Pamela Chesterman is the Lead Pastor of Calvary Christian Center. Pastor Pam was born and raised in the Coachella Valley, and received her B.A. in ministry from Bethany Bible College in Northern California. She served as Youth Pastor for the Scotts Valley Free Methodist Church before returning to the Desert. She served Calvary first as Youth Pastor, then as Associate Pastor. In January of 2004, she became the Lead Pastor. Under her leadership, CCC has enlarged its vision to reach outside of the walls of the church and become a resource for healing and restoration in the community. Convinced that Jesus truly IS " The Way, the Truth, and the The Life," CCC endeavors to reach out to the community in practical demonstrations of His Love: identifying needs, and seeking to help individuals find help to meet those needs, In the process, CCC is helping men and women to find personal wholeness and significance.
Associate Pastors Frank and Danielle Noriega were both born and raised in the Coachella Valley; however, they grew up on different sides of the spectrum. Frank grew up in a life of gangs and violence, while Danielle was raised in church and private school. Despite these differences they both needed the chain breaking power of Jesus Christ to step into their lives. Now married 7 years with many children, they have a unique but powerful outlook on a life serving Jesus. Religion is out the door and a passionate love relationship with Jesus Christ is what they chase after. Their testimony is a reminder that Jesus is always enough.
Ezekiel 37:10 “So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet-a vast army.”
Spanish Ministry Pastors
Pastors Noel and Tiffany Ortiz lead the Spanish Ministry at Calvary Christian Center. Noel was raised in the Coachella Valley after his parents relocated from New York. Tiffany was raised in Las Vegas and relocated to the Coachella Valley from Long Beach. Noel received his BA in Business Management from Cal State San Bernardino. He is currently attending Valor Christian College and working toward a degree in Pastoral Leadership. Tiffany studied Christian Education at BIOLA University before the Lord led her to the Coachella Valley. Noel & Tiffany were married in 2014 here at Calvary Christian Center. Their heart is to lead members of the local Hispanic Community into a personal relationship with the Lord through his love and grace.