Bless Your Church or School

99.5 KKLAAmerica's Christian Credit Union and Arctic Hotspot Bakery, Cafe & Catering are proud to continue to present - Thankful Thursdays - our way of saying thanks to local Church Pastors and their Staffs and Christian Schools, Principals, Teachers and their Staffs by delivering a FREE LUNCH* to their offices every Thursday. 

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

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

Help us bless local Churches and Christian Schools every Thursday - every Thankful Thursday - with lunch courtesy of Arctic Hotspot Bakery, Cafe & Catering.

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 or Christian School.

*Arctic Hotspot Cafe & Catering provides lunch for 12.


THURSDAY | MAY 18, 2023
Love, Peace and Happiness Family Christian Fellowship  | 4951 South Figueroa Street, LOS ANGELES 90037  |  400 South Santa Fe Avenue, Compton 90221  |  214 North Palm Avenue (Rialto Community Center), Rialto, 92377

Nominated by: Ivan Perez "Pastor Leon Martin has saved my marriage and my life. He leads three churches but I attend the one in Compton.  I am Hispanic and although it is a predominantly an African-American church they’ve taken us in and treat us just like family.  My wife and I were baptized and I’ve been given the honor of opening the church every Sunday morning for the 8 o’clock service.  Pastor Martin's teaching every Sunday is just like a Bible study. He hands out material so we never leave empty-handed and always have something to study all week."

Founded in 1974, Love, Peace and Happiness Family Christian Fellowship is pastored by Bishop Leon Martin who answered the call to become a minister when he was 16 years of age.  He attended LIFE Bible College in San Dimas and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Studies and earned his Master's from Friends University.  The KKLA Thankful Thursday Team had a wonderful visit with Pastor Martin and staff and provided them with appreciation meals courtesy of Artic HotSpot Bakery, Cafe & Catering.  The KKLA Thankful Thursday program made possible by the generous support of America's Christian Credit Union.

Bishop Leon Martin would like to invite you to join them for a Sunday morning celebration at the Love, Peace and Happiness Church. Enjoy great music from the choir and praise team and hear a message that is heart felt and challenging from Pastor Martin. There are three locations to experience the fellowship and community provided by Love, Peace and Happiness Church - Los Angeles, Compton and Rialto.  Their Los Angeles location is 4951 South Figueroa Street.  Early Morning Worship is held at 8:00 am with Sunday School following at 9:45 am.  Their second Sunday worship service begins at 11:15 am.  There is also a Mid-Week Fellowship, Thursday Evenings at 7:15 pm.  Their Compton site is located at 400 South Santa Fe Avenue.  Enjoy their Early Morning Worship Service at 9:00 am with a Mid-Week Service on Tuesday's at 7:15 pm.  And in Rialto, meeting at the Rialto Community Center at 214 North Palm Avenue.  Service offerings are Sunday morning at 11:15 am and their Mid-Week Service on Wednesday's at 6:30 pm.  (Pictured L-R) Millicent Redd, Merilyn Jolly, Pastor Leon Martin, Ivan Perez (Nominator) and KKLA Thankful Thursday Team Lead Anna Dadurian.  If you are unable to attend one of their services in-person, you can watch their 8:00 am and 11:00 am Sunday worship services LIVE on their YouTube Channel.  You can also watch previous services and teachings as well. Nominate your Church or Christian School for this Special Weekly Appreciation Program, sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union.  Each week we'll select a Church or School from among the nominations we receive from our 99.5 KKLA listeners.  


THURSDAY | MAY 11, 2023
THE LIVING GOSPEL CHURCH  |  5225 SOUTH Main StREET, Los Angeles, CA 90037

Nominated by: Christopher Smith "Because pastor Green has had a major impact on the life of people who others have rejected and has a heart for young people to believe beyond their own expectations."

The KKLA Thankful Thursday Team traveled to the heart of Los Angeles and a visit with The Living Gospel Churchand Senior Pastor D. Keith Green, Sr. and staff.  The KKLA Thankful Thursday program is sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union with meals courtesy of Artic HotSpot Bakery, Cafe & Catering. 

