Ralph Rodriguez - Senior Pastor

I was born in Mexico City and was raised in South Central Los Angeles. At the very young age of 10 I was attracted to the gangs and street life, and started gang banging. After a while, I found that gangs were just a waste of time, so I started running by myself. The street life and gangster rap destroyed and consumed my heart and gave me the mentality of not caring or loving anything or anyone including myself. I also didn’t care for human life and was in and out of jail...

Pastor Ralph Rodriguez

Pastor Steve Cervino

Steve Cervino - Associate 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...


Dave Blevins - Assistant 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...

Pastor Dave Blevins

Pastor Mike Gist

Mike Gist - Assistant 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...


Larry Wirtz - Assistant 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...

Pastor Larry Wirtz

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...