"Jesus having called them near, said, ‘You have known that the rulers of the nations do exercise lordship over them, and those great do exercise authority over them, but it shall not be so among you, but whoever may will among you to become great, let him be your servant; and whoever may will among you to be first, let him be your servant; even as the Son of Man did not come to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many.'"
"Be shepherds of God’s flock that is among you, watching over it, not because you must but because you want to, and not greedily but eagerly, as God desires. Do not lord it over the people entrusted to you, but be examples to the flock."
"He must increase, but I must decrease."
We endeavor to practice the servant leadership principles taught and modeled by Jesus Christ and His apostles.
Steven, a Buffalo area native and Christian Central Academy graduate, is our worship leader and audio video director. When you watch our videos on Facebook or YouTube, you're seeing Steven putting his illustrious technological skills to work in building God's kingdom! Steven is a computer programmer and lives in East Amherst with his 2 cats - but if you ever visit him at his home, you'll swear he only has 1 cat!!! 😂🤣🤷♂️ (Steven has been notified that this "bio" will remain until he sends over his real bio 🤣🤣🤣)
Pastor Jason and his wife Marine founded Calvary Chapel Northtowns in the fall of 2017. They have been married since 2008, and have three boys. Jason grew up attending Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa under Pastor Chuck Smith. After going astray in his youth, Christ got a hold of him in his twenties. Jason spent a decade building his own kingdom in the business world before God called him into pastoral ministry and church planting. Jason is a graduate of Calvary Chapel Bible College.
Born in France, Marine pursued her MBA in finance. She was raised as a Catholic but was an ardent atheist until coming to faith in Christ in 2008. Marine is now a full-time wife, homemaker, and educator, and she serves in our children's, women's, and mom's ministries.
Jason & Marine are church-planting missionaries whose sending church is Calvary Chapel Hot Springs in Murrieta, California.
Pastor Rob is the senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Northtowns. Pastor Rob and his wife Kelly have been married since 2004 and have three wonderful children. Rob gave his life to Christ in 2007 after responding to the Gospel while listening to Calvary Chapel pastors on the radio while living in Erie, PA. Since that time, he has been diligently studying the Word of God, and reaching out to those God puts in his life. Rob works full time as an engineering manager, but his true passion is teaching God’s Word. In September of 2020, God raised up Pastor Rob as Senior Pastor after sending Pastor Jason and his family back into the mission field to plant a new Calvary Chapel in Boise, Idaho.
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