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Love God. Love Neighbor.


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.

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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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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:





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.


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


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.


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:


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


We give a great place to music in our worship.


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


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


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 & Counseling 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 out of state. Roger and Lynn live in Camarillo and have two adult children Laine and Mike. Roger is currently in the role of Care & Counseling Pastor and is passionate about assisting staff and the congregation with spiritual, emotional and physical needs.
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 Ministry Overseer

John Richerson

John was raised on a farm near Arroyo Grande CA and retired in 2013 from the US Navy after many adventures with his wife Lisa. Together they have raised five children and have been living in Camarillo CA since 2016 and have been blessed to serving at Calvary Nexus since 2022. Both serve on the prayer and missions teams. John has a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master's Degree in Operations Research. He is passionate about seeing people connect with their identity in Christ and helping them grow in their Kingdom purpose.
Spanish Ministry Pastor

Jorge Rodriguez

Tech Ministry Pastor

Jorn 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. Jorn is currently the Tech Ministry Pastor overseeing all aspects of Service Production, Tech Ministry volunteer coordination/care, IT/Networking and ministry technical support.
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.
Youth Ministry Director

Chase Crough

Chase was born and raised in Fresno, CA. He has been a Christian since he was 7 years old and has been serving in church since 6th Grade. He is married to his better half, Jenell, who is pregnant with their first child and they also has 6 indoor cats! Chase went to Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO and has a double bachelors in General Christian Ministry and Deaf Communications.
Kid’s Ministry Director

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.
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."

Renee Viray

Renee said yes to Jesus in 2011, loves Him with all her heart and is passionate about people getting to know Him intimately & receive the grace He gives out freely. A recent transplant from LA County, Renee, her husband Joel, their 4 kids: Jared, Sophie, Sara, Aaron and two pugs; Yaya & Sadie began calling Camarillo home in February 2022. If you see her at church please stop and say hi-she loves getting to know people!

Anne Lynch

Anne was born and raised in Riverside California where she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior in 1979 Calvary Chapel Riverside (now known as Harvest Christian Fellowship). Anne and her husband Tom met and were married in Camarillo in 1991. They moved to Livermore (Northern) California in 1995 for 25 years, but always knew they wanted to return to Camarillo. They have two adult children, Ken who still lives in Livermore with his son Kenny and Jodi who lives in Snowmass Colorado with her husband Ricky and 3 children Brynn, Bear and Braea. She likes to ride her bicycle especially along the beach, go antiquing and garage sale hunting. She loves spending time in God's word and especially discussing it at Women's Wednesday Bible Study.
Media Specialist

Yvette Hazeltine

Yvette has been attending Calvary Nexus since she was a freshman in high school, and has been on staff, starting as a tech ministry intern, since she was 18 years old. She is currently the media specialist, specifically working in photography, videography, social media management, and production, while also attending Grand Canyon University online, pursing a degree in social media marketing. Along with all that, she serves alongside our youth and young adults ministries, and also work part time at Pacific Camps, an after school program hosted by the church.
Worship/Young Adults Intern

Sarah Yenney

Sarah grew up going to church with her family and accepted Christ at an early age. She started attending Calvary Nexus in 2021 and has loved getting to serve in different ministries around the church such as young adults, worship ministry, and kids ministry, She is so excited to now have the opportunity to intern in Young Adult Ministry and continue to learn more from the wonderful staff at Nexus!

Elder & Deacons

Bruce Zachary

Teaching Pastor – Elder

Roger Halcomb

Care & Counseling Pastor – Elder

Jeremy Einem

Community Life Pastor – Elder

Jorn S. Pahnke

Tech Ministry Pastor – Elder

Jorge Rodriguez

Spanish Ministry Pastor – Elder

Austin Palmer

Worship Director - Deacon

Peter Vapor

NG Ambassador - Deacon

Lizette Halcomb

Kids Ministry Director - Deacon

Church Board

Cameron Draine

Dave Santrella

Mike Holwick