Hosted by Calvary Chapel Merritt Island
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2018 SE Calvary Chapel Pastor's Conference

February 19-21 • Merritt Island, Fl

Joe Focht•Nate Gallagher•Damian Kyle•Don McClure•Eric Souza•Malcolm Wild


Why February this year?

Because the International Pastors & Wives’ Conference was just a couple months away from our regional conference, the decision was made to change the dates of our Southeast Calvary Chapel Pastors’ Conference to February 19-21, 2018. Presidents’ Day is on the 19th so that will still give you the Monday as a holiday. Other than the move from January to February, the format for this regional conference will remain as it has been in previous years. We are hoping that the excitement for the Southeast conference will continue and we look forward to all the Lord has for us next year. We hope to see you in February, if not before!

Pastor Malcolm - Calvary Chapel Merritt Island

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Joe Focht

Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia began in 1981 when Pastor Joe started a small Bible study in a catering hall. With a strong emphasis on teaching God’s Word verse by verse, the church has grown to minister to approximately 12,000 people weekly with a variety of outreaches and ministries, including his daily Bible teaching ministry, “Straight from the Heart.”

In more than 30 years of ministry on the East Coast, Joe and his wife Cathy have seen their family grow from children to grandchildren while their spiritual family continues to grow.


Nate Gallagher

Nate grew up in a Christian home as a Pastor’s Kid, and like many pastor’s kids, he had struggles with his own faith.

After not walking with God for most of his life, he decided to fully commit his life and plans to the Lord as a senior in High School. Shortly thereafter, God began to use him in the youth ministry at his home church in Vero Beach, Florida.

Since that time, Nate has been faithfully serving the youth in the community, seeking to show what God can do through any person that dedicates their life to Jesus. He is also an assistant teaching pastor at Calvary Chapel Vero Beach. He and his wife Hannah have been married for coming on 4 years, and are faithfully serving Jesus together.


Damian Kyle

Damian Kyle has been pastoring Calvary Chapel Modesto since 1985.

Damian's emphasis in ministry is upon making mature disciples of Jesus Christ as commanded in the Great Commission of Matthew 28:18-20 through the method described in Acts 2:42: by continuing steadfastly in teaching God's Word, in fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.

He believes that when the emphasis of the church becomes what God wants it to be, then He will add to the church daily such as should be saved as Acts 2:47 declares.


Don McClure

Don came to Christ at a Billy Graham Crusade in the 1960’s. He sensed the call of God on his life and soon after that he met Alan Redpath who invited Don and his wife, Jean, to England, where they attended Capernwray Bible School. Don served four years as an assistant pastor to Chuck Smith at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa. He planted and pastored Calvary Chapel of Lake Arrowhead, founded Calvary Chapel Bible College in Twin Peaks, pioneered and pastored another Calvary Chapel in Redlands, California,  followed by a season planting churches in San Jose. 

Don and Jean have now started “Calvary Way Ministries” through which they serve the churches, schools and missionaries that they love so much around the world through teaching at conferences, retreats, Bible colleges, intern programs, church services, and any other door God opens. Don's heart is to be encouraging, inspirational, and challenging to all in their desire to know our Lord Jesus and serve Him completely. 

Don and Jean have been married since 1968 and have three sons and seven grandchildren.  


Eric Souza

Originally from Calvary Tucson in Arizona, Eric and his family moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 2012 to plant Reach Jax, a Calvary Chapel.

Eric is married to Betsy and they have three beautiful children, Isabelle, Lily and Dane


Malcolm Wild

Pastor Malcolm is originally from Sutton-in-Ashfield, England where he became a Christian during the “Jesus Movement” of the Sixties.

His first involvement in ministry was as a member of the folk-rock band, Malcolm and Alwyn. Their first recording, Fool’s Wisdom, helped establish them as pioneers of contemporary Christian music.

Tending and feeding the sheep at Calvary Chapel Merritt Island through the teaching and preaching of God’s Word has been Malcolm’s passion for the last 30 years. 




Dear Parents,

Thanks for letting us care for your children at the 2018 Pastors' Conference.  Please look over the information below as it will help ensure a pleasant experience for you and your kids. Childcare arrangements are as follows: 

Childcare General Information

Infants – 4 Year Olds

Children 4 years old and under will be cared for in the church’s Nursery and Preschool facilities. Preschoolers will enjoy crafts, games, bounce house and Bible lessons throughout the day. Parents should review the Infants - 4 Yrs. Old Parent Info found below.

5 Year Olds – 12th Graders

Children from 5 years old to 12th graders will spend their time at the Teen Missions facility 2.5 miles north of the church. Directions are included on the 5 Yrs. & Up Day Camp Info & Release Form. This will be a camp atmosphere with primarily outside activities, unless rain forces us inside. Parents should review the 5 Yrs. & Up Day Camp Info & Release Form found below as wellA release form for each child should be printed, filled out, notarized and brought with you to the Conference Check-In.

Conference Check-in

When you arrive at CCMI on Monday, February 19th, please check-in the adults in your party for the conference and then your children for childcare.

‣  Check-in for Nursery/Preschool will begin at 10am in the church Fellowship Hall. Lunch will be provided and children should sit with their parents.

‣  Check-in for 5 years old to 12th graders will be at Teen Missions beginning at 11am. Lunch will be served to them at Teen Missions.

We love ministering to your children at the pastors’ conference. We look forward to a special time together sharing God’s love, making friends and making memories.

May the Lord bless you and your children!

CCMI’s Children & Youth Staff


To speed up the registration process, please have forms notarized before you arrive.
Remember, signatures must be witnessed by the notary.
A photo ID is also required.



Please note, the discounted conference rates listed below are only guaranteed if reservations are made by the January 19 deadline.

Comfort Inn & Suites

$94 Standard
$114 Suite
$124 Ocean View

*Country Inn & Suites

$99 Standard

*Extensive remodeling from hurricane damage. Projected to be open in time. 

Courtyard by Marriott

$189 Standard

Homewood Suites

$149 Studio Suite
$169 One Bedroom Suite

EconoLodge- Port Canaveral

$125.99 Standard
No online reservations.

LaQuinta Inns & Suites Oceanfront

$188.10 Standard
No online registration.
Call and mention Group Code:
6408 GREMLY 351.


Radisson Resort at the Port

$146 Standard
$166 Suite

Online Reservations:

  1. Enter Dates
  2. Click  “more search
  3. Under Promotional Code enter the Group Code: CCPC18
  4. Follow through with reservation

Phone: 321-784-0000

Hampton Inn- Cocoa Beach

$189 Standard



For further questions or concerns, feel free to give us a call @ 321.453.6779 or send us an email through the form provided below.


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Calvary Chapel Merritt Island
3500 North Courtenay Pkwy
Merritt Island - Florida - 32953