A. Clay Worrell is a native Californian who spent the first eight years of his adult life as a missionary in Ireland where he planted a Calvary Chapel in Waterford City. The next 7 years he lived in the San Francisco Bay Area where he served as the lead pastor of Calvary Tri Valley in Pleasanton, CA. He is now the COO and Executive Director of CGN. He is happily married to his wife, Jannelle, and they have two lovely daughters, Willow and Winnie.
Aaron Campbell is a speaker and author, and the founder and lead pastor of Antioch Christian Fellowship. A graduate of The University of Pennsylvania, Aaron has been serving Philadelphia’s universities and drug-and-gang communities—and all people-groups in between —for some 20 years. Though a pastor at heart, Aaron’s evangelism traverses racial/ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic lines—lending to Antioch being one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse churches in the city. A proud Native-American, Aaron also does extensive work in remote native reservations and communities, Alaska in particular. For his ongoing work in Alaska, in 2014, Aaron was invited to share at The United Nations in NYC on indigenous marginalization and poverty. Aaron has hosted multiple large events in Philadelphia for Dr. Ravi Zacharias. He is the author of Eyes That Seen Plenty—a coming-of-age story chronicling his journey of juggling the inner-city life of drugs and crime, and the Ivy-League, while also exploring some seven different worldviews before finding the truth in Christ.
Árpád Horváth Kávai serves in Budapest as the pastor at golgota11 (a Calvary Chapel in District XI of Budapest), as a counsellor, and as a college professor in the pastoral psychology department of the local Pentecostal college. He has been in ministry since 2000, first as a church planter, then as a pastor and recently as a counsellor and an educator. He holds a bachelor’s degree in theology from Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe (Budapest, Hungary) and a master’s degree in theology and pastoral psychology from Pentecostal Theological Seminary (Budapest, Hungary). Árpád and his wife, Andrea (an interpreter and a journalist) are parents to two teenage daughters.
Pastor Bill Buffington was born and raised in Inglewood. After accepting Christ at the age of 19, an appetite for God’s word and His people quickly began to spring up within him. While attending Bible college and serving on staff at Calvary Chapel Downey, God impressed on his heart the need for solid Bible teaching in the inner-city and called him to serve as Senior Pastor of a new church plant, Calvary Chapel Inglewood. Pastor Bill desires to share the gospel with the unsaved, see lives transformed by Jesus, and extend beyond Inglewood to impact the world.
He and his wife, Meka Buffington, have been married for over 20 years and have 4 children. Pastor Bill and Meka have served together in ministry for more than 25 years. In addition to serving together at Calvary Chapel Inglewood, the Lord has given them the privilege to minister to families affected by special needs at Joni & Friends Family Retreats, provide Bible-based marriage counseling, and disciple other believers.
Brad began serving in pastoral ministry in 1995, planting a church in Maui, Hawaii in 1998. After serving as senior pastor for 12 years, Brad and Christy along with their three kids moved to Australia. They arrived on the Northern Beaches of Sydney in 2010. Though Brad believed they would plant a church straight away, God had other plans. Over the next 6 years Brad worked in a few churches but mostly served as an itinerant minister, speaking at churches, retreats and conferences. During this time the Hall family immersed themselves in Australian culture and assimilated to the Sydney lifestyle. In hindsight, these were necessary years to understand and adapt to a new way of life before planting a church. In 2016 a small group of people began meeting which officially launched as One Love Church in 2017. We're excited to see God at work and blessed to serve our Northern Beaches community.
Brent Smith is the lead pastor of Riverside Calvary Chapel, a church he planted in 2002 in Langley, British Columbia. He’s been in full time pastoral ministry since 1995 and has had the joy of being a part of church plants locally and internationally. He has a heart for people to be equipped through the Word and going forth with the gospel. Brent and his wife Michelle have 4 children (2 of them married) and one grandson.
Life Verse: Philippians 3:12-14, “Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
Brian Brodersen is the senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, California, and the president of Calvary Global Network Brian also serves as president of Calvary Chapel Bible College. He is the featured speaker on the “Back to Basics” radio program and the director of Creation Fest (UK). Brian is extensively involved in missions and church planting around the world.
While studying at Calvary Boise’s Ministry Discipleship School, the Foutses felt God calling them to be foreign missionaries. As they prayed for God’s will, He focused them on Romania where they moved in 2005.
