For years, The Rey De Reyes Presbyterian Church of Mexico headed by Pastor Kenton Wood felt called of God to establish a church to reach the English-speaking population of Guadalajara. In 2008, Pastor Steve Rogier of Community Bible Church Swansea, Illinois, USA was visiting Rey de Reyes to see if the two churches, Rey de Reyes and CBC, could partner together for mission work in Illinois and Mexico.
At the same time, in Chandler Arizona, Pastor Ray DeLange and his wife Angie, who taught junior high school, were feeling God leading them away from the church that Ray had been pastoring for six years and calling them to something new. Incidentally, Ray and Angie were married by Pastor Steve Rogier and was a mentor to them. When Ray called Pastor Steve to tell him this, Pastor Steve had just returned from Guadalajara and said, "You need to go to Mexico."
English Fellowship of Guadalajara was born on January 11th 2009 with Pastor Ray DeLange as the head pastor. God used Ray and Angie to serve EFG for six long years until May 2015, when he gave them a burden to serve him in the Middle East. God through the DeLanges, enabled the church to grow from a small congregation to the spacious Bridge Club that we currently worship in. Ray and Angie have three children - Cora, Elijah and Lydia - all born in Guadalajara.
They are currently working as Church Planting Catalysts with East-West Ministries International among a Middle Eastern people group in Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia.