Our Pastors


Pastor Gary
 Senior Pastor Gary Johnson

More than thirty years ago, CCH began as a home Bible study. There were no plans, aspirations or schemes to be anything more than that. As the Bible study began to grow, it became obvious that God had another purpose in mind. After discussing matters with my pastor, Chuck Smith, and spending hours in prayer; I was encouraged to begin a “pioneer work,” developing a new church plant in the valley. Following Pastor Chuck’s vision for Calvary Chapels and style, we developed a contemporary approach without compromising the Word of God. To this day we have a fashionable style of worship and an expository style of teaching, indicative of Calvary Chapels around the world.

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Youth Pastor Victor Soto

What an amazing journey my life has been so far, watching God’s plan for my life unfold.  It is by His hand that I am now blessed to be serving as Youth Pastor at Calvary Chapel Hemet where, Lord willing, I can help to make a difference in the lives of our youth.

Having come from a background of drugs, violence and gangs, I found myself on the path to destruction, not knowing at the time that I was running away from God’s calling to be a Pastor.  However, by His grace and the constant prayers of my family, I realized that God had another path planned for me.  I slowly began to turn my life over to Him and at age 27, through total surrender, my relationship with Jesus Christ began.

Graduating from Mt. San Jacinto College and having taken many courses at the Calvary Chapel School of Ministry, I was ordained in 2012, and served as Assistant Pastor at a local non-denomination church in Hemet.

God has blessed me with my loving and devoted wife Rosemary and together we have five beautiful and very athletic children, Mary, Anysa, Victor Jr., Brianna and Aubry.

My prayer is that God will continue to use my family and me in service to Him and for His glory.