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"Remember, O Lord, Your tender mercies and Your loving kindnesses, For they are from of old. Do not remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions; According to Your mercy remember me, for Your goodness' sake, O Lord. Good and upright is the Lord; Therefore He teaches sinners in the way. The humble He guides in justice, and the humble He teaches His way. All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth, to such as keep His covenant and His testimonies. For Your name's sake, O Lord, pardon my iniquity, for it is great." Psalm 25:6-11 

I grew up in the High Desert and have been around ministry since I was a young child. My father raised us to know God's Word, as he was a pastor at Calvary Chapel of Phelan. Early on, as I grew in age, I came to question the God of my father. For some reason Jesus became no more than just a story told in Sunday school. So, needless to say, when I was old enough to make my own choices, I chose the wide, more popular path that leads to destruction. I was allured by the trappings of this world, and the thrill of sin.  I first started drinking to overcome my shyness until it was not long before alcohol became my motivation for waking up in the morning. I became a drunkard and shameless drug user.


When my bondage to alcohol and many other vices destroyed my first marriage, I was at an all-time low. You can say rock bottom. At that time, I met a new girl, who had as much anger and hate in her heart as I did. We both had hurts that alcohol and marijuana could not fix. Instead of turning to the God of my father, whom I knew was relentlessly pursuing me; we instead tried to fill the void with harder drugs and continued to walk the path of self-destruction. I came to a crossroad and I knew we needed to change.


We thought moving out of the High Desert would allow us to escape, so we moved to Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Needless to say, we established our lives in a new town, but we quickly found the problem followed us there. We were monsters through and through, and we naturally were drawn to wicked men, and joined the party in our new city.  I started working with a drug dealer, and things got worse and much darker for us.


Now, my father and mother had a relentless prayer campaign going on daily for us. And here in this darkness, God began to shine His marvelous light. My girlfriend saw a movie, the Passion of Christ, and in that theater without an evangelist preaching, she saw that Man on the cross, and wept, because the Spirit of the Living God revealed to her that Man, who was a Stranger to her, died for her. She fled the Theater in tears, but did not understand it at all. The young lady who lived with me grew sick of our lifestyle, and that Man on the Cross never left her thoughts, and she wanted to change her life.


So, Easter Sunday, 2004, she went to church, and dragged me along with her. That day, she heard Pastor Ray preach the Gospel and my girlfriend met Jesus for the first time in her life. She told me things were going to be different; I just laughed and told her she would forget about it in a day or so.


Sure enough, she did change and God took her chains of addiction, and He freed her from the bondage she was in, and she resisted and escaped temptation at every turn. I watched the God of my father transform an 87 pound tweaker girl into beautiful woman before my eyes. As she grew closer to Jesus, she realized we were living in sin and convinced me to marry her so she could live right in her Savior’s eyes.


Shortly thereafter, I surrendered my life to Jesus, and He grabbed a hold of our hearts. We got involved with the church quickly as we knew we needed accountability. The pastor and church in Havasu loved us like their own family. We were discipled and immediately started serving the Lord. We served in the Children's Ministry where my wife learned the Old Testament with the 3-5 year-olds we were teaching. We served as ushers, and to this day, my wife has been the best usher I have ever seen in action. We then got involved in youth ministry, and anywhere Pastor Ray asked us to go we learned to say yes. He took us on mission’s trips and outreaches all over the world, and unbeknownst to us, was preparing us for fulltime ministry.


In 2009, Pastor Ray sent us out into fulltime ministry to serve with my father as his youth pastor, here in the High Desert again. While in Apple Valley, we served with excitement as we  watched God do amazing and impossible things in the youth.


While being content to serve in Apple Valley for the rest of my life, in 2015, God had other plans, and opened a door for us at a little church down the street, in Old Town Victorville for us to serve the people here. We said yes, and I am serving as the Senior Pastor here currently.


Here at Calvary Chapel Victorville the Lord has put a burden on our hearts for the lost. Our heart’s desire is that the lost would hear about the unending love of God for them. My wife and I have experienced the life-changing forgiveness and love of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and we want to share it with whoever will give us an ear.


I am excited to be able to work with the community here in Victorville. I look forward in great anticipation of the awesome work God has for my wife and I as His instruments of hope and salvation to our new community and beyond.


