PASTORS

Born In: 1975
Birthplace: Fontana, CA
Pastor Since: 2010
Married To: Laura Vasquez
Children: Aaron and Lauren
Vision: L.E.A.D.

daniel vasquez

 

THE CALL

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you had known me you would have known my father also; and from now on you know him and have seen him.” – John 14:6-7

There’s only one way to the father: Jesus Christ.

Here at Calvary Chapel Fontana our goal is to pull people from a crumbling world and set them on solid ground; a narrow path through Jesus Christ to the father.

Growing up without a father truly taught me what it is to be reliant on my true heavenly father. Looking up to great men of faith such as Paul, I too wanted an unshakable faith. Forty years ago a great man of God rose up to start a movement known as The Calvary Chapel Movement. The Lord put a definite calling on my life to be a city on a hill, a light that could not be covered. It was there that the Lord met me and called me to Fontana. With an uncertain future we followed blindly as faith so often requires.

Chasing the will of the Father it was time for my family and I to take a risk. Through all the trials and struggles one thing has remained the same:God is good. Five years later we are privileged to call ourselves not only Calvary Chapel Fontana, but a church that seeks the will of God without ceasing. In Matthew 28 Jesus gave a calling for every believer,“to go make disciples of all the nations”, and that’s exactly what we intend to do; To lead people to Jesus Christ.

steve perales

 

I was one of the many who were born into a Christian family, but never took my walk with God seriously. I always knew that God existed and that He was deserving of my full devotion to Him, but I was never able to take that step of faith. Through high school and college I was on my way to worldly success as I pursued a career in medicine, however my walk with God was very shallow. In 2012, upon graduating from UCLA with a BS in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, I began to volunteer at Calvary Chapel Fontana over the summer. God used this as an opportunity to show me that I needed more of Him in my life, and in a few short months I was on my way to Haiti for a mission trip. It was there that God affirmed in my life that I was designed by Him to be a teacher of the Word of God. Rather than going to further my education in the area of medicine, God called me to go to the Calvary Chapel School of Ministry in Costa Mesa.

Since then God has radically changed my life; I no longer have a shallow walk with God, but I pursue Him each day. Due to my past, God has opened my eyes to the peril that can sometimes face youth growing up in the church. Many know of God, but do not live a life that is committed to serving God. It is because of this apathetic attitude that God has given the LEDS vision for the youth ministry: to Love, Equip, Disciple, and Send. It is not enough for our youth to know of God, but to follow His commandments (John 13:17)

Steven Perales

Calvary Chapel Summit Church Fontana

Born In: 1989
Birthplace: Pomona, CA
Pastor Since: 2014
Married To: Andrea Perales
Children: No Children
Vision: L.E.D.S

Born In: 1974
Birthplace: Upland, Ca.
Pastor Since: 2015
Married To: Gloria Torrez
Children: Andrew, Sabrena, Mason, and Ryan
Vision: L.E.A.D.

david torrez

 

Bio coming soon.

gil avila

 

Bio coming soon.

Born In: 1971
Birthplace: Montebello, Ca.
Pastor Since: 2015
Married To: Ana Avila
Children: Gilbert Armand Avila
Vision: L.E.A.D.