Lance Ralston

Lead Pastor

Lance and Lynn, his wife of thirty-eight years, have three children, three grandchildren, and have lived in Oxnard for all but their first year. They began Calvary Chapel Oxnard thirty-six years ago, meeting in a park in the Southern California coastal city of Port Hueneme with a dozen people. Today, the church has 1,200 adults each Sunday. CCO’s outreach to the community includes a private Christian high school and a 24-hour low-power FM radio station, 101.5 FM, KOCC.

The ministry of CCO is centered on expository teaching of the Scriptures, verse by verse, book by book, through the entire Bible.

Pastor Lance is the author of one book, Marriage: As It Was Meant To Be. He authors the popular podcast Communio Sanctorum: History of the Christian Church ( He holds a Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies and Ministry from Channel Islands Bible College & Seminary.                                                                                      

Lance enjoys backpacking, wood-working, working out, gardening, home improvement projects, reading, and graphic design.