Lives" - George Barna
"What Successful Churches Have in Common" - George Barna 
"Summit '95" - Nehemiah Ministries - Presenter on Leadership Development 
"Leading and Preaching to Change Lives" - Bill Hybels and John Maxwell
"Executive Pastors Forum" Leadership Network, Fred Smith 
"How to Plant a Church" , Charles E. Fuller Institute, Bob Logan 
"The Purpose Driven Church" , Saddleback Church Conference - Rick Warren

"Church in the 21st Century" , Leadership Network, Bob Buford & Lyle Schallar 
"Church Grow Forum" , Wooddale Church, Leith Anderson 
"The Making of a Ministry" , Team Development Inc., Don Cousin 
"Beyond 800" - Charles E. Fuller Institute, Carl George 
"Leadership Network Leader's Course" , Kennon Callahan

Pastors Conference, Willow Creek Community Church, Bill Hybels & Jim Dethmer

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