Calvary Chapel Downey

Chad Naaktgeboren

Pastor Chad Naaktgeboren

My name is Chad Naaktgeboren and I have been a full time Pastor since 2002 where I began in ministry as the Assistant Pastor of First Love Calvary Chapel in Whittier CA. After serving in Whittier for five years my family and I followed the leading of the Lord and moved to South Africa to plant Calvary Chapel Johannesburg in 2007. I was blessed to serve as the Senior Pastor of an amazing fellowship for over ten years until the Lord stirred our hearts to return back to the USA and to serve here at Calvary Chapel Downey. I currently am serving as an Associate Pastor here at Calvary Chapel Downey and am teaching the Sunday Evening service. I am a husband and a father of four awesome kids who all love the Lord. My beautiful wife Heather and I have been married since February 2000 and love to serve within the church together. I have been blessed to also coach both our High School Varsity Soccer team and our Varsity Swim team. Go Grizzlies!!!!!  

 My life verse is Romans 12:1-2 “ I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which isyour reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect