Nominate Your Church Staff

99.5 KKLA and America's Christian Credit Union present - Thankful Thursday - our way of saying thanks to local church pastors and their staffs by delivering a FREE LUNCH* to their offices every Thursday. 

Each week we'll select a church from among the nominations we receive from our 99.5 KKLA listeners.  We invite you to nominate your local church - or just a favorite one - for this special honor.

Use the links below to nominate the church of your choice by telling us why you want to bless a local church.  Then listen to 99.5 KKLA every Thursday for the name of the church to be honored including your nomination story as to why they deserve a Thankful Thursday FREE lunch* or listen to the Thankful Thursday Podcasts available below.

Help us bless local churches every Thursday - every Thankful Thursday - with lunch for the pastor and church staff - courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering in Pasadena.

You can submit one nomination per week! Click on the links below to get started with your first nomination.

And Thank You - for helping 99.5 KKLA and America's Christian Credit Union make every Thursday - a Thankful Thursday for the staff of a local church.

*Hope Cafe & Catering provides lunch for 12.


THURSDAY | JUNE 17, 2021

Grace Church of Glendora |  1515 South Glendora Avenue, Glendora, CA 91740

Nominated by:  Manuel Ramirez

The 99.5 KKLA Thankful Thursday Team hit the road for the San Gabriel Valley and Grace Church of Glendora was on the receiving end of an appreciation lunch courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union.

Each week 99.5 KKLA will select a church from those nominated by KKLA listeners for a special thank you lunch in appreciation for their service and dedication to our local communities.

           

(Left) Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union are the proud sponsors of Thankful Thursday, where each week a church staff is nominated by a church member or friend to receive a lunch in appreciation for their ministry. (Center)  Pastor John Dix and the staff of Grace Church enjoy a time of fellowship with KKLA Thankful Thursday Team Member Steve Hess (r). (Right) Grace Church of Glendora offers both On Campus and Facebook Live services with Sunday services held at 9:00 am and 11:00 am, including a Spanish service at 11:00 am. Watch an archive of previous services and messages on their YouTube channel. Grace Church provides a youth sports program, featuring Soccer, Baseball and Football.  Grace Church is now accepting Fall 2021 registrations for Soccer.  For more information visit their website.


THURSDAY | JUNE 10, 2021

King of Glory Lutheran Church |  10280 Slater Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Nominated by:  Joy Mangan

King of Glory Lutheran Church located in Fountain Valley was selected for a Thankful Thursday appreciation lunch courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union..

Each week 99.5 KKLA will select a church from those nominated by KKLA listeners for a special thank you lunch in appreciation for their service and dedication to our local communities.

           

(Left) King of Glory Lutheran Church in Fountain Valley offers a variety of services, including a traditional worship service at 8:00 am on Sundays and a contemporary service at 10:30 am. They offer Adult Education classes at 9:30 am and a Kid's Time during the 10:30 am service.  Their Preschool offers several different options for children from 6 weeks to 6 years.  Visit their website for complete details(Center)  Pastor Kinndlee Lund and her staff pose for a photo before enjoying their appreciation lunch. (Right) A King of Glory staff member and the Thankful Thursday lunch provided by Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union.


THURSDAY | JUNE 3, 2021

Calvary Grace Church   2520 Peck Road, Monrovia, CA  91016

Nominated by:  Miguel Bugarini

The Thankful Thursday Team had the pleasure of stopping by Calvary Grace Church in Monrovia to deliver an appreciation lunch courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union..

Each week 99.5 KKLA will select a church from those nominated by KKLA listeners for a special thank you lunch in appreciation for their service and dedication to our local communities.

           

(Left) Calvary Grace Church Senior Pastor Mark Taynton (l) joins with his staff for a 99.5 KKLA Thankful Thursday meal provided by Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union(Center)  Calvary Grace Church serves the foothill communities of Monrovia, Duarte, Bradbury and Arcadia with in-door Sunday services at 10:00 am.  (Right) The Calvary Grace Church staff offer a prayer of thanksgiving as they pause from their responsibilities and enjoy a meal together.   


