Pastor Dave Love grew up in San Diego, California, where he spent most of his time on the beach while pursuing his own worldly view of success as an insurance and security agent. Eventually, God got his attention through a series of life-changing events, and Dave once again submitted his life to the Person of Jesus Christ in April of 1988.
Once he had recommitted his life to Christ, Dave decided to attend Horizon Christian Fellowship. Soon after, he began to serve in the body of Christ by becoming a volunteer in the high school ministry. Over the next 3 years, he saw the youth group grow from 30 kids to over 500.As the ministry continued to grow, Dave felt called to quit his job and join the youth ministry staff full time in September of 1989. While serving in this capacity, Dave met his beautiful bride, Mindi. On January 19th, 1991, they were married. That same year, Dave became an intern pastor at Horizon, then an associate pastor, overseeing the college and career ministries.
In the Spring of 1993, Dave felt that God was calling him to go to Denver, Colorado, so in May of 1994, Dave and Mindi, along with their one-year-old daughter Katie, traded the sun and sand for the mountains and prairies of Colorado. They planted another Horizon Christian Fellowship in Littleton. The church started out as a mid-week Bible study consisting of 10 people, but just as Dave watched the youth ministry grow back in San Diego, he was captivated by the way God continued to provide for Horizon in Littleton. Over time, Horizon Christian Fellowship continued strengthening its outreach, providing multiple services on Sundays and many other ministries throughout the week, to meet the needs of the community. Not only did God bolster Dave’s new ministry, but He also blessed Dave with two more daughters, Mollie and Jaynie, in addition to a son, Joshua.
Though reluctant to leave the church he had started in Littleton, Dave felt called to Pastor a church in Castle Rock, so in February of 2011, he faithfully followed God and left Horizon Christian Fellowship for Calvary Chapel Castle Rock. Since he has taken on this new role, Dave was invited to meet with local pastors on a weekly basis to pray for and impact the community of Castle Rock. As a result, Pastor Dave and a few other local pastors coordinated a SonRise service at the Douglas County Fairgrounds for Resurrection Sunday.
In addition, Dave has led the church’s first trip to Israel, showing the members of the body of Christ how the Bible comes alive as they sing worship music on the Sea of Galilee, study the Bible in the Garden of Gethsemane, and walk the path of the Cross through Old Jerusalem. Throughout the coming years, Pastor Dave and his family hope to continue blessing the people of Calvary Castle Rock and the surrounding community.
Joey has been serving at Calvary Castle Rock since 2004. He came on staff as the Executive Pastor in 2009. Joey oversees most of the day-to-day operations working closely with Pastor Dave Love while overseeing the ministerial and leadership staff.
Joey is married to Chalyn who is also on staff at Calvary Castle Rock. They have been married since 1993, have 2 incredible sons, Christian and Collin, and 2 grandchildren. The McKees enjoy supporting each other and are very blessed to serve the body of Christ together.
John Winder submitted his life to Christ in the early seventies at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. Growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ while being part of a home Bible study, John was called to ministry as a pastor. John is an associate pastor at Calvary Castle Rock.
Along with his wife Margaret they have been growing in the Lord and serving Him together across the country for nearly forty years in Southern California, Connecticut, Chicago, and now Colorado.
John and Margaret have two wonderful kids and three incredible grandkids.
Danny has been serving at Calvary Castle Rock since 2013. Growing up in San Diego Danny did all of the things southern California kids were doing… surfing, BMX, and skateboarding. He found himself in church at an early age but ultimately gave his life to Christ at the age of 16. Since that time, Danny grew into roles where he served in leadership for Youth Ministry, Young Adults and Worship and attended school of ministry in 1990 and 91. Over the years, Danny has had the joy of leading worship regularly and participating in a number of short-term missions to Russia, Mexico, Africa and a number of states across the country.
Danny and his wife a Terresa have been married for 24 years and have 3 amazing sons (Daniel 19, Parker 14 and Elijah 11).