Gathering for a photo (L-R) Anna Dadurian (KKLA), Author Edwards, Bettye Edwards, Gerryllynn Green, Pastor Keith Green, Rhoda Dotson, Danae Green, Shamia Willis, Damon Green, Bernard Edwards, Terrell Clark and Sam (ACCU)   Pastor Green and Staff invite you to join them for Sunday Services at 9:00 am for Prayer and a Bible Study and at 11:30 am for Worship.  They also have a mid-week Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 pm.  You can also LIVE STREAM their Sunday service on their Facebook pageThe Living Gospel Church was founded in 1951 by Bishop P.H. Jefferson and has expanded to sixteen churches. Pastor Keith serves as the lead pastor of the Main Street church.  Nominate your Church or Christian School for this Special Weekly Appreciation Program, sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union.  Each week we'll select a Church or School from among the nominations we receive from our 99.5 KKLA listeners.  


THURSDAY | APRIL 27, 2023
LOVE AND UNITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP  | 1840 SOUTH Wilmington Avenue, Compton 90220

Nominated by: Lydia Arzu “I decided to nominate Pastor Ronald C. Hill and his staff because they continuously gave of themselves. Pastor Hill and his wife worked throughout the initial onset of COVID because Pastor wanted to keep us spiritually fed. He and the staff also organized several food boxes to give away to our community. He has been committed to being a servant of God and will be celebrating 40 years in ministry this month."

Love and Unity Christian Fellowship in Compton is A Place to Grow...  "You will discover a warm group of real people dedicated to following our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ."  The KKLA Thankful Thursday Team headed to South Los Angeles to deliver appreciation meals to Bishop Ronald C. Hill and the staff of Love and Unity Christian Fellowship courtesy of Artic HotSpot Bakery, Cafe & CateringThe KKLA Thankful Thursday program is proudly sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union.

At Love and Unity Christian Fellowship you will discover a warm group of real people dedicated to following our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. They see themselves as an ever increasing family of individuals united by their faith in the person and work of Jesus. They are a body of people pursing the glory of God through the gospel of Jesus while being missionaries in their own city.  Love and Unity Christian Fellowship is served by a wonderful and dedicated staff, including (L-R) Constance Hill, Rosalind Tyus-Simon, Antonette Buckley, Maxine Thompson, Pastor Ronald Hill, Osie Hill, Darlene Roberts, Erica Abson and Currie W Downs.  Bishop Hill has an incredible history of service and ministry in Southern California.  In 1973, he become the first African-American minister to serve as chaplain with the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles. From 1973 to 1980, he also served as an Evangelist and Chaplain with the Los Angeles County Probation Department. He founded Love and Unity Christian Fellowship in 1981 with his family and five church members. Through hard work, this fellowship of believers has impacted their community for Christ growing into a membership of over 3,500 members.  You are invited to join them for their Sunday morning worship service at 10:00 am and Sunday evening at 6:30 pm.  You can join them in-person in Compton, or take advantage of their professional live streamed broadcasts.  They reinforce their commitment to strong Biblical training and understanding with two Bible Studies, in-person or live streamed on Wednesday nights at 7:30 pm or on-line only on Saturday mornings at 9:00 am.  Their website has a wealth of information available, and you can also view upcoming events, previous services, sermons and other on-line resources.  Bishop Hill also hosts a live weekly teaching and call in program.  Food For Your Soul can be heard on Sunday Nights at 9:00 pm at 102.3 FM or you can watch the Live Stream.  Nominate your Church or Christian School for this Special Weekly Appreciation Program, sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union.  Each week we'll select a Church or School from among the nominations we receive from our 99.5 KKLA listeners.  Nominate your local Church, Christian School or just a favorite one - for this special honor.


THURSDAY | APRIL 6, 2023
Torrance First Baptist Church  |  2118 West Carson Street, Torrance  90501

Nominated by: Amy Kilduff  ""A loving staff that serves the Lord in all they do. They work hard and deserve a special day. Thank you for blessing them."

