Meet the Pastoral Team

Pastor John  Bechtel

Lead Pastor

Pastor John, or Pastor “B”, is the Lead Pastor of Calvary Assembly. He and his wife Jeanne have been married for 47 years and have seven children (five biological and 2 adopted). Together, they lead and set the example for the church by their love, encouragement, and prayer. They have been at Calvary since 1988. Previous to that, they served as missionaries in Southern India for five years. Pastor B has a practical, personal, preaching style that has often been described “as if he’s talking to you across the table over a cup of coffee.”

Meet the team.

Pastor Josh

Senior Associate Pastor 
Pastor Josh is our Senior Associate Pastor at Calvary Assembly. He and his wife Emily have been married 21 years and have six children. Pastor Josh & Emily lead us in congregational worship, as well as Pastor Josh is a gifted pulpit preacher and teacher, in addition to other responsibilities. They are committed to fulfilling the vision of the church: To Love God, Value People and  Reach the World. They have been on staff since 2003. Pastor Josh has an upbeat preaching style in which he often employs illustrations and object lessons in his sermons.

Pastor Tim

Technology Pastor
Pastor Tim is our technology Pastor at Calvary Assembly. He holds a degree in computer technology from SE Missouri State. He is also a graduate of Master’s Commission – a 3 year ministry training program. He is credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God.  In 2012 he obeyed the call to move to Newark, NJ, as a Missionary Associate and helped plant a church in the city.  In 2016 Tim married his beautiful wife Lee-Ann. They have two children, Ezekiel and Hannah.