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Rev. Peter Jalilie Elected as Pastor of Calvary First Assembly of God

September 15, 2013 | by: Terry Thornton | 0 Comments

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Calvary First Assembly of God’s membership today elected Rev. Peter Jalilie to be the new senior pastor.

“I am excited about pursuing God’s vision for this fellowship, preaching and teaching the full gospel, and leading Calvary First Assembly of God to impact the world for Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit,” Pastor Peter Jalilie said.

“Through the process of interviewing candidates for the position of senior pastor and seeking God’s will and His wisdom, God revealed His choice to us through today’s election,” said Scott Andres, Calvary First Assembly of God’s Board president of today’s announcement. “We are thankful to God and we’re looking forward to where God is taking us.”

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 Pastor Jalilie has more than 27 years of ministerial experience. In 1986, he became the youth pastor at Florin Assembly of God in Sacramento after graduating from Berean School of the Bible in Springfield, Missouri, that same year.

Pastor Jalilie has also served as associate pastor at Calvary Assembly of God in Winter Park, Florida; Woodland Assembly of God in Woodland, California; City View Church in San Francisco; and Calvary Community Church in San Bruno.

Between 1997 and 2013, he served as the senior pastor at Crossroads Christian Center in San Bruno, Peninsula Christian Center in San Bruno, and Westside Christian Center in Gustine.

“I pledge to always passionately seek God’s heart first, and not just His hand,” Pastor Peter said. “I am dedicated to creating opportunities for believers to grow spiritually and to help bring the presence of God here so that people all over this community can have a personal life-transforming experience with Jesus Christ,” he added.

Pastor Peter also seeks opportunities to reach the community for the Lord. He has been a certified Police Chaplain with the International Conference of Police Chaplains since 1999 and has served on numerous boards and community-outreach efforts including Youth With a Mission, Women’s Aglow, San Francisco Teen Challenge, the Rotary Club, and city commissions and committees.

“The purpose of the church is to transform lives by drawing people into God’s love,” Pastor Peter said. “I believe the greatest manifestation of the Holy Spirit is love. Compassion is God’s love with its work clothes on.”

Pastor Peter has been married to his wife Pam for more than 24 years. The couple has four daughters: Candace Noel and Cassandra Nicole, their 23-year-old twins; Courtney Hannah, 20; and Carissa Alexis, 18.

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 “My beautiful wife has worked with me in many projects as a ministry partner and has been a phenomenal support to me over the years,” Pastor Peter said.

He obtained his Ministerial Arts degree from Capital Bible College in Sacramento in 1987, completed coursework at Skyline Community College in 1993, received his Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology from Berean University in Springfield, Missouri, and in 2004 completed coursework for his Master of Arts degree in Christian Leadership Administration from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

Pastor Peter has a vision for Calvary First Assembly of God, a church that has been part of Stockton since 1947.

“The purpose of the Church is to transform lives, not to perform or put on a show. Our vision is to see all people have a very authentic, powerful and personal living encounter with Jesus,” Pastor Peter explained.

“It’s your prayers, support for Pam and I and your love that will make me a great pastor. I am all in and I am committed to be here for your spiritual growth and development so that people all over this community can have a personal life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ,” Pastor Peter said. “For as long as God should direct, I am honored to be called as your pastor and I will cherish the opportunity to become your friend.

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