Torrance First Baptist Church has been around for over one hundred years. With fifty members and originally known as "Community Baptist Church," Torrance First Baptist was the first organized church in the City of Torrance in 1914.  The KKLA Thankful Thursday Team had the pleasure of visiting and meeting Senior Pastor Jared Kilduff and the staff of Torrance First Baptist and to bring them appreciation lunches courtesy of Artic HotSpot Bakery, Cafe & CateringAmerica's Christian Credit Union is proud to sponsor KKLA Thankful Thursdays.

With their mission to: Love God, Love People, Teach Others to do the same, Torrance First Baptist Church is a multi-generational family who strives to share Christ in a culturally relevant way while honoring our Christian heritage. They are a group of imperfect people who need God and each other. They are committed to effectively sharing Christ’s timeless message of hope and new life. They desire to help everyone come to experience God’s amazing love and grace.  Join them for in-person Sunday Services at 10:30 am and at 5:00 pm.  You can also watch their services LIVE, and view an archive of previous services here.  They offer Life Groups that meet on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am and throughout the week, along with classes at 9:00 am for children and youth.  Visit their website for detailed information regarding their schedule for Sunday night and Weeknight gatherings for Elementary, Junior High and High School students.  (Pictured L-R) Matt Jonathan, representing America's Christian Credit Union, Rosalia Johnson, Jeremy Pasiliao, Ann Pursche, Rog Hosier, Sharlene Jackson, Debbie Nawa, Lauran Bethal. Amy Kilduff, and Senior Pastor Jared Kilduff.  Pastor Jared Kilduff received his MAT from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2005, after which he served as Youth Pastor, and later Associate Pastor at Ocean View Baptist in San Pedro. In May 2020, he became the Lead Pastor of Torrance First Baptist Church.  Torrance First Baptist Church has its roots in 1911 as a project of the Los Angeles City Missions Society. The earliest services began in a tent at Cabrillo and 220th Street, with an auditorium replacing the tent in 1912. With fifty members and originally known as "Community Baptist Church," TFB was the first organized church in the city of Torrance in 1914.  During the years from 1920-1924, the church was moved from Cabrillo to its present location on the corner of Carson and Martina Streets. Officially incorporated on August 26, 1922, the name was changed to "First Baptist Church of Torrance."  The present sanctuary was dedicated in 1949 with additional buildings added in 1953 and 1968.  Nominate your Church or Christian School for this Special Weekly Appreciation Program, sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union.  Each week we'll select a Church or School from among the nominations we receive from our 99.5 KKLA listeners.  Nominate your local Church, Christian School or just a favorite one - for this special honor.


THURSDAY | MARCH 30, 2023
EVERGREEN BAPTIST CHURCH OF SAN GABRIEL VALLEY  |  323 wORKMAN MILL ROAD, LA PUENTE 91746

Nominated by: Baldwin Chan  "Pastor Rocky has been our senior pastor since 2019 and chose to leave a very lucrative career as an Assistant Head Coach of the Seattle Seahawks to serve the Lord in full time ministry. He had moved his family down from Washington to California, leaving family and friends to fulfill his calling. It's been challenging to fill the shoes of our retired senior pastor of 42 years, but he's done it well and faithfully, even through a pandemic. Rocky and the church staff love the Lord and continue to faithfully serve. They deserve to be blessed by Thankful Thursdays.”

Evergreen Baptist Church is a church family in the San Gabriel Valley attempting to love Christ and love others. It is their hope and desire that the Lord will use them to minister the Gospel to the greater San Gabriel Valley and to the world.  The KKLA Thankful Thursday Team visited Evergreen Baptist and delivered an appreciation lunch courtesy of Artic HotSpot Bakery, Cafe & CateringThe KKLA Thankful Thursday Program is sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union.

