G.L. Johnson Award 2019 – Eli Loera
CBMC Fresno G.L. Johnson Award to;
Pastor Eli married to Anny a school teacher 26 years; they have 3 kids Abby, Michael and Angelique. They have Pastored Christian Temple in Fresno for 18 years. Pastor Eli pastors in one of the poorest zip codes in the valley. His Barrio has the highest placement of both parents incarcerated. It has the highest placement of kids in Foster Care and the highest concentration of pedophiles in the city. It is a gang infested, homeless occupied violent place with little hope for the residents of ever leaving. Yet Pastor Eli and his church thrive there. They have a sports league for kids and men and they help people find work and dignity. Pastor Eli has a military background with US SOCOM and was part of three US military operations. He is highly motivated, highly trained and he loves Jesus.