church Staff & elders

lance ralston

lead pastor: teaching & preaching

Lance and Lynn, his wife of forty years, have three children, four grandchildren, and have lived in Oxnard for all but their first year. They began Calvary Chapel Oxnard in 1982, 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" (www.sanctorum.us). 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.

administrative department

eric robbins

department head: administration

Pastor Eric oversees the Administration, or "Provision" department at CCO, managing facilities, finances, and the other critical "behind the scenes" aspects of the ministry. Eric also serves as our Mission Pastor, raising up and equipping new short and long term missionaries from our congregation, as well as supporting those already on the field.

hannah haddock

admin assistant

Hannah manages the front desk along with many other small administrator duties. Catch her Sunday morning helping at the bookstore or serving donuts. 

rosalinda haddock

administrative supervisor

Rosa Linda oversees finances, church staff, and coordinating the admin department.  She is a mother of four, and her family has been in fellowship here at CCO since 1989.

Eric Larson

admin assistant

Eric wears many hats. He oversees Calvary’s own low-power FM radio station, Worship 101 Radio, as well as the Cross Reference Bookstore, and the Word from Calvary archives.

leo martinez


Leo oversees maintenance and church facilities as part of our admin department.

Olga Ochoa

admin assistant

Olga shares the love of Christ and a welcome all who visit CCO. She’s here to support the body in communicating all upcoming events.

family ministries department

Sharon Johnson

Department head: Family ministries

Sharon, our Families Minister, oversees the the various ministries that raise up the next generation at CCO: Children, High School, and Junior High. She also oversees the big events that happen on occasion at CCO, such as conferences and church retreats.

Bernadette Borcena

children's ministry director

Bernadette leads our Children's Ministry. She loves working in the Children's Ministry planning events, training volunteers, leading worship and overall seeing the children learning and living God's word.

Nancy Miller

children's ministry Coordinator

Nancy assists Bernadette in various aspects of Children’s Ministry from Nursery through Elementary age. She equips the volunteers with resources and assistance so they can teach their classes.

Sahara Quintero

children's ministry assistant

Sahara, Calvary Christian High School alumni, assists the Children's Ministry team in distributing curriculum and oversees the regular stocking of supplies and resources to all classrooms and teachers. Sahara has brought her 3+ years of working in youth programs and her passion for serving God's kingdom to our staff. You can also find her leading worship for the Spanish Ministry on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

lew Soratorio

middle school ministry

Bio coming soon!

jordan young

worship & high school pastor

Pastor Jordan currently oversees two ministries at CCO: Worship and High School ("HSM"). He is passionate about leading our congregation to Jesus in worship, and loves equipping and organizing CCO's musicians into great teams. 

pastoral care department

rob branchflower

Department head: pastoral care

Pastor Rob oversees the Pastoral Ministries Department, directing the various ministries that oversee spiritual growth and care. These ministries include Groups, pastoral care and counseling, benevolence, our Discipleship Program, as well as weddings, water baptism and memorial services. Rob preaches and teaches regularly and is also one of our regular worship leaders.

Clarivel Dinh

groups & care minister

Clarivel has been involved in several ministries over the years, but currently serves the CCO community by overseeing our Groups, Care, and Young Adults ministry. Clarivel is also one of CCO's worship leaders.

church services department

Jeff Atchison

department head: church services

Pastor Jeff heads up the Services Department, overseeing all the parts that come together for church service gatherings, such as worship, ushers, sound, light, and video tech. Pastor Jeff is also frequently serves in preaching and teaching at CCO. Jeff has authored two books (Pit to Palace & Marriage and the Gospel). 

sandon yahn

video ministry

Sandon leads and trains up the volunteers in our video ministry, who are responsible for recording the Sunday and Wednesday teachings and uploading them to our vid-cast internet site. His also produces our announcement videos for church activities, and documents and highlights those activities to recap what God is doing at CCO.

jordan young

worship & high school PASTOR

Pastor Jordan serves in two roles - see above for his bio!

spanish ministry

John Parra

Spanish ministry Pastor

Pastor John’s ministers to our Spanish congregation.  He loves the verse by verse teaching at Calvary, and his aim is to simply teach the Word of God and strive to Magnify the Name of Jesus.

omar velasco

spanish ministry associate pastor

Bio coming soon!

our current elders

Kyle garza

JOhn still

al gonzalez

richard trejo

mike mcgarrahan

isaac montesinos