Pastors, Elders, & Staff

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 thirty-eight 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" (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.

Jeff Atchison

pastor: 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 serves frequently preaching and teaching at CCO church gatherings. Jeff has authored two books (Pit to Palace & Marriage and the Gospel). 

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.

rob branchflower

pastor: 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.

fitim burgazi


Fitim oversees maintenance and church facilities as part of our admin department. He is usually the first one at CCO on Sundays, faithfully preparing to welcome the church family for worship!

Clarivel Dinh

minister: Junior High & Young Adults

Clarivel has been involved in several ministries over the years, but currently serves the CCO community as our Junior High and Young Adults Minister. She is also teaming up with Pastor Rob in overseeing our Small Groups ministry. Clarivel is also one of CCO's worship leaders.

rosa linda haddock

administrative supervisor

Rosa Linda oversees finances, church staff, and coordinating the admin department. Rosa also ministers to our deaf community in signing for worship. Her family has been fellowship here at CCO since 1989.

Sharon Johnson

minister: 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.

Eric Larsen

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.

Nancy Miller

children's ministry assistant

Nancy assists Sharon 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.

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.

John Parra

pastor: spanish ministry

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.

eric robbins

pastor: 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.

sandon yahn

video ministry

The video ministry is responsible for recording the Sunday and Wednesday teachings and uploading them to our vid-cast internet site. His other duties include producing announcement videos for church activities, then “documenting” those activities via video.

jordan young

pastor: worship & high school

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. 

our current elders

Kyle garza

JOhn still

al gonzalez

richard trejo

mike mcgarrahan

isaac montesinos