Brian Kelly is a Calvary Chapel pastor and Church planter with a heart for the great commission. For the past twenty years Brian has been involved in church planting and mission work in East Africa, New Zealand, and the United States. Brian has a passion for planting churches and has hands-on experience seeing churches grow from the ground up. Brian has been involved in five church plants, and has been a sending pastor for dozens more. He is a graduate of Calvary Chapel Bible College, and the founder of the CCBC campus in East Africa. Currently, Brian is five months into a new church plant in Florida, where he lives with his beautiful wife Lynne and their three children.
Bruce Zachary was raised in a Jewish home, and came to faith in Christ as Messiah over 30 years ago. He has been teaching the Bible for 30+ years. He and Karen, his lovely bride have been married since 1991, and are blessed by their sons Joshua and Jonathan. Bruce taught at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa’s School of the Bible, and is a graduate of CCCM’s School of Ministry. He has been an ordained pastor for near 30 years, and was an attorney for 25 years. In 1996 he planted Calvary Nexus in Camarillo, Ca. where he continues to serve as teaching pastor. Bruce is the author of 17 books, and has directed the Calvary Church Planting Network [CCPN] a global church planting initiative.
Cody King is the founding and Lead Pastor of Redemption Calvary and serves as the main Teaching Pastor. Cody and his wife Myca moved to Commerce City from Temecula, California to plant Redemption in January 2014. They started a home Bible Study in their living rom, that grew and it became clear that the church needed a public space. Redemption Calvary officially launched in March 2015.
Cody grew up in Show Low, Arizona, a small mountain town and became a Christian in December 1997 at the age of 17. Myca's dad is now retired from the Navy, so she grew up wherever he was stationed, mostly along the California coast. She became a Christian when she was 8 years old. Cody and Myca were married in 2002 and have 4 daughters. They have given their entire adult lives to furthering the gospel.
A sinner saved by grace, Conor was called to ministry in 2001 at Calvary Chapel Bible College. From there the Lord called him to the mission field in Siegen, Germany, where he met his wife, Hannah. After marriage and a daughter, Fae, the Lord led them to plant a church in Bristol, England. There the Lord blessed them with three boys, Flint, Dane, and Otis. After eight years on the mission field, the Lord called them back to their home church in 2015. As the Church Life pastor, he and his family want to exhort the people of the congregation on their faith journey. They want to equip people with resources to help them run the race of faith with spiritual strength and endurance.
In a world of constant access to information and stimulation, Dave Sylvester firmly believes in the value of slow and deep meditation upon the scriptures. His sermon preparation involves long walks, dictaphones and sticky notes! Listen in and be encouraged:
Pastor, Bible College director, missionary, worship leader, husband, father, grandfather, lover and follower of Jesus. Dave and his wife Nancy moved to England in 1994, and in 1996 planted Calvary Chapel York. Dave is also the director of Calvary Chapel Bible College which began in 2000. They have 4 children, 6 grandchildren, and a beautiful growing church family.
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Pastor David and His Wife Katie planted New Hope Calvary Chapel in October 2017 in Lehi, UT. He has been married 15 years to His wife Katie and has 5 kids. Born and raised in southern California, but God had other plans. David was a Worship Pastor for more than 8 years and later planted New Hope as Lead Pastor.
Pastor Derek gave his life to Christ in 1992 at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa while attending UC Irvine. His desire to serve God full-time led him to attend Calvary Chapel Bible College where he also served on staff upon graduating. It was during this time that he met his wife, Rachel. They went on to plant a church in Bedford, New Hampshire, and served there for six years. In 2007, they were called by God to move to Las Vegas with their three children, Alec, Hanna, and Levi. Pastor Derek currently serves as the Lead Pastor of Awaken Las Vegas and Rachel Neider serves as the Women’s Ministry Director.
Ed is the lead pastor at Shoreline Calvary in Morro Bay, California. Previously he served as a church planter and trainer of church planters in Nairobi, Kenya and in the process helped establish several churches in Kenya and Tanzania. Returning from the field, Ed served with Shepherd’s Staff Mission Facilitators helping churches send their missionaries well. His passion is to see the fame of Jesus speed in His local church.
