Cliffs of Hope // John + Rachel McCarthy

John is a native Irishman who currently runs a Surfing School in the small town of Lahinch on the west coast of Ireland. John has been an avid surfer his entire life. He become well known in Ireland for being one of the best surfers, winning numerous contests and accolades, and being featured in magazines and on TV. However, the selfish life he was leading for so long eventually proved empty.

In 2006 as he was searching for something more, he came across some people from the ministry Christian Surfers. The conversations he had eventually lead him to having a relationship with Christ and being born again. His life began to change. Now, he shares this message of hope through Cliffs of Hope ministry. 


North Clare Community Church // Steve + Leslie Boal

Steve was born and raised in County Donegal, Ireland. He is a surfer and a plumber by trade, but the Lord began placing a burden and calling upon his life to reach out to his fellow countrymen and share the love of Christ. With the Lord's leading, he and his family took a step of faith and moved to County Clare to establish a Bible-teaching church on the west coast of Ireland. 

North Clare Community Church was established in the small village of Ennistymon approximately ten years ago. The church is growing and receiving favor among the God and the people. Calvary La Habra has come alongside our Irish brothers and sisters for the past several years, and is looking forward to all God is going to do in Ireland!