Calvary Bible Church
Lead Pastor: Jess Miller
Jess is married to Natalie and they have three children - Ashley, Callista and Wyatt. Jess is from Rockford, IL and met his wife while serving in the Air Force in Sacramento, CA. Jess began pastoring CBC in November 2011. Previously, he served at SGA (Slavic Gospel Association) and was an Associate Pastor at Morning Star Church in Rockford, IL. Jess holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from Rockford College, a Master of Ministry degree and Master of Divinity degree from Clarks Summit Seminary in Clark Summit, PA.
In his free time, Jess enjoys spending time with his family, reading, working out, mountain biking and playing video games with his son.
Associate Pastor: Graham Parker
Graham is married to Jenna and they have four children. Graham and Jenna moved to Grand Junction in 2018 to come on staff at Calvary where Graham serves as the associate pastor. His primary duties are planning and leading the music in our corporate gatherings, teaching and administration.
Before coming to Calvary Bible, Graham served as a lay-elder and music pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Hot Springs, SD while working full-time as an insurance claim representative.
In Graham’s free time, he can more than likely be found remodeling his house, playing with his children, roasting his own coffee, or cheering on his beloved Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Lay Elder: Phil Hart
Originally from Michigan, Phil and his wife Susan moved to Colorado in 1979. Phil was blessed to be born in a Christian home and came to Christ at a young age.
With degrees in architecture and structural engineering, Phil has spent his working career doing engineering and development work.
While in Denver they were a part of Foothills Bible Church, where Phil served as an elder for several years. In 1993 they moved to Grand Junction to start an engineering firm, which Phil ran until 2008.
At Calvary, Phil serves the church by shepherding the people, helping give direction and guidance to the church with the other elders, teaching and practicing hospitality.
In his spare time, Phil enjoys climbing many of Colorado's 14'ers, fishing, and spending time with their children and grand children.
Lay Elder: Aaron Thomas
Aaron is married to Karin and they have three children, Alyssa, Adelyn and Ayden. Aaron was born and raised in Grand Junction, and grew up attending at CBC. Aaron has a degree in Pastoral Studies. He has served as youth pastor at two churches on the Western Slope, each for four years. Camping ministry has had a huge impact on Aaron's life. He has worked at Twin Peaks Bible Camp in Colbran, CO for 23 years, the last 13 years he has served as camp director.
At CBC, Aaron serves the body by providing pastoral care, counseling, preaching, and teaching the youth group Sunday school class. In his free time, Aaron enjoys hunting, fishing, home aquariums, and collecting Hot Wheels cars.