George and his church staff from CC Kyiv discussed whether they should evacuate or not; after much prayer they all agreed they would leave. However, the immediate attack on Kyiv on February 24 disrupted their plans, and it was not safe to travel right away. The Markeys’ exit strategy was further thwarted after their car was totaled the night before the invasion.
Sharon Markey explained, “Our car was in a rental pool, and we were going to take it out of the fleet and park it in front of our house. We would drive out of the city if it looked like Kyiv was going to be attacked.” Days before he himself left, George had already sent his family ahead to Ternopil, in Western Ukraine, where his brother, Jon Markey, is a missionary and pastor at Calvary Chapel Ternopil.
Sharon added, “We wondered at the time if this delay was a sign from God not to leave, but we understand now that it enabled George to spend extra time with our neighbors, having deeper talks about Christ; it gave him crucial time to talk one-on-one with the lady who drove him to Ternopil, who is not a Christian
Culiacán, Sinaloa, México, July 2022 When we were sent by Pastor Mike Vincent and Calvary Rosarito in 2015 to plant Calvary Culiacán, we had no idea of the great plans that God had for this city known sadly because of the drug trade. Now, six and a half years later, God has surprised us
James Travis and his wife Robyn have been in Bahrain for six years. Their two boys were born here, and they have family history in Bahrain dating back to the 1960s! He currently serves at Saar Fellowship.
James is Calvary Chapel University’s first M.Div graduate and enjoys swimming, cycling, running, and good coffee!
Report and photos by Pastor Jed Gourley As the world watches the Ukrainian war from a distance, the efforts of believers on the ground in and around Ukraine are being noticed and lauded—even by secular organizations. On the same day that Mercy Corps stated that the normal humanitarian aid channels in Ukraine had “broken down” and that “church groups” have been key to many people’s survival, Pastor Jed Gourley related his first-person account of the relief efforts of Calvary Chapel pastors and believers. Joining together from several different countries, they are getting much-needed aid into Ukraine’s war-torn neighborhoods. An Injection of Hope Eastern Ukraine has been pummeled brutally, and many have been in desperate need of essential medicines like insulin for days. Getting the medicine to the critical areas requires traveling into the hot spots, the dangerous war zones at the front lines where the conflict is still ongoing. Men must risk their lives to save lives. Yet these believers are impelled by the Lord to do what they have been doing for years: minister to the hurting.
Jeff Gipe, a former successful entrepreneur, was once motivated by money and is now motivated by the love of Christ. He has the privilege of sharing this message of living the contented life all over the United States and abroad. Jeff was the lead pastor of Newport Coast Lighthouse for fourteen years, a co-pastor with his son at New Creation HB, and currently serves on the executive leadership team for CGN. He and his wife of forty-two years relocated to Tennessee from Orange County, CA and are blessed with their son, daughter-in-love and two beautiful grand girls.
Pastor Jered and his wife planted Calvary in October 2010. He is the lead Pastor and you can find him doing a number of different things depending upon the day. He has been married to his wife Julie for 17 years and they have 4 children. He was born and raised in CT and holds a degree in mathematics from Central Connecticut State University.
His favorite Bible verse is:
Deuteronomy 32:47 "They are not just idle words for you --- they are your life."
Jered loves sports of all kinds, loves to fish, and enjoys being with his family.
Jimmy was born in New York and raised in California. He spent seven years on the foreign mission field pastoring at a church and directing a Bible College in Spain before moving back to the States to Plant Roots Church. Jimmy adores his family, is passionate about Jesus, and has a heart for missions. He is also currently working on his Masters Degree from Western Seminary.
Joe Paskewich got saved at the tail end of the Jesus Movement while bouncing around the USA homeless and a vagabond. Having never heard the gospel, immediately upon conversion he felt the call to return to his native New England and tell his friends about Jesus. Through personal witnessing, concert promotion, and leading Bible Studies, Calvary Chapel in Eastern Connecticut was formed, now a multi-site congregation. Joe has been a pastor for nearly forty years, a church planter, missions mobilizer, disaster relief organizer, Police Chaplain, Bible School teacher, husband, father, and grandfather. Joe believes the revival he was swept up in will happen again.
