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Leading our community of believers under the authority of the True Shepherd, Jesus Christ

Greg_RhoadsGreg Rhoads

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Greg grew up locally here in the Burbank area. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in elementary school, where he continued to grow in his walk and desire to serve Him. Though his initial desire was to become a chiropractor after high school, the Lord led him to a career as a public servant, where he served locally in both the police and fire services for 36 years. Greg married his wife, Sheryl, in 1981. They have four children, who are all married, walking with the Lord and blessing them with many grandchildren.

They came to Calvary Bible Church in 1985, and shortly thereafter Greg began serving as an usher. Since that time, he has served in the Children’s, Youth and Young Married’s Ministries. Greg has served on the Elder Team over various periods of time since 1993, and currently serves as an usher and a leader of the Crossroads Fellowship.

 

Lew_StoneLew Stone

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Lew began attending Calvary in 1977, a year before he and his wife, Teri were married. He graduated from Cal State Northridge and entered the fields of teaching and coaching. He became a believer in 1978, joining the church after being baptized in October, 1978. They immediately got involved at CBC, serving the Lord in various capacities.

In 1981, Lew joined the Burbank Fire Department, embarking on a 30-year career in the fire service. He also, during this time, earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Though now retired, Lew continues his elected role with the California Professional Firefighters.

For over 25 years, Lew and his wife, Teri led a variety of young married fellowship groups while raising their three daughters. In 1988, Lew was selected to serve as an elder. He has been serving as Calvary’s Treasurer since 2011. Lew is currently involved in Calvary’s biblical counseling ministry in addition to his responsibilities as an elder. The Stone’s have three married daughters and have been blessed with six grandchildren.

 

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TIM TOWNSEND

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He came to Calvary Bible Church in 1994 after graduating from college the previous year.  Calvary has been his church home since, as he and his wife, Laurena, were married here in 1997 and have raised their five children here.

Although being heavily involved in his parents' church as a child and with InterVarsity while in college, God showed him his need for salvation while going to a Biblical Parenting class at Calvary in 2002. Soon after being saved, he had a desire to study the Bible and to be more involved at church. He joined the choir in 2005, being involved in that ministry for 12 years. In 2010, he began teaching an adult Sunday School class, Common Ground, and is currently teaching through Romans. He and Laurena started working with the College & Career group in 2016, and in 2018 he began serving as an elder.

He is grateful for salvation, and desires to serve in whatever way God would have him serve.

He has a degree in geochemistry, but he has instead been working with computers for 20 years.  He currently provides computer support at Caltech.