John Woolard

Young Adults Pastor (Pure Life Ministry)

Pastor John has been attending Calvary Chapel Downey since he was in the 8th grade. He enrolled in the school at 10th grade and left our fellowship for 9 years to serve in the Marine Corps immediately after graduation. After his time in the Marine Corps he moved back to Downey and began having home Bible studies until he was asked to lead the Young Adults Ministry.  He became a Pastor at our Church in Spring of 2014.  Pastor John is a graduate of Biola University and is a current student of Talbot School of Theology.  His wife is a Calvary Alumni and they have 2 children, with one expected to arrive in January.  Pastor John’s favorite verse is Galatians 2:20, “For I have been crucified with Christ and it is no longer I who live…”  This verse was written by a man who had been delivered from being God’s enemy to being called God’s beloved.  What motivated Paul to say “this is not my life” was the love of God demonstrated on the cross of Jesus Christ.  It is this love that motivates Pastor John’s Pure Life ministry to be a ministry that shares the love of Christ, grounded in the truth of God’s Word.  The heart is that young people can come and grow into all that God has called them to be.  Our prayer is that everyone who comes will grow into the fullness of the image of the Son of God, and to be well equipped to draw others into the life of Christ as well.