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With more than 30 years of experience in ministry, Pastor J. Mark Martin leads a congregation unified by the idea of salvation by faith. The congregation, currently numbering more than 12,000, forms the body of Phoenix, Arizona's Calvary Community Church. Pastor J. Mark Martin founded the church in 1982, with only 11 believers. Two years later, the church received an invitation to join the Calvary Chapel fellowship of churches. Several years later, the church acquired a former shopping center near Phoenix's Black Canyon Freeway and built its current home. Calvary Community Church has since added a second location, located at the corner of 59th Avenue and Bell Road in Glendale, Arizona. The church offers three services at the Northwest Campus location, including a Saturday evening service. The central campus presents three Sunday services as well as a Wednesday evening Bible study, where Pastor J. Mark Martin leads the congregation in a close examination of individual verses of Scripture. Calvary Community Church also hosts a variety of small-group ministries for children, youth, and adults. Adult ministries include the vibrant Men's and Women's ministries, as well as the Contemporary Adults ministry, the Leading Edge group for adults 55 and older, and the Grief Share group for those who have lost a loved one. Children's groups are divided by age and serve children from infancy through college age. Pastor J. Mark Martin has extended the reach of Calvary Community Church to include believers worldwide, thanks largely to the church's website and streaming radio station. hosts Pastor Martin's teaching ministry, “Grace Upon Grace,” which also distributes no-cost recorded messages to those in need worldwide. The station also hosts the teaching ministry of the pastor's wife, Leslie Martin, as well as those of Greg Laurie, Skip Hietzig, and Jon Courson. On weekends, the station broadcasts Calvary's worship service live.

Work experience

Jun 1982Present

Senior Pastor

Calvary Community Church



Pacific Union College