When difficult life circumstance hit or we encounter periods of dramatic life change, what we experience can make our lives confusing and even unmanageable. Calvary Care Ministries is a community of care that’s purpose is to meet the emotional and physical needs of individuals, marriages, and families.
We exist to come alongside and walk this journey with you by offering biblically-based, Christ-centered resources to help you grow in your faith as you face challenging seasons in your life including:
Calvary Life Counseling Center
The Calvary Life Counseling Center seeks to serve you by joining you in your journey of embracing God’s hope and healing for your life. Our prayer is that God would free you to be the person He wants you to be so you can live the life He intends for you to live. Learn more and make an appointment
Spiritual Direction is one Christian helping another Christian to: pay attention to God’s communication by His Spirit and through His Word, respond to God who communicates personally, grow in intimacy with God and live life out of this relationship. At Calvary, we offer both individual and group direction.
A Support Group is an Open Ended, Felt Need Based group of like minded people who are all experiencing a similar life struggle. The purpose of a support group is to receive Support, Prayer, Encouragement and Accountability in a safe, confidential, Christ-centered, biblically-based environment. All of our groups have a trained facilitator equipped to lead with a passion for helping people.
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered twelve-step program and a ministry of Calvary Church of Santa Ana. We are a safe haven where people who are hurting can experience hope and healing in a Christian community. All are welcome to come and join us each Wednesday night.
Hope for Our Marriage
This ministry matches husbands and wives who are struggling in their marriage relationship with Encourager couples who can come alongside and help in the process of restoring each spouse’s relationship with the Lord. It is not just about tips and techniques or dos and don’ts. It is about committing to put into practice the truth and power of God’s Word in the marriage relationship.
We want to lift you up in prayer in your time of need. There are several ways available to submit prayer requests to our Elders, Pastors and Prayer Team. We also have many opportunities to prayed with, including at the end of each Sunday morning service.
Walk in Ministry
When a sudden need arises, (whether that is food, clothing, shelter, prayer, biblical questions) and you need assistance at a moments notice our walk in ministry is available. You will be greeted by a VIPS (Volunteer In Pastoral Service) and helped and directed to meet your particular need. If you wish to speak with one of the VIPS, call 714-550-2141. Or you can meet with a VIPS by going to the Church Office at 1010 N. Tustin Avenue, Santa Ana. The VIPS, services are available Monday through Friday during office hours. An appointment is recommended.
Local Resource List
The Local Resource List includes Employment, Housing and other opportunities. Printed copies of the Resource List are available in the church office during the week. We are unable to list those who are looking for jobs.
Calvary offers Financial Coaching on how to manage your money God’s way with Biblical financial principles, practical application and encouragement with accountability. Contact Pastor Ray Pertierra at 714-550-2358 or to learn about this equipping ministry.
As people give to Calvary’s Emergency Needs Fund (ENF), we are then able to come alongside those in the Calvary family in the midst of their financial challenge. We assist primarily with food, shelter and clothing related needs. Only through the faithful generosity of our people are we able to offer the additional unique helps: Widows/Widowers and Single Parents Program, assistance with professional counseling costs, and The Good Samaritan Program. Contact us if you have a need at or call 714-550-2310. Download the ENF Worksheet Here
Hospital, Care Facility and Homebound Visitation
We reach out, by phone and personal visits, to those of our Church family who are homebound, in a care facility or in local hospitals. Please keep us informed of those in our church and their immediate family as a need arises. Contact Norma at 714-973-4800 ext. 0 or . Or, If you would like to participate in this loving and rewarding ministry, we are taking applications now for volunteer. If you have questions or would like to participate, please call 714-550-2310.
Memorial Service Assistance
We minister to the church family, their relatives and friends in their time of bereavement. We minister to families and individuals of our community as the opportunity arises, in a loving, caring, spiritual and professional way, working with mortuary and cemetery personnel, assisting in every way possible to meet the needs of those we are called upon to serve. It is the church's desire to minister to all who are in need at the time of bereavement regardless of ability to pay, race, color or creed. All services must conform to the beliefs and practices of the church's Board of Elders and Pastoral Staff. For more information, please contact Lois at 714-550-2312 or .
To help plan funeral and memorial arrangements we have developed the following downloadable guide:
Contact Calvary's Care Ministries at 714-550-2334 or