About Us

 

Calvary Rosedale

Lead Pastor

Gil Garcia

 

Gil Garcia is Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Rosedale, in Bakersfield CA. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Olivia, for over 32 years. He has two grown sons, Garrett and Grant. Gil has been in the Calvary Chapel movement for over 34 years. He was Born Again under the ministry of Greg Laurie, back in 1978. There he grew in his faith as young teenager. Later in life, in his early 20’s, Gil began to distance himself from the Lord, through his business ventures and political aspirations. He began prospering in materialism and business but his spiritual life was dead. In 1991, he re-dedicated his life to Jesus Christ, and made Him (Jesus) Lord of his life. It was then; Gil sold three of his businesses and enrolled into Bible College full time in Diamond Bar, CA. under the leadership of Raul Ries. He graduated in late 1992, with a Certification in Bible Teaching. Later, he also enrolled and is near completion of his Bachelors Degree from Calvary Chapel Murrieta Bible College. He served in Diamond Bar, CA. at CC Golden Springs with Pastor Raul Ries while he was in Bible College and CC Living Water in Corona with Tommy Ruiz Jr, as his Assistant Pastor. He served at CC Living Water for over 7 years. Pastor Gil’s life in Christ has been used to disciple men for Jesus. The Lord has graciously allowed him to disciple over 8 Calvary Chapel Pastors. Over 19 years ago he knew that the Lord was calling him out to Bakersfield, CA and by faith, he followed that call. He has been here ever since and has been able to witness God's hand upon his life through the ministry that has taken place here in Bakersfield.

Lead Pastor

Gil Garcia

 

Gil Garcia is Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Rosedale, in Bakersfield CA. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Olivia, for over 32 years. He has two grown sons, Garrett and Grant. Gil has been in the Calvary Chapel movement for over 34 years. He was Born Again under the ministry of Greg Laurie, back in 1978. There he grew in his faith as young teenager. Later in life, in his early 20’s, Gil began to distance himself from the Lord, through his business ventures and political aspirations. He began prospering in materialism and business but his spiritual life was dead. In 1991, he re-dedicated his life to Jesus Christ, and made Him (Jesus) Lord of his life. It was then; Gil sold three of his businesses and enrolled into Bible College full time in Diamond Bar, CA. under the leadership of Raul Ries. He graduated in late 1992, with a Certification in Bible Teaching. Later, he also enrolled and is near completion of his Bachelors Degree from Calvary Chapel Murrieta Bible College. He served in Diamond Bar, CA. at CC Golden Springs with Pastor Raul Ries while he was in Bible College and CC Living Water in Corona with Tommy Ruiz Jr, as his Assistant Pastor. He served at CC Living Water for over 7 years. Pastor Gil’s life in Christ has been used to disciple men for Jesus. The Lord has graciously allowed him to disciple over 8 Calvary Chapel Pastors. Over 19 years ago he knew that the Lord was calling him out to Bakersfield, CA and by faith, he followed that call. He has been here ever since and has been able to witness God's hand upon his life through the ministry that has taken place here in Bakersfield.