Posts with the category “elders-and-deacons”

Drew Lomas
by Drew Buell on January 12th, 2023
I did not grow up in the church and lived a typical unbelieving teenage life. However, I did always believe that there was a God, I just didn't know Him.  I got married to my first wife, Janet, and moved to Phoenix, AZ  when my third child was on the way. In Phoenix, I had my own pizza restaurant and loved every part of my life.  Then my whole world came crashing down around me. I lost my house. I...  Read More
Tom Grady
by Drew Buell on January 2nd, 2023
I was raised catholic and attended parochial school through 5th grade, Catholicism taught me reverence for God and a strong sense of right and wrong. When I left home, I began living life for myself and the things the world had to offer; traveling and working, I found myself less and less satisfied with my life and I knew the LORD was calling me to return to Him. Then one day I received a letter f...  Read More
Don Bazinet
by Drew Buell on January 4th, 2021
I first professed faith in Christ and was baptized as a young teenager, having heard the Gospel at a private Christian school I attended for two years. But as a young adult I was distracted by new responsibilities and the things of the world. I attended church only sporadically and did not spend enough time in the Word or in fellowship with other Christians. When Lori and I married I understood my...  Read More
Jeff Parkhurst
by Drew Buell on January 4th, 2021
I accepted Christ at the age of 8 during vacation bible school at the Dixon Neighborhood Church in Dixon, CA. At the time, I remember sitting a row behind three of my classmates. When the leaders asked who accepted Christ, I raised my hand and one of my classmates in front of me did also but then quickly put it down when they were ridiculed by their friends sitting next to them(Matt 13:4,19). By t...  Read More
Drew Buell (Part 3)
by Drew Buell on October 24th, 2019
In the fall of 1997 I began my first semester of college at The Master’s College (TMC).  Ironically enough, I knew next to nothing about TMC before I arrived there.  I had heard the name John MacArthur before, but knew next to nothing about him.  To be honest, the reason I chose to attend TMC was mainly because of the financial package they offered me and the fact that I had heard it was a good sc...  Read More
Drew Buell (Part 2)
by Drew Buell on October 23rd, 2019
As I look back over the course of my life I am stunned by the sheer number of blessings that God has showered upon me.  As a child, the single greatest blessing was certainly being born into the family that I was born into and having the privilege of hearing the gospel from an early age.  As a teenager, I believe that one of the greatest blessings in my life was the church I was a part of and spec...  Read More
Drew Buell (Part 1)
by Drew Buell on October 22nd, 2019
"I still remember standing in front of a crowd in the small city of Baviácora in Sonora Mexico and mumbling out the lines that I had rehearsed."  Read More
Steven Heinbach
by Drew Buell on October 15th, 2019
"I went up for an alter call without any idea why I went up there. Looking back, I feel that was how Christ started calling me to Him."  Read More
Mike Denton
by Drew Buell on October 10th, 2019
"I knew I had to respond and went forward to pray and receive Jesus Christ as my Savior."  Read More
Dave Robertson
by Drew Buell on October 8th, 2019
"Now, 40 years after conversion, as a member of our body here at Cool Community Church, my relationship with Jesus is getting ever more exciting."  Read More
Gary Farnworth
by Drew Buell on October 3rd, 2019
"Through reading and hearing the Bible taught, I came to know Jesus as my Lord and Savior."  Read More
John Hobbs
by Drew Buell on October 1st, 2019
"I have rejoiced in Him in both good and bad times."  Read More
Tyson Steward
by Drew Buell on September 24th, 2019
From an early age I remember receiving Christ as my Lord and Savior.  Read More