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And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. galatians 6:9

Our Staff

Senior Pastor, Steve Doyle

steve Steven A. Doyle has been serving as an Evangelist / Teaching Pastor for over 30 years. His love for young people has been fleshed out in his service as the Director and/or Staff Counselor for Christian Youth Camps in Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, and in the United Kingdom.

Steve received his degree in Bible and Practical Ministry at the Bristol Road School of Biblical Studies (a satellite of Rochester College) and did post graduate work in planting and strengthening churches in Scotland, Ireland, and England from 1989-1994. During this tenure, he was affiliated with the British Bible College in Corby, England and was the Membership Convener for Scotland's #1 Hospital Radio Station from 1989-1994. Upon returning to the United States he accepted the position of Teaching Pastor for the Church of Christ in South Lyon, MI from August 1994 - until coming to Rockford in September of 2004.

Steve is a dedicated husband and father. He has been happily married to Nina (McKinney) since 1975. They have two married daughters and 3 grandchildren.

Steve believes with all of his heart that the key to a fulfilling and productive life is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and is devoted to helping others to develop such a relationship.

Associate Pastor, Joel Harrison

joel Joel A. Harrison was born in O'Fallon, IL. He grew up attending Central Christian Church there and accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was united with Him in baptism in 1991.

Joel's passion for God's Word led him to attend Kentucky Christian University from 2001-2005, majoring in Youth and Family Ministry. After graduating from KCU, he was ordained and has been working in full-time youth ministry ever since.

On October 14th, 2006 Joel married a preacher's daughter, Cathy McConnell. Her father not only gave his blessing, he presided over the ceremony. Joel and Cathy have two beautiful daughters - Natalie and Maddisyn.

Though this is not an easy world to live in - with many broken homes and an almost constant threat of violence - Joel's desire is to help youth see the peace and healing that only Jesus Christ can bring to their lives.

Joel has been serving at Calvary since June of 2008.

Church Secretary, Beckie Garcia

dawn rogers Beckie Garcia was born and raised in Rockford and has been a part of the Calvary family since she was just weeks old. She joined the larger family of Christ, through baptism, in 1993.

At an early age, Beckie made the decision to attend a Christian college and in the fall of 2000 that commitment became reality as she started the first of five years at Ozark Christian College in Jopin, MO. Beckie graduated in 2005 with a degree in Music and Worship. After spending an additional year living in Joplin, Beckie returned home to Rockford and has served within Calvary as a Sunday School teacher, youth sponsor, choir member, and worship team member throughout the years.

In 2011, Beckie married Carlos Garcia and they have two beautiful daughters - Viviana and Annalisse. They currently reside in Belvidere, IL.

Beckie is honored to serve as the church secretary at Calvary and is excited to continue to be a part of God's work through the church in Rockford and beyond.