Prior to the Lord’s calling him into the ministry, Joel was a comedian in western Canada. After coming to Christ, he entered into full-time ministry in North Carolina and later moved home to serve as youth and young adult pastor at a Calvary Chapel in Calgary. In 2007, the Lord moved on his heart to plant a church, Mountain Springs CC, in NW Calgary where he continues to pastor. In 2020 Joel released his first book entitled, “Humor Me”; as a result he now shares his insights on the topics of humour, evangelism, and public speaking. Joel is married to Tania who runs the women’s ministry with her team and they have 4 children who they homeschool: Chloe, Tatum, Roman and Cruz.
Joey Rozek answered the call of God to come to England in February of 2007 and after a year of prayerfully waiting on the Lord and leading a Bible Study out of his home, he became the founding pastor of Calvary Cambridge. The Lord set Joey apart at the young age of 10 and gave him a strong passion to lead people to Christ, to inspire others to wholeheartedly live and give the Gospel, and to make disciples who will go on to make disciples. Over the years, Joey has served as a youth pastor, evangelist, and Bible teacher in two large churches from Southern California to the east coast in New Jersey until he eventually was led to move overseas to the UK where he became the founding pastor of our church fellowship. After 10 and a half years of pioneering and establishing a Christ centered, Bible teaching church and working as a chaplain supporting teenagers through life’s challenges and pressures, Joey and his family felt led to return to his home country with missionary hearts to begin a new chapter of faith to see restoration in God’s church and to see a harvest of souls in the East Coast of New Jersey. These verses continue to be Joey’s ongoing testimony: “My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.” (Psalm 45:1) “O God, You have taught me from my youth; And to this day I declare Your wondrous works.” (Psalm 71:17) “To live is Christ, and to die is gain.”
Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa had a language school in Alamos, Mexico, I was 21 and wanted to learn Spanish (and enjoy the Mexican food) and that’s when the Lord showed me my gifts and my call to be a pastor and missionary. How has your ministry been? The last time that I was a pastor was in Calvary Chapel Lima, three years ago I gave it to it new pastor. Actually I’m the director of the bible college in Peru and the Lord has blessed me with the opportunity to go to other parts of the world to preach the Word, Like teaching the life of Jesus in Jerusalem.
As our Lead Pastor, John oversees the general direction and vision of the church. He teaches our messages most Sundays. He is also in charge of international missions. John and his wife, Brenda, planted Calvary Southbury in 1998 as a Bible study that met in their home. John and Brenda have seven children.
My role is to encourage and equip our church ministry leaders/teams to excel in their shepherding care of our congregation. I also serve as the campus director of Calvary Chapel Bible College Costa Mesa. I have been a part of CCCM since 1983 and have witnessed God saving and building up people through the clear preaching and teaching of the Word of God. I have seen many trained for the ministry and sent out to plant churches in the US and other countries in the world. For me, the exciting thing is that these moments are not just past memories, but current, ongoing stories of grace today. God has done and still continues to do amazing things in and through our church, and I never get tired of watching Him work.
In 1983, Pastor John & Lynn Spencer planted New Life Christian Fellowship (now Coastline Calvary Chapel) in John’s hometown of GulfBreeze, Florida. Pastor John & Lynn have faithfully served the church and enjoyed many years of fruitful ministry both locally and globally.
My name is Josh. I am married to Kristel and we have seven kids: Hudson, Dylan, Hayden Kaleb, Hanalei, Blake and Bryce. I am the pastor of a new church in Baltimore, MD.
I have a background in helping organizations communicate their message through beautiful web sites, engaging social media accounts, and multi-media. Whether that organization is a business, college, or church, I have helped them expand their reach and get their audience talking. Learn more here!
Up until November 2016 I was the Director of Communications at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa and hosting a daily radio program. My responsibilities included leading strategic development for CalvaryChapel.com and the associated social media platforms. I also taught extensively in college classrooms.
I also served as the interim president for Community Christian College in Redlands, CA. That was my third executive role for a college institution in the past ten years. I love serving these schools because of the significant roles that they play in the life of young adults.
Justin is a Washington native who has lived in the Seattle area since 2005. He currently lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle with his wife Brittany and their five kids. He was one of the pastors of Calvary: the Hill, which he planted in 2010, and now he leads Calvary Chapel Bible College in Twin Peaks CA.
Soroti Calvary Chapel is a non - denominational church, formed as a fellowship of believes in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Christ and to be conformed into His image by the Power of the Holy Sprit.
