Rick Skelton - Senior Pastor

I grew up in East Detroit, Michigan, and graduated from East Detroit High School. I was a small guy and got picked on a lot, so to have friends I got involved in drugs, drinking, and street gangs. In 1973, I moved with my family to California and I wanted to have a new start on life. I met my wife and we later got married, but unfortunately I started drinking and doing drugs again, so we had a pretty rough start. Even after we had our first daughter, Crystal, the drinking and drugs didn't stop...

Pastor Rick Skelton

Pastor Dave Blevins

Dave Blevins - Pastor

In 1956, my Dad and Mom packed up our small family and moved us from our home town in East Tennessee to Southern California. My Dad had accepted a job as a school teacher in the fast growing suburbs of Los Angeles and we eventually settled in La Puente. My Dad was raised in the Methodist Church and my Mom as a Southern Baptist. The folks made sure that we prayed at every meal and my Mom prayed with us kids almost every night. We always had a Bible in the house but, being part of the original "Television Generation", we were soon addicted to T.V. which hindered both our spiritual and academic growth...


Mike Gist - Pastor

I was born an orphan in Tokyo, Japan. My adoptive parents adopted me when I was four years old. We came back to the United States when I was five and about a year later, my mother filed for divorce from my father. My mother and I moved to Southern California where my mom had relatives. I had attended Catholic church during the short time my parents were married and I remember praying every night that my parents would get back together. I did that for the next couple of years as my mom and I moved around during my early childhood. I remember believing in God then because he had sent me a mother and father that wanted me...

Pastor Mike Gist

Pastor Larry Wirtz

Larry Wirtz - Pastor

I was born in Los Angles, California and grew up in Covina, a small town just east of L.A. I was raised up in Catholicism, which always left me wondering what was written in the bible. We had a big red bible in our living room, but it was for looking at and not for reading. One day we got this series of books called the, The Bible Story’s and my Dad began to read them to me and my sisters. They really made Gods Word interesting. The Word came to life in a real way for me. Fast forward to my teen years, I began to seek the world more than the things of God...


Steve Cervino - Children's Ministry Pastor

I grew up in Bellflower California and as a youth, I attended a Catholic grade school until the 6th grade. Then in 1976, our family packed up and moved to Norco. That’s when it all started to go wrong for me. I was now introduced into the public school system; things were definitely going to be different. Before I knew it I was hanging out with the wrong crowed. By the time I hit High School I was into a lot of bad things, including drugs and alcohol. I did manage to graduate from High School. That must have been the Lord behind the scenes. I got married at the age of 22 and fortunately was able to get my act together...

Pastor Steve Cervino

Pastor Martin Magdaleno

Martin Magdaleno - Spanish Pastor

I am originally from Zamora Michoacán (Mexico). God has given me the privilege in Jesus Christ to be the Spanish Ministry Pastor here at Calvary Chapel Adelanto. My up bringing was in Zamora, Michoacán, Mexico but in March of 1984 when I was 19 years old I jump the border illegally with the idea to look for my ex-girlfriend Edith. I came to the United States with the American Dream in mind and once in The United States I thought I could live the same life that I lived of sin in Mexico with the drinking and partying, not knowing that this country was full of law and order and as a result of my partying and drinking I got a DUI on Thanks Giving Day in March of 1984 and went to the Los Ángeles County Jail for 3 days because I owed a J-Walking ticket that I did not pay from March to November when it was $10 dollars when I got it, in November went up to $300.00 dollars. I realized that in this country I was not getting away with the way I was living my life...