Love God. Love Neighbor.

(Repeat)

Are you seeking a loving community that makes Jesus king over every realm of their lives?

Do you desire:

  • A healthy church family that seeks to love God supremely and their neighbors as themselves?
  • To grow in Bible learning with other Jesus followers?
  • To see your community transformed by the Gospel?

If this sounds like you – welcome to Calvary Nexus.

Come to Church

We are a movement of Jesus’ followers devoted to loving God and our neighbors, and we want to welcome you into the family of God.

Neighborhood Groups

God is calling us to saturate our community with the gospel through Christ-centered neighborhood groups.

Neighborhood Group Vision
Community Impact

God is calling us to meet the needs spiritual and physical needs of every public school serving elementary aged student in our community.

School Adoption Vision

Through you, God will transform:

Workplaces

Schools

Neighborhoods

Communities

into places where Christ is magnified and the Holy Spirit dwells.

Where Christ has led us?

Calvary Nexus began in 1996 with a handful of people meeting at a park. As our church continued to grow, we purchased land and developed our campus on Mobil Ave in Camarillo. We continue to praise God for His faithfulness as we watch people come to know Christ and be baptized.

Where Christ is Leading us?

Over the next 10 years, we want to saturate our community with Christ-centered Neighborhood Groups where we learn to love God and our neighbors better.

WHAT WE BELIEVE AND WHY

Here is a representative overview of the philosophy of ministry and theology of the Calvary Chapel movement and Calvary Nexus. In this concise work, you and others you lead will have a better understanding of the essentials of our philosophy and theology that make Calvary Chapels distinct. We have discovered how important it is for leaders and those who are following to understand these essentials.

What we believe and Why

Jesus

We’re a gathering of believers who point to Jesus as our Lord and King. As we grow together, our one desire is to know Christ and become more like him through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Worship

We’re not part of any denomination – but not because we’re opposed to them. We simply hold fast to biblical truths and leave the denominational divisions outside the walls of Calvary Nexus.

We believe worship of God should be:

Spiritual

We remain flexible and yielded to the Holy Spirit to direct our worship.

Inspirational

We give a great place to music in our worship.

Intelligent

Our services emphasize teaching the Word of God so that He might instruct our worship.

Fruitful

We look for His Love in our lives as evidence that we are worshipping Him in Spirit and in truth.

We align with the National Association of Evangelicals Statement of Faith.  

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Neighborhood Groups

Neighborhood Groups are a small group of 6-12 individuals, connecting people in real relationships where they live, work, study, and play. The groups generally meet weekly, and are designed to be the primary place where we learn how to follow Jesus.

Words on a page can only tell you so much about the heart of our church. To learn more about who we are, check out this video:

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Our Team

Staff

Founding & Teaching Pastor

Bruce Zachary

Bruce Zachary was raised in a Jewish home, and came to faith in Christ as Messiah over 30 years ago. He has been teaching the Bible for 30+ years. He and Karen, his lovely bride have been married since 1991, and are blessed by their sons Joshua and Jonathan. Bruce taught at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa’s School of the Bible, and is a graduate of CCCM’s School of Ministry. He has been an ordained pastor for near 30 years, and was an attorney for 25 years. In 1996 he planted Calvary Nexus in Camarillo, Ca. where he continues to serve as teaching pastor. Bruce is the author of 17 books, and has directed the Calvary Church Planting Network [CCPN] a global church planting initiative.
Care & Connections Pastor

Roger Halcomb

Roger has been on staff with Calvary Nexus as Associate Pastor since January 1, 2006. Roger grew up in Oxnard and Camarillo graduating from Camarillo High. He met his wife, Lynn while finishing up Bible College. They live in Camarillo and have two adult children Laine and Mike. Roger is now in the role of Executive Pastor and he oversees the leaders of most of Calvary Nexus ministries, such as Men’s, Women’s, Middle School, High School, Tech and Kids ministries. He is also responsible to lead the Biblical Counseling and Care ministries.
Community Life & Assimilation Pastor

Jeremy Einem

Jeremy has been in the role of the Community Life Pastor since he came on staff in March of 2020. Jeremy was born and raised just outside Detroit, MI. He attended Spring Arbor University where he majored in Pastoral Studies and Biblical Studies. He then went on to receive his Masters from Liberty University in Christian Leadership. He was serving in ministry as a pastor and Next Generation leader at a church in Michigan for 10 years before coming to Camarillo and Calvary Nexus. His wife Caley attended Nexus throughout her student years, and has brought her, Jeremy, and their daughter back to serve this community. Jeremy is primarily responsible for the leadership of the Neighborhood Groups and overall assimilation.
Family Pastor

Chris Bague

Chris grew up in the Church, but didn't pursue a deeper relationship with Christ until 17. Since working in full-time ministry, Chris has served as a youth pastor in Newbury Park and an assistant pastor in Thousand Oaks. He has been married to his sweet wife, Amanda, since they were 21 and together they have a beautiful girl, Avia. Since moving to Camarillo in 2017, their heart was to worship in the community in which they lived. Calvary Nexus was the answer to their prayers. They love being a part of the Nexus community as God works in them and through them!
Worship & Young Adults Director

Austin Palmer

I’ve been walking with the Lord for the past eight years, and Calvary Nexus has been my home for nearly the whole time. The Lord has recently placed a burden on my heart to serve and teach middle school students attempting to navigate this increasingly anxious cultural moment. My main goal is that students would be equipped with the Word of God and encounter the God of the Word.
Tech Ministry Pastor