Lastly, after hearing for many years that we would never be able to have children of our own, God has done the impossible and blessed us with three wonderful daughters, Sofia, Lola, Daisy,  and three sons, Freedom, Cruz, and Uriah.


So here is where my education and training is supposed to be listed. I never went to Bible College or Seminary. I studied horticulture for a couple years in college before I found my calling in construction. I loved to build. So God took me through a different school when I surrendered my life to Him. He in His great wisdom used the sun as it beat on back for 5 years framing houses in Lake Havasu City. It was on the jobsite, that I begin to listen to Chuck Smith, J. Vernon McGee, Charles Stanly, Damien Kyle, David Guzik, Chuck Swindoll, Jim Cymbala, and many other Bible Teachers whom God used to wash my mind and teach me His Ways. I began immediately reading any book I could get my hands on. I call this time of my life my “great humbling.” God taught me to hear His voice. He had me share His Gospel with the lowest, most filthy men that walk this earth, and I witness that Gospel change many lives there on the jobsite. I learned leadership, problem solving and developed a work ethic framing those miserable houses in that unforgiving desert. God dealt with my pride in those years, and looking back, I see my schooling was much like Moses in the deserts of Midian. At the time, I begged God to take me off the jobsite, to get better equipped for the ministry that I knew I was called too. But now looking back, I would not change a thing, I thank God for the lessons through adversity He taught me. My schooling continues today, and I don’t expect it to end anytime soon.


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PASTOR JOSEPH GARIBAY // assoc. pastor

Psalm 116:4-6

Then I called upon the name of the Lord : “O Lord , I implore You, deliver my soul!” Gracious is the Lord , and righteous; Yes, our God is merciful. The Lord preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me.

The day that the Lord met me happens to be the same day that I asked Him if He was real. I called out to Him, He answered. But before I asked, I denied. As a child, Jesus was a only a name and a story, not my personal Savior. I didn’t realize that I needed a Savior until shortly after high school. I worked a job that would pay me on Friday so I would party the whole weekend, spend my money on alcohol, and have a good time. My priority was to spend and enjoy myself now; a life of self gratification.

While in high school, my life took a drastic turn as my family struggled with extreme financial difficulties.  I didn’t know it at that time but I was becoming depressed. I didn’t feel loved by my father, my mother tried her best to hold it together, and to top it off I started to grow angry and resentful towards my parents for allowing my family to get into this predicament.

At this time, the accuser of the brethren started to tell me that no one loved me or could ever love me. That my life was nothing and if I were to take my life, no one would care. Yes, I contemplated suicide.

A friend of mine had an aunt that went to church and one day after attending a party we both attended, she looked at me and said, “You need Jesus. You should come to my church.” I told her to go take her Jesus somewhere else because I don’t need that stuff. Soon after I came to the realization that  I was only fooling myself. I knew I needed change in my life but didn’t know how.

The following week, there was a fight for my soul and the lies came on stronger than before. There was an inner turmoil that I didn’t understand.  One day I stormed out of our small apartment, slamming the front door behind me, and walked to the local high school.  Sitting there on the bleachers, I started crying to myself. My soul was hurting.  

In my sobbing, I heard my friend’s aunt, her voice telling me about this Jesus. I started to remember those stories from my childhood about Jesus and how He saves. So wiping the tears from my eyes, I looked to the sky and asked, “Lord, if you’re real, please help me.” While in deep anguish, He answered.  Sitting there with eyes closed in prayer, God revealed the path of destruction my life was heading towards. He showed me where my life was going to end if I didn’t change.

At that moment I realized that God was real, I needed Him and no matter what was going on in my life,  He cared for me. That Sunday, I don’t remember the message, but it didn’t matter because God showed Himself to be real back on that bleacher. So when the Pastor gave the altar call, I gave my life to Jesus.

Since that day, God has filled my life with joy, love, and peace that I never would’ ve thought possible. He blessed me with a beautiful wife and 3 wonderful children. He has also allowed me to serve Him in different capacities from the parking lot ministry, the children’s ministry, and in the Jr High ministry where I’ve been for the last 4 years. Furthermore, I am humbled and privileged to serve the calling of Youth Pastor at Calvary Chapel Victorville. The Lord has brought me from my miry clay and set my feet upon the Rock. When I called Him from my low place, He was faithful and saved me.   

