Pastor Jimmy is the founding pastor of Calvary Chapel Lone Mountain (CCLM) in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he has shepherded the flock since 1998. Jimmy holds a Master’s of Divinity (M. Div.) degree from Liberty University and is president of Calvary Chapel Bible College and Training Center in Dumaguete, Philippines. Jimmy is also a Chaplain with the Las Vegas, Metro Police department and is committed to helping officers attain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and teaching them how to walk victoriously in their calling.
Jimmy and his wife, Kathy, have three adult children, all serving the Lord faithfully in ministry. They are also proud to have become grandparents.
Recognizing the uniqueness of pastoring in a mission field such as Las Vegas, NV, Pastor Jimmy is passionate about loving the sheep entrusted to his care and feeding them a healthy diet of the Word of God, which alone can bring them victory and transform their lives.
Pastor Chuck was born in rural Kentucky; his childhood was divided between the Kentucky farm and inner-city Baltimore. He studied history at the University of Kentucky and also has a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Science. He retired from the US Air Force in 2003 after over 22 years of service. He and his wife Kim have two adult children, Ted and Lauren. Pastor Chuck trusted Jesus at an old-fashioned southern revival at age thirteen, but foundered for many years before being baptized by the Holy Spirit in 2001. He and Kim have now been serving at CCLM for over ten years.
Pastor Larry grew up by the beaches of Southern California. He served 6 years in the US Marines and went on to work as a Senior SQL Database Administrator. In 1997, Pastor Larry married his beautiful wife Lisa and was blessed with 3 children, Rachel, Rebecca and Conner. In 2008, the family began attending CCLM and it was here where the Lord transformed the entire family. In 2014, Pastor Larry began to serve as the Administrator/Principal for our Christian Academy and now serves as our Family Pastor.
I am a native Californian. I was born in the Imperial Valley of Southern California, and raised in the Salinas Valley, also known as ‘The Salad Bowl of the World’ because of the agricultural resources in the area! I grew up in the church where my family was always a part of worship. My upbringing in the church as well as my family’s involvement in music is what brought me close to the Lord as a teenager. I began to learn how to play the guitar in high school and began serving on the worship team. I received my music degree from Musicians Institute of Hollywood in 1998. I moved to Las Vegas in 2002, where I later met my wife Autumn and we were married in 2005 (best day of my life!)
I’ve been ministering at Calvary Chapel Lone Mountain since 2005. Autumn and I have two beautiful daughters Lillian and Emma. If you decide to visit our church, come say hi to me, I’ll be the guy with guitar!
Jacob Perez was born in Orange County, California and has been in Las Vegas
since 2005. He has been raised in the church and has had a passion for the youth
and the community ever since being a youth himself. Jacob taught 2nd-4th grade at Lone Mountain Academy for six years and is currently the youth and outreach
director. Jacob has a bachelor’s degree from UNLV in Political Science and is
happily married to wife, Marlenne, and has two adorable kids.
Ben Riccardi was born in the Philippines but adopted at an early age into an American Christian family. Raised in the church, Ben put his trust in the Lord at the tender age of 8, so now he’s twice-adopted! Ben is called to the mission field and serves as a CCLM intern while he prepares for long term missionary service.
Cazel is the graphic designer at CCLM with a general passion for the arts. She enjoys comics, theater, movies, music, games, as well as drawing and creating stories. When she can, Cazel attends comic/video game conventions to promote her art but also share the gospel with other convention-goers.
Jenniffer was born and raised in Chino Hills, CA, where she lived for over 20 years. She had a knowledge of the Lord growing up and believed in Him, but it wasn’t until June of 2011 that she completely surrendered her life to Jesus. Jenny attended Calvary Chapel Golden Springs Bible College in Diamond Bar, CA from 2012 to 2016. She has a heart for children, to minister to the youth, for missions, and to share the love of Christ with anyone whom God brings into her life. She loves hiking, traveling, and spending time with her nieces & nephews! Her life verse is 1 Corinthians 6:9-11!
