We have a passion for people, our city and our world. Our culture and leadership is characterized by worship, the love of God, and a genuine call to ministry. These core values have been shaped by our rich history of great co-workers and energy always pressing forward in our call to love God and love others.

  • Lucas parks

    elder/lead pastor

    Lucas came to a saving faith in Christ as a young child. As a young adult, God stirred within him a desire for fulltime ministry. In 1994 he married his wife Su and the two began serving God's people together as Lucas completed his Theology Degree from Covington Theological Seminary. In 2005 they moved to Northern Ireland, where Lucas spent his early childhood, to serve as associate pastor in an established church. Over time, God grew the desire in their hearts to plant a church with the mission of introducing people to Jesus, cultivating an environment where lost people could experience Jesus and find friendship in the community of faith. In 2010 Village Church Belfast was planted with Lucas as its lead pastor. After establishing Village Church with a healthy eldership and pastors the Parks returned to the US in 2020, where Lucas served in a transitional role as the Missions Pastor at Foothill Church in Glendora, CA before being called as the Lead Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church HB in 2023. 

    Lucas and Su have 3 children, and in his free time Lucas enjoys the outdoors, Paddle boarding, and Dodger games. 

  • Pat Cottrell    

    Elder/ Pastor

    Pat attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he met both Christ as his Savior and his beloved wife, Camilla. Both have brought to him a life of joy, passion, and purpose. Pat graduated from Cal Poly with his BS in mechanical engineering in 1977 and was commissioned in the US Army. He served in the US Army for six years, three in Germany and three as a Special Forces A-team leader. He went into full–time vocational ministry in 1983, received his M.Div. from The Master’s Seminary in 1991, and was called as pastor of Calvary Baptist in 1990. Pat strives to faithfully shepherd believers to radically follow Jesus Christ and mobilize them to make disciples of their neighbors and the nations. He and Camilla are the grateful, growing parents of eleven children and 23 grandchildren (and counting).

  • Ed Lalonde   

    Pastor of Care Ministries

    After a 28 year career in law enforcement, Ed joined the staff at Calvary in 2004 where he oversees several ministries developed to build a sense of interdependence among those who worship here. Among Ed's greatest passions are discipling believers, seeing their personal relationship with Christ grow, and strengthening marriages on toward a “God centered, Christ exalting” one–flesh relationship that lasts a lifetime. Ed holds a degree in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible College. He and his wife, Robin, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary soon. They have two adult children, six grandchildren. and one great granddaughter.  In his free time you will find him running, at the gym lifting, traveling, or playing with his grandchildren.

  • Steven Brooks    roundedemail

    Pastor of Music and Arts

    Steven has a passion for the local church and a desire for training, equipping, and mentoring worship leaders. He holds a Doctor of Worship Studies (DWS) from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. His primary interests are corporate worship, music in the church, and most importantly, spiritual formation in the life of the worshiper.

    In addition to serving at Calvary Baptist, Steven teaches as an adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University, Vanguard University and Gateway Seminary. He is also the founder of Worship Quest Ministries, which provides resources and training for worship renewal in churches: Steven and his wife Brooke have two boys and in their free time you can find them at a baseball field or at the beach.

  • Philip galante

    lifegroup shepherd

    Philip Galante, along with his wife Ericka of 27 years and 2 children Jordan and Zion, have been attending Calvary Baptist Church for 13 years and has served the body of Christ in different capacities for 11 years.

    He currently serves as Shepherd of small groups, he serves in the marriage enrichment ministry, is a part of the Spanish Ministry, teaches classes at Calvary and also serves as a Deacon. His heart is for those who may be rejected or frowned upon by society, he has compassion for those in need of mentoring or discipleship, marriages that are going through trials and a heart for the elderly. He embraces the Spanish community and desires to bridge the gap between Hispanic and American cultures in the Church of Christ by sharing the Gospel in both Spanish and English.

    He is currently seeking to further his education at Whitefield Theological Seminary, pursuing a Certificate in Pastoral Counseling.

    Finally, he understands that character is best proven through trails and suffering and embraces the verse from Philippians 3:10:

    " That I may know Christ and the power of his rising from the dead, sharing in his pains and changing {my life} into the form of his death."