Staff

Pastor Kevin Lea

Pastor

Pastor Kevin Lea has been pastor at Calvary Church since its founding in 1993.  He and his wife Juanita have 2 grown sons and several grandchildren.

Kevin Lea was born into a non-believing family, growing up without any exposure to biblical Christianity. In high school, he embraced the false teaching of Edgar Cayce-style reincarnation in an attempt to fill the spiritual void in his life.

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Jeremy Schooler

Youth Pastor and Elder

Jeremy grew up in Port Orchard. He had some limited exposure to Christianity as a child. Because of that exposure, Jeremy would have told you that he was a Christian. Growing up he did believe in God and in Jesus dying and raising from the grave to pay for our sins. However, Jeremy never understood what or how this “Jesus guy” some 2000 years ago could and should affect him personally. After spending most of his teenage years as a rebellious child, he worked in the construction field for about ten years. It wasn’t until he was twenty seven years old that he finally bowed the knee to Jesus and was truly born again as a child of God! If you’d like to read his testimony click here.

Jeremy was married to Maranda in August of 2003. They have three wonderful children, two girls – Hannah & Natalie and a boy – Benjamin. When people ask Jeremy “how he is doing?” he often replies “I am well! Life is busy – mid-30’s and 3 kids, but we are so blessed. I really try to make sure and take time to stop and appreciate the very many blessings the Lord bestows! It is so good to be serving King Jesus in these days”

Scott Newman

Elder

(Who is this guy, anyway?  And why does he hang out with his mom?)

Scott grew up in a nominally Christian home in Bremerton, WA.  In his mid twenties he “asked Jesus into his heart”, however, he was unsure if anything meaningful had taken place.  He dutifully checked off the weekly church attendance box but fundamentally was not a different person. Occasionally he wondered why he was so apathetic about his faith.  Bright guy that he is, however, it took him only 28 years to discover the truth.

One morning, while listening to the Word of God being rightly proclaimed, he understood that Jesus, the second “person” of the triune God, had lived a perfect, sinless and holy life and had died the death that Scott himself deserved.  Jesus had paid for Scott’s sins and he believed it. He trusted Jesus for eternal life! The gospel, the power of God unto salvation, had saved him. What he done so long ago was recite a few canned words to hire Jesus as a life coach. Someone to help him set his life in order. It wasn’t that he had been an apathetic Christian, but rather that he had not been a Christian at all!  He was a sinner in need of a Savior; the crucified and risen Lamb of God. What he had needed nearly three decades previously was forgiveness, not his best life now!

Scott is a new creation in Christ Jesus today, by the grace of his Savior. “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” Galatians 2:20.

Frank D’Andrea

Elder

Frank grew up in Gig Harbor, WA and married Louise in 1978.  Together they were blessed with two daughters, Joleen and Rita, and a son Kyle.  Both came to know the Lord Jesus in the fall of 1982 and have been living in Port orchard since 1992. They have been attending Calvary Church almost 20 years and have been greatly blessed by the teaching and fellowship.  Together they have been involved in the children’s ministry and home fellowships.

Frank retired from the Boeing Company in the spring of 2014 after 32 years and now works full time on his extensive honey do list.