What we believe

The Calvary Chapel Church has been formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Christ and be conformed into His image by the power of the Holy Spirit.

We are not a denominational church. We are not opposed to denominations as such, only their over-emphasis of doctrinal differences that have led to the division of the body of Christ. We believe that the only true basis of Christian fellowship is His (Agape) love, which is greater than any differences we possess and without which we have no right to claim ourselves as Christians.  

  • We believe worship of God should be Spiritual. Therefore: We remain flexible and yielded to the Holy Spirit to direct our worship.  
  • We believe worship of God should be Inspirational. Therefore: We give a great place to music in our worship.  
  • We believe worship of God should be Intelligent. Therefore: Our services are designed with great emphasis upon teaching of the Word of God that He might instruct us how He should be worshipped.  
  • We believe worship of God is Fruitful. Therefore: We look for His Love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have truly been worshipping Him. We Seek to teach the Word of God in such a way that its message can be applied to an individual's life, leading that person to greater maturity in Christ.  

meet our pastor

David Johnston

Having served in ministry for over 35 years, First as Youth and Men’s ministry Pastor at Calvary Chapel Antelope Valley and Calvary Chapel San Jose. Then, in July of 2000, Pastor Dave and his wife planted Calvary Chapel Santa Cruz where Dave served as Senior Pastor for 10 years. Pastor Dave has a passion for God’s people, and for seeing them grow to maturity in and through His Word. 

A builder at heart, and dedicated to the spread of the Gospel, Pastor Dave planted Calvary Chapel Calabasas in April of 2013, not long after transitioning out of the Senior Pastor role in Santa Cruz, leaving a ministry which continues to thrive and serve the community there. In March of 2021, CC Calabasas officially became CC Conejo Valley for the next chapter in the ministry of this growing church.

Dave was born and raised as a “preacher’s kid,” giving his life to the Lord at the early age of four in Mrs. Green’s Sunday School class. In his early 20's the Lord clearly called Dave into pastoral ministry, and over the past 35 years he has had the privilege of responding to the Lord’s call on his life to simply “Preach the Word, Love the People.” 

To that end, he has served tirelessly preaching faithfully and without compromise the truths of the Word of God, the passion of his life. He and his wonderful wife, Lynette, have four beautiful children, Ashley, Johnny, David, and Mark.

In all things, Pastor Dave’s heart is to live as did the Apostle Paul, that “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Phil. 1:21)

Meet Our Team

  • Dave and Lynette Johnston

    Dave serves as our Senior Pastor here at CC Conejo Valley, and his wife, Lynette, serves in Children's Ministry and ministers to the body reflecting the joy of Jesus.

  • Joshua and Jennifer Camper

    Joshua serves as an Assistant Pastor here at CC Conejo Valley, with his wife Jennifer serving alongside. Together, they both serve in Youth Ministry and Children's Ministry.

  • Tim and Kathy Hutchinson

    Pastor Tim leads worship for us, and his lovely wife, Kathy, helps serve the fellowship in so many different ways.

  • Mark and Irina Swartz

    Mark serves as a Pastor here, teaching Foundations of Faith, taking care of our video, and some pastoral counseling responsibilities, while his wife, Irina, helps to minister to the body.

  • brent and carrie hebert

    Brent serves, alongside his wife Carrie, as our Middle School and Marriage Ministry Pastor.

connect with us

We'd love to hear from you:

By Email: davidjohnston@calvarychapel.com  

By Phone: 805-262-2306  

By Mail: Calvary Chapel Conejo Valley

668 Cayo Grande Ct. 

Newbury Park, CA 91320