Bill Stonebraker

"When I started listening to Chuck and his simple teaching of the Word of God, my heart burned within me," remembers Bill. "What God was doing there in Southern California in the Jesus Movement, He was also doing on the North Shore." Bill began to send away for Chuck's teaching tapes. He began listening to them as he worked in his surfboard shaping room. His mind had been so messed up by the events of his life, his thoughts were so evil and perverse, there was so much bitterness and anger, that he wanted to totally immerse himself in the teaching of God's Word. "I definitely needed a brain wash," he says. "I needed my mind to be cleansed. I wasn't thinking about going into the ministry. I was listening for the sake of survival." As he accumulated Chuck's teaching tapes, Bill began a small lending library in his home. In this setting the Lord began to train him up for the ministry. Today Pastor Bill continues to do what he loves: studying the Bible and ministering to the Lord's church. To the Lord Jesus be the glory for great things He has done!