Evergreen Baptist Church began in East Los Angeles in 1925. The Lord moved them in 1987 to the City of Rosemead. In 1997, Evergreen SGV was born from the vision that God gave the leadership to plant a new church in the south eastern San Gabriel Valley.  Their desire as a church family is to love Jesus Christ with all of their hearts and to become more like Him. The Gospel message of Jesus Christ is the central message of their church family. (Pictured L-R) Andrew Gutierrez, representing America's Christian Credit Union, Senior Pastor Rocky Seto, Maco Seto, Jason Seto, Ronda Yen, Virginia Cho, Carey Young, Angel and Terry Harris, KKLA Thankful Thursday Team Lead.  Pastor Rocky became a follower of Jesus Christ while attending at the University of Southern California in 1998. He joined the Evergreen SGV Family in 2000 and after 10 years relocated to Seattle, Washington to work as a football coach.  After 18 years coaching football, Pastor Rocky decided to answer the call to serve in full-time pastoral ministry and returned to Southern California and to Evergreen to serve as their Senior Pastor.  Join them for their regular Sunday Worship Service, either in-person or via their live stream option at 10:30 am.  They offer a wealth of ministries, gatherings and meetings.  Visit their website for more information and to watch previous services and sermons.  Nominate your Church or Christian School for this Special Weekly Appreciation Program, sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union.  Each week we'll select a Church or School from among the nominations we receive from our 99.5 KKLA listeners.  Nominate your local Church, Christian School or just a favorite one - for this special honor.


THURSDAY | MARCH 23, 2023
ENCOUNTER CHRISTIAN CHURCH  |  10012 Ramona StREET, Bellflower 90706

Nominated by: Jennifer McCarthy  “I have such an amazing church family. Our lead team and pastors are always doing for others. such an amazing team. We have a small staff, with what they do, their impact is so mighty! Why not do something for them. Show that what they do is appreciated. We appreciate them!”

The City of Bellflower was the destination of the KKLA Thankful Thursday Appreciation Team as they visited with Encounter Christian Church and Senior Pastor Mike Larsen and Staff.  Encounter Church exists to glorify God by growing and multiplying disciples who are: immersed in the gospel, living in community and unleashing compassion in their city and beyond.  America's Christian Credit Union is proud to recognize churches like Encounter Christian for their commitment to serve and bless their communities.  Appreciation meals are courtesy of Artic HotSpot Bakery, Cafe & Catering.  

In the next ten years the dream of Encounter Christian Church is that everyone in the greater Bellflower area will know they are welcome at Encounter Church and that they are all about sharing the love and truth of Jesus. The Big Holy Audacious Goal is a crazy goal that is impossible to achieve but the idea is to get them focusing outward onto their community. At the heart of this goal is to reach as many people as possible sharing the love, compassion and truth of Jesus. (Pictured L-R) Staff and friends, Jessica, Dan, Sandy, Tim, Pastor Mike Larsen, Kerri, Pastor Dave, Harol, Mike and Nichole prepare to enjoy their thank you meals courtesy of Artic HotSpot Bakery, Cafe & Catering.   Encounter Christian Church has been serving the residents of Bellflower since 1958.  Pastor Mike Larsen was hired to lead the church in 2014. They offer a variety of ministry options including Live Streaming their 10:00 am Sunday Morning service.  Visit their website for more information including this statement, "YOU ARE WELCOME HERE!  Wherever you are in life, you have a purpose. At Encounter Christian Church, we want to help you become the person God created you to be."  Nominate your Church or Christian School for this Special Weekly Appreciation Program, sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union.  Each week we'll select a Church or School from among the nominations we receive from our 99.5 KKLA listeners.  Nominate your local Church, Christian School or just a favorite one - for this special honor.


THURSDAY | MARCH 16, 2023
Centerpoint Church  |  2369 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley 93065

Nominated by: Dawn Eliades  “Pastor Steve has been faithfully leading us for 30 plus years. The elders, the congregation, the church staff - everyone at Centerpoint Church are amazing examples of Jesus' love.  Pastor Steve also leads Praying Pastors every week and has been doing this for many many years, as well. He is a faithful, obedient man of God and we want to celebrate that.”

