Who We Are
We are a church that desires to worship simply and wholeheartedly, while growing through the life-changing power of God’s Word, and reaching the world with the love of Christ.
Pastor Dale King
Dale has served as the founding pastor of Calvary Fellowship Gig Harbor since 2003. He and his wife, MaryAnn live on Fox Island with their four children, Austen, Abigail, Antonio, and Aleczander. His education in ministry includes Multnomah University and a B.S. in Religion from Liberty University.
Dale grew up in the Bremerton Washington area and came to Christ through Olympic High School Young Life in 1987. He began serving as youth intern at Peninsula Bible Fellowship in 1991, eventually became the youth pastor serving until 1999, and then was youth pastor at Calvary Chapel Spokane until 2002. The King family responded to God’s call to Gig Harbor with the strong conviction to plant a church by faith with no team and no resources, relying solely on the grace and power of God. Jesus has been faithful to build His church.
Les and his wife Linda were born and raised in eastern Washington. Les graduated from Gonzaga University in 1983 and they moved to Port Orchard, Washington where they currently live. They have two grown children, Brandon and Bethany, and 5 grand children, Tucker, Tyler, Hailey, Brayden, and Jordyn. It has been their privilege to attend and serve at Calvary Fellowship Gig Harbor since 2009.
Scott and his wife Robin live in Gig Harbor with their 12 year old daughter, Bella. He graduated in 2000 from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and then moved to Bremerton, WA upon graduation for an engineering job a the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Scott and his family began attending Calvary Fellowship Gig Harbor in 2008. He has thoroughly enjoyed serving as an elder, discipleship group leader, church softball coach, usher, and in the men’s ministry!
Jeff O’Leary holds a Master’s Degree in National Security from the Naval War College and Speech from Cal State Univeristy at Los Angeles. He served 22 years in the Unites States Air Force.
Jeff also is the founder and director of Mission of Joy, a non-profit organization dedicated to easing the plight of the homeless in India. Mission of Joy as built orphanges, and given care for hundreds of orphans. It also supports 60 native missionaries, has built many churches, operates a widows home and feeds thousands of hungry children each week.
Jeff and his lovely wife Cindy have been married for 42 years and have raised 6 children together: Stephen, Kjerstin, Jo Beth, Sean, Shannon and Isaac (who awaits them in heaven). They reside in Steilacoom, WA.
Joseph and his wife Olimpia live in Gig Harbor with their sons Ryan and Kevin. He is employed by the University of Washington. Joseph and his family began attending Calvary Fellowship Gig Harbor in 2004. He currently is serving as an elder, usher, and in the children’s ministry.
In January of 2017, Grant and Karista moved from San Diego, CA to join Calvary Fellowship Gig Harbor. Originally from Morgan Hill, CA, Grant has been leading worship and serving in the local church for over 15 years. Apart from his love for music, his passion is to see people connect with their Creator and with each other to build the body of Christ. Grant loves all things sports, and is looking forward to enjoying the great outdoors in the PNW. Grant married his beautiful wife Karista in 2013. They now live in Port Orchard, WA.
Jordan and his lovely wife, Chelsey, and their daughters Jaelle and Emberly, currently reside in Gig Harbor, WA where Jordan grew up. He graduated from Tacoma Baptist High School and then went on to Calvary Chapel Bible College. There he met Chelsey and they both graduated with their associates in theology. Following Bible college, Jordan interned for the director of the conference center in Murrieta, CA for a year, and he and Chelsey married shortly thereafter. After the big day the Fakers moved to Hungary for four months to do a missions training program. Jordan is the Youth Director here at Calvary.
Rebekah relocated to Gig Harbor, WA to be closer to the Calvary Fellowship family. She has been an active member of the congregation for the past six years, and in 2015 came on staff with the church as the Administrative Assistant. Rebekah has a heart for ministry, and in addition to her administrative duties lends a creative hand, and has served in various ministries that have come up through the church. Outside of church she works in her family business, and is currently a student.
Women’s Ministry Leader
Calvary Fellowship has been Erin’s church since 2005. After seven years of serving as Pastor Dale’s Administrative Assistant, she presently serves as Women’s Ministry Leader. Erin and her husband, Brian, moved to Gig Harbor from California in 1991 to raise their three children Erik, Luke, and Monica. Erin is passionate about studying the scriptures inductively through Precept Bible Study, is a devoted wife and mother, and desires to honor the Lord by using the gifts He has graciously given her.
