William Jessup University hosted “Coffee Talk with Francis Chan” on Thursday, April 19. The event brought over 1100 people to the bustling campus to hear the well-known American preacher, speaker and author as he shared his heart and passion for our Lord. Chan started the evening by challenging the crowd to imagine if they were the only Christian in Rocklin, would they be able to stand firm in their faith? He also discussed the need for Christians to be “Independently dependent on Jesus Christ” by knowing Him both through the scriptures and relationally. He also spoke passionately of the need for the Church to build disciples; not always relying on pastors and other Christian speakers to lead the lost to Christ but to recognize that all Christians must share the gospel and lead others to Christ.The evening ended with a question and answer period; taking questions texted from the massive crowd. Some were humorous asking Chan to reveal his favorite shampoo; others were more serious inquiring about the controversy surrounding Chan’s response to Rob Bell’s book, Love Wins.Known for speaking at major national and international events and conferences, Chan also addressed Jessup students, faculty and staff the next day during Friday’s Chapel service, also open to the public. Chan encouraged students to continue to step out of their Christian circles and seek to disciple those they meet in their everyday lives.Chan is the founding pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, CA, starting the church in 1994. In May 2010, he left Cornerstone to work directly in mission with the poor locally and internationally.Chan is also the Chancellor and Founder of Eternity Bible College and serves on the board of directors for Children’s Hunger Fund, an international humanitarian aid foundation to assist the poor, and on the board for World Impact, an inner city missions organization dedicated to planting churches among the urban poor in America.His two books, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a relentless God (a New York Times Bestseller) and Forgotten God, were immediate bestsellers hitting several national bestseller lists. Chan has given all author royalties for Crazy Love to the Isaiah 58 Fund. He and his wife Lisa currently live in San Francisco with their five children.