THURSDAY | MAY 27, 2021

Montrose Church  |  Main Campus: 2409 Florencita Drive, Montrose, CA 91020 | Pasadena-Bresee Campus: 1480 East Washington Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91104

Nominated by:  Raymond Madden

The Thankful Thursday Team headed into the local foothills to recognize Montrose Church with an appreciation lunch courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union..

Each week 99.5 KKLA will select a church from those nominated by KKLA listeners for a special thank you lunch in appreciation for their service and dedication to our local communities.

           

(Left) 99.5 KKLA Thankful Thursday Team Lead Zack Elkhaldy (l) with the staff of Montrose Church(Center)  The Montrose Church Staff pause to pray before enjoying the meals provided by Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union. (Right) Montrose Church serves the foothill communities with two campus locations in Montrose and Pasadena.  In-person church services are held on the Montrose Campus, Sundays at 10:00 am and 11:30 am and at the Pasadena location at 10:00 am.  You can also join them for Church On-Line, Sundays at 10:00 am and a Fireside Chat, Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.  Check their website for in-person instructions.   


THURSDAY | MAY 20, 2021

Pasadena Community Christian Fellowship  |  500 South Pasadena Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105

Nominated by:  Scott James

KKLA Morning Host Donna Rusch joined Thankful Thursday Team Lead Zack Elkhaldy as they visited Pasadena Community Christian Fellowship in Pasadena to deliver a special appreciation lunch courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union..

Each week 99.5 KKLA will select a church from those nominated by KKLA listeners for a special thank you lunch in appreciation for their service and dedication to our local communities.

           

(Left) 99.5 KKLA Thankful Thursday team representatives Donna Rusch, host of SoCal's Morning Rush (l) and Zack Elkhaldy (r) pose with three members of PCCF's Thursday Food Distribution Team and church nominator Scott James, his wife Adriana and their daughter who actually attend another church but nominated Pastor Carlton Edwards and the Pasadena Community Christian Fellowship staff because of their incredible community outreach, including the Food-N-Things Thursday Food Ministry.  (Center)  Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union. proudly sponsor the weekly appreciation lunches.  (Right) The group pauses for a time of prayer and thanksgiving for the church and staff who minister to the community and other churches.   Pasadena Community Christian Fellowship offers a variety of services and meetings throughout the week.  All gatherings are currently being Live-Streamed on their Facebook pages.  Services include Sunday Intercessory Prayer at 9:45 am, Worship Service 10:00 am, Overcomers Meeting on Monday's from ​7:00 - 8:00 pm, Tuesday Bible Study ​7:00 - 8:00 pm, Wednesday ​Intercessory Prayer ​7:00 - 8:00 pm and Thursday Food-N-Things ​11:00 am - 5:00 pm. 


THURSDAY | MAY 13, 2021

Grace Lutheran Church  |  17880 East Covina Boulevard Covina, CA 91722

Nominated by:  Regina Morgan

Congratulations to Pastor Steve Otte and the staff of Grace Lutheran Church in Covina for their nomination and selection for a special appreciation lunch as part of 99.5 KKLA's Thankful Thursday.

Each week 99.5 KKLA will select a church from those nominated by KKLA listeners for a special thank you lunch in appreciation for their service and dedication to our local communities, courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union.

           

(Left) 99.5 KKLA Thankful Thursday lunches are set out for the staff of Grace Lutheran Church in Covina, courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union.  (Center)  Located at 17880 East Covina Boulevard, Grace Lutheran Church is centrally located in the east end of the San Gabriel Valley and also operate a food bank and Preschool and Infant Care Center.  Sunday morning worship services are now held indoors at 9:30 am, with a Wednesday night bible studio at 7:00 pm via Zoom.  (Right) The staff of Grace Lutheran Church.


THURSDAY | MAY 6, 2021

Eagle Rock Baptist Church  |   1499 Colorado Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90041

Nominated by:  Rose Bystrom

Zack Elkhaldy and the 99.5 KKLA's Thankful Thursday Team visited Eagle Rock Baptist Church in Los Angeles to deliver their Thankful Thursday appreciation lunch, courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union.

Each week 99.5 KKLA will select a church from those nominated by KKLA listeners for a special thank you lunch in appreciation for their service and dedication to our local communities.

