Pastors & Staff

Jimmy Orate

senior Pastor

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 Vietnam veteran, having served with the 1/9 1st. Air Cavalry 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.

Joe Dillingham

assisant Pastor - administrative & men's ministry

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

Joe had been working for an electronics firm in Pasadena, California for twenty years when he and Cindy attended their first service here in May 1990 after being invited by a friend. After coming for a period of time and being assured this would now be their home church, Joe became involved in the  Prayer ministry and shortly thereafter, the Men’s ministry. In February 1996 he gave notice at his job in  Pasadena, and then entered full-time ministry here at Transformation Calvary.

mike Eddy

Assisant Pastor - marriage ministry

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 in 1988. Mike entered full-time ministry in 1998, after working in the trucking industry as a diesel mechanic for twenty years.

Ron Taylor

Assistant Pastor - worship / media

Ron grew up in Southern California and was raised in a Christian home. Ron received the Lord at age 6. Ron and His wife Venus were married in 1984 and have 2 adult sons, Nathanael and Christopher, a Daughter in law, Kathleen and Granddaughter, River Grace.

Ron came to Transformation Calvary in 2000 and  joined the staff  of Transformation Calvary in 2006  after retiring from his job of 28 years in the grocery industry.  Ron oversees Worship, Sound, Website and Media.

fernando cambron

Assistant Pastor - youth & missions

Assistant Pastor Fernando Cambron Jr lives in the city of Rancho Cucamonga with his wife Catherine. They have four kiddos whom they love dearly. Fernando started attending Calvary Chapel Rancho Cucamonga when he was 12 years old. He tried running for a while, but the Lord’s love drew Him back. In 2004 Fernando and Catherine got married and a year later they moved to Guatemala (Central America) to serve as full time missionaries.  In 2008 the Lord called them back to the states where they currently serve in Youth Ministry and Missions.

After pursuing a degree in Public Services and the Fire Service, Fernando heeded the call to ministry.  As a youth it was his desire to save people from burning buildings. Little did he know that by the grace of God he would have the opportunity to share the love of Christ so that people can be saved eternally.

clark cumbess

Assistant Pastor - children's ministry

Assistant Pastor Clark Cumbess lives in Rancho Cucamonga along with his wife Susan. They have two grown sons, Jay and Eric and two granddaughters, Eleanor and Reagan. Clark and Susan have been married since 1981.

Clark started serving in ministry at Calvary Chapel Rancho Cucamonga in 1989 after recommitting his life to the Lord. Clark was called into Children’s Ministry in 1996, and is a retired Firefighter with 28 years of service with the Glendale Fire Department. 

nina eddy

staff SECRETARY

Nina has been serving as Secretary, since 1996 Nina also serves alongside her Husband, Pastor Mike in the 2be1 Marriage Ministry. Nina serves in the Women's Ministry  and shares women's Biblical guidance.

Nina received Jesus in 1989 and began attending Transformation Calvary together with Mike. Mike and Nina were Married in 1990 and have 2 adult children, Brian & Jennifer and 2 grandsons, Jordan & Elijah

heather rodriguez

Office Staff Assistant

Heather provides administrative support for Transformation Calvary and its ministries. In addition to reception duties and day to day office needs, she also assists the pastoral staff with various projects. Heather and her husband     Ruben have been attending Transformation Calvary for over 10 years and serve in various ministries

jeff pisano

Bookstore - cafe & home school director 

Jeff Pisano currently serves as the overseer of The Solid Grounds Café, Transformation Calvary’s café and fellowship ministry. He also serves as the manager of the church bookstore, located inside our café.  Jeff also serves as the director of Rancho Christian Academy, the church’s homeschool program, since its beginning in 2002. Jeff and his family have been attending Transformation Calvary since March of 1994.