Ministry Team

“Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” – Ecclesiastes 4:12

Al Abdulla

Pastor | Elder

Al Abdulla grew up in the San Joaquin Valley (Fresno) where he was retired from the Fresno Police Dept in 1995. He spent another 7 yrs as a retiree teaching DARE in the public schools. After being a disciple under various Pastors in Calvary Chapel, he attended the School of Ministry @ Calvary Costa Mesa in 2004-2006. While there, he married his best friend & ministry partner Linda in 2006. Together they served in a new church plant in Az before the Lord moved them to Los Banos, Ca where they planted Calvary Chapel L.B in 2008.

Along with being one of the Administrative Pastors/Elders of “Connect” Church here in Los Banos,  Al and Linda currently live in Sheridan Oregon where they operate connect2.life that was developed as a helps Ministry.  He is known as “Bapa” to his (3) granddaughters Nevaeh, Charlotte & Phoenix. His only desire is to hear the Lord say “well done” & he always signs off with Phil 1:6

Richard Stewart

Pastor | Elder

Richard Stewart is a native of Los Banos and has been involved in the ministry for 30+ years. He was a youth leader for eight years with the Assemblies of God and was ordained in 1999 while serving at a local non-denominational church.

He pastored a church in Dos Palos and was the Sr pastor of Connections Christian Church for 6 years up until the merge. He also served as Police Chaplain for the Los Banos Police Department. Richard has been married to his wife Micheolene (Miki) for over 36 years. He has two sons that are serving in the Coast Guard.

“It has always been my vision to see people come to Christ. To see God heal marriages, families, and to see people find a real connection with God and with each other through Jesus Christ.” – Pastor Richard

Geno Quiroz

Pastor | Elder

Geno surrendered his life to Jesus in 2003 and started getting involved in ministry while attending CC Santa Barbara. In 2007 Geno and his wife Vivien moved to Watsonville, Ca where they both would spend 5 years as full-time missionaries serving at Teen Challenge Monterey Bay/Pajaro Rescue Mission. It was there, while also serving at CC Watsonville, that Geno was ordained.

Geno & Vivien continue to live as full-time missionaries serving at various locations as the Lord leads. Geno is passionate about “Investing In Family” and “Building Community”. He also enjoys spending time just hanging out with friends, encouraging other believers, experimenting with new technologies, and adding more monitors to his desktop workstation.