Nominate your Pastor

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 | NOVEMBER 25, 2021

           


THURSDAY | NOVEMBER 18, 2021
ARMENIAN BROTHERHOOD BIBLE CHURCH  |  1130 ruberta avenue, glendale 91201

Nominated by:  Loisine Adjemian

Just around the corner from the 99.5 KKLA Office and Studios in Glendale is the Armenian Brotherhood Bible Church and target of the latest Thankful Thursday Staff Appreciation lunch courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union.  

Each week 99.5 KKLA selects a church from the nominations received from KKLA listeners recommending their pastor and church staff for an appreciation lunch to reward them for their dedication and service to their church.

           

(Left) The City of Glendale has one of the largest populations of individuals of Armenian descent and has several churches to serve this community, including the Armenian Brotherhood Bible Church.   (Center) 99.5 KKLA Thankful Thursday Team Lead Steve Hess visits with Senior Pastor Ashot Martirosyan.  KKLA Listener Loisine Adjemian had this to say about her church: "I would like to nominate our Pastor Ashot Martirosyan and staff for being very dedicated and serving God and church members unconditionally. Even through the lockdown we never stopped listening to God's word. We were doing our meetings twice a week on Zoom. Our pastor is always available to guide, to listen, to worship and provide you with Biblical answers, to comfort you and to help to grow in Christ! He also writes worship songs and beautifully sings in the church!" (Right) The special appreciation lunch, courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union is laid out for the staff of Armenian Brotherhood Bible Church to enjoy.  ABBC provides a wealth of services and ministries for the Armenian speaking community in Glendale and surrounding communities.  Previous sermons are available on-line and a complete listing of ministries and meetings for all age groups is also available on their website. The Glendale Armenian Brotherhood Bible Church also has a TV Outreach on ICFN.  Watch their Church service on the International Christian Family Network, Sundays at 10 pm and Mondays at 10 am on Charter Channel 382 or streamed on ICFN.


THURSDAY | NOVEMBER 4, 2021
MALIBU PACIFIC CHURCH  |  3324 MALIBU CANYON ROAD, MALIBU 90265

Nominated by:  Tamyra Melikian

Warm sunshine, incredible views and a gentle breeze greeted the KKLA Thankful Thursday Team when they visited Malibu Pacific Church to deliver their Thankful Thursday Staff Appreciation lunch courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union.  

Each week 99.5 KKLA selects a church from the nominations received from KKLA listeners recommending their pastor and church staff for an appreciation lunch to reward them for their dedication and service to their church.

           

(Left) Appreciation meals for Malibu Pacific Church, courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union are laid out in their patio, which also hosts Sunday in-person services and activities. (Center) KKLA Listener Tamyra Melikian nominated Lead Pastor Andy VomSteeg and The Staff of Malibu Pacific Church noting: Our church was without a pastor for about a year and a half and the staff remained dedicated, loyal, and patient under a temporary pastor. They had no idea what was in store for them with a new pastor, yet remained steadfast and trusted in God's plan for them and our church.  And I would also like to nominate our new Pastor Andy, who joined us in the middle of the pandemic. His vision, commitment, and energy lead to our church growing during a very difficult season.  (Right) The beautiful Malibu Pacific Church campus is located in central Malibu and offers both in-person and on-line Sunday services at 10:00 am.  There are a variety of weekly gatherings and meetings for all ages.  Consult their website for a complete listing of offerings along with an archive of previous messages and services.


THURSDAY | OCTOBER 28, 2021
PRAISE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP  |  2235 BEVERLY BOULEVARD, LOS ANGELES, 90057

Nominated by:  Rizalina Sitao

The KKLA Thankful Thursday Team headed into central Los Angeles to visit Praise Christian Fellowship on Beverly Boulevard to share with them a Thankful Thursday Staff Appreciation lunch courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union.  

Each week 99.5 KKLA selects a church from the nominations received from KKLA listeners recommending their pastor and church staff for an appreciation lunch to reward them for their dedication and service to their church.

           

(Left) The KKLA ECOLA Van is pictured in front of Praise Christian Fellowship in Los Angeles. (Center) The KKLA Thankful Thursday program which provides Twelve appreciation meals to local church pastors and staffs is made possible by Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union. (Right)  Lead Pastor Courtney Hall joins the staff of Praise Christian Fellowship and new KKLA Thankful Thursday Team Member Austin Walsh for a photo with the KKLA ECOLA VanPCF was nominated by KKLA LIstener Rizalina Sitao who provided this nomination: "Pastor Hall because of his sincere dedication in shepherding our church, leading people to Christ; his humility and transparency are amazing. For the Church Staff: because of the humbleness in their hearts to serve the church with joy and gladness."  Pastor Hall began serving at Praise Christian Fellowship in January 2016 after more than 20 years of ministerial service and teaching at other churches, Christian schools and in the national office of the Foursquare denomination.  PCF provides a Tagalog Service on Saturday mornings at 9:00 am with their Sunday morning service held at 10:00 am which is also available On-Line. Their Wednesday 7:00 pm service is available On-Line only.  Youth (ages 10-15) have an in-person meeting on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm with Youth (ages 16-20) meeting via Zoom on Thursdays at 8:30 pm.  Visit them on the web for more information and to access their archive of previous services and sermons.


