David & Terrie Azzarello

David & Terrie Azzarello

Church Planters

David and Terrie Azzarello, BIMI Missionaries to the USA, are church planters being sent out of Lancaster Baptist Church, Lancaster, CA, under Pastor Paul Chappell.

God has called them to plant independent, soul-winning, Baptist churches immediately in the very needy state of California, where the #1 churchless city is a 3-way tie between San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland, with 61% of their population not attending a church of any kind!  There are currently only 4 Independent Baptist, soul-winning churches within the city limits of those 3 cities which represent 2 million souls, plus an additional 1.5 million in the metro area. Overall, 12 cities in California are named in the top 25 churchless cities in America.  12% of America’s population lives in California.

God has used the Azzarellos to plant 3 churches in Central California within the last 5 years – this was done while pastoring the first church plant.  Last year, after much prayer and counsel, he was led of the Lord to resign the pastorate to pursue and focus on church planting alone.  The plan is to plant several churches per year, installing a permanent pastor and chartering the church before moving on to the next city.

To learn more about their church planting mission. visit: everycityusa.org

WCBC Extension Team

WCBC Extension Team

Students from West Coast Baptist College come from Lancaster every weekend to help Pastor Azzarello in whatever capacity needed. West Coast Baptist College is a college dedicated to training laborers for the harvest. These students help in many ways. Bryon helps with the songleading and music, Ben plays piano, Zach focuses on media, Evan works with the children, Brittany also helps with the children, and Liz assists Mrs. Azzarello in the nursery. We love these young people and all the assistance they bring to NorthPointe Baptist Church.

To learn more about the college: wcbc.edu