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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 3 children. 

Pastor John’s favorite verse is Galatians 2:20, “For I have been crucified with Christ and it is no longer I who live…”  Paul wrote this verse in light of God’s mercy in saving him.  The cross of Jesus Christ provided the backdrop for Paul to lose his life in love for the sake of his Savior.  It is this same 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.