Board of Directors
Statement of Faith
CityServe trains, equips, and mobilizes the local church to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ in its community through compassion.
Dr. James Dobson Family Talk
Mobilizing the Church to Transform Communities
National 2022 Impact
All Time Impact
Board of Directors
Mike & Amanda Kern
Mike Kern has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Crossmark Global Investments and its related entities since May 2015. He is responsible for the overall leadership of the firm.
Raised in the Detroit area, Mike earned a B.S. in Finance and Business Economics from Wayne State University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, as well as the FINRA Series 7, 24, and 63 securities licenses. Mike is also a member of the CFA Institute.
Prior to joining Crossmark he was President of Stout Risius Ross, a financial advisory firm he joined in 1996 as an analyst. During his 19-year tenure with Stout and before being appointed President, he served in a variety of roles including Managing Director in the Valuation & Financial Opinions Group, Head of the Investment Banking Group, CFO, and COO.
Mike devotes a significant amount of time to philanthropic activities, which is his passion. He currently serves as the Board of Directors of Embrace the Truth (as Chairman) and CityServe International (as Chairman), in addition to advising several churches throughout the country on financial matters. Mike is a past member of the Executive Board of Directors of Convoy of Hope, while also serving as Treasurer and Chairman of the Compensation and Audit Committees. In addition, he is a past member of the Board of Directors of International Aid and the Clink Capella CC15 Foundation.
Mike resides in Houston, Texas, with his wife Amanda and their four children.
Dave & Kristy Donaldson
Dave Donaldson has invested his life inspiring, equipping and resourcing leaders in more than 100 countries to bring aid and opportunity to tens of millions of needy and under resourced people. As the former Director for Operation Blessing and co-founder of Convoy of Hope, Dave spearheaded global partnerships with churches, organizations, businesses and governments to mobilize tens of thousands of volunteers worldwide.
In 2016 Dave retired from Convoy of Hope to launch CityServe International (CSI) to train and resource local churches and non-profits to help people move from dependency to sustainability. CSI is helping communities effectively address systemic poverty, addictions, foster care, job readiness and other areas of need in America. As part of the “Neighborhood to Nations” campaign Dave and the CSI team are partnering with the SoCal Network and World Vision to aid refugees in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. Additionally, CSI hosts 150 leaders to Israel annually and partners with the Israeli government to help the poor.
Dave is the host of “INFLUENCERS” on the Charisma Podcast Network where guests from corporate, government, non-profit and church sectors share insights to impacting our culture from local communities, our nation’s capital to hot spots around the globe.
Dave is an advisor to Produce Alliance Foundation, a critical part of the solution set to provide hunger relief, grow jobs, and strengthen local economies, particularly in underinvested rural and urban communities. Dave also serves on the National Faith Advisory Board.
As a veteran of Washington, D.C. for more than a decade, Dave coordinates White House briefings and roundtables between clergy, faith-based organizational leaders and government officials. For several years Donaldson served on a Health and Human Services (HHS) National Council for Mental Health and Substance Abuse (SAMHSA). Dave hosted the first ever National Summit on Foster Care and Adoption with the United States Children’s Bureau. He has served on numerous boards including Vanguard University and the National Football League (NFL) sanctioned Courage Awards, which honors NFL players who have shown courage on and off the field.
Donaldson has advised leaders around the globe, and appeared as a guest on numerous Christian and secular television and radio programs and has authored several books including the best-selling Rock Solid Discipleship program, Relentless – Pursuing a Life that Matters and co-authored with former White House official, Stanley-Carlson, The Revolution of Compassion (The President’s Faith-based and Community Initiative). Dave’s newest book CityServe: Your Church-based Guide to Compassion is co-authored with Wendell Vinson and includes forty leading experts in community-based and global compassion.
Dave earned his Master’s Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, with a focus on “Developing and Implementing Social Programs in a Cross-cultural Environment.” He and his wife Kristy reside in California and have four adult children.
Wendell & Lynda Vinson
Vice Chairman and President
Wendell and his wife Lynda Vinson became pastors of Canyon Hills Church, Bakersfield, California, over thirty years ago when it was a small congregation in need of revitalization. Today Canyon Hills is one of the leading multisite churches in Southern California, pioneering fresh approaches to church planting, church renewal, and taking the gospel to unreached tribes.
