Meet our Pastor

Jim Arnold

I grew up in Southern California and never went to church and didn’t know Jesus. I graduated high school, began to party and lived an ungodly life using abusing drugs and alcohol. I met Lori in 1979 and we began our life together. A friend kept inviting me to church and I was saved at 24 in 1981 at Calvary Chapel Riverside. Two weeks later, Lori rededicated her life to the Lord and later that year we were married and started our family. We began growing in our faith and got involved with ministry and started serving at Calvary Chapel Lake Arrowhead. We went on a short term missions trip to Scotland in 1989 to share the Gospel and teach the Bible to youth, and during that time God confirmed to us that He was calling us to be missionaries. God provided all we needed, and our family of five moved to Scotland in 1995 serving with Calvary Motherwell for 2 years. We returned to Calvary Lake Arrowhead where I completed 2 years of Bible College and was ordained as a pastor in 1998. God again confirmed our missionary calling, and we all moved to Cork Ireland where we planted Calvary Chapel Cork and ministered there for 4 years. After returning to Calvary Lake Arrowhead, I was invited to pastor at Calvary Chapel Landers where I pastored for 7 years. Lori and I moved to Tucson Arizona in 2012 and I served at Calvary Tucson for 5 years as an assistant pastor overseeing missions, men's ministry, counseling, and all things assistant pastors do. I was asked to pray about pastoring at New Hope Calvary Chapel Ireland in 2018 and we did so for 7 months, but was not granted a visa to stay. We were asked to pray about coming back to Scotland to plant a new church in Dunfermline. God answered our prayers and provided our visa and financial support, and now being sent out from Calvary Tucson, we are excited to be ministering here at Calvary Dunfermline Scotland. Lori and I have now been married 38 years and we have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. I love the adventure God has allowed us to experience... to Him be the glory!

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