Who We Are

Our Mission

First Love Calvary Chapel has been formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Christ and be conformed to His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are not a denominational church, nor are we opposed to denominations as such, only to their over-emphasis of the doctrinal differences that have led to the division of the Body of Christ.

Our Mission

ReadingWe believe that God is the personal, transcendent, and sovereign Creator of all things.

We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, provided for the atonement of our sins by His substitutionary death on the cross, was bodily raised from the dead, ascended back to the right hand of the Father, and ever lives to make intercession for us.

We believe in the personal, visible, and pre-millennial second coming of Jesus Christ to the earth. He will return with His saints and set up an everlasting kingdom. After Jesus ascended to Heaven, He poured out His Holy Spirit on the believers in Jerusalem, enabling them to fulfill His command to preach the Gospel to the entire world, an obligation shared by all believers today.

We believe that all people are, by nature, separated from God and responsible for their own sin, but that salvation, redemption, and forgiveness are freely offered to all by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. When a person repents of sin and accepts Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord, trusting Him to save, that person is immediately born again. They are sealed by the Holy Spirit and all his/her sins are forgiven, and that person becomes a child of God, destined to spend eternity with the Lord.

We believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the Scriptures, and that they are valid for today, if they are exercised within the scriptural guidelines. We as believers are to covet the best gifts, seeking to exercise them in love that the whole Body of Christ might be edified.

We believe that love is more important than the most spectacular gifts, and without this love all exercise of spiritual gifts are done in vain.

First Love Calvary Chapel has been formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Christ and be conformed to His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are not a denominational church, nor are we opposed to denominations as such, only to their over-emphasis of the doctrinal differences that have led to the division of the Body of Christ.

We believe the only true basis of Christian fellowship is Christ’s Agape love, which is greater than any differences we possess and without which we have no right to claim ourselves Christians.

We believe worship of God should be spiritual. Therefore, we remain flexible and yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit to direct our worship.

We believe worship of God should be inspirational. Therefore, we give great place to music in our worship.

We believe worship of God should be intelligent. Therefore, our services are designed with great emphasis upon the teaching of the Word of God that He might instruct us how He should be worshipped.

We believe worship of God should be fruitful. Therefore, we look for His love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have truly been worshipping Him.

We believe in all the basic doctrines of historic Christianity.

We believe in the inerrancy of Scripture, that the Bible, Old and New Testaments are the inspired, infallible Word of God.

We believe that God is eternally existent in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Prayer

Having a personal relationship requires a constant contact. We do this by staying in communication with Jesus Christ through prayer.

Reading

Understanding our creator is achieved by reading The Bible, which Jesus Christ is revealed to us through its teaching and studying.

Fellowship

The body of Christ is only as strong as the disciples who meet together regularly. Be strengthened, receive wisdom and share in the love of our father by being connected.

Pastor’s Testimonies

We have worked hard to share the gospel, reach out to the community and make a
difference in the lives of others.
I had the words come into my heart, “these are sheep without a shepherd.” I know now it was God.
PASTOR JOHN SCHAFFER

I had the words come into my heart, “these are sheep without a shepherd.” I know now it was God.
PASTOR JOHN SCHAFFER

I had the words come into my heart, “these are sheep without a shepherd.” I know now it was God.
PASTOR JOHN SCHAFFER

Church Staff

Those Who Humbly Serve

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John Schaffer – Church Staff
Senior Pastor

Sean Daniel Meza – Church Staff
Assistant Pastor

Other Pastors

Those Who Humbly Serve

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part time within our church body.

Ed Fultz – Other Staff
Multimedia Pastor

Eric Reyes – Other Staff
Worship Director

Church Leadership

Mike Esquerra – Church Leader

Linda Carothers – Church Leader

Ed Fultz – Church Leader

Rich Christiansen – Church Leader

Melissa Christiansen – Church Leader

Rich Christiansen – Church Leader

Brian Onesto – Church Leader

Sara Bonilla – Church Leader

Mindy Leyvas – Church Leader

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Years Serving

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Followers of Christ

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Unwilling Hearts

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Pastor John's Morning Bible Study: 9 AM

Sunday Morning Virtual Study: 10:30 AM

In Person Sunday Night: 6:00 PM

Youth Ministry (JH/HS): 6:00 PM

Children's Ministry: 6:00 PM

Morning Prayer Group: 9:00AM – 10:00AM in Sanctuary

Women’s Morning Study: 9:00AM – 10:00AM in MPR (Contact Office for Schedule)

Men’s Fellowship: 7:00 PM

Morning Bible Study: On Hold

Evening In Person Study: 7:00PM - 8:30PM

Children's/Youth Ministry: 7:00PM

Pastor John Teaching: 10:00 AM

Steppin’ In The Light (Addictions Ministry): 7:30PM

The Gathering:  at 6pm ages 17+

 

 

forgiven house: Every Friday 7pm until late ages 17+

Homeless and Semi-Homeless Luncheon: 12 Noon 12:00 Noon