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JOHN MICHAELS John Michaels was greeted by his Savior Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Born May 19, 1942, in Massachusetts, John served in the U.S. Navy and graduated from Florida State University. After working for the National Hurricane Research Lab, his work for the Government took him to Washington, D.C. to automate the National Weather Service and, ultimately, to Las Vegas, where he was assigned with the Department of Energy for nuclear weapons testing. John left his career in 1983 to enter ministry. In 1986, he founded Calvary Chapel Spring Valley in Las Vegas. Pastor John's heart was to reach people with the love of Jesus throughout the world. He oversaw work in Asia, particularly the Philippines, training pastors. His mission efforts reached mainly Southeast Asia, India, and Mexico. Pastor John served faithfully in pastoral ministry for over 30 years. His goal in life was to know Jesus and to make Him known and he did that with his whole heart and soul and, ultimately, with all of his strength. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Jennie Impeduglia; and his brother, Michael St. John. He leaves behind his wife, Dianna; children, Brian, Keith and Kristin. John was a grandfather of nine; and great-grandfather of one. There will be a celebration of his life with a memorial service at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Calvary Chapel Spring Valley, 7175 W. Oquendo Road. The service will be followed by an international reception in his honor and will be live-streamed on www.ccspringvalley.org In lieu of flowers, donations to further Pastor John's vision in ministry can be directed to www.sendthemessage.org

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