Calvary is led by a team of passionate pastors, ministry directors, deacon and lay leaders.
PASTOR GABE MOORE
Gabe has been on staff at Calvary since 2010, serving in various capacities. In 2016, Calvary chose him to be the Senior Pastor. He truly believes that making disciples is the core of every believer’s calling (Matt 28:18-20). Gabe’s passion is to see the church and its ministries effectively do just that.
He and his wife, Dawn, live in Crystal Lake with their 5 kids. Gabe is a sports fan… everything from ping pong to football… if it can be competitive, he’ll watch it, play it, and try to beat you. Just ask his kids if he’s ever “let them win.”
Significant Verse that sets the pace for life and ministry:
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” -Romans 12:1-2
PASTOR NICK TORRES
PASTOR – LUZ DE BETEL
PASTOR MIKE MCCONNELL
God called Mike to join Calvary’s staff as Associate Pastor in May 2019. Among other various responsibilities he will focus on leading our Youth and Children’s programs and Young Adult ministry. Mike is extremely passionate about discipleship and mentoring and lives to share the story of how God rescued him from a life behind bars and called him into the ministry. He grew up in Delaware and met his wife at Word of Life Bible Institute. Mike loves spending time with his wife and 2 young children and enjoys watching football and lifting weights. His life verse is Philippians 3:13- “Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead…”
Marissa came to Calvary in May 2019 along with her husband Mike. She will be leading the worship team and helping develop a new season of worship ministry to the church. Marissa loves to sing for the Lord and share with others how God took her broken past and redeemed it for his glory. Marissa grew up in Pennsylvania and met her husband at Word of Life Bible Institute. She loves spending time with her husband and 2 young children, and enjoys reading and being outdoors. One of Marissa’s life verses is Philippians 3:8, “Nothing is as wonderful as knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. I have given up everything else and count it all as garbage. All I want is Christ.”
Calvary’s Support and Volunteer Team
Calvary is blessed to have a host of folks who give of their time to serve. A team of sacrificial volunteers lead our children’s ministries. Each one spends hours each week preparing lessons and overseeing classrooms where our kids are taught and shown the love of God. Volunteers lead our Men’s and Women’s ministries as well as our Royal Ranger program. Say thanks to them next time you get a chance!
DEACONS & ELDERS
Deacons: Alice Babcock, Michelle Colon, Fred Bock, Don Naaf, Steve Tobin, Josh Winkler
Elders: Steve Fiedler, Russ Schroeder, Tom Miller