Our staff

perry cortes - lead pastor

Perry is a San Diego native. He graduated from Southern California Seminary with a Master's in Divinity. He served in the U.S. Army as a Chaplain deploying overseas twice. In his off time he enjoys riding his Harley and is a huge football fan. His favorite player is his son. He is married to Vicki, who also serves at Calvary Mira Mesa along with their son. 

Life Verse: 1 John 4:4

jeff cruz - associate pastor

Jeff came to know Christ in the 1980's while attending Calvary Chapel West Covina. In 2004, he was led to San Diego where he began attending Calvary Mira Mesa. Soon after, he was leading worship during Friday night bible study. Being mentored by Pastor Manny Vinarao, Jeff learned to teach the Bible and currently leads Worship and brings the message to Calvary Mira Mesa. He is married to Sarah with whom he shares a son. 

Life Verse: Hebrews 12:2

Chris araiza - youth pastor

Chris was born at Bittburg Air Base, Germany then raised here in San Diego. He holds an Associates Degree in Theology from Calvary Chapel Bible College. His previous experience includes Jr. High Youth Leader at Mercy Community Church and Assistant Youth Leader here at Calvary Mira Mesa. He is married to Sarah and is the father of three beautiful daughters. 

Life Verse: Matthew 18:1-5