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Staff Appreciation Lunch

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 | SEPTEMBER 16, 2021

Cornerstone Bible Church  |  400 North Glendora Avenue, Glendora 91741

Nominated by:  Gen Saran

The Pride of the Foothills, the moto of the City of Glendora is the location of a church with a rich local history, dating back to 1930 when a group of families seeking stronger Bible teaching broke off from a local church and formed a new congregation.  Men from the congregation mined rock quarries in the mountains above the citrus farms of Glendora and brought down large stones to build an imposing structure that today is home to Cornerstone Bible Church.  

Each week 99.5 KKLA selects a church from the nominations received from KKLA listeners for a special appreciation lunch courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union.

           

(Left) 99.5 KKLA Thankful Thursday Lead Members Steve Hess and Kyle Smith have the honor each week of visiting local churches and presenting them with appreciation lunches courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union.  (Center)  Members of the Cornerstone Bible Church Pastoral and Ministry Team is under the leadership of Pastor Bruce French, a longtime member of the church, who served as an associate pastor before being named Cornerstone’s Senior Pastor in 2003.  Pastor French is supported by Mike Medeiros, Leadership Development Pastor, Mike Churchill, Outreach Pastor and Bob Stebbing, Administrative Support Pastor.  (Right) After a moment of reflection and thanksgiving, members of the staff at CBC Glendora will enjoy a time of fellowship under tents constructed to accommodate outdoor services.  CBC offers in-person and on-line services with Sunday morning services at 8:00 am, 9:30 am and 11:00 am.  Live Streaming begins at 9:30 am and continues throughout the day.  Childcare is provided at all services, along with Sunday School classes for elementary aged children.  Junior and Senior High classes meet during the 9:30 am service and there are a variety of Adult Fellowship Groups and meeting times to choose from.  Midweek gatherings include activities for Junior and Senior High and many Adult Small Groups, and Men's and Women's Bible Study Groups. Built of stone and serving God since 1931 this church is a standing testament to God’s faithfulness over the generations.


THURSDAY | SEPTEMBER 9, 2021

True Vision Apostolic Church  |  3210 Airport Way, Long Beach 90806

Nominated by:  Christina Lewis

99.5 KKLA Thankful Thursday Team went calling on Pastor Levon Mitchell and True Vision Apostolic Church in Long Beach with appreciation lunches 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) Each week 99.5 KKLA has the pleasure of visiting a local church and honoring them with lunches provided by Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union. Christina Lewis has been blessed by the ministry of Pastor Mitchell and True Vision Apostolic Church and had this to say about her nomination:  “Pastor Mitchell has been so amazing my family in our darkest hour. I experienced a miscarriage on Father's Day.  Pastor Mitchell and Elder Thomas came to my hospital room to pray over my entire family. They had the entire church praying for us since. Elder Thomas performed the funeral for my baby. The first lady sent over food. They have truly been an amazing source of comfort in the darkest time of my life.”  (Center)  Pastor and Founder Levon Mitchell, First Lady Jacqueline Mitchell, Associate Pastor Dr. Adrian Haymond and Lady Marcele Haymond are the leadership team at True Vision Apostolic Church.  (Right) Join True Vision Apostolic Church for Sunday in-person services at 11:30 am, with a Sunday Night Prayer Service at 6:45 pm and a Wednesday Night Bible Class at 7:30 pm.  "True Vision Apostolic Church welcomes all individuals seeking God’s love, and we keep our doors open to every soul seeking to welcome Jesus into their hearts. We invite you to open your heart and allow His grace to penetrate into your soul.  Our church family is richly diverse, with people of different ages and backgrounds coming together to worship and serve together. Get in touch to find out more or join us for a service."


