Leader: Doug & Lisa Keen
Doug became a Christian at Calvary Albuquerque in 1993 and attended the School of Ministry in 1995, where he met Lisa, who was born in Seoul, South Korea, and became a Christian in 1975. They were married in 1998, and from the beginning of their relationship, the Lord put missions and pastoral ministry on their hearts. After doing short-term missions for a few years, they moved to Harrogate, England, in 2000, where Doug served as assistant pastor of Calvary Chapel Harrogate and Lisa served in children's ministry and on the worship team. In 2004, they moved to York, England, where Doug served as the Dean of Men at the Calvary Chapel Bible College in York and Lisa served in children's ministry and on the worship team. In 2006, they moved to Hastings, England, to plant Calvary Chapel Hastings.
The Keens' passion is to see people saved and made mature disciples of Jesus Christ, who said, "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations" (Matthew 28:19). The vision of Calvary Chapel Hastings is threefold: upreach (knowing God), inreach (growing as disciples), and outreach (going to the lost).
England is a post-Christian, postmodern nation. It is rapidly distancing itself from its Christian roots, and it desperately needs healthy churches with diligent leaders and strong Bible teaching. They do this at Calvary Chapel Hastings by teaching verse by verse through books of the Bible, meeting with individual church members for one-on-one discipleship, encouraging the development and use of the spiritual gifts of the church body, recognizing and training those with leadership potential, and worshiping God in song and in service.
In 2015, after nine years of meeting in rented community centers, the Lord blessed Calvary Chapel Hastings with their own church building.
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