Calvary Dove

Meet our Pastor & Wife, John & CeeCee Greenroyd.Our Pastor and Wife

I grew up in Seal Beach where I was always very involved in sports. I became a dedicated member of the Mormon church at the age of 12. At the age of 21, I got married and went on the Pro Bowlers' Tour with my wife, CeeCee. After a short stint on the tour, I went to work as an operator at the Unocal oil refinery where I worked for 13 years during which time we moved to Rancho Santa Margarita. During this time, gambling began to have a grip on my life, and I soon became a compulsive gambler. I couldn't stop or control my addiction. It was ruining every aspect of my life, and I hated my life. At the same time, my brother began to tell me about Jesus and His power to turn a life around and how my sins could be forgiven through putting my faith in Him.

 

Soon after, I realized that I was a sinner in need of a savior and I committed my life to the Lord and began to follow Jesus. He came into my life and radically turned it around. He saved me and set me free from my gambling addiction and healed my marriage. We began to attend Calvary Chapel Laguna Hills and began to grow through the verse by verse teaching of the word. We also began to serve the Lord in the children's ministry and later became home fellowship group leaders. I began to sense a desire to go out on the mission field and had an opportunity to be involved in a Mexico outreach as well as go to Romania and the Ukraine on a short term missions trip. The desire to be a missionary continued to grow, and a few years later my family moved to England to help plant a church and serve as missionaries there. We served the Lord in Ashford, Kent for almost four years before coming back to the States. Upon returning to the U.S., I began to attend the Calvary Chapel School of Ministry while praying for the Lord's plan for my life. Soon after beginning the school, the Lord opened the door for me to go back to where I had grown up to take over a small church in Los Alamitos. I have had the pleasure of serving the Lord as pastor of CCLA for over 10 years now and continue to be amazed by the grace of God. Over the last 10 years we have been involved in missions in Japan, Mexico and England, and currently the Lord has opened the door for us to be involved in training future pastors and getting the word of God to Haiti.

 

My desire is to see many lives saved and changed by the power of the gospel through the verse by verse teaching of the word of God. My wife CeeCee and I just celebrated our 30th anniversary as a reminder of the life changing power of God to those who would commit their lives to Him. May God richly bless you as you commit your life to live for Jesus!

 

~Pastor John

 

You may reach Pastor John at: JohnGreenroyd@cclosalamitos.com or by phone at: (562)431-3464