I grew up in Durham, NC. Autumn grew up in Lancaster, CA. We both grew up in Christian homes and accepted Christ at a young age. We graduated from Bible college in 2015 and immediately began serving in ministry together. We have served in various capacities at each of our home churches for the last four years.
God began working on my heart about planting a church in California in January of 2014. Since that time, it has become evident to both of us that the Bay Area was the place to do that. We have a love for God and a passion for people. We are excited about this opportunity to follow God's direction.
We believe there is one God. We believe the Bible is His word to mankind and is our authority for faith and practice. We believe He gave His only Son, Jesus Christ to die for the sins of the world. We believe the Holy Spirit brings mankind to the understanding of their eternal fate and lives inside of a believer after salvation. We believe the only way to have eternal life in Heaven is to listen to the Holy Spirit and accept Jesus Christ as your Savior. We believe the local church is made up of those who have accepted Christ. We believe the church is commanded to tell the world about the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for the sins of mankind. We believe that Jesus Christ will return one day to establish His kingdom here on earth.
"There is no doubt in my mind that the Lord has called and prepared Kaleb and Autumn to further His work in the San Francisco Bay Area. Fellowship Baptist Church is excited to partner with them in this great endeavor. For the past three years, they have invested in our work here in Durham. We are now excited to invest in their future work. I hope that you will prayerfully consider doing the same."
- Dr. Rick Finley, Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Durham, NC
"Kaleb and Autumn Finley are both West Coast Baptist College graduates who are outstanding servants of God with a heart to reach and influence people for the cause of Christ. They have a tremendous passion and burden for church planting in the Bay Area here in California. They are a sharp couple with a strong desire to serve the Lord. Please prayerfully consider taking on this godly young couple for prayer and financial support."
- Dr. Paul Chappell, Pastor of Lancaster Baptist Church in Lancaster, CA
"It is my honor to give the highest of recommendations to Kaleb and Autumn Finley. I had the privilege of knowing Kaleb and Autumn here at West Coast Baptist College as both a student and a staff member. They both had a tremendous testimony in both of these roles.
Kaleb has long had a heart to start a church in the needy Bay Area of California. He has finished his bachelor’s degree and his master’s degree. He has served several years on a pastoral staff, and now he is feels that God is calling him to take this step of faith. I truly believe an investment in Kaleb and Autumn would be a good investment for the cause of Christ."
- Dr. Mark Rasmussen, Vice President at West Coast Baptist College
"Kaleb and Autumn were a real blessing while they served on my team at Lancaster Baptist Church! Both brought energy each day to serve the Lord and reach others with the love of Christ! Both have a passion to equip the saints for the work of the ministry. I am excited to see how God uses them in this new endeavor."
- Gabe Ruhl, Executive Pastor of Lancaster Baptist Church in Lancaster, CA
"It is my pleasure to recommend, without reservation, Kaleb Finley. I have known Kaleb and his family for many years. I had the privilege to have him as a college student several years ago. I believe he has a heart to serve the Lord and a strong desire to plant churches. Pastoring now on the west coast, I see the great need for church plants in this needy area. I believe Kaleb and his wife would be a worthy investment for you to consider supporting in this great endeavor for the cause of Christ."
- Stuart Mason, Pastor of Timberline Baptist Church in Sherwood, OR