Incoming Ministerial Candidate Highlights | Annual Conference 2023

May 19, 2023

Welcome to “Journey to Eldership: Ministerial Candidates Share Their FMC Experiences” – a touching exploration of the unique experiences of upcoming ministerial candidates who are on the road to becoming elders in the Free Methodist Church (FMC).

In this video, we present candid conversations with individuals from various FMC branches across the state. Their stories provide an enlightening view of the spiritual journey they’re on and their commitment to serve their communities.

Listen as these candidates share their passion to reach the marginalized, the overlooked, and those yearning for acceptance and love. Their vision aligns beautifully with the mission of FMC – love God, love people, make disciples – as they strive to be the true hands and feet of Christ where society often falls short.

They also discuss the importance of ordination in giving dignity and respect to their calling and their desire for a deeper, supportive relationship with the Church as they navigate through the complexities of faith, illness, and personal struggles.

Whether you’re a part of the FMC, considering a path towards ministry, or are looking to be inspired by personal stories of faith, this video will surely move you, touch your heart, and remind you of the power of unconditional love and service.

Remember, we are all on this journey together, walking the narrow road and striving to live out the principles of holiness, freedom, and total commitment to God’s call.

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Alvarez, Matias (Nelson)
Azusa, Iglesia Confraternidad Cristiana

Blanco, Ruth
Azusa, Iglesia Confraternidad Cristiana

Blanco, Sebastián
Azusa, Iglesia Confraternidad Cristiana

Castellanos, George
Azusa, Iglesia Confraternidad Cristiana

Cornell, Liz
Rancho Cucamonga, Cucamonga Christian Fellowship

Hitt, Kim
Whittier, Revolution Church CPP

Morales, Roxanne
Pasadena, Rose City Church

Ramirez, Miranda
Escondido, The Foundry

Ramirez, Richard
Escondido, The Foundry

Suchite, Angel
Downey, Light & Life

Cherney, Valerie
Los Angeles, Venice Free Methodist Church

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Annual Conference 2023 | LIVE
Annual Conference 2023 | LIVE

Annual Conference 2023 is an exciting one-day event for Free Methodist leaders who are part of the Free Methodist Church in Southern California and the Pacific Coast Japanese Conference. It’s an incredible opportunity to build connections and promote collaboration between our conferences and churches. By embracing the power of unity and living out the wisdom of Scripture, our communities can flourish in faith, forge meaningful relationships, and create opportunities to thrive together in the spirit of Christ-centered fellowship.

Visit us online at:

9:00am Session One: Opening
10:30am Break
10:45am Session Two: Business
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Session Three: Ministry Partners
2:30pm Session Four: Leadership Development
3:00pm Break
3:30pm Session Five: Ordination
4:30pm Reception
5:00pm Dismissal

Sowing Seeds of Faith: 2022 Year End Board Report – FMCSC Kingdom Multiplication Group
Sowing Seeds of Faith: 2022 Year End Board Report – FMCSC Kingdom Multiplication Group

The Free Methodist Church in Southern California (FMCSC) is fostering a vibrant, Spirit-empowered multiplication movement under the visionary leadership of Mike Chong Perkinson, the Director of Multiplication. In this 2022 Year End Board Report, he articulates the underlying philosophy behind church planting as an outcome of faithful discipleship and loving community.

In the FMCSC’s mission to emulate the life and teachings of Jesus, Perkinson introduces three new church plants and their remarkable leaders who are making a significant impact in their communities. From overcoming personal challenges to nurturing organic, community-driven ministries, these leaders embody the essence of faith, service, and commitment.

Witness how the FMCSC is seeding a movement of discipleship, leadership, and ministry reproduction, all working towards the expansion of God’s Kingdom in Southern California. Be inspired, pray for these initiatives, and consider how you too can join in this great work.

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Incoming Elder Highlights | Annual Conference 2023
Incoming Elder Highlights | Annual Conference 2023

Get ready to embark on a profound spiritual journey in our latest video, “Voices of Faith: Elders Share their FMC Journey & Ministry Experience.” This intimate conversation gathers a diverse group of dedicated elders who have been serving in different Free Methodist Churches across California.

From Executive Pastors, Community Life Pastors to Hospital Chaplains, each guest shares their unique path of faith, their understanding of ordination, and their reasons for choosing to serve within the FMC. Their testimonies highlight the distinctive principles that FMC upholds, including holiness, freedom, and complete commitment to God’s call.

This video also explores the beauty of the FMC’s community, often equated with a family, where everyone comes in on a level playing field, irrespective of their backgrounds. Listen as our guests shed light on their mission to share the Gospel with not just the present generation, but with future ones, embodying the timeless nature of the Gospel.

Let their stories inspire you, uplift your faith, and deepen your understanding of the FMC and its ministries. Whether you’re new to the FMC, considering a call to ministry, or simply want to enrich your spiritual journey, this video is a treasure trove of insights and experiences.

Remember, “The hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and His incomparably great power for us who believe.”

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González, Solman “Leo”
Bell Gardens, La Promesa

Gutierrez, Vilma
Los Angeles, Ministerios Cristianos Jerusalem

Park, Paul
Westminster, Free Life Community Church

Ramirez, Irene
Paramount, Chapel of Change Christian Fellowship

Whipple, Daniel
Pasadena, Rose City Church

Doan, Jimmy
Los Angeles, Venice Free Methodist Church

Kakimoto, Annette
San Gabriel, Mission Valley Free Methodist Church

Okubo, Ronette
Lomita, Anchor South Bay

Patrick, Sara
San Diego, Pacific Life Church

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