The Vinson’s unwavering compassion to love people to Jesus inspired innovative ways to better serve their community, such as Fort Faith, an award-winning children’s ministry center; Champion’ sClub, a state-of-the-art center designed specifically for children with special needs; Florence Gardens Senior Living Center, an affordable housing development for seniors; and Frazier Woods Conference Center. Canyon Hills is a forerunner in the CityServe network with the ongoing renovation of a two-hundre-thousand-square-foot commercial shopping mall that serves as an inner-city outreach center and CityServe warehouse HUB.
Wendell has trained pastors around the globe, advised world leaders, and helped to coordinate government briefings in Washington, DC, as part of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.
He currently serves or has served as a member of the board of trustees for Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, CA; Covenant Foundation of California; Convoy of Hope, Springfield, MO; Covenant Community Services kern County; Kern Leadership Alliance; Mission One Eleven; and National Faith Advisory Board.
Wendell and Lynda have two adult children and are proud grandparents of their three grandchildren.
Dave & Ruscell Pavlin
Dave Pavlin is the co-founder and former owner of Therapy Support, Inc., a specialty medical equipment company that serves patients and partners throughout the Midwest.
Mark & Cindee Heath
Mark is the Founder/CEO/CFO of multiple property development and management companies with multi-state portfolios. He has served on numerous professional, education, and faith-based boards as treasurer. Mark has a Masters in Business Administration in Economics from San Jose State University.
Cindee is active in various aspects of the management company and charity, co-founded by her and Mark. She is a member of several educational and faith-based boards of trustees and committees. She has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Evangel University and a Masters of Science in Counseling from Missouri State University.
Strategic, focused, creative, and passionate about helping others and building relationships; these are just a few words to describe Christianne Debysingh. A highly sought-after professional with over two decades of Public Relations and Media experience, Christianne has served on staff for several internationally recognized projects, including Operation Blessing International (OBI), the humanitarian arm of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN). In this position, she traveled globally and had the privilege of serving people of many nations, such as India, Kazakhstan, Romania, Ukraine, South Africa, and Mozambique. She was also involved in every aspect of each of her projects—from conceptual ideas to implementation and follow up. Christianne has also been a part of senior church leadership and served on the executive staff at her church while in Virginia. After leaving Virginia, she moved to Oregon and served as the Publicity Manager for Harvest Publishers, an Evangelical Christian Publisher for over fourteen years. While on staff, she used her exceptional project management skills and created and managed customized media campaigns and tours for select authors which increased visibility and sales. Because of her passion for building relationships and developing strong business partnerships, she consulted on numerous project acquisitions and created and maintained a corporate communication network with the media, authors, and their representatives. In 2019, after more than 14 years, Christianne left Harvest House and established the Elevare Media Group. Her goal is to continue using her knowledge, skills, and abilities to assist organizations to reach the world with their God-given messages through the media. Christianne is a graduate of Eugene Bible College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pastoral Studies with minors in Christian Education and Missions. During her years in Virginia Beach, she completed course work toward a master’s degree in communications, focusing on cross-cultural communication.
The youngest of five children she was born and raised on the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean. She currently resides in Eugene, Oregon.
Darren & Marci DeLaune
Darren is the senior executive pastor of New Life Church in Conway, Arkansas. DeLaune implements and executes the vision and values of NLC while overseeing the ministries and leadership teams on a weekly basis. He’s also involved in coaching pastors and planting churches throughout Arkansas and is actively involved in shaping and building CityServe in Arkansas and around the globe.
Dan & Ruth de León
Dan is the senior pastor of Temple Calvario, a prominent bilingual church in Santa Ana, California. Under his leadership, Templo Calvario has established seventy-five campuses in the United States and Latin America. He is a general presbyter of the General Council of the Assemblies of God. He has spoken before the US Senate and served on influential committees at the request of the president. He was privileged to be one of the keynote speakers at Promise Keepers conferences including Stand in the Gap in Washington, DC. He was the former host of the Club 700, the 700 Club in Spanish.
Ruth was born in Bisbee, Arizona to Pastor Jose & Isabel Ibarra. At the age of 3, the family moved to
In 1959, Pastor Ibarra, took over the pastorate of Templo Calvario, Santa Ana, California. I was only 11 years old and little did I know that Templo Calvario would become my church for life. Of course,
growing up in church, I was involved in all areas of ministries – children’s ministries, youth ministries,
music ministry, etc.
Pastor Danny came to Santa Ana and Templo Calvario in 1963. He was attending Vanguard University (Southern California Bible College) studying for the ministry. We met and fell in love and on August 6, 1966 (55 years this August), we married and established our roots here in Santa Ana and remained in
Templo Calvario as members.
