A bit about our ministry team…
At Calvary Community Church, we value fellowship and relationship, but we always give the worship and focus to God. God has continued to show his favor on the church over the years. We believe in power of the Gospel, for it is the way to salvation. Christ, being the center of it, is the one person we must reflect in all we do. But even in what we do, it is God who gives us strength and sustains us. We worship and live with the Holy Spirit in our lives today. Our worship is contemporary in style. Pastor Tara Padron leads a team of voices and instruments to facilitate spiritual worship. Pastor Savanna Rojas teaches the children, youth and college ministry and will preach from time to time in the main worship service. Come and experience the Holy Spirit in our midst.
Rev. Dr. James Ballard
As a member of a local church, Evangelistic Temple -Houston and Trinity Church – San Antonio, and FUMC Bedford I served in or was involved in the leadership team ministry involving music worship, youth, Evangelism Explosion, teaching, singles, prophetic, deliverance, prayer, leadership development, and church board.
B.S. from Texas A&M University in Biomedical Engineering
M.Div. from Southern Methodist University, Perkins School of Theology
DMin from Apostolic University International
CPE Chaplain Intern @ Baptist Health System
CPE Resident @ CHRISTUS Health Santa Rosa Hospital System
Ordinations and Endorsements
1994 – 2015 “Elder Ordination in the United Methodist Church”
2015 – Present “Pastoral and Chaplain Ministry in Isaiah 61 Ministries”
Several seminars: Willowcreek Seminars on Leadership, Prayer Evangelism, Cell Church, John Maxwell on Leadership, Spiritual Gifts, Sunday School, Guest Assimilation, New Member Class, Financial Freedom, Spiritual Warfare & Deliverance, Prophetic Ministry, Healing Ministries
Work in medical device sales for 10 years before giving my career to Jesus and the pursuit of clergy ministry, seminary, and ordination. Have been pastoring for 25+ years.