Frank gave his life to the Lord at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa during a Saturday night concert. After getting married, Frank and Lisa mixed up their priorities in life and started seeking that next promotion or raise instead of God. There was an emptiness in their hearts.
Frank and Lisa ultimately quit their jobs and moved to beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado, where they vowed to recommit their lives to the Lord and re-examine their priorities. Days after they arrived in Colorado, they found Calvary Castle Rock, where they felt the love of God from everyone they met. Frank started attending the men’s ministry.
Months later, he began serving in the media ministry. Soon after, they joined a home fellowship, and Lisa started helping in the children’s ministry. God provided both of them with new jobs and continues to bless them with many friendships.
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Larry grew up in Hemet California trying to fill the void in his life with everything he could. He knew he needed a change once he graduated high school in 1995, so he decided to move to Colorado. Larry moved in with his aunt and uncle who loved the Lord and helped him get on his feet.
They convinced Larry to attend a youth retreat where he had the opportunity to hear Raul Ries’ testimony. That is where he submitted his life to Jesus Christ and has been following Him since. He and his wife Coreena have 3 children and have been serving at Calvary since 2005.
Larry and Coreena have had the opportunity to serve in the youth ministry since 2010. Larry has a passion to teach the whole Word of God and to see the students grow in there own relationship with Christ.
Mindi received the Lord at a very young age while attending Sunday School at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. After a life of complacency as a teen and early college student, she resubmitted her life to the Lord in her early twenties.
She and Dave have been married since 1991.
In 1994 they moved to Colorado with their 18 month old daughter and planted Horizon Christian Fellowship in Littleton, CO. There she served in women’s ministry and oversaw the bookstore. After being in Littleton over 17 years, the Lord called her husband to serve at Calvary Castle Rock.
At Castle Rock she continues to serve in Women’s Ministry. She has a passion to see women grow in maturity in the Lord Jesus with a hunger for His word. She enjoys reading, hiking and spending time with their 4 children.
Lois accepted Jesus as her Savior at a young age in southern California. She is blessed to have godly parents who loved and served the Lord as missionaries to the Mexican people. Lois met her husband Mark in high school and they got married in 1980. They moved to Colorado in 1995 for Mark’s work and love it here. They started attending Calvary Castle Rock in 2010, Lois came on staff in 2016, and she and Mark provide financial services to the church. She also enjoys working in the children’s ministry.
Lois and Mark have three children and two grandsons. They enjoy camping, the outdoors, and spending time with family.
Lois continues to grow in the grace and knowledge of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and is encouraged in her walk by Romans 12:1-2. She is blessed abundantly to be a child of the King.
Tammy came to Christ as a child in California. However, as a teenager and adult, she struggled with living a life walking with the Lord. After years of health problems, she grew dependent on antidepressants and opiates which kept her removed from the joy the Lord. December of 2015 brought her to rehab and then a new life in Christ free from drugs. Freedom in Christ is life changing. She came on staff in January 2019, after volunteering at the Welcome Center for several years. She manages church administration and the Welcome Center. She is also involved in women’s ministry and counseling women.
Tammy and David have been married for over thirty years, and have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren. Tammy loves her family, road trips and her Denver Broncos!
Jamie received Christ as her Savior as a teenager. As a young follower of Christ in college, she was blessed with many godly people who consistently pointed her in the correct direction in growing and strengthening her walk with Christ. God opened the doors to a move back to Colorado in 2003, where Jamie met her husband, Stu.
Stu and Jamie started attending Calvary Castle Rock with their two girls in late 2011. Jamie began serving in the nursery in Children’s Ministry in 2012, and the rest of her family joined in serving shortly after. She and her husband are truly blessed to be able to serve God as the Directors of Children’s Ministry. Having the chance to watch children worship God and grow deeper in their relationships with Him is truly a joy!
Jamie enjoys spending time with her family and just about anything active that gets them outside in Colorful Colorado!