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Donnie Howren

Donnie Howren

Middle School Directoroffice: ext. 239mobile: 949.201.8140

How I got here

My first experience with Capo Beach Church was in high school. The summer leading into my senior year a friend invited me to the Red Door’s (High School Ministry) Colorado River Trip. I was accepted into a group of people who loved God and had genuinely cared for each other. This kept me close to Capo Beach Church because I could see the evidence of God's Spirit moving freely in this Church. After I graduated from high school I decided to make CBC home.

What I do here

I walk with Straight Up (Middle School) students and reveal Jesus Christ in new and exciting ways. I watch a lot - no not Netflix I promise! I watch the Kingdom of God moving and taking form in the lives of middle schoolers. I am honored to be apart of such a masterful work! My vision is to create opportunities for students to be open and see the Kingdom through Jesus. I agree with the way that Jesus taught us to pray, “thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” I am excited to work and be awestruck along side students in watching the kingdom move through our space and our lives. I am stoked to create content and events, host friends and family, and tend to “his sheep.” I am confident that the work that is being done at Straight Up is gospel-revealing and gospel-driven. “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain,” Paul finishes (1 Corinthians 15).

Why I do what I do

Life following Christ should be fun, exciting, and daring. I get stoked when the youth find out that Jesus is anything but dull and boring like society portrays it to be; it is not supposed to be a limiting list of “do’s and don’ts”. The path of unconditional love is confusing when we try to do it on our own; yet Christ Jesus continues to amaze us.Simply I am loved, chosen and accepted, and I can’t keep that Gospel to myself.