Married to Barbara Calender for 38 years.
children Marion and Dale.
trusted Christ as my personal Savior in February of 1961 and was raised in the Southern Baptist Church.
spiritually through the influence of the "Navigators " and "Campus Crusade for Christ".
March 1985 at "Los Gatos Christian Church"
Los Gatos, California .
Leadership, Communicating God's
Word, Evangelism and Administration
To exercise my communication
and leadership gifts as part of a leadership team to equip Christians (lay and staff)
to do the work
of the ministry by enabling them to make their unique contribution to the Body as God has designed
for maximum Kingdom impact.
Travelers Rest, S. Carolina (1970)
Institute of Biblical Studies,
University of Tennessee,
Georgia State University,
Georgia:Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology (1977)
- Institute of Christian Organizational Development (1983)
June 2003 to Present: New Life Community
Church, Prunedale, California (growing)
2001 to May 2003 First Baptist Church, Watsonville, California (450 attendance)
Position Held : Senior Pastor. Responsible for all
ministries, preaching and directing pastoral staff. Church more than doubled during my time as pastor.
1994 to 2000 Calvary Church, Charlotte, North Carolina (2,400) attendance).
Positions Held : Executive Pastor / Associate
Pastor Maturation Ministries. Supervised all ministerial staff and coordinated
all ministries of the church.
responsible for $8.2 million budget. Launched contemporary, casual, band-led Saturday evening service March of 1997 (125
average attendance), teaching and preaching on a weekly basis. Directed $7.4 million capital campaign for debt reduction.
developed small group ministry.
1986-1994 Santa Cruz Bible Church, Santa Cruz, California (2,300 attendance).
Positions Held : Executive Pastor (from 1990),
Pastor of Outreach and Administration, Pastor of Christian Education and Administration, Pastor of Christian
Education. Was responsible for Pastoral staff supervision, ministry coordination,preaching on a regular basis, teaching
ongoing adult elective classes and new members, equipping and launching (gift assessment and ministry placement)
classes. Coordinated new ministry development, business and financial management ($2.1 million budget), led $2 million
capital campaign and building
approval / development. Church grew from 700 to 2,300 during my ministry.
1985-1986 Haggai Institute for Advanced Leadership Training, Atlanta, Georgia
Position Held : Administrator. Was
responsible for administrative and financial affairs of the organization, coordinated six international offices and Singapore
1985-1986 Grinnett Community Church,
Lawrenceville, Georgia (250 attendance).
Position Held : Elder,
Teacher. Assisted in church planting effort after first year of establishment. Piloted $300,000 bond
issue and facilitated construction of church building. Church attendance grew from 120 to 250 during my involvement.
1982-1985 Los Gatos Christian Church, Los Gatos, California (4,500 attendance).
Position Held : Minister of Business Administration.
Responsible for business affairs of the church and administration of $6 million budget, teaching and pastoral ministry.
1977-1982 Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Minneapolis, Minnesota
Position Held : Crusade Director, Crusade Associate.
Assisted in or directed crusades for Billy Graham in Manila, Philippines, Singapore, Tokyo, and Fukuoka, Japan, Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil, Seoul, Korea, San Jose, CA, Boston, MA. and Hartford, CT. Directed television and telephone counseling center in
Conferences and Training Seminars
"Global Leadership Summit"
- Willow Creek Association
Leadership Summit" - Willow Creek Association
"Leadership Summit" - Willow Creek Community
Church (Santa Cruz satellite site)
"Small Groups conference" - Willow Creek Community Church
"Ministry That Transforms Lives" - George Barna
Successful Churches Have in Common" - George Barna
"Summit '95" -
Nehemiah Ministries - Presenter on Leadership Development
"Leading and Preaching
to Change Lives" - Bill Hybels and John Maxwell
"Executive Pastors Forum" Leadership
Network, Fred Smith
"How to Plant a Church" , Charles E. Fuller Institute,
"The Purpose Driven Church" , Saddleback Church Conference -
"Church in the 21st Century" , Leadership Network, Bob Buford & Lyle Schallar
"Church Grow Forum" , Wooddale Church, Leith Anderson
"The Making of a Ministry" , Team Development Inc., Don Cousin
"Beyond 800" - Charles E. Fuller Institute, Carl George
"Leadership Network Leader's Course" , Kennon Callahan
Pastors Conference, Willow Creek Community
Church, Bill Hybels & Jim Dethmer