Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth —to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people- Revelation 14:6
What We Do
The Evangelism Department oversees a number of evangelistic projects and activities throughout Central California. The department includes Dr. Pierre Steenberg, Evangelism and Ministerial Director, and Amber Melton, Administrative Assistant. The staff works closely with local churches that are hosting public evangelism series, facilitating the applications for funding and other necessary resources. The Evangelism Department also manages the distribution of CCC’s annual evangelism offering, reporting regularly to a broader Evangelism Committee, which decides how the funds will be used and allocated throughout the year.
The staff keeps accurate records of all financial transactions involving the evangelism offering as well as an updated database of donors. Another major area overseen by the Evangelism Department is the organization and management of CROSS Trainers, formerly known as Bible Workers. These individuals work with, and at, local churches assisting the pastoral staff conducting Bible studies and with training local church members how to engage others in Bible study and visitation.
Meet the Team
Director of Evangelism
Dr. Pierre F. Steenberg serves as the Ministerial and Evangelism director. Having attained a B.A. in Theology from Andrews University, B.A. Honors in Biblical Studies, an M.A. in Biblical Studies and a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, he is well suited for his position at Central. Both the M.A. and the Ph.D. were attained with distinction—the highest possible grade presented at a South African University and graduated more recently Magna Cum Laude with a D.Min. in Pastoral Psychology and Family Therapy from the Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California.
Steenberg has been a pastor and a counselor for many years, enjoying the credential of BCCC (Board Certified Christian Counselor) from the International Board of Christian Counselors. He is a sought-after speaker on religious, marriage, relationships and parenting topics. He regularly presents seminars both in the U.S.A and internationally. He is married to Karlien and they have two teenage sons and enjoys photography, research and travel.
Phone: (559) 347-3165
Fax: (559) 347-3120