Called To My Community

A Conversation With Local Leaders

March 3, 2021
5 - 7 PST

So often our family and neighbors dream about leaving the challenges of the neighborhood behind and making a better life somewhere else. But what happens when God calls you to remain in or return to your neighborhood or community to work for its transformation?

 

Join a conversation with local leaders who answered God's call to work for justice and healing in their communities and the ways God has transformed their own lives and families as a result. 

If you would like Spanish translation for the event, please join the Zoom webinar. Facebook Live will only have English audio. 

Llamado a Mi Comunidad

Una conversación con líderes locales

Marzo 3, 2021
5 - 7 PST

Regularmente nuestra familia y vecinos sueñan con dejar atrás los desafíos del vecindario y tener una vida mejor en otro lugar. Pero, ¿qué sucede cuando Dios te llama a permanecer o regresar a tu vecindario o comunidad para trabajar por su transformación?

 

Únase a una conversación con líderes locales que respondieron al llamado de Dios a trabajar por la justicia y la sanación en sus comunidades y las formas en que Dios ha transformado sus propias vidas y familias como resultado.

Si desea una traducción en español para el evento, únase al seminario web de Zoom. Facebook Live solo tendrá audio en inglés.

Questions? Email us at training@servantpartners.org with any questions, comments, or concerns. 

Panelists

ANNABEL LEVYA

Program Director, San José Bridge Communities,

Staff, Servant Partners San José

Annabel Levya is a local of East San Jose, Califonia, where she currently serves in ministry. She experienced the challenges of living in an immigrant community with limited resources, but where life was vibrant. God called her to ministry to serve as the program director for a new ministry (San Jose Bridge Communities) launched by Servant Partners San Jose. As the program director for Bridge Communities, Annabel brings educational opportunities, leadership development and emergency relief to the residents of her community.

Annabel Leyva se creció en East San Jose, CA, donde actualmente sirve en el ministerio. Experimentó los desafíos de vivir en una comunidad de inmigrantes con recursos limitados, pero donde la vida era vibrante. Dios la llamó a servir en un ministerio completo para servir como directora del programa para un nuevo ministerio (Comunidades Puente de San José) lanzado desde el sitio de Servant Partners San José. Como directora del programa de Comunidades del Puente de San José, Annabel brinda oportunidades educativas, desarrollo de liderazgo y ayuda de emergencia a los residentes de su comunidad.

Local Leader

lo·​cal lead·​er | ˈlō-kəl ˈlē-dər

noun

  1. Someone with deep roots, history, and relationship in their community, working for its good

  2. A person who shares the cultural, racial, and economic experience of the neighborhood and serves others with that wisdom

KEVIN BLUE

Pastor, Church of the Redeemer

Director of Multiethnic Task Force, Servant Partners

Dr. Kevin Blue is a life-long resident of Los Angeles, California and has ministered with Servant Partners in the community for 20 years. Over his life and ministry he has watched the city change. He was one of the founding pastors at Church of the Redeemer in South Los Angeles, a multiethnic ministry focused on the community. After helping to plant the church, he served for 10 years as lead pastor. In 2019, Kevin received his doctorate from North Park Seminary in Urban Ministry Leadership. He is presently a senior staff member and Director of the Multiethnic Task Force with Servant Partners, while still serving on the pastoral team at Redeemer. He and Jennifer have three children and live in the church parish in South Los Angeles.

El Dr. Kevin Blue es un residente permanente de Los Ángeles, CA y ha ministrado con Servant Partners en la comunidad durante 20 años. A lo largo de su vida y ministerio, ha visto cambiar la ciudad con muchas personas yendo y viniendo. Fue uno de los pastores fundadores de la Iglesia del Redentor en el sur de Los Ángeles, un ministerio multiétnico centrado en la comunidad. Después de ayudar a plantar la iglesia, la sirvió durante 10 años como pastor principal. En 2019, Kevin recibió su doctorado del Seminario North Park en Liderazgo del Ministerio Urbano. Actualmente es miembro senior del personal de Servant Partners y director del Grupo de Trabajo Multiétnico, mientras sigue sirviendo en el equipo pastoral de Redeemer. Él y Jennifer tienen tres hijos y viven en la parroquia de la iglesia en el sur de Los Ángeles.

OMAR COVA

Pastor, Hope Community Church,

Staff, Servant Partners East Los Angeles

OMAR COVA is a pastor at Hope Community Church in East Los Angeles, California, and has a passion to serve his community and around the world. Before joining Servant Partners, Omar served children and youth in KidWorks, a community development ministry in central Santa Ana, CA. Omar and his family then moved to India, where they lived and served alongside an under-resourced community while he earned his M.A. in Transformational Urban Leadership. As a family, they hope to serve faithfully in marginalized communities in the Middle East, for now he is focused on discipleship and service in East Los Angeles.

Omar Cova es pastor de Hope Community Church en el este de Los Ángeles y tiene una pasión por servir a su comunidad y en todo el mundo. Antes de unirse a Servant Partners, Omar sirvió a niños y jóvenes en KidWorks, un ministerio de desarrollo comunitario en el centro de Santa Ana. Omar y su familia luego se mudaron a India, donde vivieron y sirvieron junto a una comunidad de bajos recursos mientras él obtenía su maestría en Liderazgo Urbano Transformacional. Como familia, esperan servir fielmente en comunidades marginadas en el Medio Oriente, por ahora él se centra en el discipulado y el servicio en el este de Los Ángeles.

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