Gospel Outreach Alumni

Gospel Outreach Alumni

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Hello old friends!  

Don't take that too personally now that "old" might be beginning to sting a little!

This is Joan Pritchard.  Remember me?

I went searching the Web to see what Gospel Outreach stuff I could find. Most of what I found was at Verbo.org.  But I was in search for MORE!  

So I have scanned some of our old photos for this website. There are now photos from many of you on here too.  If you have a testimony or any old GO photos, just email me. Send the pics as .jpgs.

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  Chris and I live in the Philadelphia suburbs and are still busy with
  our leather repair business.  Jessica and Gerrit live in the Los
  Angeles area.  Justin and Emily are living in Pensacola, FL and
  expecting our first grandchild. 

  Check out the link for our church, Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia.
  http://www.ccphilly.org

Gospel Outreach was part of the Jesus Movement in northern California in the early 1970's. Jim Durkin, pastor of Deliverance Temple in Eureka, CA opened his church doors to the hippies that came.  I found Jesus Christ as my Savior on August 5, 1972 at Deliverance Temple in Eureka, California.  I joined hundreds of new Christians who found Jesus through Gospel Outreach while hitch hiking across the country.  I moved to 
the Lighthouse Ranch on Table Bluff, outside of Eureka and learned about what it means to be a follower of Jesus.  I met my husband Chris 
while working at the Donut Shop. During this time, churches were planted across the US and in other countries to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Chris and I went "into all the world" January 1975 and moved to join the Gospel Outreach church in New York City, and in 1977 moved to
Philadelphia and started a Gospel Outreach church there.  I hope you enjoy seeing a glimpse of God's work in our lives through our photos, and photos of others, taken during that time.     Joan
    
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For those who found this website and do not know, the founder of Gospel Outreach, Jim Durkin, joined the Lord in glory on January 12, 1996 and 
Dacie Durkin joined him March 23, 2011.  The Gospel Outreach churches that remain in Eureka, CA, Tacoma, WA, Olympia, WA, and Portland, OR 
have become Gospel Outreach Reformational Church.  The Lighthouse  Ranch is no longer a Christian commune, it has been purchased by the state. 
The lighthouse has been moved to downtown Eureka and the cross has been taken down.  The land is not currently open to the public.  There have 
been rumors that a visitor's center will be built on the five-acre site that was previously the Lighthouse Ranch to create Table Bluff Ecological Preserve overlooking the Eel River Delta, Humboldt Bay and the Pacific Ocean. 

Hear Jesus Music!
Hear the Purpose and Vision Soundtrack featuring
powerful preaching by Jim Durkin of Gospel Outreach and Jerry Russell of Morning Star Ministries.                        
side 1
side 2 
Musicians:  Francis Anfuso (guitar), Bruce Kimmel (marimbas), and Doug Ashby (guitar and banjo).
Vocals were done by Francis Anfuso, Mark Russell, Cheryl Edwards, and Bonnie Hastey (with Doug Ashby joining them for "Have Mercy upon Us").
 

 

To listen, click on the triangular button 2 times -  it will turn 
from triangle to 2 vertical lines and the music will begin
Gospel Outreach began with Pastor Jim Durkin and his wife Dacie at Deliverance Temple: 123 W. Cedar Street , Eureka, CA in the early 1970's.

There is still a Gospel Outreach Church in Eureka though it is now called Gospel Outreach Reformational Church.  
Gospel Outreach Reformational Church has a different focus than when Gospel Outreach began in the early 1970's.  
The new building (address below) was dedicated on September 26, 2009.

Gospel Outreach Reformational Church
2845 St. James Place, Eureka, CA 95503 * (707) 445-2214 

Pastor: David Sczepanski
http://www.goeureka.org/
Chris and I were blessed to be able to visit Israel in February 2009. How amazing it was to be where Jesus was. One of the Calvary Chapels put a small video up: click the button above to see it.

Buy Jesus Music!
Listen to JD 30 "LOVE" by Jim Durkin