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"For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” - Mark 10:45

 

Senior Pastor & Lead Servant: Matt KornioteS

 

A note from Pastor Matt:

"I'm really just a regular guy that God has chosen to use, and, truly, His calling on my life is entirely according to His grace! Throughout my early adulthood I tried my best to ruin my life. I lived every day for myself and was caught in a subtle, but sure downward spiral.

I met my wife April when I was 21 years old, in May of 2002, and we married in June of 2005. I spent years not being the person I wanted to be for her and then I found myself failing as a husband and father to my new stepson, Brantley. Just as the Bible says, 'Man plans his way but God directs His path.' (Proverbs 16:9) God brought April and Brantley into my life to reach through the self-seeking darkness and save me.

In 2005, I attended a Men's Retreat that was hosted by Calvary Chapel. As the pastor taught of God's desires for fathers and for husbands, my spirit within me raged as I came to face my true self...lost, sick with regret, and utterly brokenhearted. I had grown into a man that failed himself, failed his wife, failed his son, and, most of all, failed a holy, merciful, and just God. But God, in His loving kindness, mercy, and boundless grace, saw fit to reveal Himself to Me through the knowledge of His Son, Jesus Christ. That September night, I gave my life to the Lord and found His promise to be true: 'Whosoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.' (Acts 2:21) I came back from that divine appointment not perfect, not even close, but completely new.

The Bible says that, 'If any man be in Christ Jesus then he is a new creation...all things have passed away...all things are made new.' (2 Corinthians 5:17) Jesus had set me free and all I wanted was to grow in His grace and learn to love as He loves. I've always been an all-or-nothing kind of guy and the change that God worked in me was extremely radical to the point that I really sort of freaked out my new bride. Thankfully, she hung with me and soon we were walking side-by-side in the love and grace of Jesus.

I began to serve in any capacity I could at Calvary Chapel, eventually joining the staff as the Assistant Pastor, Youth Pastor, and a member of the worship team. My adorable daughter Madison was born to April and I in July of 2006 followed by my precious son Lincoln (Link) in December of 2009. In early 2010, I felt the Spirit of the Lord calling me out to a place that He would show me. As I prayed and sought God's will, His hand orchestrated the circumstances for my family to leave Virginia and come to the Denver Metro area to plant a new and fresh work. On September 6th, 2010, I arrived here in Colorado to become a part of what God was wanting to do at Calvary Chapel Cherry Creek.

God's grace and love are FOR the folks of Colorado and what a blessing it is to be a part of His work!"

- Pastor Matt Korniotes

April Korniotes: Women's Ministry Leader

 

Pastor Chinedum Onwuegbu: Pastoral Care

 

Pastor Scott Brown: Men's Ministry & Church Infrastructure

 

Pastor Trifon Gouvas: Discipleship & Counseling

 

Pastor Jerrod Keith: Youth Ministries & Prayer LeadER

 

Pastor James Stroud: Missions & Ministry Outreach

 

Matt Wallenburg: Worship Leader

 

AUBURN SLAVEC: Director of Children's Ministry

Lezli Urlacher: FELLOWSHIP & MINISTRY LEADER

 

Yvonne Brown: Church Manager & Administrator

LINDSEY PINTAR: Church Manager & Administrator

David Urlacher: Deacon & Finance LeadER

 

Ben Young: Deacon & Worship Leader

 

Matt Morgan: Deacon & Security

 

Ernest Looney: Deacon & Fellowship Servant