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Pastor Pete Mallinger

Pete Mallinger

Senior Pastor

My name is Pete Mallinger, and I have been the Pastor of Calvary Chapel El Centro since we began the fellowship in 1977.

After getting out of the service in 1972, I was searching to find myself, and like many, I tried all kinds of things to bring me peace. Nothing brought any fulfillment to my life until one Monday night on May 12th, 1975. I found myself in a Church in San Diego, and that night changed me forever. The previous week I had gone to a church that Mike MacIntosh (pastor of Horizon Christian Fellowship, as it is called today, part of the Calvary Chapel movement) was sharing out of the Word of God in, and it touched me like nothing else has ever done.

 
CC Bible College Director Sean Arviso Jr.

Sean Arviso Jr.

Assistant Pastor
CC Bible College Director

Born in 1994 in Brawley, California, for the first 12 years of my life I was living in dysfunctional families and then a child of the state with no God, no Bible, no Church, and no direction. Like many, I got involved with the wrong things and the wrong crowds while living a life contrary to God's will. During this time, early in my freshman year of high school, I was invited to the youth group of Calvary Chapel El Centro.

I attended in the beginning merely as a social gathering with my friends, and in the course of about a year, my old friends began to dwindle away while I stayed. I kept asking question after question, trying to find a hole within Christianity, or prove the unreliability of the Bible; however, with every question, I received an answer. There came a point one youth group night where I finally accepted that Jesus really is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and that no one comes to the Father except through Him (John 14:6). There have been many instrumental people that God has used in my life since then to disciple me into a life-long follower of Jesus Christ. I now get to do the same for others.


Patty Estrada Church Secretary

Patty Estrada

Church Secretary

I have known about Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for us all my life. Having grown up in a Catholic home, we went to church every Sunday. However, not until 1999 was it shared with me that I could have a personal relationship with my Savior. Through Calvary Chapel Ramona, my husband, Hector & I accepted the Lord as not only our Savior but as our best friend, the One who would save our marriage and keep us together as a family. I believe we were so open to receive because of the love we felt from people who didn't even know us yet loved on us during a very difficult time in our lives. It reminds me of the verse John 13:35 that says "By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples: if ye have love one for another."

 
 

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