On Sunday, October 25, 2015 we celebrated Calvary's 84th birthday and reflected on our heritage going to back to the Ebell Club in downtown Santa Ana. We also took a big step toward the dream of planting three churches. The local portion of last year’s Thanksgiving offering went to support the launch of Prodigal Church in Irvine. Now we are launching a church plant, going back to downtown Santa Ana, this time through Calvary’s Hispanic Ministry.
A home Bible study led by Pastor Armando Reyes (our Hispanic Ministry Pastor since 2003) has grown to over 60 people and needs a larger place to meet. They had been meeting in the backyard of a home in central Santa Ana on Sunday afternoons. Over the past year, 15 new believers placed their faith in Jesus as Savior!
With this growth, the home Bible study moved on October 25 (the same date that Calvary Church first started in 1931) to the KidWorks facility on Townsend Street, and has officially became our second church plant of 2015. The local portion of this year's Thanksgiving offering will support this growing ministry.