Kellen Criswell M.A., currently serves as Global Strategist of Calvary Global Network and calvarychapel.com. He is the primary host of the CGN Mission & Methods Podcast. Previously, Kellen has served as a worship pastor, assistant pastor, senior pastor, church planter, missionary and Bible college instructor.
Kyle is our Teaching Pastor. His family moved to Leavenworth in July of 2021 from his hometown of Albany, Oregon. He has served in the ministry for over 15 years as a Pastor, a manager at EMF Broadcasting, a music producer, and as the founding drummer of the band Kutless. He loves hunting, building cars and motorcycles, and playing golf. Kyle and his wife Karen have three kids and Karen is a teacher at Leavenworth High School.
His first service was as an assistant pastor in Szeged Hungary to help the work of the new pastor lay the foundation for the revitalization of Calvary Chapel Szeged. Then his first pastoral call was on the mission field in Croatia, where he took over a freshly planted church and has built its leadership structure up and has passed it on to the first local pastor. Then in the spring of 2009 God has led Budapest Golgotha (Calvary Chapel also known as Central) leaders to start a new congregation in Budapest in one of three regions of South-Pest. He took this church plant in South Budapest over and a new strong, active, congregation, with the desire and plan to multiply in the Budapest area.
He is also the founder and part time helper of the Anonymous Ways Foundation, which is helping the victims of human trafficking and sexual exploatation to recover and restart their lives.
It was during Marlon’s first year at a university in Southern California that the Lord really captured his heart. The Lord opened his eyes to the importance of having a real relationship with Jesus instead of just being apart of a religion. After several years of ministry in California and Idaho, God called Marlon and his wife Rebecca to be apart of His work in Vancouver BC. The couple have 5 beautiful children; Judah, Caleb, Eden, Boaz, and Hadassah. This family’s love for one another is only eclipsed by their love for Jesus. In his free time Marlon enjoys; playing "Super Heroes" with his children, playing or coaching soccer, or watching his beloved Lakers on TV.
Mike Dente is the senior pastor at Calvary Chapel Paris located in Paris, France. He received a Master of Theology from Faculté Jean Calvin in Aix-en-Provence, France.
MIKE DOYLE IS THE FOUNDER AND LEAD PASTOR OF MOVEMENT CHURCH / NEW YORK CITY. HE MOVED TO NEW YORK AS A MISSIONARY AND BEGINNING WITH A BIBLE STUDY IN THE BASEMENT OF A COFFEE SHOP IN THE WEST VILLAGE PLANTED THE CHURCH HE NOW PASTORS IN MID-TOWN MANHATTAN. HE HOLDS SEVERAL THEOLOGICAL DEGREES AND HAS BEEN IN FULL TIME MINISTRY FOR TWENTY YEARS HAVING MINISTERED IN SAN FRANCISCO, PORTLAND, SAN DIEGO, FLORIDA, AND IN DOZENS OF COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD AS AN EVANGELIST AND FILMMAKER. HE LOVES READING HISTORY, EXPLORING THE CITY, STUDYING THEOLOGY, SURFING THE BEACHES OF NEW YORK, AND ENJOYING A REALLY GOOD CUP OF COFFEE.
Name: Mike Neglia Family: Rachel (wife of 12 years) Eoin (10 years old) and Rosie (1 year old) Years born again: 16 years Years in ministry: 12 years Ministry experience: After graduating Bible college in Siegen, Germany in the summer of 2002, I flew to London, then hitchhiked across the UK and over to Ireland and finished up in the city of Cork. I helped out with Calvary Chapel Cork for a few weeks of summer outreaches and intended on leaving, but the pastor asked me to stay on “for a little bit longer.” I stayed in Cork as a full-time missionary youth outreach coordinator/assistant for more than two years. In 2005 the pastor felt called by the Lord to go elsewhere (New Zealand) and asked if my wife, Rachel, and I would consider staying on and taking over the church. My first Sunday morning was October 18, 2005, preaching to a congregation of four people.
Mike Vincent was sent out from Orange County to plant Calvary Rosarito in Mexico in 2002! They quickly began a church planting school that focused on raising up and training church planters in the local church. In the past 20 years they have been blessed to send out 34 first generation church plants, 10 second generation church plants, and 1 third generation church plant!
