I will miss pastor Steve Mays


"And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God." 1Cor 2:3-4

Steve Mays 1950 - 2014

Pastor Steve Mays went home to Jesus today after complications following major back surgery.  He will be dearly missed.  

I met pastor Steve when I became pastor of CC Perris Valley.  He oversaw the the community of Calvary Chapels and was the connection for new pastors at that time.  Our discussion was short and to the point but I will always remember his simple but profound exhortation, "Bob, just love the sheep."  Sounds too simple?  Not at all as I have learned that this endeavor to love the sheep encompasses all that is ministry.  

I had many opportunities to hear him teach at pastor conferences but at one pastor luncheon at CC Pasadena he share one of the most incredibly honest and personally revealing messages I have heard a pastor share.  Again, I was forever impacted.  

Thanks pastor Steve for your wisdom and continual influence in my life and ministry. 

Heartfelt prayers for his wife and family.

pastor Bob