THURSDAY | SEPTEMBER 2, 2021

Calvary Chapel Monrovia  |  1307 South Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, 91016

Nominated by:  Deniz Garcia

Calvary Chapel Monrovia, lead by Senior Lead Pastor Tony Schork received a visit from the 99.5 KKLA Thankful Thursday Team and received their 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 Chapel Monrovia at 1307 South Myrtle Avenue in Monrovia, is a vibrant and growing church in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley. (Center)  Thankful Thursday Team Lead Steve Hess prays a prayer of thanksgiving and appreciation for the staff at Calvary Chapel Monrovia and for the faithful partnership of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union who make Thankful Thursday's possible. (Right) Senior Pastor Tony Schork and the staff of Calvary Chapel Monrovia gather in front of the KKLA ECOLA Van.  Visitors will be welcomed to two Sunday morning services at 9:00 am and 11:00 am, a Wednesday night service at 7:00 pm with their Men's Fellowship meeting on the first Monday night of the month and Women's Fellowship meeting the second and fourth Monday nights.  Calvary Chapel Monrovia provides a comprehensive group of ministries for every age group.  "We put Christ first as we teach through the Bible. We have church prayer every Sunday night. We believe in the encouragement of Christian fellowship and being witnesses in our communities"  In addition Calvary Chapel Monrovia offers biblical study certifications through their Solid Ground School of Ministry. "We are a Bible Ministry School that is the direct fruit of Calvary Chapel Monrovia. Our Senior Pastor, Richard Schork, has a passion for the unique work of the Holy Spirit in and through bible ministry schools. Thus, it was only natural that Calvary Chapel Monrovia would establish its own School of ministry and this is the fruit of the vision the Lord has given him.  Our hope is to be both academically excellent for those striving after a deeper theological grasp of the things of God and the work of the Ministry. And, yet still practically attainable for the laymen of the church who work, raise families and lead lives not necessarily characterized as full time ministry."  Find out more information and registration details here. KKLA listeners will be well acquainted with Pastor Schork and his radio ministry, Word of Life, heard Saturday evenings at 5:00 pm and Sundays at 11:30 am on 99.5 KKLA.  The church also publishes a mobile app where the community can listen to sermons along with a variety of other church services and ministries.


THURSDAY | AUGUST 26, 2021

New Beginning Community Ministries  |  13020 Francisquito Avenue, Suite 10, Baldwin Park 91706

Nominated by:  Micaela Ortiz

Our 99.5 KKLA Thankful Thursday Team headed into the heart of the San Gabriel Valley to present this week's appreciation meal to Pastors David and Donna Diaz and the staff of New Beginning Community Ministries in Baldwin Park. 

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 sponsored by  Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union.

           

(Left) 99.5 KKLA Thankful Thursday's are made possible by the support and encouragement of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union.  Visit their websites for more information on the products and services they offer our communities.  (Center)  The 99.5 KKLA  ECOLA Van is pictured in front of the New Beginnings Community Ministries facility in Baldwin Park.  The NBCM website promises "You may come in as a stranger, but you’ll leave as family."  New Beginnings LIVE STREAMS two weekly services, Sunday at 10:00 am and Wednesday at 7:30 pm. Join them for in-person services Sunday at 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm and Wednesday at 7:30 pm.  Their YOUTUBE CHANNEL offers an archive of previous services and events.  New Beginning Community Ministries also serves the community with a Food Bank.  In partnership with Shepherds Pantry, NBCM provides free food each week and are proud to provide food service to over 200 families per month (Right) Pastors David and Donna Diaz, family members and the staff of New Beginnings Community Ministries prepare to enjoy their appreciation lunch. David and Donna Diaz are the founding pastors at NBCM, they have been serving in ministry alongside each other for over 40 years. Effective communicators of God’s word, both are widely known for their practical and dynamic teaching styles, helping people to apply the timeless truths of scripture to their everyday lives. They have a passion to restore people, bring families together, and unite entire communities. They have spoken across the nation at pastor’s gatherings, prayer events and even stadium gatherings, but remain committed to their work in the San Gabriel Valley. Both being the first in their families to surrender to the Lord, they have seen the impact and effect that can happen over the years if you fully surrender to God’s will. Pastor David can also be heard on 99.5 KKLA with his Saturday evening program Revive LA.  Turn in weekly at 11:30 pm to be instructed, encouraged and blessed.