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PASTOR JOSH LEWIS // assist. pastor

John 4:24


"God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."

Worship ministry has always been a big part of my life. Since I was a young child, my family has served the Lord with music and song.

It was at a high school camp where I truly surrendered my life to Jesus and almost immediately He called me to lead worship in our youth group at Calvary Chapel of Apple Valley. I served the Lord in that capacity for 5 years. Then, in January 2016, God called me to Calvary Chapel Victorville to serve as a worship leader and later, as an assistant pastor. 

Through my years of serving, The Lord has brought me to the understanding that we must offer him something of greater value than mere musical skill and fancy equipment. 

John 4:24

"God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."

If we are going to bring an offering of worship to our Lord, then it must be one that is led by His Spirit and firmly grounded only in the truths of His Word. Our vision for the Worship Ministry here at Calvary Chapel Victorville is to worship along side the body, and to sing and play worship that is simple and centered only on Jesus.

If you need to reach me you can do so by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by phone (760)617-2116


Here's a playlist that includes many of the songs that our worship team plays as well as many songs we have yet to play. It is my prayer that this playlist assists you in worshiping our Lord throughout the week. Make a joyful noise!

God bless you,

Pastor eLIJAH wALLING // Youth Pastor

Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.  John 15:4

When I was 9 years old, my mom began to attend Calvary Chapel Apple Valley. It was there that she rededicated her life to the Lord. She soon started to take me to church with her and within a few weeks, I surrendered my life to the Lord and began following Jesus. When I was in Jr High, I started to serve in the cleaning ministry there at the church. And since I was Homeschooled, I had the flexibility to be able to be there to serve and attend at all of the services, events and mission trips.

     In my first year of high school, I attended a weekend youth retreat. During the second night, we had an afterglow after the message. A Pastor went up and said that he felt lead by the Lord to invite anyone who feels called to ministry to come up for prayer. I felt a stirring in my heart to go up. After I received prayer, I knew that the Lord had called me to the ministry.

     In 2015, my youth Pastor, Gary Malkus Jr, was called to Serve as Senior Pastor here at Calvary Chapel Victorville. My family was led by the Lord to transition to Calvary Chapel Victorville and serve the body here. I began to serve in the cleaning ministry and lead the youth worship.

   When I graduated high school in 2017, the Lord called me to attend Calvary Bible Institute, a Ten Month program designed to equip the students for the work of the ministry. At the end of the program I had an opportunity to go to Detroit Michigan for 8 months to intern at Calvary Chapel Oakland County and be involved with inner cities missions there in Detroit. In January of 2018, the Lord led me to Whitefish Montana, where I served at Calvary Chapel Whitefish for 2 years as the Jr High Leader.

   In November of 2020, me and my family experienced a massive storm. I was hospitalized, and was in critical care for over a week. During that time my step father passed away. After my recovery, I heard the Lord calling me back home to be there for my family and once again serve the Body here at CCVV. 

   Since January of 2022, I have been serving here as the Youth Pastor. I am excited for all that God is doing here at CCVV and am humbled to be a part of it. If you have any questions regarding the Youth Ministry, you can contact me in the office at 760-684-4289 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Chelsea Lane // office manager

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” I Corinthians 15:58

I was raised in a Christian home and grew a love for Christ and His church at a young age, as well as, dedicated my life to the Lord very young. I’ve walked with the Lord my whole life and went through the difficulties of finding my identity in Christ alone in high school, while also learning to stand my ground for Christ despite the world’s views. I soon learned what the world had to offer was nothing in comparison to God. After high school is when the Lord taught me to fully surrender my life; the day after I graduated I joined a gap year discipleship/ missionary program called the 10th hour project with Agents for Christ Ministry and was molded by the Lord to be established in my faith. I traveled across the United States learning to put one-on-one Evangelism into action. We traveled to Uganda, Africa where I had the opportunity to work alongside others, taught young kids in the school, developed relationships with the children and congregation, served in outreaches and overall, learned how to love like Christ. The Lord has taught me many things in life, but especially being so young I know there is much more to learn from Him. I am now set on serving where the Lord has me with the congregation and pastors at CCVV. 


You can contact me in the office at 760-241-0778 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.