Pastor Raul Ries and Open Doors USA president David Curry will kick off each full day of the 2014 EPA convention with inspirational messages. The brief morning devotionals will be begin at 7:45 on Monday and Tuesday mornings, with workshops beginning at 8:30.
Dr. Curry was named President/CEO of Open Doors USA on August 1, 2013. Previously he served as the CEO of the Tacoma, Wash., Rescue Mission and president of the Foundation for Grace, an organization which provided leadership and management training to nonprofit groups in South America. Open Doors will celebrate 60 years of ministry in 2015.
Raul Ries is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Golden Springs in Diamond Bar, Calif., a congregation of more than 14,000. He found Christ during the Jesus Movement of Orange County in the early ‘70s and was later ordained by Calvary Chapel founder Chuck Smith. His daily radio program, “Somebody Loves You,” is heard on more than 350 stations worldwide.