           

(Left) 99.5 KKLA Thankful Thursday's Zack Elkhaldy is pictured with Lead Pastor Rick Mandl and the staff of Eagle Rock Baptist Church.  (Center)  Each week our Thankful Thursday Team provides 12 individually prepared meals courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union. (Right)  The 99.5 KKLA ECOLA Van parks in front of the impressive Eagle Rock Baptist Church mural on Colorado Boulevard.  Join them in person for Sunday Services currently held in their parking log at 11:00 am (See complete details on their website) or watch online with their many Livestream options, including Saturdays at 5:30 pm, Sundays at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 6:00 pm and a midweek Wednesday night service at 7:00 pm.


THURSDAY | APRIL 29, 2021

The Cause Church  |   950 Beacon Street, Brea, CA 92821

Nominated by:  Ted DeVesta

99.5 KKLA's latest Thankful Thursday appreciation lunch, courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union took us to Orange County and The Cause Church in Brea.

Each week 99.5 KKLA will select a church from those nominated by KKLA listeners for a special thank you lunch in appreciation for their service and dedication to our local communities.

           

(Left) 99.5 KKLA visited The Cause Church in Brea with our weekly Thankful Thursday lunch courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union.  (Center)  Lead Pastor Sherry Reeves and the Church Staff of The Cause Church offer a prayer of thanksgiving and appreciation. (Right)  The Cause Church staff members enjoy fellowship and their Thankful Thursday lunches.  The Cause Church offers a variety of service options, both in person and on-line - Saturday at 5:00 pm, Sunday at 8:30 am, 10:00 am and 11:30 am.


THURSDAY | APRIL 22, 2021

Praise Chapel Christian Fellowship Baldwin Park   |   13831 Ramona Parkway, Baldwin Park, CA 91706

Nominated by:  Tina Villarreal

99.5 KKLA hit the road on a cool and cloudy Thursday to deliver some Thankful Thursday appreciation to Praise Chapel Christian Fellowship in Baldwin Park courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union.  

Each week 99.5 KKLA will select a church from those nominated by KKLA listeners for a special thank you lunch in appreciation for their service and dedication to our local communities.

           

(Left) Thankful Thursday meals courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union.  (Center)  Pastor Raymond and Sister Gloria Figueroa and the Church Staff of Praise Chapel Christian Fellowship prepare to enjoy lunch and a time of fellowship. (Right)  Praise Chapel Christian Fellowship is a family church reaching out to the local community. Join them for Sunday Services at 9:30 am in person or LIVE on Facebook.


THURSDAY | APRIL 15, 2021

First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena (PazNaz)  |   3700 East Sierra Madre Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107

Nominated by:  Jenny Tavener

Pasadena was the site of the latest KKLA Thankful Thursday appreciation lunch courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union.  The First Church of the Nazarene (PazNaz) was selected and enjoyed a beautiful outdoor setting for their special lunch.

Each week 99.5 KKLA will select a church from those nominated by KKLA listeners for a special thank you lunch in appreciation for their service and dedication to our local communities.

           

(Left) PazNaz Acting Lead Pastor Dr. Joe Watkins takes a photo alongside Thankful Thursday Team Lead Zack Elkhaldy.  (Center) The First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena Church Staff and Guests gather to partake of their appreciation lunch provided by America's Christian Credit Union and Hope Cafe & Catering.  (Right) The KKLA ECOLA Van is pictured in front of the iconic PazNaz Worship Center.  PazNaz serves the community with a school, sports programs, conference and event center and has hosted KKLA Women's Night Out and KKLA Health Fair.  Join them in-person at 9:30 am for Sunday Services or watch on-line on their YouTube channel.


THURSDAY | APRIL 8, 2021

Second Baptist Church of Monrovia  |   925 South Shamrock Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016

Nominated by:  Shirley Robinson

The 99.5 KKLA Thankful Thursday Team honored Second Baptist Church of Monrovia with a Thankful Thursday appreciation lunch courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union on Thursday, April 8.

Each week 99.5 KKLA will select a church from those nominated by KKLA listeners for a special thank you lunch in appreciation for their service and dedication to our local communities.

