By unanimous approval of the Calimesa Church Board we are proud to announce the next senior pastor of the Calimesa SDA Church. Jon Ciccarelli will be joining our pastoral staff in September. Jon and his wife Lisa have been serving at the Escondido Seventh-day Adventist Church for the last 17 years. As the young families group we are also very excited to welcome Andrew and Alana who will be attending MGA next year in the 5th and 4th grades. We hope to meet you soon!
We are so grateful in the way that God has led us through the search process and we ask that you continue to pray for not only our church but the Escondido Church during their time of transition.
Below is a message from Pastor Jon:
Hello Calimesa Church Family,
What an honor and blessing it is to be invited to be your Senior Pastor!
Over the course of the past few months my wife and I have prayed and sought the Lord as to His will for us, and His will for the Calimesa Church. While there is sadness about leaving the Escondido Church family after ministering there for 17 years we have clearly sensed God leading us to become a part of the Calimesa Church family to serve as your senior pastor.
I believe that it is only through a deep and intimate relationship with God that powerful ministry occurs through the life of a pastor. Therefore, I take seriously the analogy Jesus taught in John 15 that it is only through abiding in Him that we bear any fruit for His glory. My desire is to walk closely with Jesus, know the love of the Father, and experience the fellowship fo the Holy Spirit as I live with and serve the body of Christ and the local community of Calimesa.
Thank you again for the honor and opportunity to be your senior pastor. We are praying for you and look forward to meeting each of you. We can’t wait to see what God has in store for us as we begin our journey together this September.
At His Feet,
Pastor Jon Ciccarelli