Butte County Prays is a part of the America Prays network. We are a cross-denominational, multi-ethnic, Jesus-centered prayer movement covering Butte County, California in 24/7 prayer. America is in desperate need of revival and transformation. Our only hope is prayer. Unified prayer in the upper room preceded the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost (Acts 1:14). Will you join us in prayer? Will you stand in the gap for our community?
Pray without ceasing. Transform Butte County.
Our vision is to unite and equip churches in Butte County, California in 24/7 prayer for transformation and spiritual awakening.
Our call is to devote ourselves to unceasing prayer for our communities. The Early Church was united in prayer, and a unified church is the most credible witness to the world that Jesus is Lord. “These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer.” —Acts 1:14
Every church in America regardless of their size, location, annual budget, worship style or theology can adopt a day or half day of prayer every month. A monthly day of prayer is not the end game, but it is a simple on-ramp that helps churches develop a culture of prayer.
Churches adopt a monthly day of prayer or half day of prayer and cover those 12-24 hours in prayer. Recruit people to pray in 30-60 minute segments from home, work, school or at church. Churches pray the same day of the month (the 1st, etc.) or day of the week (the 3rd Wed., etc,).
Derrick has served alongside prayer ministries including International House of Prayer: Kansas City, Justice House of Prayer: Washington DC, TheCall: Washington DC, Bound4Life, and Awaken the Dawn: California. One of Derrick’s greatest passions is to see John 17 unity come to the Bride of Christ through Christ-Centered unified worship and prayer. He lives in Chico, CA with His wife Heather and son Micah.
Gaylord has served in full-time Christian ministry for fifty years. He started ministry to college students in the 60’s and was a leader in the Jesus People Movement of the 70’s. His pastoral ministry served one congregation for over three decades. He is the founder of Servant Leadership Network and Love Revolution Now. Gaylord lives out his life with a passion to see Jesus’ Commandment fully recovered by His Church in our generation — “Love one another as I have loved you!” Gaylord and his wife Patti live in Chico, CA near their two children and six grandchildren.
Alfredo is the Lead Pastor at Rock of Life Fellowship in Chico, CA. Alfredo has served as a worship leader and spent several years with Champion Christian School as a Board Member and Chapel Pastor. Originally from Honolulu Hawaii, along with his wife Debbie have ministered in the Chico area since 1997. Alfredo is passionate about reaching the Youth of His city and region with the Love of Jesus.
Vince is the Founding and Lead Pastor of Rhema Word of Faith Empowerment Ministries in Chico, CA. He Founded and is the Chairman of Love Chapman Town Community Coalition. Vince is also a Personal Development, Life Coach and Motivational Speaker. The most impactful scripture reference in his life is, “The Just Shall Live By Faith.”
Jeff is the Lead Pastor at LIFE Church in Chico, CA. Jeff obtained his undergrad from Life Pacific University and his Masters from Azusa Pacific. Jeff and his wife Charissa took over the Foursquare church in Chico after her father pastored there for 30 years. Jeff was born and raised in Carson City, Nevada. After high school, he joined the Navy where God radically changed his life forever. He married Charissa who was born and raided in Chico, CA. They have four kids and love every minute living here in Chico.
Andrew serves as the Lead Pastor at Neighborhood Church in Chico. He has a Masters of Divinity degree from Talbot Seminary at Biola University. Serving the city pastors and helping to lead Chico Street Pastors bring him great joy. Andrew has been married to Linda since 1992, and is proud of his three children.