" The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor, He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free"
We believe that as His children, we have been called to carry out His mission, and in fact as those that believe on him, the works that he did shall we do also, and greater works than these!
Our mission is to reach out to Our Community, with the practical love of Christ to teach individuals.
According to John 14:12
Therefore, we are chosen to preach the message of good news to the poor, sent to announce pardon to prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, to set the burdened and battered free, and to announce,
"This is God's year to act!"
Our Lead Pastor
Pamela Chesterman is the 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.
Pastors Frank and Danielle Noriega serves as our Youth Pastors. Pastor Frank grew up in the Coachella Valley and his background gives him a unique take on outreach into this community. Pastor Danielle pursued ministerial studies first at Life Pacific College in Southern California, and then graduated from Valor College in Ohio. She is especially passionate to see this generation of young people rise up as The Great Army of Ezekiel 37 !
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.