           

(Left) Second Baptist Church of Monrovia invites the community to their Sunday morning service at 10:45 am or you can watch their services on YouTube.com.  They also have a Wednesday night service, "Wednesday in the Word" at 7:00 pm. (Center) 99.5 KKLA Thankful Thursday Team Lead Zack Elkhaldy is pictured with Senior Pastor Christopher Bourne(Right) The staff of Second Baptist Church of Monrovia pause for the camera in appreciation for the Thankful Thursday lunch provided by America's Christian Credit Union and Hope Cafe & Catering to honor their ministry to the community.


THURSDAY | MARCH 25, 2021

First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills  |   10400 Zelzah Avenue, Northridge, CA 91326

Nominated by:  Holly Ziman

First Presbyterian of Granada Hills was selected to receive the Thankful Thursday appreciation lunch from 99.5 KKLA and America's Christian Credit Union.  The staff of received lunch courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering.

Each week 99.5 KKLA will select a church from those nominated by KKLA listeners for a special thank you lunch in appreciation for their service and dedication to our local communities.

           

(Left) First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills is a diverse community of believers committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ with two Sunday services, 9:00 am blended style of worship, and a 11:00 am contemporary style service. (Center) 99.5 KKLA Thankful Thursday sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union includes 12 individually wrapped meals courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering(Right) The staff of First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills pose for a photo in their conference room prior to enjoying their Thankful Thursday lunch.  Pastor Jim Sillerud (inset) was unable to attend.


THURSDAY | MARCH 18, 2021

My Friend's House Assembly of God Church  |   6525 Norwalk Boulevard, Whittier, CA 90606

Nominated by:  Monique Velez

The latest Church to receive a special Thankful Thursday appreciation blessing from 99.5 KKLA and America's Christian Credit Union is My Friend's House Church in Whittier.  Senior Pastor James Ortiz and the staff of My Friend's House Church enjoyed a special lunch courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering.

Each week 99.5 KKLA will select a church from those nominated by KKLA listeners for a special thank you lunch in appreciation for their service and dedication to our local communities.

           

(Left) My Friend's House Church welcomes residents of Whittier and surrounding communities to their 10:30 am Sunday service. (Center) 99.5 KKLA Thankful Thursday representatives Steve Hess and Zack Elkhaldy pose with Senior Pastor Jim Ortiz.  (Right) Pastor Jim and the staff of My Friend's House Church share a blessing prior to enjoying their meals provided by Hope Cafe & Catering and sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union.


THURSDAY | MARCH 11, 2021

Calvary Chapel Downey  |   12808 Woodruff Ave, Downey, CA 90242

Nominated by:  Paula Copple

99.5 KKLA and America's Christian Credit Union are proud to Congratulate Senior Pastor Jeff Johnson and the staff of Calvary Chapel Downey, this week's Thankful Thursday recipients of a special appreciation lunch courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering.

Each week 99.5 KKLA will select a church from those nominated by KKLA listeners for a special thank you lunch in appreciation for their service and dedication to our local communities.

           

(Right) 99.5 KKLA Thankful Thursday Team Lead Zack Elkhaldy delivers lunch, courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering to Calvary Chapel Downey.  (Center) The Pastoral Team at Calvary Chapel Downey gather to enjoy their Thankful Thursday lunch sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union.  (Right) Zack Elkhaldy with Jeff Johnson, Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Downey.  


THURSDAY | MARCH 4, 2021

America's Christian Credit Union2100 E Route 66, Glendora, CA 91740

Thank You America's Christian Credit Union for Sponsoring 99.5 KKLA Thankful Thursday and our quest to show appreciation to area Church Pastors and their Staff. 

Nominate your favorite Church to receive lunch courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering - delivered by the 99.5 KKLA Thankful Thursday Team!

We'll be announcing the first Church selected for our Thankful Thursday show of appreciation on Thursday, March 11th.

          

The 99.5 KKLA Thankful Thursday Team delivers lunch courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering to the staff of America's Christian Credit Union, proud sponsors of KKLA's Thankful Thursday. (Left) Andrew Casanova, ACCU Director of Marketing (Second from Left) is pictured with KKLA Thankful Thursday Team members Zack Elkhaldy, Darla Kernell and Steve Hess. (Right) ACCU Customer Service Representatives receive KKLA Thank You Gifts from Thankful Thursday Team lead Zack Elkhaldy.


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