Foundations of the Faith Ministry

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"Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 1:6

The Bible says, “There is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents” (Luke 15:10), and in this lies an opportunity that arises to nurture and come alongside the life of a new believer.

Studies through various resources will provide guidance in the faith with a focus on practical and spiritual areas of growth as it relates to scripture. The ministry is designed for new believers, or those who have recently committed their lives to Jesus. It is also for the person who wants to revisit foundational knowledge of Biblical principles. Studies will be offered throughout the year.

Ministry Coordinators

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Ray and Joanna Powell

Ray and Joanna have been onboard at Calvary Chapel Berkeley since the onset of the church plant. They have been invested in Calvary Chapel churches and spent many years at Calvary Chapel Old Bridge. In 2013, they founded “Hope Reins Ranch” on their personal farm property to help children with special needs, all to the glory of God. Using amazing horses, God provided each child a touching opportunity to feel loved and connected, most importantly by Him. The experience at the ranch ensured children a guided and safe environment with freedom to explore a connection with the horses. The animal-assisted therapy offered a sense of purpose, hope and love.


With a sincere heart for leading others to Christ, they count it a privilege to nurture others in the faith. Ray and Joanna have 4 children and 8 grandchildren (or “grands” as Joanna affectionately calls them).

"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 'Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?' And I said, 'Here am I. Send me!' Isaiah 6:8

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