Rock Ministries of Philadelphia/Calvary Chapel of Kensington
2755 Kensington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19134
Inner-city America is a largely underserved and overlooked mission field. Millions live in oppressive urban environments without exposure to the Gospel or the thorough teaching of the Word of God. As the church, we must face the reality that our inner cities are as much of an unreached mission field as third world nations.
Come be inspired by the experience of inner-city ministries that are making a difference for Christ in their mission fields. The conference will feature learning sessions on the unique aspects of American urban neighborhoods as well as messages from nationally-known Bible teachers.
During the conference, attendees will also participate in community outreaches scheduled "on the block" throughout Rock Ministries' urban community. We will not just be learning about inner-city missions, we will be doing inner-city missions.
Speakers will include:
Pastor Dave Guzik is a Bible teacher and author of a widely used Bible commentary. Millions of people use David’s online Bible commentary on sites such as Enduring Word and Blue Letter Bible. He also serves as a teaching pastor at Calvary Chapel of Santa Barbara.
Pastor Joe Focht is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia. The church grew from a small Bible study in a catering hall and now ministers to approximately 12,000 people weekly. The church’s ministries include missionary work around the world and across the city of Philadelphia. Pastor Joe can be heard on his Philadelphia radio program “Straight from the Heart” and worldwide at CCPhilly.org.
Pastor David Trujillo is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel South Los Angeles. He came to Christ out of a life of gangs and drugs, and now has a heart to reach others trapped in the same cycle of sin. He has been ministering in the inner-city since 2003 and has witnessed the transformation of many lives like his own.
Pastor Buddy Osborn is the founder and Senior Pastor of Rock Ministries of Philadelphia and its associated church, Calvary Chapel of Kensington. “The Rock” (as it’s known by neighbors) began as a boxing program for at-risk boys but has since grown to serve thousands in its inner city area. It offers outreaches to the poor, homeless, and addicted; and continues a vibrant youth ministry, providing sports, education and recreation to kids of all ages.
Pastor Dennis Martinez founded the Taining Center in San Diego as a residential program for addicts seeking change as well as prisoners being released. He also oversees Off The Street, an educational and empowerment ministry designed to redirect youth who are heading into lives of crime and incarceration. Pastor Dennis has years of experience discipling those for whom change would be impossible without Christ.
Pastor Don McClure has pastored and planted nearly a dozen Calvary Chapels and Fellowships. He was also the founder of Calvary Chapel Bible College in Twin Peaks. He has now started a ministry called Calvary Way through which he strengthens churches, schools and missionaries through teaching congregations and students, and guiding church leaders.
Pastor Mark Abrams started Calvary Chapel Word of Life, a church that grew out of a small Bible study. It is located in North Philadelphia, an area beset with urban blight and difficulies. He has a particular passion for evangelism in the inner-city and has much to share on effectively reaching an urban neighborhood for Christ.