Pastor Chris Begnaud
In February 2013, Pastor Chris and his family moved to Tooele, Utah where they believe God called them to plant a Calvary Chapel Church. Chris gave his life to Jesus in March of 1994 while attending Calvary Chapel South Bay. Two years later, he attended Bible College at Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Studies. Chris wore many hats as an Assistant Pastor at Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel over the 15 years he was on staff.
"I was brought on staff fresh off a wedding and Bible College graduation (literlly in the same week) as the Children's Ministry Pastor, and stayed in that roll for the entire 15 years. I also served in many other places; I coached, taught Bible in the Christian School and Bible College, and taught and served in the marriage ministry for many years. A ministry that I am passionate about to this day. At one point I was the head usher, bulletin folder, bathroom cleaner, and chair-setter-upper and take-downer. I had the wonderful opportunity to serve on the Elder Board for most of the 15 years I was there. First as an intern, and eventually as a voting Board member."
Pastor Chris is married to Lydia and has three sons ages 14 to 11 years old.