Bill and his wife Joy

Bill and his wife Joy

Our Senior Pastor Bill Welsh came to Christ in 1970, and soon after began his journey of ministry work.

He served as a worship leader, youth leader, and took on various other ministry roles until eventually becoming a pastor in the Coachella valley in 1978. With a heart for missionary work and church-planting, Bill, his wife Joy, and their four children began taking mission trips to Australia in 1987 and eventually moved to Melbourne in 1991 where they started Calvary Chapel Melbourne.

After expired visas brought the family back stateside, Bill then served on staff at Calvary Chapel Albuquerque for two years before accepting a call to pastor in Huntington Beach, CA in 1997, where he still serves today. Bill can also be heard on KWAVE radio (107.9fm) Monday through Friday at 4:30pm. His passion is not only to share the Gospel with the lost, but to equip believers to impact the world around them for Jesus, until He calls us all home.