In August 1975, (45 years in August) we became Pastors of the church and it has truly been an awesome journey; working in a bilingual church and also being able to have the church involved very
strongly in the community. Even while raising our three sons, I have always worked alongside my husband in many areas of ministry: presently as Director of Women’s Ministry. I was his Personal
Secretary at the church office for more than 30 years until such time as I was needed to become my Mother’s full-time caregiver.
God has blessed us with three sons – Danny, Jr. (who is the Executive Pastor of TC) is married to Kristine and they have given us 4 grandchildren, Danelle, Daniel, III, Jonathan and Christopher.
Danelle, Daniel, III and Jonathan are married. Joey lives in Georgia with his wife Lori and they have given us two grandchildren, Kaylee, and Kyle. Stephen and his wife Monique live here in Orange
County & have given us three grandchildren as well: Sascha, Mariah and Jeremiah. A total of 12, including the In-law grandchildren, and two great grandchildren, Marcus and Dominic.
To God be all the honor and glory!
Burl & Theresa Evans
Burl Evans is a business and technology executive specializing in project management and content creation for IT professionals.
Terry & Mary Inman
Pastor Terry Inman has served as lead pastor of Harbor Light Church in Fremont, CA for over twenty six years. The church has a regional influence in the greater San Francisco Bay area with a large K-12 christian school and many local and global compassion outreaches.
Pastor Terry has served for over thirty years on District and National leadership boards of the Assemblies of God. The Inman’s have a long history of partnership with compassion ministries like Convoy of Hope and Project Rescue. Pastor Terry also serves as the President and cofounder of the CityServe Pastor’s Network in the greater Fremont area. Over twenty local churches activity participate in their “Compassion Network” that daily connects congregants with the various felt needs of the community. They have recently hosted the CityServe International’s “USDA Farmers to Families” food distributions.
Pastor Terry envisions collaborative efforts of congregations meeting the needs of the underserved in the Spirit of Jesus. He is motivated by Jesus expression in Matthew 25. Ministry to the hungry, thirsty, alienated, exposed, infirmed and imprisioned, “the least of my brothers and sisters” is ministry to Christ.
He and his wife Mary enjoy their thirty one grandkids! In their spare time they have traveled to over 45 nations, often with compassion and leadership assignments.
Pastor Mary Inman is the mother of seven sons, and enjoys thirty one grandchildren. She currently serves Harbor Light Church in Fremont CA as an associate Pastor. She provides leadership for the church’s extensive Prayer Team ministry, global missions and supports the Pastoral Team in pastoral care and minsitry development.
She has traveled extensively with her husband Pastor Terry Inman and has led teams in international ministry. She has a personal passion to assist God’s people in fully realizing their God given destiny.
Scott & Darla Young
Scott and Darla founded the Church of Hope in Sarasota. They have served this church and community for the past 25 years. This ministry of HOPE is known for its passion for Jesus and outreach into the community. They both love to see people grow into their full God given potential.
Scott loves to follow Jesus. This journey as taken him along many paths. He has served as a Pastor, Evangelist, Professional NSA Speaker, and National Daily Television Producer and Broadcaster (hosting the live call-in program “You & Me”). People who have worked with Scott say he is known for his infectious joy and generous spirit.
He currently serves or has served on the leadership boards of the Christian Television Network, Pen-Florida Assemblies of God (currently as their District Assistant Superintendent), National Assemblies of God as a General Presbyter, Watoto Child Care (International and National Boards), Southeastern University Leadership Round Table and U.S. Missions Director for Pen-Florida (working with church planting and
His education includes an undergraduate degree in theology, a graduate degree in communications, and a doctorate in religious studies.
Scott and Darla are college sweethearts (graduating number one and number two in their class). Darla serves as co-founder of the Church of Hope Ministries and leads in ministries of prayer, teaching, and support for women and families. They have four adult children, three grand babies (as of April 2021) and a dog.
Anne “Auntie Anne” Beiler
Dave Pavlin | Ruscell Pavlin
Mark Heath | Cindee Heath
Executive Assistant to the Founders & Executive Team
Statement of Faith
We believe that the Bible is the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one true God, evidenced in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, that He was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life. We believe in His ministry and miracles, and that His death is the once and-for-all atonement for sin. We believe in His bodily resurrection, that He ascended and is now seated at the right hand of the Father, and in His imminent return for His Church.