Nate Holdridge is a part of the CGN Executive Leadership Team. He is the senior pastor at Calvary Monterey located in Monterey, CA. Nate is married to Christina, and they have three children. If you are a believer, if you belong to Jesus’ church, I want to help you. Years ago I gave myself to the study of God’s word for the betterment of the everyday believer. You want to know God. You know He is found in His word and gospel. Jesus snatched me out of my sin and rebellion in 1996. I remember those first days when I encountered the depth and difficulty of the Bible. It is still amazing to me. This is what I want to teach. I love the Bible and want to make it known. I hope I am able to help you on this journey.
Neil is a native of northwest Florida, he and his wife Cece have five children and live in Gulf Breeze, FL. Neil earned his B.A. in Biblical Studies from Calvary Chapel Bible College in 2003; completed Pastor Jon Courson’s Pastoral Training School in Applegate, Oregon in 2006; and earned his M.A. in Biblical Studies/Leadership from Calvary Chapel University in 2018. Neil has served in pastoral ministry since 2003 with Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara, Coastline Gulf Breeze, & Coastline Destin. Neil currently serves as a pastor with Coastline in Gulf Breeze, Fl.
Nick Cady is the lead pastor of White Fields Community Church in Longmont, Colorado. Before moving to Longmont in 2012, Nick spent 10 years in Hungary as a missionary, pastor, and church planter with Calvary Chapel. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Theology from the University of Gloucestershire (UK) and a master’s degree in Integrative Theology from the London School of Theology.
Nick is the author of Theology for the People, a blog and podcast discussing the intersection of theology and culture. Additionally, Nick is on the steering committee of the Expositors Collective, an organization that exists to equip and mentor the next generation of Christ-centered preachers. He also serves as a Local Connector with Calvary Global Network and recently developed Cultivate, a program to assess, train, and deploy new church planters and missionaries.
Originally from the US Paul and Melanie were married in Ukraine while church planting. In 2005 they moved to Kyrgyzstan where they spent eight years establishing the church they planted. In 2014 the family moved to Jordan to plant a church. Paul is pasturing the newly planted church and Melanie teaches full-time at a Jordanian school along with serving in music and women’s ministry. Together they have five children.
Phil Metzger is the senior pastor of Calvary San Diego. He was the director of Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe and served as a missionary and church planter since 1998. Phil and Joy have four kids and one amazing grandbuddy!
Originally from the island, pastor Rafael became a Christian in the USA, and attended Calvary Chapel Bible College in Austria. He then served with pastor Brian Brodersen in a churchplant in London, where he met his wife Loretta. They sensed the Lord leading them to move to Mallorca in 2001, and took over the pastorate of SPCC in 2002.
They opened a Calvary Chapel affiliated Bible College in 2005, and they trained many students and interns in love for the Word and service in local churches as well as the mission field for 10 years. They continue to serve the church mainly through Bible teaching, and are now working on a long standing vision to open a Christian school on the island. Loretta leads the Women’s Ministry.
Richard Cimino is the founding pastor of Metro Calvary. After eight years as the high school pastor at CC Costa Mesa and thirteen years as lead and teaching pastor of CC Grass Valley (Crossroads Community Church), Richard sensed a tremendous burden to start a Bible study in the city of Roseville, California, as an outreach of CC Grass Valley, now called Metro Calvary. Richard has a deep love for God’s work in the UK and Brazil and is engaged in regular outreach and discipleship in both places.
Riley Taylor is the Lead Pastor at Calvary Fellowship in Mountlake Terrace. His background is in video production and music. He worked as a freelance producer and sound engineer before entering full-time music ministry at Calvary Fellowship in 2009. He served as music director for four years, and helped start two successful churches in the Seattle city center, and was ordained in 2013. After a brief hiatus from ministry and working as a producer at Microsoft, Riley returned to Calvary Fellowship in 2014, this time as an associate pastor and director of the college ministry, then became the Lead Pastor in May 2018. Riley has three kids and lives in Mountlake Terrace with his wife Bhritney.
Rob and Denise were married in 1986 and have three adult children; Aaron, Amy and Amanda. Rob and Denise have been a part of Calvary Vista since 1985. Rob served as the youth pastor from 1985-1991. In the fall of 1991 the Salvato family moved to Oregon to plant a new Calvary Chapel Church in the Salem area. In 1996, the Salvato family returned to Vista when Rob was asked to be the lead pastor of the church.
