PASTOR GARY KUSUNOKI
Anchored International Relief
Pastor Gary and his wife Carol have been involved in pastoral ministry for more than 30 years. Even before Pastor Gary served in fulltime ministry he and Carol developed and pursued their passion to reach a lost world for Jesus. Since that time he has been a senior pastor, missions pastor, police chaplain and short term missionary traveling in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the South Pacific. Pastor Gary’s heart is to minister to the ministers by teaching, counseling and supporting missionaries and missionary pastors throughout the world. Gary and Carol have been involved in church plants and medical missions as they have God’s heart for compassionate evangelism.
In January of 2021, Pastor Gary and Carol prayerfully made a decision to leave the full-time pastoral ministry at Calvary Chapel San Juan Capistrano to go full time as a partner-funded team member. They will be home-based missionaries splitting their time between Nepal, Latin America and Africa. They will also continue to be involved in police chaplaincy both through Gary’s volunteer work with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department as well as the chaplaincy work in Mexico and other parts of the world.
Pastor Gary and Carol have been married over 38 years and have ten children. Six of their daughters live and work in the US and four are in East Africa. As a family they are all passionate about serving Jesus to do whatever He calls them to do, wherever He calls them to do it and whenever He tells them to go.
"Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: 'Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?' Then I said, 'Here am I! Send me.'" Isaiah 6:8