There are hundreds of people serving here at 1010 N Tustin Ave and around the world. The men and women listed below represent a small piece of that larger picture of the body of Christ at work as they guide the ministries of Calvary Church. Whether on staff or a voluntary member of the Elder Board, all those who provide leadership for Calvary need your encouragement and prayers.

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David  Mitchell

David Mitchell

Teaching + Spiritual Enrichmentoffice: office: 714-550-2343

What do you do at Calvary?

Having served as Calvary's Senior Pastor for 22 years, I am now taking on the role of Pastor of Teaching and Spiritual Enrichment. This will still include some Sunday morning preaching, along with weekly teaching on Wednesday nights and helping with ministry aspects of Calvary Christian School. My role will also include four M’s: Membership care—hospital visits, funerals and weddings; Missionary care—encouraging those serving around the world; Mentoring—building up younger men seeking to grow in spiritual maturity and leadership; Mission—working in an evangelistic way as a chaplain with the Santa Ana police.  I look forward to serving alongside you in new ways in 2018.


How did you become a follower of Jesus?

My father has been my biggest influence. He was a pastor for over 30 years in the same church and displayed a faithfulness to serving in the local church. My parents shared the gospel of Jesus Christ with me when I was young and around age 12, I prayed with my mother to trust in Christ as my Savior. 


Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Education / Training: I attended Westmont College where I graduated with a degree in psychology, Dallas Theological Seminary with an emphasis in pastoral ministries and Talbot School of Theology where I studied church growth and leadership. 

At Calvary Since: 1995

Favorite Bible Verse: Jeremiah 9:23, 24

Children: Jessica and Kirstie

Married to: Joy

Married since: 1974