EXPERIENCE
EXPERIENCE
2020
Interim Preaching Pastor
Calvary Presbyterian Church
Stockton, California

Calvary Presbyterian Church

Chris served as the Interim Preaching Pastor for this Stockton Church while he was pursuing his next ministry assignments. Calvary was in the midst of a pastoral transition and Chris provided solid biblical preaching/teaching, pastoral care, technological expertise, and leadership during COVID-19 and their transition.

2020
Leadership & Ministry Consultant
Church Assistance Ministry
Santa Clarita, California

Church Assistance Ministry

Church Assistance Ministry is a consulting group that provides high-caliber coaching, training and resourcing to churches and mission organizations. Chris joined this team of consultants in January of 2020 where he can use his expertise to help churches in the areas of staff/board training, church culture, discipleship pathways, Biblical training and compensation assessments and framework. i

2010-2019
Executive Pastor
The Bridge Evangelical Free Church
Fresno, California

The Bridge Church

The Bridge Church is a racially and socio-economically diverse congregation 1500 that hosts three English speaking gatherings, one Spanish speaking gathering, and one ASL (Deaf) gathering each week, as well as a dynamic Celebrate Recovery ministry of 300-400.

Chris' primary responsibilities revolved around oversight of 30 paid staff, ministry alignment and planning, new ministry initiatives, teaching, and spiritual formation.

1994-2010

Associate Pastor

Memorial Bible Church

Yakima, Washington

Memorial Bible Church

Chris was hired as an associate pastor when the average attendance was just over 250. The strong pattern of growth over the sixteen years (attendance of 700+) gave Chris an excellent opportunity to grow and mature as a church leader. In addition to his regular responsibilities, Chris focused on developing and overseeing a proactive assimilation strategy and restructured the church's local and global outreach teams.

1992-1994

Admissions Counselor

Dallas Theological Seminary

Dallas, Texas

Dallas Theological Seminary

Upon graduation from seminary, the school asked Chris to represent them to prospective students and the evangelical community. While he enjoyed the position very much, his deep desire has always been to serve the local church.

Chris Calvert

Pastor & Leader

Phone:

559-360-4120

 

Email:

chrismichelecalvert@gmail.com 

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