This year we interviewed over 45 Grove members and had them tell over 30 stories of how they make it known. Which story did you connect with the most?
AJ & Chasity
Bob & Cheryl
Bob and Cheryl care deeply for those who are in need of food or shelter in Riverside and took action. Here’s how they make it known.
Danny started his journey with Jesus in high school and now mentors high schoolers and young adults at The Grove, here’s how he makes it known.
Joel & Shirley
A couple of the ways Joel and Shirley make it known is through the Grove soccer leagues and Mothers of Preschoolers. Longtime volunteers, they hope to share what they know for the next generation.
Alyssa maintains a busy schedule but still makes time to live authentically in her faith, this is how she shares her faith with others.
Hector has overcome hardships and lives by example as he uses his talents in serving through Grove Treks and boxing. In Spanish with English captions.
Candis and her family make it known by being open to the everyday moments like meeting someone at dinner and beginning new friendships.
Nicole & Chris
Nicole and Chris are educators who invest in their students as role models in their faith.
Erin shares the gospel both with her family and as an ASL interpreter for the church and local deaf community.
The women of the recent Thailand trek share about their journey and how they live to make it known.
Broderick used his injury after retirement from the military to help make it known while recovering in the hospital and pursuing further education while pastoring a church plant.
Brian & Vesta
Brian & Vesta have been selflessly giving of their time and talents to the Grove over the years, whether through MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) or leading our building projects, their contributions are seen throughout Grove history. This is how they make it known.
Cami makes it known in her day to day decisions for the better and inviting friends in school to youth ministry.
This Father’s Day, the Mohn siblings chose to talk about how their dad makes it known by being an example to them and others, in work and at home.
Stevie opened Arcade Coffee Roasters after seeing how coffee and conversation go hand in hand. Those moments and conversations can lead to much more.
Starkie found God in the gym and now runs his own where he invites his neighbors and friends to explore their faith, and of course, work out.
Katie is genuine in wanting to share her faith with her friends at school and as she heads on mission this summer then on to college. We’re proud to see our Grove students making authentic step to be bold for Jesus.
Sandy makes it known in her work and her family on a daily basis, and her daughters had a special message for her in this special Mother’s Day tribute.
A Buddhist convert to Christianity in his teens, A is making it known by being an example of living his faith as a father, husband, employee, and to his family abroad.
Marlene has been a long time Grove member and active volunteer and has some valuable wisdom on sharing God’s love for others in a caring and hospitable way.
Geoff Gouveia is a local artist and muralist who makes it known by building relationships at the personal and corporate level and wants to strengthen the bridge between faith and art.
Lori is a middle school teacher who leads her on-campus bible club. Over the years she has seen how being a positive role model and facilitating the club has helped shape some kids lives.
Shawn finished a law enforcement career and earned her MFT to work as a therapist. She works at the Grove Corner and also for Rebirth Homes and in this video shares how she makes it known.
Jackie has a love for world outreach and her local classroom. Showing she cares and is there for people is part of how she Makes It Known.
Dan & Cynthia
Dan & Cynthia began their faith journey while their children attended the Grove preschool and now they host a small group and want to take the message to the workplace. Here’s how they are Making It Known.
Derrell has lived a rich life with a legacy of faith. He has decided to forego heart surgery and wants to continue to Make It Known as he finishes the race well.
Judy believes God loves all people, and has brought that message as far as Thailand, but also here at home with her family.
As Tony retires from active service, he plans to continue to serve and foster intentional relationships along the way.
Chris loves sharing how God changed him and how he wants to make room in his home and at his dinner table to share the gospel with those he cares about.
Having an open seat at the table, being a friend to a neighbor, or being an example of God’s love to her kids are just a few ways that Karen, a stay at home mom of 3, uses her time and energy to make it known.
Pastor Daniel interviewed professional baseball player Trevor Oaks onstage last weekend about his faith and how he is Making It Known in 2018. Trevor goes to The Grove in his off season and is on the 40-man roster for the Kansas City Royals, previously for the Dodgers.
Tony wants others to know they can be helped, just like he was. From a once hardened life, to now helping others through their personal hardships, Tony is living to Make It Known.
Anna is deaf and blind and attends The Grove’s deaf church.