Pastor Callahan and his family arrived in the South Bay to begin a new work for Jesus Christ in late 2002. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts and became part of a lost generation of "free love" gone bad. After looking for numerous answers and only finding more questions he became a Christian on June 16, 1979, on a beach in Western Australia with his girlfriend Dale who became his wife. "Jesus Christ has put our lives together and what HE puts together HE keeps together!!" They are both trained teachers and Dale is currently employed teaching first grade at the Carden Dominion School in Redondo Beach. They have three adult children Emily a graduate of the University of Arizona who is married to Chris Martinez, Jessica a Graduate of CSDH becoming an RN this year and Micheal a senior at USC studying Mechanical Engineering.
PASTOR BRUCE & DALE CALLAHAN
In 1979, the Christian Fellowship Churches of Arizona planted a new work overseas, into Perth, Western Australia. Once again God poured out HIS Holy Spirit establishing over 140 churches in 25 nations from Australia. At that time Pastor Callahan and his wife, Dale, had been living a dual lifestyle. On the surface, they were respected teachers, but their private lives were filled with drugs, immorality, and a hedonistic, pleasure-driven thrill-seeking beach existence. In June of 1979, they had a life-changing experience with the "Author of Life," Jesus Christ and they were born again. They became involved in the first pioneer work planted from the Church in Perth and after serving in that church for a little over two years, they went and pioneered a new work in the North West of Australia. Following that, their young family moved to the East Coast of Australia to pioneer another church. After pastoring in Australia for 14 years, the family followed the call of God to Tucson, Arizona where Bruce served as an Evangelist for 6 years, and now they are pioneering in the "South Bay" area of Los Angeles. "We have seen lives changed, marriages restored, bodies healed, disciples raised up and destinies discovered, as the wonderful message of Jesus Christ is embraced by simple people who are not embarrassed to proclaim that same message."
Pastor Callahan has been in the ministry for over 25 years and he has had the privilege of preaching the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ in 31 different nations. He sees the desperate needs in the South Bay of so many people who have lost so much of their humanity pursuing the ever-elusive "American Dream". The dream has become a nightmare for so many over every social strata that have yet to wake up to the only answer for their lost, lonely lives.