Pastor Don Leavell, founder and senior pastor of the Corpus Christi Christian Fellowship, is committed to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with the world. We welcome Pastor Leavell's Radio Ministry, Living The Christ Life, heard here on KSGR Monday through Fridays at 7:00 am and 8:00 pm.
He is the fifth of ten children born to Reverend Orlean and Mrs. Lina Leavell. Growing up in Palestine, Texas, he received his early education in the public schools of east Texas. He is a graduate of Texas A & I University in Kingsville, Texas, earning a degree in government and economics. While a senior at the university, he married Marva Sams.
Dr. Derrick Reaves from St. John Baptist Church
Dr. Reaves serves as Senior Pastor of the St. John Baptist Church in Corpus Christi, Texas. In this capacity he constantly labors in the Word of God to prepare the body of Christ for the work of the Church, which he believes is calling individuals from spiritual death into everlasting life. He is under the conviction that if we as a Church are not fulfilling the great commission found in Matthew 28:18ff; we have failed in doing the work of the Church. He preaches with authority and power because of the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
In 1965 Pastor Chuck Smith started his ministry at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. Beginning with a mere 25 people, he saw God bless his simple, yet consistent style of teaching straight through the Bible.
Today Calvary Chapel draws over 10,000 attendees weekly. With a genuine heart for the lost, Pastor Chuck made room in his ministry for a generation of hippies, surfers, and drug addicts. This generated a stirring of the Holy Spirit, which spread from the California coast to the Atlantic and beyond. This movement was instrumental in bringing thousands of young people to Jesus Christ during the 60s and 70s in what was known as the Jesus People Movement.
Pastor Chuck can be heard on KSGR at 8:00AM and 6:30PM Monday Through Friday.
Ron Hindt Larger Than Life can be heard M-F at 4:30pm. Prior to full time ministry, Ron spent several years as a rock musician in Hollywood. In 1980, he joined the church of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, California, under the guidance of Pastor Chuck Smith. He subsequently became involved with Calvary Chapel Pacific Hills, where he served as Assistant Pastor from 1981 to 1991. His involvement included youth minister, worship leader, Sunday School administration, biblical counseling, missions and teaching mid week bible classes.
In November 1991, Pastor Ron answered the call from God to come to Houston and start a Calvary Chapel. Sincemoving to Houston, the fellowship, which began in a home study group, has grown to serving hundreds of people every week.
The ministry of Calvary Houston has expanded to include daily radio broadcasts of Pastor Ron's unique, expositional style of teaching. These half-hour broadcasts, known as Larger Than Life, have been aired regularly in Houston for almost nine years.