Pastor Pete and Dawn Cropsey have been serving together in ministry for sixteen years. Both have strong ties to the community having grown up in the area. Dawn says, “We started First Love in our living room with a couple of friends and family members. We knew we wanted to serve the Lord right in our own community and He has blessed that as we see not just new people coming to faith but people we’ve known all our lives.” Pastor Pete is a product of the ministry of Pastor Chuck Smith who started the Calvary Chapel movement better known as the, “Jesus Movement”. Pastor Pete graduated from the Calvary Chapel School of Ministry in 2001 and has served the Lord before and since. He has a saying, “As long as there is breath there is hope and with God all things are possible. Dawn’s favorite scripture is Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. Pastor Pete’s favorite scripture is Colossians 1:13 -14 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. Pastor Pete and Dawn live in Costa Mesa with their two daughters Paige, 17 and Harlow 10.