Calvary Chapel Open Door Leadership & Staff
Calvary Chapel Open Door is blessed to have a leadership and staff team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our servents team..
Pastor Don Hoag
Don came to Calvary Chapel Open Door in 1993. He served under Senior Pastor Roger Stahlhut for nearly 20 years. In the early years, he sang on the worship team for a season and directed Children's Ministry for nearly 15 years. In 2007, He was ordained as an associate pastor. Two years later he was offered an early retirement from the US Postal Service and was employed full time as vice principal of Open Door Christian Academy. In September 2012, Don accepted the position of senior pastor when Pastor Roger took on a pastoral assignment in Oregon.
Pastor Jaime Lucero
Assistant Pastor, Youth Minister
Jaime struggled with drug addiction for a long time, when he finally hit bottom. Then, the Lord delivered him; now, he's addicted to Jesus. Pastor Jaime oversees the Youth Ministry helping them to trust in and rely on the strength of the Lord as he learned to do. Jaime and Kathy Lucero, married in 1993 and have four children: Rachel, Raeann, Renee, and Rebecca.
Pastor Frank Marroquin
Associate Pastor, Spanish Ministries
Frank, born in San Salvador, El Salvador, was introduced to the word of God by his paternal grandmother, Fidelina. In 1978, he emigrated to the U.S. At the age of 14, he opened his heart and received the Lord. In 1990, he joined the US ARMY Reserves and met his wife, Zoila, whom he later married. In 2003, the Lord brought him to Calvary Chapel Open Door where he finally surrendered his life and marriage. One of his first ministries was leading a monthly visit to Rancho San Juan Bosco Boys Orphanage in Tecate, Mexico. Frank has served in the Children’s Ministries along with his wife.
The first time I heard the gospel I had no initial reaction, I heard what was being said, but I didn’t really get the extent of it and had no reaction, but just knew there was some sort of truth in it. My perspective changed when I needed Christ. I had no one else I could trust not even myself.
The final struggle that went through my mind just before accepting Christ was that I could no longer play ignorant. I say play because I guess I always knew, I just didn’t know what exactly.
Life is different now. I believe I live a free life. Free of worry and fear. I have an attitude of security knowing that I am loved. My perspective on life is to live to tell my story of what has happened to me and how to help others know.
The relationship I have with Christ motivates me. The way He shows me he’s loves me, even when I don’t always make the right choices and the way He shows me that I am never alone by the way He answers my prayers and the strength I get to overcome obstacles when I know I could have not done that on my own.
Although my life still is not perfect, knowing that Christ is for me I now understand there isn’t anything that can come against me. The gospel has helped me deal with this fact, I say fact, because it is proven in the gospel, that I at one time did not understand until I finally accepted Christ and this fact is supported in the gospel.
Women's Ministry Director
Lynn married Pastor Don in 1975. They both accepted the Lord on April 7, 1991 and have been serving the Lord here at Calvary Chapel Open Door since 1993. She has served over 20 years in both our Children's Ministry and Women's Ministry and was also part of the Worship Team in the early years. After accepting an early retirement from the US Postal Service, in 2009, Lynn came into the ministry full time. Currently, she teaches 4th to 6th graders and oversees the Elementary School at Open Door Christian Academy. Lynn oversees the Women's Ministry at Open Door.sdf
When I was in my senior year my parents transferred me to Open Door Christian Academy after being removed from Calvary Downey Christian School at first I didn’t want anything to do with God at all but the Lord changed my heart on the first week of school. I was asked to give a devotion and at that moment I asked the Lord to save me! Also I prayed silently so it was pretty awkward! (I didn’t know when we say before teaching let’s pray you pray out loud!) fun times but since that moment the Lord changed my life and was taught how to play guitar after I graduated I was sent to Calvary Chapel School of Worship such a sweet season! While at SOW the Lord spoke to my heart to return to Open Door and teach the next generation worship and serve with all my heart! I then was blessed to start teaching a class called Life of Worship (literally one letter away from SOW I know so creative right?) God has been Faithful over the years. I’m so stoked for what God has in store.
“... Lo, I Am with you always.”
Gary has been with Calvary Chapel Open Door from the beginning when it started in 1992. He brought with him his knowledge of Sound Reinforcement and Recording Engineering along with being a professional drummer, he has served on the Board of Directors as Secretary for 24 years. And continues to serve as an Elder of the church.