Doug Nunes is Director of Recovery Ministries at a vibrant A.A. friendly, Recovery friendly, Bible friendly, Newcomer friendly, and Outreach friendly church in Los Gatos, California. The church is Calvary Church, 16330 Los Gatos Boulevard in Los Gatos. The occasion for his interview is that he has just recently associated his work with International Christian Recovery Coalition and is a truly active and effective Christian Recovery leader.
Doug strongly supports what he labels our "dedication to keeping the history of AA alive and Christ centered." And his characterization fits well with the many Christian recovery organizations and evangelists like the YMCA, Gospel Rescue Missions, Salvation Army, Dwight L. Moody, and the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor which spawned A.A.'s biblical beginnings. Also with the strong Christian upbringing of A.A.'s cofounders. And with the original Akron A.A. Christian Fellowship program, principles, and practices.
Doug will tell us a little of his background and about his church. But he bubbles over reporting the enthusiasm building in his ministry in groups like the church's "God and Big Book AA meeting," literature like The Runner's Bible, like the Men's Small Group Recovery where men seek to grow in the Word of God through Bible teachings, and Mirror 12 Step Workshop which walks participants through the 12 Steps and uses some of the "Good Book" to bring it alive in one's heart, and like the newly organized 12 Steps "Women of Wisdom Group."
Doug will give us a picture of how all this great Christian recovery work began, where it sits today, and what is planned for the future. His church, ministry, and groups are not unique because other groups are rapidly forming in California and elsewhere. But it serves as a model of strong leadership, very substantial membership support, and Bible-based Christian work.