Pastor David was born on August 23, 1950 and grew up during the tumultuous 60s. Considering himself a by-product of the “love” generation and a fringe member of the hippie movement, David spent more than five years involved in drug and alcohol abuse in the late sixties. In early 1970, at the age of 20, David nearly overdosed on a combination of wine and barbiturates. When he awoke, he was paralyzed and lying on his back in a drug stupor. It was at this time that David called out to God to spare his life.
“When I look back at those years it seems like another lifetime,” says Pastor David. “That’s why today, I am actively involved in the community and trying to reach people where they are at. This world is full of troubled, tired, and hurt people. God loves them and so do I. That’s what this ministry is all about. We want people to see that God is in the business of changing lives.”
God certainly changed David’s life. After attending a Maranatha! concert David gave his heart to Jesus Christ in December of 1970. Shortly after, he went into the Army, spending 21 months of active duty with the 82nd Airborne Division. David was discharged from the Army and began pursuing an education in theology. He attended Biola College and soon began to teach home Bible studies. David was ordained in 1979 and worked full time for a small church in Claremont, CA before beginning a new church in July of 1981 called Calvary Ontario. In January of 1982 he received a letter from Pastor Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa welcoming the church as a Calvary Chapel affiliate. As the church continued to grow, the group moved from homes to a rented church to school auditoriums. Finally, over 12 acres of land was purchased in Chino, CA in 1992. This would become the home of Calvary Chapel Chino Valley.
David Rosales currently pastors over 6,000 members, teaching Bible studies throughout the week, and is supported in ministry by his wife Marie. They have four grown children and eight grandchildren. Pastor David’s radio ministry, A Sure Foundation, is broadcast daily throughout the nation, extending his teaching ministry beyond the Inland Empire. He also has a podcast with current Bible studies and goes live on his Facebook page weekly to discuss various topics of ministry and current events. He has traveled to countries across the world, evangelizing and teaching the Bible in a simple verse-by-verse style.
For 41 years, Mike faithfully pastored Horizon Christian Fellowship in San Diego where his son, Phillip, has now transitioned into that role. This new season of ministry is providing Mike more opportunity to travel and equip the church worldwide, as well as reaching those who are hurting and lost.
Mike’s love for learning and education has helped him earn three graduate degrees, an honorary degree from Azusa Pacific Graduate School of Theology, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books, including When Your World Falls Apart, drawn from his experiences as a Chaplain responding to the New York World Trade Center disaster on September 11, 2001.
He is deeply committed to serving the law enforcement community, first-responders, and their families. Mike has served as a reserve officer and currently as a chaplain for the San Diego Police Department, the Newport Beach Police Department, the American Red Cross, and the Disaster Medical Assistance Team under the Department of Health and Human Services. He also became a certified trainer through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, which has prepared him to go anywhere in the world to serve others during crisis events such as Ground Zero, Sandy Hook, Oklahoma City bombing, and even across the globe to counsel Mid-East Yazidis woman in Northern Iraq who were rescued from ISIS. Mike also started Maranatha! Music.
Having the heart of an evangelist, Mike has sensed God shifting his calling from his local pastoral role to a much broader global platform. His passion is to equip and strengthen pastors around the nation through encouraging, mentoring, and supporting them in their own ministries. Mike continues to speak at churches and city outreaches sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Raul Ries is the Pastor of Calvary Chapel Golden Springs, in Diamond Bar, California. His life is fully devoted to teaching the Word of God, as the Lord uses him to reach multitudes through Somebody Loves You Ministries, with concerts, television programs, the internet and the radio program, which is heard daily throughout the USA.
Pastor Raul was taught the Word of God by Pastor Chuck Smith, after receiving Christ through his ministry. He earned three master’s degrees from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California and a Doctorate of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.
The miraculous story of his conversion from an angry Kung Fu Master to a shepherd of God’s people is recorded in the movie and book From Fury to Freedom, which has been distributed worldwide.
Larry Powers is the director of the Calvary Chapel Golden Springs Bible College in Diamond Bar, California. He also oversees several extensions campuses in America, as well as international schools in Colombia, Chile, Cambodia, and South Korea. Larry has a wide range of teaching experience, having taught at Life Pacific College, New Hope Christian College, King’s College and Seminary, and Vanguard University. He was also the lead pastor of Plaza Bible Church in Orange County for many years. Larry is the author of numerous articles and publications and was a contributor to the Spirit-Filled Life Study Bible. He’s also been a featured speaker at many Calvary Chapel churches, conferences, and retreats.
Steve Whinery is the senior pastor of Calvary Chapel of Tri-cities in Kennewick, Washington. Calvary started in Steve’s home as a bible study in 1990 and is currently located at its 15-acre campus in western Kennewick. Steve spent much of his childhood in Riverside, in the Southern California area. Coming from a broken home, he had much of the baggage that can come along with a “dysfunctional family” along with a rep as a partier and all around rowdy guy. As a teenager he was invited by a friend to attend Calvary Chapel in Riverside. It was that night in the summer of 1975 that he first surrendered his life to Jesus.
Steve’s life changed drastically and he began looking for ways he could please and serve the Lord who saved him. He sat under the teaching of Greg Laurie, pastor of Calvary Riverside and began getting involved in ministry at Calvary Chapel. In 1982, he married Bobi Sparks who had also been raised in Riverside. A little over a year after their wedding, God led Bobi and him to move to Big Bear, California where he served assistant pastor at Calvary Chapel Big Bear for 7 years. In 1990, God led them to the Tri-Cities area, along with several good friends. God began to bless and Calvary Chapel of Tri-Cities was the result. Calvary has a number of outreach ministries including a daily radio program; “Crosswalk”, a full power radio station; KBLD, and a 633 acre conference center in the local mountains.
Pastor Holland Davis is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel San Clemente, a church he planted with his wife Roxie in 2010. He’s been involved in Calvary Chapel worship since 1977 where he was the first worship leader for Calvary Chapel Vista at the age of 16. Early in ministry he served as a worship leader and had a number of songs published through Rolltop Music, Word Music, Vineyard Music and Maranatha! Music. In 1997, Holland became the A&R and Marketing Director for Maranatha! Music where he helped develop the WOW Worship Series. He also had the opportunity to serve various ministries such as FamilyLife, The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Exodus International, National Worship Leader Conference, Christian Musician Summit and various Calvary Chapel events. After Maranatha! Music, Holland went on staff at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa with Pastor Chuck Smith where he started the School of Worship and relaunched Calvary Chapel Music. Today he is the author of Let It Rise: A Manual For Worship and the teaching pastor for Worship Life Radio. He is a guest speaker and worship leader at various Southern California Universities and Calvary Chapel churches, conferences and retreats