Category: board

  • Darrell Gish, Board Member

    Darrell Gish, Board Member

    I reside in Dallas, OR with my wife June. I was born in Whittier, CA in 1954. My family was part of a small fellowship of believers there. In 1965, we moved to Modesto, CA where my maternal grandparents lived and became part of a larger fellowship of believers. In December 1968, I made a […]

  • Robert Edwards, Board Member

    Robert Edwards, Board Member

    I grew up in a typical evangelical Christian household. At around 8 years old I recall asking God to save me. I didn’t have a full understanding of what that meant, but I was scared of hell and judgement. I believe that at that point my life’s trajectory shifted, God continued working in my life. […]

  • David Martell, Board Member

    David Martell, Board Member

    This gives the overview of the parameters and individuals God used in reconciling me from what otherwise would have been a life of debauchery and sin. I have heard someone state, “Some people were saved from what they were; others were saved from what they would become.” I am a case of the latter. God […]

  • Brian Martell, Board Member

    Brian Martell, Board Member

    I was born in Maine, lived in Newfoundland until age 9, and finished growing up in New Mexico. I grew up knowing that Jesus is the Son of God. I have always known this and thought that I was a Christian. At age 13 I was baptized along with my older brother and dad at […]

  • James Bonner, Board Member

    James Bonner, Board Member

    I was a young Christian when the Lord gave me a verse: Matt. 5:6, “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” This was an encouragement to me because, as a young Christian, I desired to please the Lord by living a righteous life, but more often than […]

  • Larry Montgomery, Board Member

    Larry Montgomery, Board Member

    Being raised in a non-Christian home, I had no church or Bible background. In my early teens, a friend invited me to attend Sunday school with him. I did for a few weeks and received a Bible. When my father frowned on this, I discontinued going. I was ungodly in all my behavior, and this […]

  • Jack Ring, Board Member

    Jack Ring, Board Member

    It was a night in 1967, and I had come to an end – one of several that would mark my life. I was twenty two and in my first year of medical school. Becoming a doctor was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. But I was at the end of a lifelong nightmare. I […]

  • Ed Newby, Board Member

    Ed Newby, Board Member

    “Where shall I go from your spirit? or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend up into heaven, you are there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, you are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall […]

  • Skip Voetberg, Board Member

    Skip Voetberg, Board Member

    I remember at an early age my Dad sitting us kids down many times and telling us about creation and how God had sent His Son, Jesus, to die for our sins. So, early on there was a knowledge of and a relationship with the Lord developing in me, immature as it was. For my […]

  • Jim Miller, Secretary

    Jim Miller, Secretary

    I was born and raised a Catholic and attended seven years of Catholic seminary. In 1968 problems surrounded my life when I left the seminary in July, enrolled in a public college, and continued my education with a military deferral. In the fall of 1968 the military switched from a draft system to a lottery […]