Pastor Joseph Gros met his wife Dea at a youth Bible study in 1981. They began attending Calvary Chapel of Albuquerque and were married in 1982.
One year later, they went on a six-month missions trip with YWAM. Upon returning, they got involved with Calvary Chapel of Albuquerque. Joseph became a kinship leader, where taught Bible studies and led small group discussions. It was during that period that he recognized God’s call on his life to pastor.
In 1992, Joseph, Dea, and their sons Jaired and Jeriah moved to New York to serve as assistant Director of the Persecuted Church Commission, a small missions organization helping the persecuted church in Eastern Europe.
After serving for a year, they felt God’s leading to move back to New Mexico to plant a church. God led them to Silver City, where they began a Bible study in February of 1993.
Since moving to Silver City, God has blessed Joseph and Dea with two beautiful daughters, Aujenae and Ariana. The church has seen steady growth and God’s hand of blessing upon it.
Pastor Joseph gives God thanks and all the credit. He feels privileged and humbled to serve and pastor God’s fold in Silver City, New Mexico.
Assistant Pastor Nils Eng, serving as Assistant Pastor and Director of Calvary Christian Academy. Pastor Nils joined our staff in 2011 after serving as a teacher in the public schools. A husband and a father of two, Nils serves our church in many areas, including helping Pastor Joseph in teaching Sunday and Thursday services, conducting men’s Bible studies, directing our children’s ministries, and serving as full-time Director of our school where he also teaches several classes. Click here to listen to teachings by Pastor Nils.
Secretary, Worship & Youth Leader Tamera Perry
Tamera Perry has served as a worship leader at Calvary Chapel since 2003. Raised in Dell City, Texas, in an extended family who played music whenever gathered, she played fiddle, piano, and guitar from a young age. She has been singing, composing, and leading worship since she was a teenager, at summer camps, here at Calvary, and in several Baptist churches. She has worked in youth ministry over the past 20 years and continues to serve in leading young people and helping them grow in their walks with Jesus. Tamera has joined the staff full-time serving in various areas.