Calvary Callender - Lead Pastor
Our Lead Pastor, Calvary, came to us from Big Spring, where he served for 8 years as lead pastor at Naz Family Church. He was also in youth ministry for 11 years before that.
Calvary received his Bachelor of Sociology degree from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma, as well as a Master of Arts in Religion, Spiritual Formation degree from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho.
At the age of 10, Calvary moved to Midland, TX where he graduated from Midland High Class of ’93.
He is married to Ceresa and has 3 wonderful children- Morgan, Matilyn, and Cayden.
His goal is to strive to live in authentic community by loving God, loving others, and serving his community.
Bruno Ponce - Worship Pastor
Bruno and Gabi were born and raised in Campinas, São Paulo. Gabi used to be a lawyer in Brazil and is currently seeking her Masters in Ministerial Leadership.
Bruno first graduated with a degree in Physical Therapy in Brazil. Right after receiving this, God called him to ministry and he moved to Australia to get his ministerial degree at Hillsong Leadership College.
In 2018, during their first year of marriage, Bruno and Gabi were called to move to the USA to lead worship. Their first mission was in Lakeland, Florida, where they served together and embraced a new culture for 2 years.
Now, God has placed them in Lantana, Texas, to continue their mission. They are very excited for what is to come and thankful to the community that is now part of their lives!
The desire of their hearts is to establish roots for their family to grow here and for the church and community to find a fountain of dreams that never cease! It’s only the beginning of great things!
Michael Preston - Youth Pastor
Michael and his wife Amanda got married and moved to Texas from California in December 2012. They currently live in Flower Mound and have two wonderful children, Emery and Harper.
Michael has served the Church of the Nazarene both in youth and worship ministry. While pursuing a career in nursing, Michael felt a call to full-time youth ministry. He received his local ministers license in April 2018 and is currently working on his district license.
Michael has a passion for youth ministry and creating faith-based relationships with students so that the love of God flows through each of them like WILDFIRE. His mission and vision for our youth is to encourage Christ-centered conversations and discussions so that each student feels empowered to share the gospel with others!
Jessica Marr - Kids Pastor
Jessica came into the LCC family August 2016 when her After School Kids Ministry started meeting here on Tuesdays after school. LCC immediately felt at home for the ministry, so when a full time position became available in January 2018, Jessica knew God was calling her to more.
Jessica is a leadership junkie who has a passion for personal growth and motivating others to greater personal achievements then they thought they were capable of. In January 2019 Jessica received her local pastors licenses.
Jessica grew up in the North Texas area and attended East Texas Baptist University where she played softball and volleyball. Jessica, her husband Alan and their children, Brody and Londyn have lived in Lantana for 7 years and stay very involved in the community.
Pastor Emeritus: Paul Marshall
Rev. Paul W. Marshall pastored Lantana Community Fellowship from 1988-2003, facilitating the move in 2002 to the present facilities. He has devoted his life to full-time ministry for over 50 years—having served most of that time as pastor. After his many years of service in ministry, the LCF congregation bestowed the title of Pastor Emeritus upon Paul. The designation of “Emeritus” means to be honorably retired from assigned duties. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Carrollton.