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Sep 29 2017
The Future is Unlimited Posted By RCC Staff

It happened suddenly when after years of a destructive lifestyle Meredith Garrett says, “God gave me the ability to stop how I was ruining my life…cold turkey.  And I have never looked back.”  God’s grace on her life has been literally all-encompassing.

Sep 27 2017
Led by the Spirit Posted By Todd Farnsworth, Pastor of Men & Students

Saturday, September 23, 2017 hundreds of people took part in the “Walk Like MADD 2017” fundraiser at Riverwalk Park here in Bakersfield. As we were walking, I was praying and thinking about Romans 8:14. “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons o

Sep 21 2017
Meet Bill Dickinson Posted By RCC Staff

“Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.  For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.” Luke 9:23 This v

Sep 20 2017
Meet Danny Champness Posted By RCC Staff

“And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God!”  Micah 6:8 In his role as a law enforcement officer for the past 11 years, this verse in Micah 6 has guided Danny Champness in his decision-makin

Sep 13 2017
No Condemnation Posted By Steve Downs, Executive Pastor

The glorious truth of Romans 8:1 is that there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  We don’t have to be weighed down by the guilt of sin, or stuck in the pit of Satan’s lies because Jesus has already taken care of our sin and guilt p

Sep 07 2017
Not About Us Posted By RCC Staff

On an outing to the mall, Jim Kliewer decided to forego going into a store with his wife.  He saw a bench where a man was sitting looking downcast.  Asking if he could sit down, Jim began a conversation with the man.  The man shared some of his life exper

Aug 25 2017
The Audacity of Truth Posted By Melissa Brogdon, Director of Women

​Facials…one of the many beauty regimens women and dare I say some men, do to keep their skin, fresh, youthful and blemish free. Well last year right before our women’s retreat I decided to give myself a facial. Now for those of you who don’t know, I have

Aug 17 2017
Jesus in Public School Posted By RCC Staff

​God is consistent in His plan for each of our lives.  He would not give us inborn talents, spiritual gifts and life experiences and then not use them.  This is evident in the life of Karen Howard, where God is using her love of children and evangelism fo

Aug 16 2017
How Shall We Live? Posted By Steve Downs, Executive Pastor

​On August 21, 2017, a historic event will take place in the United States.  For the first time since 1918, a complete solar eclipse will travel across the expanse of our entire country.  The total eclipse will start in Salem, Oregon at 10:17am (PDT) and

Aug 08 2017
Praise Overflowing Posted By Ken Alvis, Pastor of Community Groups & Assimilation

Life can be tough, right?  As followers of Christ we are not immune to hardships and difficulties which can affect our outlook on life and cause us to have an ongoing negative attitude.  How do you combat the problem of pessimism and negative thinking?