been in ministry since 1978. The journey began 1978 to 1985
as a licensed minister in Marin County. In San Francisco,
from 1987 to 2004, I served in ministry eventually being
ordained. This last ministry position was at Promised Land
Fellowship (PLF) of San Francisco formerly known as Vineyard
Christian Fellowship. Visit Promised
Land Fellowship website.
The timeline summary detail at the end of page will give
you an overview of where I've been. My ministry career details
will begin with the latest..
AT VINEYARD/PLF 1987-2004
Vineyard/PLF, I functioned as Executive Administrator and Healing
CENTER DIRECTOR - Vineyard/PLF - 1987-2004
• • • Director
- Prophetic - Pastoral - This was my primary
pastoral care role. The Healing Center was a pastoral care
including pastoral clinical counseling, support groups, ministry
team training and prayer teams. One of my best known groups
is Living Waters of Desert Streams Ministries in Anaheim. In the five fold ministry
in Ephesians 4, I functioned in the Prophetic Branch and nurtured
Holy Spirit led ministries including the prophetic community,
intercession and power ministry equipping which included imparting
gifts of the Holy Spirit and healing gifts.
I have led weekly Spirit led meetings for years which included a gathering
of Spirit led people nurturing the presence of God through worship, prayer,
healing and equipping. Through the Prophetic in my ministry, I also gave many
prophetic words to the church and have had published on the internet several
words to the body of Christ at large. The main websites where I had prophetic
words published were The Elijah List and End Time Prophetic Vision by Bill
Somers. A search for my name at these sites will bring up the published words.
I function as it were a seer within the body.
Included also in my general duties was occasionally presenting Sunday sermons,
doing weddings and working with the homeless.
• • • Conferences
- Teams - Support Groups -
As Healing Center Director I recruited, trained, equipped and led over
1000 leaders and workers throughout my
ministry. I oversaw ~15 ministries at one time. I created prayer ministry
teams for alter ministry and prayer counseling ministry. I created
people, conducted numerous seminars on healing and counseling, started
several support groups, Men's Sexual Addiction,
Mental Illness Support, Sexual Abuse Healing. Included also was CAIR
(Christian Adults in Recovery), a generic support group for anyone
dealing with life arresting issues.
• • • Pastoral
Counseling - I also had pastoral counseling
training through a local private Christian college. I am not a licensed
family counselor, but functioned as a pastoral counselor with a high
degree of training and experience in some life issues. Under the
tutelege and supervision of state licensed christian psychotherapists,
I offered pastoral clinical counseling for the general christian
community. I supervised other pastoral, licensed or degreed, Christian
counselors at Vineyard who were part of my staff. I have in excess
of 3000 hours of one on one pastoral clinical counseling, mostly
with men dealing with sexual issues, relational issues, identity
issues, depression and various spiritual problems. The counseling
mostly consisted of dealing with the problems through Biblical standards
and common sense. I provided spiritual guidance and equipping for
powerful, wholesome and productive Christ centered lifestyles.
ADMINISTRATOR - Vineyard/PLF -
acting Executive Administrator, I was Vice President/Treasurer
and CFO of the church corporate board and signatory for all business
financial documents and contracts. I functioned as Financial Controller,
Budgeting Analyst, Purchasing Agent and Stock Portfolio Manager.
I oversaw A/R and A/P. I inspected and approved all disbursements.
I prepared financial reports and summaries for cash management.
I functioned as General Operations Manager and as Facility Manager.
As fiduciary I also organized and recorded corporate board agendas
and assembled and helped ratify all financial documentation. I
supervised Human Resources including staff hiring, staff duties,
salaries and benefits. I managed computer systems for Mac
and PC including LAN, internet, hardware and software installation
and purchasing. I was graphic designer for advertising, brochures,
letterhead and handouts. I did web design.
MINISTRY - Church of the Open Door - Love In Action - 1978-1985
joined Open Door Church in 1978. I was formerly a licensed minister
at Church of The Open Door in San Rafael, California and I was
in full time ministry from 1978 to 1985.
There I was Men's Counselor, Live-in Director. I was office manager. I was
also a missionary to London, England.
I did quarterly Sunday school classes for new members joining the
church. I also did general pastoral counseling at the church with
I have spoken on television, radio, schools and churches. I have also had my
ministry newsletters published in books and various websites.
Some of my articles and testimony have been published in other languages. My
testimony is in two books published by Intervarsity Press. I was also co-featured
in an award winning christian documentary called Family Gone Wild put out by
New Liberty Productions in 1978. Also co-featured in this film among others
was Mrs. Eldridge Cleaver, state senators and legislators, the late Margaret
Lescher of Contra Costa and San Quentin's Chaplin Howard.
. . .
1978 to 1985 at Open Door, San Rafael as pastoral counselor, live-in program director and office manager.
1985 I joined Vineyard
Christian Fellowship of San Francisco and started homegroups in Marin County
which later evolved, under the care of the current pastor, into the now
Marin Vineyard Church. See Association
of Vineyard Churches for more information.
1987 I began part time ministry at Vineyard with
Michael Brodeur where I was eventually licensed. I began serving
as Healing Center Director until 2004.
1992 I came on staff full time into a staff of 12 pastors
and with 800+ members in the church. I began simultaneously serving as
Executive Administrator until
2004. Oversaw ~15 ministries.
1995 I was ordained.
2000 SF Vineyard seceded from Association of Vineyard
Churches. It became Promised Land Fellowship where my ordination was recognized
under the new fellowship
2004, in May, I moved on from PLF to pursue other ministry
Present: Oversee School of Prophets at Blazing Fire Church in Contra Costa County
degree from UC Berkeley 1980
Counseling 2 years Certficate - Dayspring Christian College 1990
Dream Interpretation courses - John Paul Jackson
ministry - Streams
Ministries - 2003 - 2005
Web Site design course at Marin College, Marin County