Jorn S. Pahnke

Jorn grew up in and around the coastal community of Santa Cruz, CA. He sensed God’s call to ministry through his college years and had a passion for youth ministry, and youth camp ministry, which led him to being on full time staff at a Christian Camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains then almost six years as Youth Pastor at a church in Watsonville, CA. Jorn moved to Camarillo in 2008 and has been a part of Calvary Nexus since that time. He was blessed to get hired as a part-time Tech Ministry Assistant and shortly thereafter was offered the position of Tech Ministry Director in 2010. He met the loves of his life at Calvary Nexus when he got to know Jennene and her daughter Savannah. They became a family in 2013 and continue to seek out how God is directing their lives and ministries.
Kid's Ministry Director

Christina Rodriguez

Christina was born in the San Fernando Valley and moved to Ventura county when she was six years old. She grew up in a Christian home and accepted Christ as her Savior at age 7 and rededicated her life to Him at age 22. She is married to her best friend Robert and together they have six amazing children! Christina has completed 15 units of early childhood education and 32 units in general education. Her passions include spending quality time with her family and friends, baking, and being outdoors whether it's hiking, biking, a day at the beach or taking a run. One of her favorite quotes is "The space between God's promise and fulfillment is preparation.” Christina has a HUGE heart for children, kids ministry, and sharing the love of Jesus to those around her. She is super stoked about being able to serve the Lord on a daily basis at her workplace! Her favorite verse is Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.”
Kid’s Ministry Assistant

Lizette Halcomb

Lizette and her family have been attending Calvary Nexus since 2006. She loves Jesus and kids! Her favorite verse is 3 John 1:4, "I have no great joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth." With a burning desire to team up with her husband to disciple their family in the ways of Jesus, she is excited to be called to lead a ministry that partners with families to train their children to love and follow Jesus as well.
Women’s Counseling

Karen Zachary

Karen is the wife of Pastor Bruce. They have 2 sons. She has a heart for people and desires to hear God’s voice in whatever she does. Karen also helps with women’s counseling at the church.

People would described Karen as a free spirit, very excepting of people, creative, & someone who loves change. She loves to crochet and has recently started a small business with a friend.

Karen‘s favorite verse ‘at the moment’ is “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us...” Eph. 3:20. She has seen God do amazing things in her life and has no doubt that He is the one that makes them happen. Her desire is to bring glory to Him even through all of her mistakes and humanness.

Business Admin Pastor

David Johnson

David has served at Calvary Nexus since 2004 following a career in corporate finance. David and his lovely wife, Carol, were married in 1972 and have lived in Camarillo since 1999. They are the proud parents of four married adult girls and they currently enjoy seven grandchildren and one great grandchild with two additional grandchildren and two additional great grandchildren under construction and due in 2021.
Administrator

Mindy Palmer

Mindy is the administrator here at Calvary Nexus. She grew up in a believing household and has been attending Calvary Nexus with her family since they moved to Camarillo in 2006. She started attending the Young Adults group in the fall of 2013 where she met her husband, Austin Palmer. She served on staff as a youth intern for two years in 2014-2016, and God opened up an opportunity for her to be hired on staff as the administrator in March of 2019.
Family Ministry Assistant

Anthony Arredondo

Meet Anthony Arredondo! Anthony has been a part of Calvary Nexus since he was 5, lived in Camarillo his whole life, and has had a passion and desire on his heart to be a pastor since he was 14! At this time Anthony is our Assistant/youth admin and he is actively a part of both of our Middle School and High School groups, planning events, youth parties, and as well as shepherding students and periodically teaching in both ministries! Anthony, while working toward becoming a pastor, is also getting ready to marry the love of his life in spring of 2021!
Media Specialist

Yvette Hazeltine

Yvette was born and raised in Ventura county and was adopted when she was about 6 years old. She’s got seven siblings scattered around North America. Once she started High School, she started attending The Bridge and Haven, which eventually led her to becoming a believer. Yvette has been attending Calvary Nexus since she was a freshman in high school, and she started on staff as a tech intern in 2018, and then moved onto now being the student ministries intern/media assistant . She loves working with the students while also being able to serve being a part of the social media team!
Neighborhood Group Ambassador

Peter Vapor

Peter accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior in 1986 in Cerritos, CA. Shortly after high school, he joined the U.S. Navy and retired honorably after 29 years of faithful service. Along his journey, he met his beautiful wife Lannie in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. They married in Dec 1994 and have five amazing and wonderful daughters. Peter has been attending and serving at Calvary Nexus since 2015. He loves serving and growing here at Calvary Nexus because of its simple, yet profound mission statement: Loving God and loving neighbors (Matt: 22:37-39). He loves deep-sea fishing, hiking, and cycling. His all-time favorite Bible verse is Matt. 6:33, "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you."

Elder & Deacons

Bruce Zachary

Teaching Pastor – Elder

Roger Halcomb

Care & Connection Pastor – Elder

Jeremy Einem

Community Life Pastor – Elder

Chris Bague

Family Pastor – Elder

David Johnson

Business Admin Pastor – Elder

Jorn S. Pahnke

Tech Ministry Pastor – Elder

Jorge Rodriguez

Spanish Ministry Pastor – Elder

Annual Report

Want to learn more about all that God is doing at Calvary Nexus? Check out our 2020 Annual Report!

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Welcome to Calvary Nexus

We are a movement of Jesus followers dedicated to loving God and loving our neighbor.
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