As Senior Pastor since 1997 Rod Carver graduated from CCU in Biblical Studies with a focus on leadership. Since then he has completed a ThD and pursues opportunities to keep learning and teaching. He has a passion to mentor and encouraging younger pastors and missionaries. He is a regular contributor to various websites and is currently working on a book on marriage counseling. Blessed to be called to Corpus Christi Texas, Pastor Rod works with other pastors in the area to affect political and societal change through the proclamation of the Word of God.
Born in Montreal, Sébastien Frappier became a professional actor at the age of thirteen. Despite regular appearances within Quebecois television, film and stage productions for more than ten years, Sébastien found himself increasingly disillusioned by the local industry, and left for California to pursue secular fame. As it happened, Hollywood would never know Sébastien Frappier. Within the hot desert of New Mexico, the gift of new life through Jesus Christ became real to Sébastien. Personal ambitions to rise to fame melted away as a new greater purpose for living slowly impressed itself upon his heart. After attending Calvary of Albuquerque's School of Ministry in the early 90's, Sébastien became a pastoral intern to a 15,000 member congregation under the leadership of Pastor Skip Heitzig. Sébastien then worked as a full time ordained pastor at Calvary of Albuquerque as a Bible teacher, a Church History teacher, a Biblical counsellor, and an overseer of several ministries, including 35 home fellowships. Sébastien then returned to Montreal in 2004 and founded Calvary Chapel Montreal
Simon Lawrenson started Calvary Southampton in 2004 and has been involved in leading ever since. Simon is responsible for vision and preaching, leading the leadership team to ensure our church is well cared for and organized. Simon and his wife, Lorrie, have four daughters and two grandsons.
I am Stan Marinussen and I was born the first time in 1964 in the Netherlands and in 1990 in California, USA. born again. I emigrated to California at a young age where I enjoyed the Southern California lifestyle for 21 years. I have been living in the Netherlands since 1993 with my wife Marnie and family. We now have six grandchildren together.
Now I am privileged to serve the Lord Jesus Christ and His local church as a pastor, Bible teacher and church planter along with a wonderful group of people. Two Calvary Chapels have now been founded in the Netherlands.
I owe my life to Jesus Christ, who gave me life!
Ted Leavenworth planted Reliance Church in 2007 and serves as the main teaching Pastor. Prior to starting Reliance Church, Pastor Ted was the founder & Executive Pastor of Revival Christian Fellowship in Menifee, where he served for 15 years. Pastor Ted is a graduate of the Calvary Chapel School of Ministry and has a heart for church planting, helping to plant many churches, both nationally & internationally. He is a trusted leader and serves on the Boards of several churches in two states. Pastor Ted and his wife Brenda were married in 1985 and together, they have three adult children and ten grandchildren.
Tim Chaddick is the Pastor for Preaching at Reality Ventura and Founding Pastor of Reality Church London and Reality LA. A native to California, Tim's first ten years of church-planting ministry started as the Lead Pastor of Reality LA in 2006, a thriving church in the heart of Hollywood, before planting Reality London in the UK in 2016. In 2021, Tim returned to California to take up the Pastor for Preaching role at Reality Ventura.
Originally from Nevada, Timothy Warholic grew up familiar with the bright lights of Las Vegas. After experiencing what the city life had to offer, he recognized the emptiness of it all and surrendered his life to Jesus Christ.
After coming to the Lord, Timothy became involved in his local Calvary Chapel church. It was during this time that he grew a passion for God’s Word and His people. After several semesters of Bible College through the church satellite campus, he transferred to Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe, located in Hungary, and spent two years preparing for ministry. While in Hungary, he was ordained as a pastor, and he met his wife, Grace.
Together, Timothy and Grace followed the Lord’s call to Split, Croatia, where they planted a church. By the grace of God, the fellowship grew and stabilized into a small community under Timothy’s pastorship. After seven years of ministering, the Warholic family passed on the torch of church leadership to the Croatian nationals, and again followed the Lord’s call — this time to leave Croatia and return to Las Vegas.
