Pastor Peter Courlas Senior Pastor Leadership, Vision & Preaching
Peter was born a buckeye, but grew up in Central Florida. He and Jennifer are college sweethearts, having met at Toccoa Falls College in northeast Georgia.
Peter has been involved in pastoral ministry for over 21 years. He has served as pastor at churches in Southern Ohio, Western New York, and Ontario.
Before pastoral ministry, he worked in corporate logistics and management. Peter holds a bachelor's degree in Communications/Management and Bible & Theology.
Peter has joyfully served the Lord both in corporate management & full-time pastoral ministry. He is currently pursuing graduate level work while fulfilling a life-long dream of church-planting in Southern Ohio.
He and Jennifer have three pretty awesome kids: Julia, a recent graduate of Calvary Chapel Bible College; Katherine, CCBC--Waterford, Ireland; Andrew, heading to CCBC Murrieta Hot Springs, CA this fall.
Peter has been actively involved in expository Bible teaching, leadership training and workshops, Inductive Bible training, and a weekly apologetics radio ministry.
Peter is passionate about leading and feeding the Body of Christ, Bible prophecy & apologetics, hanging with his kids especially at Reds games.
FAVORITE VERSE: 1 Peter 3:18 FAVORITE SONG: True Love (Phil Wickham) FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: the beach FAVORITE DRINK: Tim Horton's coffee 2 milk
Jennifer was born in southwestern Ontario, Canada, not far from Toronto.
She left for the United States in order to attend college in northeast Georgia, and married Peter in 1993. They have ministered together ever since.
Peter and Jennifer reside with their family in South Dayton (Miami Township).
Jennifer holds a Bachelor's degree: Piano Performance with minors in English, and Bible & Theology. She is certified with the Royal Conservatory of Music-Toronto and has been active as a worship director and freelance musician. Additionally, she has enjoyed 26 years of teaching music, leading choral and instrumental ensembles, and investing in the lives of her students.
Jennifer is passionate about spending time with her three children and husband, Bible teaching, and walking her Australian Cattle Dogs.
She is always up for a tea and a classic book, live music, or animated conversation with friends.