Christian Writers & Artists Ministries
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Mark Ellis worked in the commercial real estate industry for 18 years before he answered a call into full-time Christian ministry. For 9 years, he served as Associate Pastor at Calvary Evangelical Free Church of Laguna Beach, currently known as Church by the Sea. He began writing about the church around the world in 1999, and his stories have appeared on ASSIST News, the Christian Post, Breaking Christian News, and World Magazine, among other Christian media. He also serves on the board of Morning Star News and Compassion Radio. After a mission trip to the southern Philippines in 2004, God gave him the vision for the God Reports website, which he began to build in 2009.
P.E.A.C.E. Initiatives Team
Mike served as Pastor of Missions at Saddleback Church from 2003 until 2007. Prior to his involvement at Saddleback, Mike served as a medical missionary in the Philippines and as the Sri Lanka Country Director for Campus Crusade for Christ. From 1987-2003 Mike served internationally with Campus Crusade as the Global Community Director with work in 187 countries. He also served as Short-term Missions Director for the Jesus Film Project.
Go Ye Fellowship
John spent most of his career in the business world; his last position was at Boeing. In 2002, he and his family felt God’s call to serve in Egypt. They lived in Cairo for four years, ministering with an indigenous Christian mobilization organization. John believes their four-year sojourn in Egypt accomplished many objectives and prepared him for his present position at Go Ye Fellowship, located in Pasadena. John serves on Go Ye’s Board of Trustees and he is also a CPA (inactive).
Sally Strand Ellis
Sally has been exhibiting professionally as an artist for 27 years. She is the recipient of numerous top awards and honors, including the Pastel Society of America (PSA) Master Pastelist distinction. She was inducted into the PSA’s Hall of Fame in 2007, their highest commendation. Her solo exhibitions in galleries and museums include a one-person retrospective at the Bakersfield Museum of Art in California.
Widely published in books and magazines internationally, her work is also represented in many corporate and private collections. Sally studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and at the Art Students League in New York. She teaches workshops and masters classes around the country.
Through a discipleship relationship and friendship with Anne Ortlund, Sally continues her example by mentoring and discipling other women in the faith.
On staff at South Shores Church in Laguna Niguel, California, Lisa is frequently sought out as a speaker for women’s retreats, events and forums. Her winsome personality and vibrant faith draw the hearts of women of all ages. Her ministry passion is focused on helping younger women overcome difficult backgrounds through faith in Christ.
Board of Overseers
Dr. Bruce Camp
Dr. Harold Sala
Guidelines International Ministries
Dr. Douglas Pennoyer
Dean, School of Intercultural Studies
U.S. Center for World Mission
Dr. Sharon Linzey
Professor of Sociology and Associate Provost of Special Projects
Pastor Worship & Arts
Lake Forest, Illinois
Retired business owner
real estate broker
Overseer of Prayer for the Nations, God Reports