The Ralph Moore Podcast


#2 of 3 Successor Relations and Real Estate Miracles

Season 2, Ep. 50261

This part of the interview spotlights the relationship between Zac and Ralph that ensured success in Hermosa and in Hawaii after these two men passed the baton of leadership. If you're contemplating succession you might take notes on some of the subtleties involved in the actual handoff.

For some reason, this church has always been blessed with real estate. In 1975, while Ralph was pastor, they bought the former bowling alley for $350k. It had cost $2 million to build just 13 years earlier but was an abandoned wreck. Under Zac the church became the largest real estate holder in Hermosa Beach, constantly plowing profits back toward ministry. The church has multiplied in the United States, Europe and Africa while generously underwriting the first few months of Ralph's ministry in Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

These two old men offer an example of how succession can work when it works well.

Don't miss episode 3, next week when you'll learn how the simple model developed in the earliest days of Hope Chapel worked as well under Zac's leadership as it has for Ralph.

For a more complete understanding of this you might enjoy Ralph's book, Let Go of the Ring: The Hope Chapel Story.

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Jimi Calhoun -- From Noted Rocker to Church Planter

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Jimi Calhoun is an author, ethicist and musician. He's a gifted speaker having appeared on NBC, ABC and CBS and at several colleges and seminaries throughout America. He's also a church planter.Jimi’s musical career began with Leon Patillo in a band named Leon’s Creation in the San Francisco Bay Area. He played in the band with jazz musician Dr. John, performing alongside several notable artists including John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix and Bobby Blue Bland.After leaving the Dr. John Band, Jimi pulled together the former band, Leon’s Creation, as simply Creation with Atlantic Records. He later joined Detroit rockers Rare Earth. He's recorded with Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone and with his old friend Buddy Miles. He toured with Buddy Miles Regiment, Creation and the Oblivion Express. including a Funkadelic hit titledComin’ Round the Mountain,and subsequentlybegan touring with The Buddy Miles Road Regiment. In 1983 Jimi walked through the doors of Hope Chapel Foursquare Church in Hermosa Beach, California. This podcast is the first of three. Jimi describes how he rediscovered Jesus, volunteered to serve as a janitor (while driving an XKE Jaguar to work) so he could better connect with the church staff who would disciple him. Since then he planted Hope Chapels in Sherman Oaks, CA, Belize City, Belize and now Bridging Austin. He's also written several books. He is passionate about building bridges wherever spatial division and social segregation exist.He planted, and pastors, Bridging Austin, a reconciling community committed to the inclusion of the racially different and the differently abled. (people living with a disability)You can catch him on these three websites.