KKLA's Thankful Thursday Appreciation Program is made possible by America's Christian Credit Union. It is our collective goal to recognize and value local Private Christian Schools and Local Churches for their commitment to serve and bless their communities.  Ventura County and the Simi Valley was the destination of the KKLA Thankful Thursday Team as they visited Centerpoint Church lead by Senior Pastor Steve Pope.   Pastor Steve and staff received appreciation meals courtesy of Artic HotSpot Bakery, Cafe & Catering.  

Centerpoint Church has been a community of believers for over 60 years. Pastor Steve has been serving at Centerpoint for half of that time, with many of the staff members serving and attending for as many years.  Their experience with the 2020 COVID shutdown helped them develop their online ministries and helped them cultivate and grow their "home groups", online teaching materials and children's programs. (Pictured L-R) Senior Pastor Steve Pope, Joyce Pope, Amy Preston, Dr. Paul Brandt, Andy Sarthou, Youth Pastor Daniel Preston, Mikayla Preston and their children, Tom Elaides, Associate Pastor Luke Dailey, Kyle Dailey and their children take a photo together before enjoying their Thankful Thursday Appreciation meals courtesy of Artic Hotspot Bakery, Cafe and Catering.  Their Sunday Worship Service is held at 10:00 am and is also LIVE STREAMED every week.  Youth meet on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm and they have a half dozen Home Fellowships that meet weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.  One of the goals of Centerpoint Church is Strengthening Families through God’s Love!  Centerpoint Church is teaching and training people to live the Scriptures, love God and serve the greater Simi Valley community.  Nominate your Church or Christian School for this Special Weekly Appreciation Program, sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union.  Each week we'll select a Church or School from among the nominations we receive from our 99.5 KKLA listeners.  Nominate your local Church, Christian School or just a favorite one - for this special honor.


THURSDAY | MARCH 9, 2023
MISSION CITY CHURCH  |  777 North Maclay Avenue, San Fernando 91340

Nominated by: Leesa Bravo  “So many reasons, where do I start.  The church was open throughout the pandemic with Pastor Josh Hershey being an extremely passionate pastor who not only delivers the word of God but understands that during trying times, the church must gather instead of scatter.  He makes himself available to all of his congregation and stands in the gap for many.”

Surrounded by Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, the namesake city of the area sports a population of just under 24,000 and is the location of Mission City Church lead by Senior Pastor Joshua Hershey.  Mission City Church has been gathering together since 1981 and moved into its current building in 2014, right in the heart of the city. Pastor Josh and staff enjoyed an appreciation meal courtesy of Artic HotSpot Bakery, Cafe & Catering.  America's Christian Credit Union sponsors KKLA's Thankful Thursday Program as part of their mission to show honor and appreciation to local churches and Christian schools.

You are invited to join the congregation of Mission City Church for Sunday Services, beginning with a pre-service prayer meeting at 9:15 am with worship beginning at 10:00 am.  There is also a mid-week Wednesday Service at 7:00 pm.  Mission City provides a variety of ministries and groups including a Monday Prayer meeting, thriving Kids Ministry, Elevate Youth, Young Adults, Women's, Men's and Living Marriage.  Pictured (L-R) KKLA Thankful Thursday Team Lead Catherine Boese, Javier Padilla, Letti Padilla, Sarah Padilla, Mark Gersheck, Pastor Josh, Terry Harris KKLA Thankful Thursday Representative, Heidi Hershey, Nick Mendoza, Debra Santiago and Nefali Santiago. Pastor Josh has been part of Mission City Church since his birth in 1987. As the son of Keith and Heidi Hershey who are evangelists and head up a Missions Organization called Mutual Faith Ministries, Josh has been surrounded by ministry his entire life and has had the opportunity to travel the world and preach the Gospel. From 2007-2010, Josh attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he received a B.A. in New Testament Studies and an M.A. in Practical Theology.  In January 2011 Josh returned to Los Angeles and started serving Mission City Church as an Associate Pastor and was installed as Senior Pastor  in August of 2016. You can Live Stream their Sunday Service and watch and listen to previous services and sermons.   Nominate your Church or Christian School for this Special Weekly Appreciation Program, sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union.  Each week we'll select a Church or School from among the nominations we receive from our 99.5 KKLA listeners.  Nominate your local Church, Christian School or just a favorite one - for this special honor.