First Impressions Coordinator
Karista and her husband Grant live in Port Orchard, WA with their dog Sully! Karista is an Elementary School Teacher at Hosanna Christian School in Gig Harbor. Born and raised in San Diego, CA, she is enjoying this new adventure of living in the Pacific Northwest! Karista’s role as First Impressions Coordinator is to serve the guests of our weekend services by providing direction, leadership, inspiration, training and administrative support to our First Impressions volunteers.
Nikki and her husband Dallas reside in Seabeck, WA. with their two boys, Houston & Phoenix, and 3 little piggies (1 Pug & 2 French Bulldogs). As a family they enjoy all kinds of outdoor adventures together such as diving, skiing, hiking, and camping to name a few. Prior to working along side her husband at the West Hills Auto Plex she was a stay at home mom until her boys started school. They have been honored to call Calvary Fellowship of Gig Harbor their home church since the summer of 2006. Nikki has loved being a part of the Children’s Ministry for 11+ years, hosting SUSA students in the summer and serving in any way that God leads.
Peter & Mollie Gonnason
Peter and Mollie have been married for 7 years, and reside in Gig Harbor, WA. They are blessed with three beautiful daughters Sophie, Ellie, and Grace. They enjoy spending time as a family, cheering on their favorite sports teams, and traveling to sunny places. Mollie has a degree in Early Childhood and Education, and Peter has a Business and Finance degree. They look forward to using their God-given gifts and education to serve the families of Calvary Fellowship.
Statement of Faith
We believe that the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired without error and the infallible rule of faith and practice. The Word of God is the foundation upon which this church operates and is the basis for which this church is governed. We believe that the Word of God supersedes any earthly law that is contrary to the Holy Scriptures. (Isaiah 28:13; Nehemiah 8:8; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:3-4 and 1:21)
We believe in the person of God the Father, an infinite, eternal, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all those who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalms 90:2; Psalms 102:27; John 3:16 and 4:24; 1 Timothy 1:17; Titus 1:3)
We believe in the person of Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, his substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal, visible return to earth. (Isaiah 7:14; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:23; Mark 16:19; Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1-2, 8:58 and 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 1:8; 1 John 1:2; Revelation 1:8)
We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit, Who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ. (Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 3:18; John 16:8-11; Romans 8:26 and 15:13,16; Hebrews 9:14)
We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide. (John 6:13, 14:16-17 and 16:8-11; Romans 8:26)
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all Biblical gifts of the Spirit according to the instructions given to us in 1 Corinthians 12-14. (1 Corinthians 14)
We believe that all people are sinners by nature and, therefore, are under condemnation; that God saves and regenerates based upon faith by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord. (Acts 8:15-17; Ephesians 2:1-3 and 8-9; Romans 3:23 and 5:8; Titus 3:5)
We believe in the universal church, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the head and all who are born again are a part of the Body of Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 4:15-16)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted two ordinances for the church: (a) full immersion water baptism of believers, and (b) the Lord’s Supper. (Matthew 28:19; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26) We also believe that the Lord Jesus Christ validated the ordinance of marriage. (Matthew 19:4-5 and John 2:1-11)
We believe in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ which is His personal, visible return to earth and the establishment of His millennial kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and endless separation of the wicked. (Matthew 16:27; Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-16, 20:11-15)
We believe in the Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Church where all believers will meet the Lord in the air and be taken out of this world prior to the Tribulation that will come upon the earth. (Isaiah 26:20; Matthew 24:29-31; Luke 21:36; Romans 1:18, 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 4:13-16 and 5:9; 2 Peter 2:7-9; Revelation 3:10, 5:7-10 and 7:13-14)
We believe in a literal Heaven and a literal Hell and that all those who place their faith, hope and trust in Jesus Christ will spend eternity in Heaven with the Lord, while those who reject Jesus’ free gift of salvation will spend eternity separated from the Lord. (Psalm 9:17; Matthew 5:3, 5:22, 18:9 and 25:31-34; Mark 9:42-49; Luke 12:5; John 3:18; Hebrews 12:23; 1 Peter 1:4; Revelation 14:10-11 and 20:11-15)