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In Loving Memory...

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith, we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear." –Hebrews 11:1-3

In Loving Memory of our late Senior Pastor Vince Bucelli


Vincent Anthony Bucelli died unexpectedly, but peacefully, in his sleep at his home on April 25, 2016. He was born on Christmas Eve, 1960, in Dover, Delaware to Felix Bucelli and Maureen Melvin. Growing up, Vince had a generous heart and consistently gave to others in need. Vince was an outstanding student in High School and College. He was an accomplished athlete who played soccer for San Diego State University and was drafted to play professionally for the San Diego Sockers. On September 10, 1994, Vince married Sara Nessman and God later blessed them with three beautiful children.


Vince was a highly intelligent man with four degrees and had a successful career as a safety engineer. A few of the prominent positions he held were Cal/OSHA, San Onofre Power Plant, the City of San Diego and the task force for Homeland Security. His greatest passion was sharing the Word of God and serving others, which he did faithfully for 30 years as a pastor and worship leader. In 1995 until present, he served as Senior Pastor at Calvary Chapel La Costa Hills. Vince will be missed by many far and wide who were impacted by his teachings and his sacrificial love. As a mighty prayer warrior, he fought endlessly and victoriously on behalf of his family, friends and church. He is survived by his wife Sara, his daughter Sophia (18), his sons Samuel (16) and Bani (8), father Felix, mother, Maureen Smith.

Thank you for all of you who were able to attend the Celebration of Life Service here at the church.
We also are most thankful for the prayerful support of those who could not.


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All proceeds will go towards burial expenses and any personal immediate needs of the family.
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God,
to those who are the called according to His purpose” Romans 8:28.

Listen to the last two sermons delivered by Pastor Vince
Genesis 1:1 – "New Beginnings" – Thursday Evening 7:00 pm – April 21, 2016 - Pastor Vince Bucelli
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John Chapter 13 – "Jesus Washed the Diciples Feet" – Sunday Morning Service 10:30 am – April 24, 2016 - Pastor Vince Bucelli
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