Meet Pastor Mick and Pastor Jason

Pastor Mick was born and raised in Torrance, California. He graduated from California State University Long Beach with a degree in Communications and subsequently attended graduate school at both Grace Graduate School of Theology and Talbot Theological Seminary. Though raised in a “good family”, Pastor Mick realized his need for Christ and became a Christian in his teens, on the tail end of what isknown as the Jesus Movement of the 60’s and 70’s.

 

After college, he met and married Jan. They moved to the Bay Area where he worked for a major oil company for several years, while also serving as a “lay” leader of his church fellowship in areas of youth ministry, worship leading, and leading home fellowship groups.  Pastor Mick entered the full-time ministry as a church planting missionary with The Evangelical Alliance Mission (T.E.A.M.) in Latin America in 1987 where he worked with a team to start a new church in Caracas, Venezuela.  


In 1991 Pastor Mick returned to the United States to help start Calvary Chapel of Indio, Ca. (now known as Grace Chapel of Indio). He served there as the Assistant Pastor until 1994 when the church commissioned him and his wife to start the congregation in Blythe (100 miles east of Indio).


Mick is the Founding Pastor, and continues to serve as Senior Pastor of Calvary Blythe for now almost 25 years.  He is our main teaching pastor.  His wife Jan serves as a Ladies Ministry Director and the Church Secretary.  They have been married for over 38 years and they have two grown children and, at last count, five grandchildren.

Our Assistant Pastor Jason Johnson was born and grew up in Blythe, CA.  As a youth and young adult he attempted to find happiness and purpose through many different things, that took him on paths of sports, substances, and a variety of pursuits.  He ended up serving both as a resident, and then as Program Director over a local recovery ministry.  


Ultimately, Jason found everything he was looking for when he received Jesus as his Lord and Savior in December of 2004.  He has been a part of Calvary Chapel Blythe ever since, and served on various ministry teams in Calvary Chapel of Blythe since turning his lift to Christ.


He met Elearie in 2001 and they were married in 2004.  They came to Christ at about the same time in 2004. They have both devoted their lives to God and have served as leaders for the youth group for several years. 

 

In February 2012 Jason came on staff full time as our "Assistant Pastor" and has since led our Recovery and Youth Ministries ever since.  He often fills in preaching for Pastor Mick when he's gone.  Jason and Elearie have two children who are elementary and high school age.