Our Team
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John Core
Pastor
 
John has a genuine passion for teaching God’s word with an emphasis on the grace of God and the practical application of the Scriptures.  He has been teaching and leading various ministries for over 14 years.  John graduated with his Master of Divinity Degree in Biblical Communication from Phoenix Seminary.  He is married to Sharon, and together they have two children:  Alyssa and Joshua.  In addition to leading Resurrection Church, John enjoys recording and producing a Bible-based discussion podcast called “Living Truth with John Core and C.L. Mitchell” (www.PassionforHisWord.com). 
John loves to read, spend time with his family and friends, and is an avid runner.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
James and Connie Miroslaw
Worship Team
 
Connie Miroslaw was born in Phoenix, AZ, and raised as a christian in a Catholic home. She became a born again Christian at the age of 16 and rededicated her life to Christ. Connie has been singing professionally for 20+ years (she also plays the saxophone) and began leading worship about 20 years ago. James Miroslaw is from Detroit, MI, and was also raised in a Catholic home. James became a born again Christian when he was young and felt the calling to serve the Lord. James has been a professional musician for 25+ years, plays both guitar and keyboards, and has been serving on worship teams for 15+ years. Connie and James met while playing music professionally. They became a “couple” and married a few years later. Connie and James combined their musical gifts and passion for the Lord and have been serving together in the music ministry for many years, which they find very rewarding.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clayton Covey
Student Ministry Leader

Clayton is the leader of our IGNITE Student Ministry.  He was recently accepted into the Barnabas Pastoral Program at Grand Canyon University and will pursue his degree in Christian studies with an emphasis in theology and a minor in business. With this, he is hoping to fulfill his calling and pastor a church someday. Clayton’s prayers and goals for the IGNITE Student Ministry include growing the students in their relationship with Christ and to help each one to reach the lost and bring them to victory in Christ.

WISE COUNSEL/ GOVERNING BOARD OF ELDERS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Kevin Cox
Pastor at Resurrection Church, New Orleans, LA
 
Pastor Kevin Cox has pastored for over 20 years with Calvary Chapel Association and Calvary Chapel. He teaches bible college in Cap Haitian, Haiti and has taught at Calvary Chapel Bible College in Waterford, Ireland. He holds a BA in Applied Music (1994), a MA in Biblical Studies (2010), a ThM in Theology and Historical Studies (2014), and a ThM in Biblical Studies (2019) from NOBTS. He is currently in Senior Residency for a PhD in Biblical Interpretation at NOBTS.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bishop C.L. Mitchell
Pastor at Veritas Bible Church
 
Bishop C.L. Mitchell is humbled and honored to be the husband of Lisa “Sweetie” Mitchell and is a loving father. He has a vast educational background.  In 2007, He, along with his wife, founded Veritas Bible Church. As of February 2012, he received episcopal ordination with responsibilities over a series of churches in Europe as well as the Southwestern United States. Bishop Mitchell and Pastor John Core co-founded “Living Truth,” the international podcast that caters to a wide audience. He is a sought after speaker throughout the United States of America and Europe.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Clark Vangilder
Professor of Physics at Central Arizona College.
 
Dr. Vangilder served as Assistant Pastor of Calvary Chapel Maricopa from 2005 – 2017, a church he also helped plant with Chris Ward in May 2005. Prior to marrying Gia and having two daughters, Noelle (2001) and Isabella (2004), Clark spent 6 years operating nuclear power plant onboard US Navy submarines (1985-1991) and serving in various music and apologetics ministry from 1987 until now. Dr. Vangilder attends Trinity Southern Baptist Church in Casa Grande, Arizona serving on the worship team and teaching an adult Sunday school class.