War of Special Forces Week #7 – Placerville, CA

Jim Van GelderenSpecial Forces Updates

Placerville, CA is probably best known for its place in the famous gold rush.  Some of the names around the area reflect that history.  I first came to Bible Baptist in Placerville in 2008.  That is when I met Pastor John Labins and we began to form a friendship.  Pastor Labins has done a great job.  His people were very … Read More

War of Special Forces Week #6 – Pleasant Hill, CA

Jim Van GelderenSpecial Forces Updates

Normally the War of Special Forces team does not conduct the program in churches without Christian schools, but since The War team may not be out west for awhile and we had a couple of weeks, the team conducted the War of Special Forces in a couple of churches without Christian schools. Cornerstone Baptist Church is pastored by Brent Snow.  … Read More

War of Special Forces Week #5 – Antioch, CA

Jim Van GelderenSpecial Forces Updates

Probably a decade ago I was out in California speaking at a camp, when I came to Heritage Baptist Church in Antioch, CA to speak on a Sunday. During that day I spoke with Pastor John Mincy about our burden for Christian schools and our new program, War of Special Forces designed to minister in and through a Christian school. … Read More

War of Special Forces Week #4 – Santa Maria, CA

Jim Van GelderenSpecial Forces Updates

This is the team’s second visit to Valley Christian School in Santa Maria. Pastor Jim Schettler was a great blessing to the team. He was able to join us for some critical times of prayer. I believe that the prayer meetings were where the battle was won. On Thursday night we had several lost teens and adults in the service. … Read More

War of Special Forces Week #3 – Wilton, CA

Jim Van GelderenSpecial Forces Updates

In 2008 the team came to Wilton Christian School for the first time. This time in 2011 was our second visit and there were several students excited about the War of Special Forces return to their school. The Lord was working throughout the week and as the week progressed several young people dealt with their sin biblically. One young man … Read More

War of Special Forces Week #2 – Kent, WA

Jim Van GelderenSpecial Forces Updates

This is the second time the War of Special Forces has been conducted at Galilee Baptist Church. However last time the Christian School was not in session. This was the first time we conducted the War of Special Forces in the Christian school. Galilee is pastored by a college classmate of mine. It has been a blessing to labor together … Read More

War of Special Forces Week #1 – Monroe, WA

Jim Van GelderenSpecial Forces Updates

School starts late in Washington State.  Normally the War of Special Forces only ministers in churches with Christian Schools, but since no Christian Schools were in session in mid-August we were grateful for Pastor John Stima’s willingness to have our team conduct the ministry in his church in Monroe, WA.  Pastor Stima started this church over a decade ago and is … Read More