THURSDAY | MARCH 2, 2023
SOUTH PASADENA CHRISTIAN CHURCH  |  1316 Lyndon StREET, SOUTH PASADENA 91030

Nominated by: Mark Ludena  “Pastor Darrell has had and continues to have Thankful Sundays. By this I mean we always have a lunch after our service. His brother Earnest is a cook and does an amazing job every Sunday.  These brothers are so faithful in serving our community and deserve to be honored in such a way.  We are very diversified Church and it's a beautiful thing when we sit together and have fellowship with one another after each service.”

The KKLA Thankful Thursday Appreciation Team was sent to the north western edge of the San Gabriel Valley to South Pasadena Christian Church, a fellowship with a rich history and over 100 years of ministry in this part of the valley.  Our Team visited with Reverend Dr. Darrell Haley and staff and presented them with appreciation meals courtesy of Artic HotSpot Bakery, Cafe & Catering.  America's Christian Credit Union is our partner in our effort to thank and show honor and appreciation to local churches and Christian schools.

You will also notice that South Pasadena Christian Church is a diverse community in so many ways: race, color, age, ethnicity, national origin, financial means, education, language, gender, and political perspective to name a few.  South Pasadena Christian Church seeks to preach the story of God from the Bible, ask hard questions and attempt to offer straight forward answers. They take seriously the call to bear witness to God’s redemptive work in the world through Jesus.Preparing to enjoy their appreciation lunches, the staff of South Pasadena Christian Church pauses for a photo with members of the KKLA Thankful Thursday Team. (L-R) Roleeta French, Isabel Jang, Jolene Kinser, Yan Wang, Rev. Dr. Darrell Haley, Terry Harris (KKLA), Mark Ludena, Renee Ludena, Steve Mcadams, Ernest Haley, Ellen Reekie and Catherine Boese (KKLA).  South Pasadena Christian Church has services on Sundays at 10:00 am, English Bible Study on Thursdays at 7:00 pm and Chinese Bible Study on Fridays at 7:00 pm. Check out their Calendar for more special events and gatherings.  South Pasadena Christian Church, a congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is a vibrant church that has been in South Pasadena since 1906. As one of the oldest denominations on American soil, the Disciples of Christ have a long heritage of openness to other Christian traditions having come into existence as a 19th century protest movement against denominational exclusiveness.  At the local level and beyond, Disciples of Christ are frequently involved in cooperative and ecumenical work.  Visit their website for more information.  Nominate your Church or Christian School for this Special Weekly Appreciation Program, sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union.  Each week we'll select a Church or School from among the nominations we receive from our 99.5 KKLA listeners.  We invite you to nominate your local Church, Christian School or just a favorite one - for this special honor.


THURSDAY | FEBRUARY 23, 2023
VICTORY OUTREACH CHURCH OF EAGLE ROCK  |  4160 EAGLE ROCK BOULEVARD, LOS ANGELES 90065

Nominated by: Robert Aviles  “It is with great pleasure that I am writing this letter to you to nominate Our pastor and office staff, as they continuously work tirelessly and effortlessly during these uncertainty times. Their hard labor and love for our communities have been their passion.”

After celebrating our 100th Thankful Thursday Appreciation, 99.5 KKLA continued our mission to honor another 100 local churches and Christian Schools with Appreciation Meals courtesy of Artic HotSpot Bakery, Cafe & Catering and made possible by the generous partnership with America's Christian Credit Union.

Victory Outreach Eagle Rock lead by Pastor Luis Saenz is Honoree #101.  "A People you call Family and a Place you call Home", Victory Outreach Church of Eagle Rock is a church-oriented Christian ministry called to the task of evangelizing and discipling the hurting people of the world, with the message of hope and plan of Jesus Christ.