THURSDAY | AUGUST 19, 2021

Faith Baptist Church  |  7644 Farralone Avenue, Canoga Park 91304

Nominated by:  Mizael Flores

The San Fernando Valley was our destination for the latest opportunity to pass along our sincere appreciation to a local church staff.  Our 99.5 KKLA Thankful Thursday Team had the honor to visit Faith Baptist Church and 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) The KKLA ECOLA Van stops in front of the main sanctuary of Faith Baptist Church in Canoga Park.  The campus includes a book store, Christian School and also offers services for the Hispanic and Filipino communities.  (Center)  99.5 KKLA Thankful Thursday Team Lead Steve Hess greets Senior Pastor Tim Rasmussen and the staff of Faith Baptist and recognizes our sponsors who make this event possible, Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union.  (Right)  Faith Baptist Church has a variety of services and gatherings throughout the week.  Services in English are held Sunday morning at 8:30 am and 10:45 am with Sunday School held at 9:45 am.  The Sunday evening service is at 5:00 pm.  Services for the Filipino community are Sundays at 8:30 am with Sunday School following at 9:45 am.  They also offer a Sunday afternoon service at 1:00 pm.  Services in Spanish are offered Sundays at 10:45 am, 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm. There are many weekday programs and studies for adults, youth and children, including an Awana's Kids Club that meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm and begins an new year on September 8th .  Check their website for times and locations. You can also Live Stream select services and view prior services as well.


THURSDAY | AUGUST 12, 2021

Core Church Los Angeles  |  2037 South La Cienga Boulevard, Los Angeles 90034

Nominated by:  Gloria Pichardo

Our 99.5 KKLA Thankful Thursday Team had the pleasure to visit one of our regular KKLA Programming Partners - Pastor Steve Wilburn and Core Church Los Angeles and 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)  The staff of Core Church Los Angeles gets together to enjoy their 99.5 KKLA Thankful Thursday meal courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union.  (Center)  Core Church Los Angeles is conveniently located in the west side of Los Angeles and offers a variety of services and resources for the surrounding communities.  Sunday services are held at 8:30 am, 10:30 am and 6:30 pm and are also streamed LIVE.  There is a Tuesday night Core Women's Bible Study at 7:30 pm, a Midweek Bible Study and High School Ministry gathering, Thursdays at 7:30 pm with their Young Adult Ministry meeting Friday's at 7:30 pm.  The Midweek Bible Studies are also streamed LIVE.  The purpose at Core is to be a Church that teaches the Word of God with truth and passion, while seeking to always remain evangelistically minded. They want to see many come into a personal relationship with Christ. (Right)  Listen to the insightful teaching of Senior Pastor Steve Wilburn on 99.5 KKLA.  Core Truth Radio is heard weekdays at 2:30 am and 5:30 pm, with additional programs airing throughout the weekend, including Sunday's at 9:30 am.  If you miss a program, you can hear previous podcasts on demand CLICK HERE.


THURSDAY | AUGUST 5, 2021

Calvary Bible Church  |  1101 South Main Street, Burbank 91506

Nominated by:  Nancy Cobil

Just a few minutes northwest of the 99.5 KKLA Studios in Glendale is Calvary Bible Church in Burbank with Pastor-Teacher Kempiz Hernandez and the staff of CBC who were nominated to receive 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)  Our 99.5 KKLA Thankful Thursday team presented the staff of Calvary Bible Church in Burbank with twelve Thankful Thursday appreciation lunches courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union.  (Center)  Pastor-Teacher Hernandez (2nd from left) and members of the elder board and staff join together for their special recognition lunch. (Right)  The Staff of Calvary Bible Church bless their meal before enjoying some fellowship time together.  CBC has an in-person Sunday Service at 9 am that is also streamed LIVE on YouTube.  CBC also has a variety of active fellowship classes and ministries for Adults, College, Teen, Elementary and Toddlers/Babies.  The church offers a daily Bible reading plan and encourages individuals and families to participate.  CLICK HERE for details.



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