How Can You Be Saved?
Today is the day of salvation!
If I die today will I go to heaven? Why would anyone put off the most important decision they could ever make in their lives, concerning eternal life? “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
The Apostle Paul defines the Gospel this way:
“Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.” 1 Corinthians 15:1-4
About Our Staff
Frank is originally from Los Angeles, California and came to faith in Christ in summer of 1990. Shortly after his conversion, the Lord began to stir his heart to serve Him in ministry. As God gave him a growing desire to make disciples, teach His Word and build up the body of Christ, his calling as a pastor became more evident. Frank is a graduate of the Calvary Chapel School of Ministry, served at Calvary Chapel South Bay in Los Angeles as a youth pastor between 1996 and 2004 before beginning his overseas ministry in Europe. In Europe he served with a church planting team in Radom and Olsztyn, Poland, taught at the Calvary Chapel Bible College in Montebelluna, Italy, planted and co-pastored a local church for Farsi speaking refugees in Athens, Greece. In 2017, Frank handed the leadership of the church in Athens over to his co-pastor. Soon after which he relocated to Kandern, Germany with his wife Suzie to plant Calvary Chapel Kandertal.
“The Lord has taken us on quite a journey over the years and we’ve been blessed to serve Him among multiple cultures. I am extremely excited to see what He has planned for this new season in Kandern.”
Suzie was born and partially raised in Bismarck, North Dakota. Later she moved to Bakersfield, California with her parents and two siblings where she spent the remainder of her youth and young adult life. In 1996 at the age of 21, she gave her heart to the Lord while attending Valley Bible Christian Fellowship in Bakersfield. Sensing the need to grow in her faith and get out of her comfort zone she took a new position within the company she was working for and moved to Orange County, California in 1998 and began attending Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. As this became her home church it also became a new chapter in her walk and life. While attending CCCM she was baptized and eventually met and married her husband, Frank Gonzalez. From there she served alongside her husband in youth ministry at CC South Bay in Los Angeles until they began their ministry in Europe in 2004. She has served in many different ways and has worn many different hats, such as, children’s ministry, women’s studies, counseling, humanitarian, administration of all types and the most important job is being a wife. Since being on the mission field she has served in Poland, Italy, and Greece. In Germany she is blessed to be in the nation of her heritage where she also holds her second citizenship.
“Being a wife of a pastor since has always had its challenges but I am thankful through it, God has and will continue to weed things out that don’t belong and graft in what does. It remains a privilege to serve Jesus in any capacity whether it be with the children, the women or cleaning the bathrooms.”