THURSDAY | OCTOBER 21, 2021
FIRST LOVE CALVARY CHAPEL  |  12817 Hadley Street Whittier 90601

Nominated by:  Dimas Fonseca

First Love Calvary Chapel in Whittier was selected to receive our weekly Pastor and Staff Appreciation lunch courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union.  The KKLA Thankful Thursday Team had the pleasure of meeting with Senior Pastor John Schaffer and staff of First Love CC.

Each week 99.5 KKLA selects a church from the nominations received from KKLA listeners recommending their pastor and church staff for an appreciation lunch to reward them for their dedication and service to their church.

           

(Left) KKLA Thankful Thursday meals provided by Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union await the arrival of the First Love Calvary Chapel Staff. (Center) The KKLA ECOLA Van is pictured in front of the First Love Calvary Chapel of Whittier sanctuary.  (Right)  The staff of First Love Calvary Chapel, lead by Senior Pastor John Schaffer pause from their lunch and fellowship for a photo.  First Love Calvary Chapel offers a host of services and ministries for the residents of Whittier and surrounding communities.  Join them on Sunday's either in-person or via their Live Stream service options.  A Live Stream only message is broadcast Sunday's at 9:00 am and the 10:00 am Service offers both in-person and Live Stream options with children's, Junior and Senior High classes held as well.  There is also a Sunday evening 5:00 pm in-person service that is also Live Streamed Find a comprehensive listing of previous messages as well.  During the week there are weekly prayer meetings, Women's and Men's Fellowship Groups and additional gatherings for children, junior and senior high students and young adults  First Love Calvary Chapel has a special ministry for those struggling with an addiction, meeting Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm and host a Saturday Noon luncheon for those who are homeless or semi-homeless.  They also have Christian School resources as well. Visit their website for more information about each of these ministry offerings. 


THURSDAY | OCTOBER 14, 2021
CALVARY CHAPEL SOUTH BAY  |  19300 South Vermont, Gardena 90248

Nominated by:  Amy Watson

The KKLA Thankful Thursday Team returned to the South Bay and a visit with Calvary Chapel South Bay and Senior Pastor Jeff Gill.

Each week 99.5 KKLA selects a church from the nominations received from KKLA listeners wanting to recognize their pastor and church staff for their ministries, dedication and hard work and rewards them with an appreciation lunch from our Thankful Thursday partners Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union.

           

(Left) KKLA Thankful Thursday ECOLA Van visits the Calvary Chapel South Bay campus to deliver a special appreciation lunch from Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union. (Center)  Team Lead Steve Hess speaks with Senior Pastor Jeff Gill and the staff of CCSBPastor Jeff has been the Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel South Bay since 2015. With more than 35 years of ministry experience, Pastor Jeff has a passion for God’s Word and reaching many countries with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Nominator Amy Watson noted, "Pastor Jeff is one of the most amazing people and pastors I have ever met. He faithfully teaches God's Word verse by verse, speaking truth into literally thousands of peoples' lives. He is brilliant - not only does he know God's Word, he knows history, science, cosmology, anthropology, psychology to name a few. His sermons are filled with truth, wisdom and humility. I attend both Thursday nights and Sunday morning services and have done so for years. Every single time, I leave blessed. I am convicted, encouraged and called to be more like Jesus."  Calvary Chapel South Bay holds services on-line and in-person Sunday Mornings at 9:00 am, 10:45 am and at 12:30 pm and Thursday Nights at 7:00 pm.  There are dozens of ministries and activities each week for all age groups.  Visit the Calvary Chapel South Bay website for complete details.  (Right)  The staff of Calvary Chapel South Bay prepare to enjoy their KKLA Thankful Thursday meal and a time of fellowship.


THURSDAY | OCTOBER 7, 2021
THE HARBOR CHURCH  |  25401 South Western Ave, Lomita 90717

Nominated by:  Deanna Staton

The KKLA Thankful Thursday Team headed to the South Bay and the "Little Knoll", the City of Lomita and The Harbor Church to deliver a special appreciation lunch from our Thankful Thursday partners Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union.