In Tommy’s young teenage years he started drinking alcohol, using drugs and hanging out on the streets in the city of Artesia, CA. The life he was living led him into more darkness and ultimately 5 1/2 years of prison time in the California state prison system. It was during this time that his wife, Diana, began praying for him, and soon after his release in January of 2000 he surrendered his life to Jesus Christ on June 11, 2000. Tommy was so excited to live his life for the Lord that he enrolled in Calvary Chapel’s School of Ministry, and after graduating in 2004 he was brought on staff as an assistant pastor at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. In February of 2014 Tommy took another step of faith when he began Hope Alive Church. His heart is to reach the people of Santa Ana with the message of hope that is found in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
My name is Tony Carranza, and I am a church planter in Mexico. In 2016, my wife Angela and I and our son Kaleb were called to leave our life in Baja California to plant a church in Mazatlan in Sinaloa, Mexico. After five years, we have seen many families restored and reached by the power of God through Calvary Maranatha Mazatlan. Our goal is to make the name of Jesus famous in Mazatlan through church planting. To date, we have planted three churches in the Mazatlan area, and we will be planting our fourth church in July 2022. Our longing is to see families reached and restored through the divine power of the Holy Spirit. Today, our church in Mazatlan is very much in love with Jesus, and we continue to grow and reach Mazatlan through church planting. Thank you for your love and support of Calvary Maranatha and our family.
Wayne Taylor is the founding pastor of Pastor of Calvary Fellowship Seattle and was lead pastor there for 41 years. During this time, God used their church to help plant over 50 churches, about half locally, and half globally. Recently, Wayne has transitioned to be an itinerate Bible teacher, a support minister to the church, and Director of Calvary Chapel Bible College Seattle. Wayne is married to his wife, Cathy, and has four kids and ten grandkids!
Zeddie has been serving as the Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Kampala and Director of Calvary Chapel Bible College-Uganda Affiliate Campus since 2013. They are committed to proclaiming the Gospel and planting churches. Over ten churches have been planted and 200 pastors have been trained through this ministry!
Kyle Curry is the lead and founding pastor of The Table Fellowship. Born and raised in southern CA, Kyle truly started walking with the Lord in September of 2007 and immediately desired to serve Him in any way He could. He was a youth and young adults pastor for 11 years, operations pastor for several years, and has a true love for people getting discipled and poured into. Back in 2018 the Lord put church planting on His heart, and after a year and a half of praying and planning, his family moved to Murfreesboro, Tennessee the beginning of 2020 to be obedient to the Lord’s calling. He and his wife, Sarah, are high school sweethearts, they have been married since 2007. They have three wonderful kids, Bella, Lynlee, and Judah.
Rod was saved in 1985 at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, and in 1990 God called him to serve at the Calvary Chapel Conference Center in Millstatt, Austria. Thus began 15 years of serving in Eastern and Western Europe. In 2005, he and his family of five moved back to the States where he served as the director of the Calvary Chapel Conference Center in Murrieta, California, until January 2019. During that time, he also served as the pastor of a local church called Cross Culture Ministries. Now he and his wife Zuza are living in Italy, again as full-time missionaries, full of vision and expectation for God to do great things.
Daniel Williams is the lead pastor at Redemption Church in Delray Beach, Florida. He and his family moved from their home in Washington State to South Florida in 2011 when God called them to plant a church in Delray Beach. Daniel also founded EELeaders, a ministry to encourage and equip church leaders and produces the Leadership Lessons Podcast which offers free resources to pastors and church leaders around the world. In 2019, Redemption Church was able to provide a church planting residency and helped to plant Proclaim Church in Lantana, Florida. Daniel has a heart to equip and help fellow church planters in their journey and provide support, training, coaching through the process.
Terry came to know Christ through a street evangelist in Los Angeles during the Jesus movement. He married his wife, Christy, in 1980. They moved to Palm Springs where they discovered Calvary Chapel. Terry’s career in radio soon took them to the Inland Empire where they attended Calvary Chapel San Bernardino. It wasn’t long before Terry became the youth pastor. In 1995 Terry moved his family to Germany where he and his wife served at Calvary Chapel Siegen. In 1997 they relocated to Texas and planted Calvary Chapel of the Springs in San Marcos. In 2009 Terry was asked to serve as pastor at Calvary Austin. Terry has authored several books including “Pain In The Offering: Hoping and Coping in a World of Hurt”. Terry uses his experiences with chronic pain and childhood trauma to speak hope into the lives of others.
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