Pastor Jim Orate

Jim Orate, Pastor and Founder of Calvary Chapel Rancho Cucamonga, was born on July 18, 1945 in Orange, California. He and his wife Janice have four children, Jim, Jeremy, Ray and Stephen. Pastor Jim is a Viet Nam veteran, having served with the 1/9 1st. Air Calvary Division as a reconnaissance infantryman.

Pastor Jim gave his life to Jesus Christ in December 1979. At this time, Jim was an elevator constructor and also heavily into the drug culture. Jim loves to share about how the Holy Spirit drew him to Jesus. From that moment to present, Jim says that his life is always changing for the better. "There is nothing more exciting than being a Christian," remarks Pastor Jim.

Six months after his conversion, Jim actively began to serve the Lord in ministry. His first assignment was to teach the 3rd grade Sunday school class. Eventually he progressed to teaching high school aged kids and after marrying Janice, he began to teach a home bible study which has blossomed into Calvary Chapel of Rancho Cucamonga.

Pastor Joe Dillingham

Assistant Pastor Joe Dillingham lives in Rancho Cucamonga, California with his wife Cindy and their four children, Christina, Rebekah, Aaron and Andrew. Joe and Cindy have been married since 1981 and have attended and served in Calvary Chapel ministries since 1979.

Joe worked for an electronics firm in Pasadena, California for twenty years before coming to CC Rancho Cucamonga in 1990. He entered full-time ministry at Calvary Chapel Rancho Cucamonga in 1996.

Pastor Mike Eddy

Assistant Pastor Mike Eddy was born and raised in Southern California. Mike and his wife Nina have been married since 1990 and they have a son Brian, a daughter Jennifer and two grandsons, Jordan and Elijah.

Mike was saved in 1981 at Calvary Chapel West Covina, California. He moved to Rancho Cucamonga in 1986 and began to fellowship at Calvary Chapel Rancho Cucamonga in1988. Mike entered full-time ministry in 1998, after working in the trucking industry as a diesel mechanic for twenty years.