Each week 99.5 KKLA selects a church from the nominations received from KKLA listeners wanting to recognize their pastor and church staff for their ministries, dedication and hard work.

           

(Left) KKLA Thankful Thursday Team Lead Steve Hess speaks with the staff of The Harbor Church, presenting them with a special appreciation lunch from Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union. (Center)  Interim Pastor Josh Whale (l) and Teaching Pastor Dr. Steve Johnson (r) pose with the KKLA ECOLA VanKKLA Listener and church member Deanna Staton nominated The Harbor Church saying, "I found my "home" church a few months back. The music was flowing from the chapel like a welcoming whisper. As I entered I knew I was home. Their sermons speak to me in a way I've never experienced before. I've always had faith, but I was ignorant to the word. But I'm learning.”  (Right) "A Welcoming Place to Worship God, as we follow Him and serve others..."  The Harbor Church presents their in-person and Live Streamed Sunday Worship Service at 10:00 am.  The Harbor Church also offers a full slate of affinity group meetings and Bible studies. The Men's Ministry meets Sunday Evenings at 6:00 pm, with  "Joy In The Morning" meeting Tuesdays at 10:30 am.  "Devoted Women's Ministry's" Bible Study is Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm.  Children and Youth Ministries have gatherings on Wednesday's at 7:00 pm and the Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting is also at 7:00 pm, with the Young Adults meeting at 8:30 pm..  


THURSDAY | SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church  |  11600 Los Alamitos Boulevard, Los Alamitos 90720

Nominated by:  Kathleen Carey

The City of Los Alamitos was the destination of the KKLA Thankful Thursday Team and a rendezvous with the the pastors and staff of Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church to present a special appreciation lunch courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union.

Each week 99.5 KKLA selects a church from the nominations received from KKLA listeners wanting to recognize their pastor and church staff for their ministries, dedication and hard work.

           

(Left) The KKLA ECOLA THANKFUL THURSDAY Van is pictured in front of the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Los Alamitos. (Center)  Members of the Staff at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church take a moment out of their day to receive appreciation from 99.5 KKLA and our Thankful Thursday partners Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union.  Lead Pastor Curtis Bronzan invites the community to a variety of services at Good Shepherd Presbyterian, including an in-person Sunday worship service at 9:00 am and an outdoor service at 11:00 am.  They also have a Sunday evening Bible Study at 6:00 PM and a midweek Study Thursdays at 4:00 pm.  Sunday worship services are available LIVE and On-Demand, along with an archive of previous messagesGood Shepherd Presbyterian offers both contemporary and traditional services, kids church and a wealth of activities for Adults, children and youth.  Kathleen Carey nominated Pastor Bronzan and the staff of Good Shepherd noting, "I appreciate Pastor Curtis and his desire to remain true to God's word as everyone is invited to life in God's family. His weekly sermons are a true spirit filled gift to this multi-generational congregation."  (Right) Appreciation lunches courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union are ready for the staff of Good Shepherd Presbyterian to enjoy.


THURSDAY | SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

Calvary Chapel El Monte  |  10506 Lower Azusa Road, El Monte 91731

Nominated by:  Jose Luis Vargas

The KKLA Thankful Thursday Team visited with the pastors and staff of Calvary Chapel El Monte to reward them with a special appreciation lunch courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union.

Each week 99.5 KKLA selects a church from the nominations received from KKLA listeners wanting to recognize their pastor and church staff for their ministries, dedication and hard work.

           

(Left) Appreciation lunches courtesy of Hope Cafe & Catering and America's Christian Credit Union are laid out for the staff of Calvary Chapel El Monte. (Center)  Calvary Chapel El Monte is a non-denominational Christian church with a heart to Exalt God, Edify the church, and Evangelize the world. As part of God's family they believe they are forgiven through faith in Jesus Christ, and long to be like Him. Join Calvary Chapel El Monte for Sunday services at 9:00 am and 11:00 am and Thursday Evenings at 7:00 pm.  The church offers a comprehensive mobile app as well. (Right) KKLA Thankful Thursday Team Leads Zack Elkhaldy and Kyle Smith take a photo with the pastors and staff of Calvary Chapel El Monte.  Lead Pastor Manny Coronilla was saved back in 1989 and has served as Lead Pastor of Calvary Chapel El Monte since its inception, which initially started as a home Bible study back in February of 2002. He has been married to his lovely wife Shelly since 1992, and has two children – Ariel and Aaron. In his own words, “Simply put, I have been the recipient of God’s abundant and amazing grace. I’m completely aware of the fact that I’m unworthy and unable, but I also believe I’ve been called by God, and it just so happens to be a calling to love and serve the most wonderful family and flock in the whole wide world.”  Visit Pastor Manny's blog, Truth For The Heart for additional information and resources.


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.



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