Our service on

October 8, 2017


Rev. Bonnie Rose

Senior Minister
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Rev. Bonnie is the Senior Minister of the Ventura Center for Spiritual Living. She was born in New York, graduated from Duke University with a degree in Nursing, and then received a degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts in Vocal Performance.

Rev. Bonnie worked in New York for several years as a Nurse, Opera Singer, and Actress. In 1992-93, she performed in the National Tour of a Broadway Show and then decided to move to Southern California. She attended the North Hollywood Church of Religious Science, became a practitioner there, and then received a Master of Divinity from Holmes Institute.

Rev. Bonnie served as a staff minister at NHCRS for two years, prior to being led to Ventura Center for Spiritual Living. A gifted speaker and visionary, Rev. Bonnie offers dynamic leadership to transform lives and helps make the world a better place. Rev. Bonnie is dedicated to calling forth the best in all beings and working together to create a culture of kindness. Ventura Center for Spiritual Living is a journey church, where participants engage in an ongoing discovery of how to live fully and abundantly in the Infinite.

Rev. Bonnie currently lives in Santa Paula with her husband Hugh, and a large menagerie. You may contact Rev. Bonnie at either revbonnierose@venturacsl.org or office@venturacsl.org.


Gino Walker

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Gino began performing at an early age. Born in St.Louis, Missouri, she was surrounded by the blues, gospel and musical theater. Her new CD, "Check the Mirror" reflects her roots creating the genre of music called SPIRITFUNKnMETALBLUES. Attending Catholic school and Christian College, Gino quickly became a lead vocalist and actress. Gino is expressing love of performing, passion and power.

Gino began singing at the Roxy, Troubadour, The Whiskey, Cinegrill, Luna Park and many other prestigious venues. She toured Canada, Chicago, Detroit, Laughlin, and Las Vegas with her band, Pure Ground. Once returning, Gino began working in the impersonation world. Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Queen Latifa and Ella Fitzgerald are all a part of her incredible line up; she calls her show the "Divas of Song", touring the United States and Europe. She was proud to take the "Divas of Song" on tour to our U.S. troops overseas. Recently Gino appeared at B.B. Kings Blues Club in Universal City with the Vibe Tribe, and performed her Chicago Show at the Stardust Hotel & Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas and the Santa Barbara Jazz Festival.

Gino has worked with many wonderful talented people such as Ray Charles, at the Temecula Film Festival, The Drifters & Ike Turner at the Long Beach Old School Festival, and Mary Wilson at the Lighthouse by the Pier. She has also performed on The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show and the Howard Stern Show.

Gino is quickly becoming the voice of power and passion. Performing with the Agape International Choir as one of the lead singers, Gino recently performed at The Ford Amphitheater to a sold-out crowd.

A singer/songwriter, her new CD "Check the Mirror" is inspired by love and the musical sound of SpiritFunknMetalBlues. Gino is sending out a Soul Call - her mission is to Lift & Shift The World through song and word, in collaboration with Lanny Perry, a songwriter/composer and bass player, and Rhys Moody of MTO Studios, the sound engineer with the best ears. Together they have come together to create "Check the Mirror".

This is your chance to hear her song, feel her words and transcend your energy to a Higher Ground. Be shifted by the dream!

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