*Pastor Joe and the elders of Calvary San Juan are monitoring the current state of our community and are prayerfully seeking ways to best serve our church body as well as our community. Please look on our website and social media accounts to see what changes are being made here at Calvary.

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Joe Gamez is our lead pastor.  He's been married to Ana for over 18 years.  Together they have seven children to the Glory of God!  Joe got saved in 1996 at an AMWAY convention in Houston, Texas.  That soapy career lasted less than a year but he continued to grow in his relationship with God.  The Lord eventually led him to Calvary Chapel San Antonio, the simple yet powerful verse by verse teaching is what inspired him to attend  Calvary Chapel Bible College where he also met his future wife.  After bible college he went back to San Antonio and served the Lord there until his calling to pastor on the beautiful San Juan Islands in 2007.

Karl Thomas heads up our M.A.C. (men at calvary) breakfast the third Saturday of every month. Also Karl was our Junior High Pastor for "raised jr high" for 9 years! He recently stepped aside and passed on the leadership role to a young couple in our church. He has been working with island youth for well over 10 years and God used him in that ministry mightily!  He is also part of our Tuesday morning prayer group, if you need prayer or have a prayer request shoot him an email.     

Greg Moses is our Children's ministry Pastor.  He serves alongside Pastor Joe in many of the day to day operations of the fellowship and he also is the lead overseer of our life groups. Him and his wife, Vic Moses, are very involved in our church body and community. He basically loves everyone and is definitely someone to go to for prayer and or encouragement.  If you are new to the fellowship and want to serve or be involved more,  he's a good guy to talk to.

Doug Guard is one of our church elders. Doug has been deeply involved in our church body and community in many different ways. He oversees a weekly life group, with his wife Lori Guard, on Sunday evenings. Doug also leads a Wednesday morning small group for those that struggle, or have struggled, with substance abuse. He is definitely someone to reach out to for prayer, or if you are interested in joining his Wednesday morning small group don't hesitate to shoot him an email.

Bryan Leighton is our worship pastor here at Calvary San Juan, as well as a part of our teaching team and stepping in to teach when needed on Sunday mornings. Bryan and his wife both have lived on San Juan Island for the majority of their lives and are very involved in our church body and especially in the community. If you need prayer or encouragement or if you have an interest in worship and a desire to serve in that way, Bryan is definitely the guy to go to. 

Abbie Vital is our church admin and social media manager. She handles a lot of the day to day tasks such as running our social media pages, uploading sermons to our website and other platforms, website editing, general bookkeeping, and helping clean the church. Abbie also assists her husband now as he leads the jr high youth group, and they both are invested in the lives of the kids here. If you have any questions about serving here at the church (coffee ministry, cooking for our youth groups, cleaning, etc.), or about our youth groups, or regarding our social media / website feel free to email her! 


Stephen Vital is the leader of our Junior High youth group! Stephen moved to the island last year, after graduating from his internship at Calvary Chapel Bible College in New Zealand (where him and Abbie met and got engaged!) They got married in August 2019 and he immediately hopped into serving here by cleaning with Abbie, making coffees on Sunday mornings, and helping with the High School youth group. Now he continues serving coffees on Sunday, and leads our Jr High youth group Sundays and Thursdays.