Pastor Don & Deborah Metcalf

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Pastor Don and Deborah first met while attending International Bible College in San Antonio Texas.
Don & Deborah Metcalf

Pastor Don grew up in a ministry family. Throughout his childhood the Metcalf family traveled and ministered all across America.  Pastor Deborah’s (Chavers) early years were much the same.  Her ministry-family served as pastors in South Louisiana and later in South Carolina.

Don and Deborah met while preparing for ministry at International Bible College (IBC) in San Antonio Texas. They have been married for 44 years.

Pastor Don and Deborah ministered for several years to the addicted community serving as counselors and later as directors for Faith Farm ministries in Ft. Lauderdale FL.

In 1983 the Metcalf’s moved to Southern California and partnered in a church plant with Art Hughes. Through a series of twist and turns that only God could orchestrate, Desert Reign has evolved into an unapologetically Pentecostal, Holy Spirit filled house where great things are continuing to happen!

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So Broken Yet So Blessed!

Hope for Those Whose Lives Have Been Dropped and Broken!

by Don Metcalf

Pastor Don’s life message is, “If God can use me, He can use anyone.” The fascinating testimony of His life is in a small book he authored entitled “So Broken Yet So Blessed.”

Many people can relate to the problems of a less-than-perfect childhood. In some way, many of us were dropped and broken by our parents or those responsible for our care. Divorce, financial pressures, addictive behaviors, and the effects of sin caused them to lose their grip and send their children falling.

Pastor Don Metcalf knows what it is to be dropped and broken. Before the age of 15, he had already lived in over 80 homes. A broken family, the lack of education, the death of his brother, partial blindness, and the pain of a genetic eye defect all added to his brokenness. But Don's Heavenly Father was there to pick up the pieces, restore his hope, and fulfill his dreams.

Pastor Don uses the biblical story of Mephibosheth to offer hope and inspire faith in his readers. Mephibosheth was dropped and broken. He was maimed and made lame, not because of his own sins or mistakes, but because he was a casualty of a war with which he had nothing to do. The grace and kindness of King David sought Mephibosheth out for blessing and restoration. And the Son of David, Jesus Christ, does the same thing for the dropped and broken today!