Larry Lane served as the senior pastor of Neighborhood Church, Chico, CA for nearly twenty years before venturing out on his own through a public benefit non-profit – Kingdom Catalyst (2012). In 2014 he (and Kingdom Catalyst) became a partner agency for The Sentinel Group (George Otis, Jr.). He also serves (part-time) as the Director of the Northern California Academy of Leadership (NorCAL) – a one-year leadership program for middle and upper management business executives in northern California. Prior to coming to Chico, Larry served as a senior pastor in the greater Washington DC area. Larry holds a B.A. from Nyack College and M.Div. from Asbury Seminary. He has taught leadership principles for Leadership Chico (currently “Leadership Butte”) and consulted with business leaders on how to integrate faith and work. His wife Carol teaches English at Butte and Yuba Colleges. Together they have five adult children and six grandchildren.
Since the early 1990s, waves of spiritual hunger and hope for a transforming revival ebbed and flowed in Chico, CA. These waves brought a deeper understanding of the ways of God and have left measurable change in the community. In the wake of these experiences, the idea of a ministry focused on sustaining and deepening a move of community transformation was born. Kingdom Catalyst is the response to the prayer of many who long to see the waves of God’s activity become a mighty flood. As the name suggests, this ministry is designed to be a catalyst within the Christian community to stir up faith to believe that God can, is willing, and longs to come and transform a city. Kingdom Catalyst partners with God to enable His church to be that rising tide of influence in the world she was destined to become. In 2014, Kingdom Catalyst became a partner with The Sentinel Group to advance the message or transforming revival.