Spirit of Service AwardPastor Dick Bernal
Dick Bernal is an invigorating voice in contemporary Christian ministry. He and his wife, Carla, are senior pastors of Jubilee Christian Center in San Jose, California, founded in 1980. Jubilee is uniquely known for its diverse community of believers numbered in the thousands, and has become a model church for many around the world.
Pastor Dick is a popular conference speaker, receiving invitations from all over the United States and abroad. His missionary career has spanned the entire globe with primary focus in India and South America. Pastor Bernal is also an advisory board member for the influential Church Growth International forum founded by his Pastor, Dr. David Yonggi Cho of Seoul, Korea.
Pastor Dick's unique style delivers a powerful message in a relevant manner of communication that transcends cultural and economic levels of society, whether to the churched or unchurched person. This makes him not only relatable to others, but leaves each person with the feeling of personal connection.
As a prolific author, Pastor Bernal has researched, taught, and authored on the subjects of spiritual warfare, city-taking, and leadership. Among the many books authored by Pastor Bernal, most noted books include: Storming Hells' Brazen Gates, which helped ignite the great revival in Pensacola, Florida; Living Under an Open Heaven, which illustrates God's love for cities and equips believers with useful insights to help change their communities; and, When Lucifer and Jezebel, or Jonah Join Your Team, a first-hand account in dealing with three of the most dangerous spirits in any church or organization.
Under his leadership and inspiration, other churches have been planted or are being apostolically covered by Jubilee. After over three decades of pastoring a local Silicon Valley church, and ministering to the nations, Pastor Dick's greatest joy comes in the form of mentoring young pastors, leaders, and business leaders.