Kathy was raised in Oklahoma, the Bible belt of America, where she accepted Christ at age 12. However, it wasn’t until God moved her to Las Vegas that she really began to understand what it meant to be a follower of Christ. Learning to trust Jesus in every area of life has been her greatest challenge but also her greatest joy. Because of God’s great love, He continues to use Isaiah 26:3 to remind and encourage Kathy to fix her thoughts on Himself, rest in His peace, and trust Him in all things.
Kathy is the Women’s Ministry Director at CCLM where she thoroughly enjoys writing and teaching Bible studies. She is also the Dean of Education and Women’s Ministry Director at Calvary Chapel University where she is blessed to teach students all over the world. Kathy has a passion for teaching God’s Word in a way that inspires others to want to know the Scriptures for themselves and be able to apply God’s Word to their lives. She enjoys speaking at retreats and conferences where she has the opportunity to encourage women to embrace their identity in Christ and grow in their understanding of God’s love.
Jimmy and Kathy were married in 1991 and have three amazing children and three unbelievable cute grandchildren. She enjoys reading, tap dancing, golfing, long walks on the beach, coffee with friends, and playing with her adorable, amazing, and precious grandchildren.
Lisa grew up in Southern California with no knowledge of the gospel. She married Larry Henderson in 1997 and they raised 3 beautiful children. They moved to Las Vegas in 2006, and in 2008 they visited Calvary Chapel Lone Mountain. Lisa heard the gospel and received Jesus as her Lord & Savior that same day. Larry was ordained as a Pastor, her children serve in various ministries and Lisa joined the staff to assist in running the Women’s Ministry. Lisa is grateful every day for the saving grace of Jesus Christ and is honored to serve the Ladies of Calvary Chapel Lone Mountain. Her life verse is:
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Back in 2008 my family and I started attending Calvary Chapel Lone Mountain. After experiencing the genuine love that the body of Christ showed me and my family, I would come to know the Lord as my personal Savior in 2010. Since then, my greatest desire is to serve the Lord and His people. I am beyond honored to be a part of our children’s ministry and worship team. For the past five years I adored working at our church’s private school, Lone Mountain Academy as an administrative assistant and substitute teacher and am now blessed to serve as a church staff member. “Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!” (Psalm 100:2)
Life verse: Psalms 9:1-2
I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart;
I will tell of all Your marvelous works.
I will be glad and rejoice in You;
I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.
Ricky was born in Los Angeles and has one brother and one sister. He is married to his lovely wife, Tina, and has been blessed with 4 children and 9 grandchildren. Ricky was born again in 1991 at Calvary Chapel Spring Valley. He is a proud Army veteran and has been ranked globally certified as #1 bass fisherman.
“Jesus is The Lord of my life, I shall worship Him all the days of my life. Thank you” -Ricky Lugo
Susan holly was born in Mountain Home, Idaho. She grew up in a christian
home and accepted Jesus Christ as her savior at an early age. She loves
the Lord and loves serving others. She is married to Bill and has two
children and one son in law, (Rachel, Mike and Bryce). One of her
favorite verses is:
The name of the LORD is a strong
tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
Jesus rescued me in 1982 from my path to Hell while living in Orange County, California. My children had been praying for my salvation along with my best friend who took them to church every week. I have to admit that was the best day of my life! I have spent the years following hard after Him with many ups and downs along the way. By His grace and mercy I still recognize my desperate need for Jesus every day. I have had the privilege of serving the Lord, the staff, and the body here at CCLM since 2002. My husband (Ed) and I have attended church here since 1999. We love our church and thank God that His mercies are new every morning!
“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”
Ted was born in the eternal city of Rome… New York. The son of a military family, he has lived in New York, South Dakota, and Alabama before settling in Nevada in 1999. A homeschool graduate, Ted studied sound engineering and music theory at the College of Southern Nevada and has experience in retail sales and event production. He loves online gaming and uses his online persona to share the love of Christ.
Ted began his service at CCLM teaching music at our former school, but quickly moved into the radio, social media, and video ministry where he developed a passion for making videos.