My name is Kevin Malone. I am a member of Angelus Temple and serve full time at the Dream Center in Los Angeles.
I was in Major League Baseball for 17 years. I ended my professional management career as vice president/general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2001, and entered the business world.
I was first introduced to the Dream Center in 1999. I received a phone call and learned that Pastor Matthew Barnett was a big Dodgers fan, and that he would like to meet me because I was new to L.A. and the Dodgers. I invited him to come take a tour of Dodger Stadium, visit the team clubhouse, stay for a game and sit with me in my general manager’s suite.
Pastor Matthew told me about the Dream Center that day and what he was doing to help others through the love of God, and said I should come visit him there. I did, and was so humbled by the work and how God was changing lives at the Dream Center. I have spent time there every month since then.
Pastor Matthew and Pastor Mike Conner, who oversees the discipleship program, asked me to come and speak (or bring guest speakers) every other Wednesday morning, and I have been doing so for more than 10 years now.
In 2005, Pastor Matthew and Pastor Tommy Barnett asked me to be a part of the Dream Center Foundation board. The Foundation board and discipleship involvement led to the full-time opportunity for me to serve the Lord at the Dream Center.
My title is Capital Campaign Director. The position includes bringing awareness of how God is working at the Dream Center, donor development and, primarily, helping to raise financial support to complete the build-out of five floors, which will enable us to help hundreds more hurting people.
I am committed to the discipleship program, as well. It is a focus of mine to provide encouragement, wise counsel and whatever help possible to the men and women in the program. I spend some time with at-risk teens, and also with the Under the Bridge ministry. Under the Bridge is an outreach that serves 1,500 hot meals every week to the homeless population of Skid Row and surrounding areas.
I love international missions and taking the gospel to the lost all over the world. I am involved in several ministries, including Score International, which is a sports ministry in the Dominican Republic. I love Israel and the Jewish people, and am on the board of a ministry called Hope for Israel; we serve those in need in Israel. Close to my heart is helping to fight human trafficking, with a focus on helping to prevent it and restore kids who have been trafficked. Human trafficking is happening here at home in the U.S., not just in Third World countries.
Bottom line: I am, by the Grace of God, attempting to show His love to people in whatever way that I possibly can. I have been married for more than 28 years to a godly lady named Marilyn, and we have two children: a 24-year-old daughter, Shannon, and a 21-year-old son, Shawn.
I love seeing people come to a personal faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. Putting Jesus on display, and showing His majesty and glory, motivates me each and every day.
To hear life-changing testimonies of people from the Dream Center and to be fed the Word of God at Angelus Temple is encouraging, challenging and inspiring. Angelus Temple is a blessing, because I see so many in the congregation who have experienced true life-changing transformations by the grace of God.