Pastor

Jack Heaslip

Jack Heaslip

February 21, 1944 - February 21, 2015
Parish Pastor and notably influential to the band U2 (from the 1970s until his death)
From Ireland
Served in Dublin, Ireland
Affiliation: Christian
"What if God is even greater than we think? We can have God neatly wrapped up in our heads, and then all of a sudden there’s a little shaft of light and we see things as we’ve never seen them before. Those are wonderful refreshing God moments."

John Wimber

John Wimber

February 25, 1934 - November 17, 1997
Founder of the Vineyard Christian Fellowship
From Kirksville, Missouri
Served in Anaheim, California
Affiliation: Vineyard Movement
"Our passion is to imitate the ministry of Jesus in the power of the Spirit. This requires we must follow Jesus out of baptismal waters, through our personal deserts, and into the harvest. We want to take the ammunition of the balanced evangelical theology with the fire power of Pentecostal practice, loading & readying the best of both worlds to hit the target of making & nurturing disciples…"

Eugene Peterson

Eugene Peterson

November 6, 1932 - October 22, 2018
Pastor, Author, Professor
From Stanwood, WA
Served in Bel Air, Maryland and Vancouver, British Columbia
Affiliation: Presbyterian
"It is not easy to convey a sense of wonder, let alone resurrection wonder, to another. It’s the very nature of wonder to catch us off guard, to circumvent expectations and assumptions. Wonder can’t be packaged, and it can’t be worked up. It requires some sense of being there and some sense of engagement."

John Paul II

John Paul II

May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005
Bishop of Rome
From Wadowice, Poland
Served in Vatican City, Italy
Affiliation: Catholic (Roman Rite)
"Only in Christ can men and women find answers to the ultimate questions that trouble them. Only in Christ can they fully understand their dignity as persons created and loved by God. Jesus Christ is "the only Son from the Father…full of grace and truth."

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

February 4, 1906 - April 9, 1945
German Lutheran Pastor, Theologian and Anti-Nazi Dissident
From Wrocław, Poland
Served in Germany
Affiliation: Confessing Church
Death: Executed by hanging as the Nazi regime collapsed
"Man no longer lives in the beginning--he has lost the beginning. Now he finds he is in the middle, knowing neither the end nor the beginning, and yet knowing that he is in the middle, coming from the beginning and going towards the end."

Kyrillos VI

Kyrillos VI

August 2, 1902 - March 9, 1971
Bishop of Alexandria
From Damanhour, Egypt
Served in Cairo, Egypt
Affiliation: Coptic Orthodox
"The path leading to Heaven is both wide and narrow. It is wide because it can accommodate the worst sinners of this world. However, it is narrow because if you desire to walk in it you cannot bear to carry even one sin."

Paul Tillich

Paul Tillich

August 20, 1886 - October 22, 1965
Existentialist Philosopher, Theologian and Founding Member of the Society for the Arts, Religion and Contemporary Culture
From Brandenburg, Germany
Served in Germany and the United States
Affiliation: Lutheran
"The courage to be is rooted in the God who appears when God disappears in the anxiety of doubt."

William Seymour

William Seymour

May 2, 1870 - September 28, 1922
Preacher at the Azusa Street Revival
From Centerville, Louisiana
Served in Los Angeles, California
Affiliation: Pentecostal
"There are many wells today, but they are dry. There are many hungry souls today that are empty. But let us come to Jesus and take Him at His Word and we will find wells of salvation, and be able to draw waters out of the well of salvation, for Jesus is that well."

Oswald Chambers

Oswald Chambers

July 24, 1874 - November 15, 1917
Chaplain
From Aberdeen, Scotland
Served in Cairo, Egypt
Affiliation: Scottish Baptist and Holiness Movement
Death: Complications with appendicitis because he wouldn’t take a bed with wounded men who needed one more
“We are not made for the mountains, for sunrises, or for the other beautiful attractions in life - those are simply intended to be moments of inspiration. We are made for the valley and the ordinary things of life and that is where we have to prove our stamina and strength.”

Charles Finney

Charles Finney

August 29, 1792 - August 16, 1875
Pastor, Educator, Theologian
From Warren, Connecticut
Served in Oberlin, Ohio
Affiliation: Congregational
"A revival may be expected when Christians have a spirit of prayer for a revival. That is, when they pray as if their hearts were set upon it. When Christians have the spirit of prayer for a revival. When they go about groaning out their hearts desire. When they have real travail of soul."