About Us – Who Is Don Dukes?
The Bible says that we are saved by the Blood of the Lamb and the power of our testimony. A testimony speaks of the good that God and others have done for us. As you look at the “About Us” page , you will see a brief right up about myself, my wife and my daughter Juliana, what God has been doing in our lives, and how with our testimony we can be an encouragement to you. If God can use us, He can use anyone because He loves us to be used for His Will. God bless you and the power of our testimony.
Don Dukes’ Interview
- Tell Us About Yourself
- Can You Explain How Prayer For the Harvest Started?
- Tell Us About Your Family
- How Would You Describe The Call God Has In Your Life?
- Which Gifts Has The Lord Given To You?
I was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I grew up in a Christian family and my Dad was a Pastor.
I have been walking with the Lord since I was 10. My pastor at the time prophesied over me that my life would be dedicated to the Lord’s service.
I volunteered in various churches until I went to Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale in 1989. I attended services, participated in the ministry, and was hired on staff as a custodian in 1993. As I served faithfully, I was given more responsibilities- from cleaning bathrooms to Pastoral Care Ministries. I was ordained as a pastor in September of 1999 and served as an assistant pastor overseeing the Prayer Ministry.
We received a call from a pastor friend of mine in 2002 asking us would we come to Whitefish Montana to plant a Calvary Chapel Church fellowship. We prayed on it, and after much prayer and consideration of other places to minister, we moved to Whitefish Montana in December of 2004, where I established and pastored Calvary Chapel Whitefish for three and a half years.
My wife Eliana worked as an Fitness Instructor and ran the children’s ministry, while our daughter attended Whitefish Christian Academy. We lived in Whitefish eight years altogether.
While there, I became a Police Chaplain and was a catalyst in uniting Evangelical pastors from all denominations for weekly prayer, enrichment, and community service.
In 2012, we received the call to help a small young church in Thousand Oaks CA. where I served as an assisting pastor at Skyline Church for a little over three years. My passion is to do PFHM full time in focus, service, and encouragement, building up the body of Christ.
In 2004 we were sensing the call of the Lord to step out in faith from Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale to see what He would do in our lives. He eventually led us to Whitefish Montana through some friends who were involved in planting a missionary discipleship school in Olney, Montana (a town 22 miles north of Whitefish).
We said yes to the call, and assisted in the planting of the church (Stillwater Calvary) that started in Olney. We moved the church to the town of Whitefish after being in Olney for one year. We changed the name to Calvary Chapel Whitefish, where Jesus would used us to build His Kingdom there for the next 2 years. The body grew as an authentic Book of Acts 2:42-47 Church and prospered in the Lord. I believed I was to Pastor the church for a long time until God knocked on my heart to leave the lead pastor role of Calvary Chapel Whitefish.
I was to pioneer a ministry to the body of Christ at home and abroad that is based solely on returning to our first love (Jesus Christ) through the intimacy of prayer. God birthed in our hearts (mine and my wife’s) PRAYER FOR THE HARVEST MINISTRIES.
We believe that God wants to raise up a harvest of souls through His Word, the Power of the Holy Spirit and, a Harvest of strong prayer warriors engaged in spiritual warfare on our knees.
I’m the oldest of five siblings.
God has blessed me with my lovely wife, Eliana, who was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. We have been married 17 years and have a precious 14 year old daughter, Juliana, who just started High School at a local Christian School in Thousand Oaks.
We also have our family friend, “Milo the cat!
Authentic. I never wanted to become a Pastor after seeing all the trials my dad experienced as a pastor, but in my heart, I knew God was calling me to serve in the field of caring for people spiritually, and I couldn’t get away from it.
God gave me a deep compassion for people, especially when they suffer. My prayer is that He will use me as an agent of healing.
The gifts of compassion, mercy, intercession, encouragement, and community service.