Pastors and Staff from Victory Outreach Eagle Rock pause for a photo (L-R) Jose Morales, Isaac Flores, Marcelo Alezquita, Pastor Luis Saenz, Sister Sonia Saeza, Guadalupe Alatcon, Cecilia Ortiz and Jonathan Gomez.  Pastor Luis talked about his journey to Christ when he struggled with addiction until his family's prayers opened his heart. His sister connected her to Victory Outreach's 9-month program, which turned his life around. At 27 years old, Pastor Luis Saenz was licensed and ordained by Victory Outreach, and he had a passion to preach to the Spanish community. So in 1998, Pastor Luis started Victory Outreach Eagle Rock, affiliated with Victory Outreach International. Over the years, they've also implemented Victory and Recovery homes in Los Angeles. Their vision is to impact the community and raise leaders with a strong relationship with God.  Join them for regular services Wednesday and Thursday at 7:00 pm and Sunday at 10:00 am.  Services are Streamed Live on their YouTube Channel.  They have a variety of programs, ministries and group for all ages.  Visit their website for complete details.  Nominate your Church or Christian School for this Special Weekly Appreciation Program, sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union.  Each week we'll select a Church or School from among the nominations we receive from our 99.5 KKLA listeners.  We invite you to nominate your local Church, Christian School or just a favorite one - for this special honor.

THURSDAY | FEBRUARY 16, 2023
SEACOAST GRACE CHURCH  |  5100 WEST CERRITOS AVENUE, CYPRESS 90630

Nominated by: Debbie Demaree

99.5 KKLA, America's Christian Credit Union and Artic HotSpot Bakery, Cafe & Catering are proud to announce that SeaCoast Grace Church located at 5100 West Cerritos Avenue in Cypress has been selected as the 100th Thankful Thursday Honoree.

We celebrated this special milestone in the KKLA Thankful Thursday Appreciation Program by presenting Appreciation Meals courtesy of Artic HotSpot Bakery, Cafe & Catering, a delicious 100th Thankful Thursday cake, and a special interview with Youth Pastor Matt Cianfrani and Donna Rusch that will be featured on KKLA's Morning Rush with Donna Rusch.  Pastor Matt shared that SCG offers children's ministry programs every weekend for infants through 5th Grade. Their expansive campus includes an indoor recreation center along with outdoor play areas for children to have fun and be creative. Matt says that is thoroughly blessed that he gets to minister and mentor the future generation of the church. 

Andrew Casanova and Nikole Pearce from America's Christian Credit Union shared their admiration and appreciation to SeaCoast Grace Church and their staff, lead by Senior Pastor Doyle Surratt and Teaching Pastor Cody Surratt for their outstanding service and ministry to the community.  SeaCoast Grace was nominated by KKLA LIstener Debbie Demaree, "I am nominating my church because I feel my pastors and the church staff are very caring people.  I have been attending SeaCoast Grace Church since they merged with my church in 2002.  I would like to see them receive a blessing for being available to the church family especially during this last year and a half with Covid."  SeaCoast Grace Church invites you to join them for weekend worship services on Saturdays at 5:00 pm and Sundays at 9:00 am and 10:45 am.  You can also watch the services on their LIVE STREAM.  You can also view previous services and sermons on-line as well.  SeaCoast Grace is a vibrant, growing body of believers and offers a wealth of special events, special program, regular gatherings and group meetings for the entire family.  Visit their website for more information regarding the many service and ministry options they provide.  SeaCoast Grace is also proud to announce that this fall, for the 2023-2024 school year they will be launching SCG Christian School for Kindergarten through 6th Grade. SCG Christian School will be a place where students can receive not only a top-notch education, but one that is centered around Christ and surrounded by a community of believers. Their goal is to see students grow up to become adults who follow Jesus and make an impact in the world around them. Find out more about SCG Christian School here.  Nominate your Church or Christian School for this Special Weekly Appreciation Program, sponsored by America's Christian Credit Union.  Each week we'll select a Church or School from among the nominations we receive from our 99.5 KKLA listeners.  We invite you to nominate your local Church, Christian School or just a favorite one - for this special honor.


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