Our Staff

Bryan Parish - Lead Pastor
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Pastor Bryan has been Senior Pastor at Calvary Chapel La Mirada since 1985 and Mission Calvary since 2015. Bryan graduated from Biola University in 1985 with a B.S. Degree in Bible. In 1995, he received his masters’ degree in Divinity from Talbot Theological Seminary.

 

Bryan teaches at the Calvary Chapel La Mirada Bible Ministry School and has taught at Calvary Chapel Bible College at Murrieta Hot Springs. He has also taught at Calvary Chapel Bible College extension campuses at Downey and South Bay.

 

Pastor Bryan met his wife Lisa in 1981 when they were attending Point Loma College. They were married in 1983. They have five lovely children: Anneliese, Bryan, Candace, Dylan, and Ethan.

Bryan Bowers - Associate Pastor
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Pastor Bryan has been Associate Pastor at  Mission Calvary since 2015. Bryan received his undergraduate degree in computer information systems at Cal Poly, Pomona, and his MBA from UC Irvine.  He graduated from Calvary Chapel School of Ministry in 2012.

 

Bryan teaches at Calvary Chapel La Mirada Bible Ministry School.  He’s served in ministry at Calvary Chapel Rancho Santa Margarita and Calvary Chapel San Juan Capistrano.  He’s served internationally in Mexico and Ecuador.

 

Bryan married his high school sweetheart, Larina, in 1992.  They have two adult children: Sean and Breanna.

Joseph Cope - Associate Pastor
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Pastor Joseph has been Associate Pastor at Mission Calvary since 2016. Joseph received a degree in Biblical Studies from Calvary Chapel Bible College in 1993.  He graduated from Calvary Chapel School of Ministry in 1997.

 

Joseph teaches at Calvary Chapel La Mirada Bible Ministry School. He’s served as a pastor at Calvary Chapel Dana Point, Calvary Chapel Seaside, Horizon Christian Fellowship, Calvary Chapel Hilton Head, and Calvary Chapel of the Canyons.

 

Joseph met his wife Renee in 1993 while attending Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and married the same year. They have four children: Zechariah, Hannah, Benjamin, and Tabitha.

Chris De Ruyter - Associate Pastor
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Pastor Chris has been serving as an Associate Pastor at Mission Calvary since 2016.  He currently serves in the Marriage Ministry, Worship, Outreach and leads a home fellowship.

 

Chris has also served as a pastor at various Calvary Chapels over the years. He has also been privileged to share the Good News of Jesus Christ  all around the world through missions.

 

Chris and His wife Charlotte have been married since 1991. They have 2 children and enjoy spending time with their 2 grandchildren.

Stephen Wayne - Intern Pastor
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Stephen has been attending Mission Calvary since 2017 and has been serving under Pastor Bryan Parish since 2009 at Calvary Chapel La Mirada. Stephen graduated from the Calvary Chapel La Mirada Bible Ministry School in 2014.

 

Stephen has served in youth ministry since 2008 at Calvary Chapel Christian Center, Calvary Chapel La Mirada, and is currently leading the youth ministry at Mission Calvary.

 

Stephen met his wife Lena in 2014 while attending Calvary Chapel La Mirada and they were married in 2015. They have one child: Oliver

Connor Freer - Intern Pastor
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Connor Freer became a part of Mission Calvary in 2017. He is receiving his Bachelors Degree in Biblical Studies from Calvary Chapel Bible College. In 2014 Connor graduated from Calvary Chapel School of Worship.

 

Connor started a home fellowship Bible study called Freedom Fellowship in 2013 and currently continues to teach and lead the study. He has been involved in leading and directing worship since 2012 and continues to lead worship at Mission Calvary.

 

Connor feels called to become a pastor and to continue to teach and care for God’s people.

Caleb Leon - Intern Worship Leader
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Caleb has been an intern at Mission Calvary since 2017. He began attending Calvary Chapel La Mirada at the age of 9.  He learned to play drums at the age of 13 and became part of Calvary La Mirada’s worship team in 2009.  Caleb is also self-taught on guitar and in 2016 he began to lead worship with his beautiful girlfriend, Teague.

 

He currently lives in Chino, CA with his dad, Bob, his mother, Yolanda, and his sister, Faith.