Jim Raley is the senior pastor of Calvary Christian Center, a vibrant, spirit-filled church located in the greater Daytona Beach, Florida area where he lives with his wife Dawn, two daughters, Courtney (23) and Channing (17) and son, Peyton (10). A humble, genuine leader, author, devoted husband and father, Pastor Raley is relentless when it comes to preaching the Word of God, driven to reach both the local and global communities with the love and message of Jesus Christ.
Since Pastor Raley arrived at Calvary in 1997, it has become one of the fastest-growing churches in the Southeast, growing from a small core group to the family of thousands that it is today. A highly sought-after speaker, his honest, down-to-earth approach and powerful communication skills make him a favorite guest speaker among conferences and conventions, as well as in churches across the globe. He regularly appears on several Christian television shows and radio programs. His own show, Jim Raley TV, is aired weekly both nationally and internationally and his sermons are broadcast live on the internet. His books “Hell’s Spells” and “Dream Killers” are a must read for anyone who wants to understand and overcome the ways the enemy creeps into our homes and churches and tries to keep us from being everything God has created us to be.
Throughout his years of ministry, Pastor Raley has placed a strong emphasis on global missions, and has helped to build churches all over the world. He has also made the local community a priority, consistently reaching out to homeless and impoverished men, women and children of the greater Daytona Beach area.
Although his ministry and sphere of influence have grown substantially through his years of service, Pastor Jim Raley’s focus has remained the same: to hold nothing back, to give all he’s got to win the lost and boldly teach the Word of God to people around the world.
Pastor Dawn Raley and her husband Jim came to Calvary Christian Center in 1997. Through their ministry, the church has seen incredible growth as it relates to the vision of Calvary.
They have 2 daughters; Courtney, 23, and Channing, 17, and have adopted a son, Peyton, 10.
Pastor Dawn leads the ministry of Prayer and the ministry to the Women of Calvary. Her heart’s desire is for all to understand the importance of prayer, knowing that it will equip you with the power, passion and purpose God has for your life. She has a strong passion in her heart to see women equipped with the Scriptures so that that they may be equipped to do battle through prayer.
A hunger for revival, God’s Word and the growth of the Church propel her to move beyond her comfort zone and follow God’s calling. She has risen above and has overcome many obstacles of insecurity and fear, and now desires to see other women walk in their divine calling by doing the same.
Pastor Dawn is an encourager, prayer warrior, lover of family and faith; A woman after God’s heart for this generation!
Josh is a Pastor, Evangelist, and Communicator of the Gospel. Bringing an intense, passionate and high energy style Josh is leading a new generation to Christ. He is earmarked by his in your face, revelatory preaching which communicates the deeper truths of God’s word in a clear way.
As an evangelist and speaker at various camps and conferences across the country, Josh has been privileged to minister with a diverse group of the country’s best speakers. He currently serves as the Youth Pastor at Calvary Christian Center in Ormond Beach, Florida. Josh has also served two other churches for a total of eight years including his time as Youth/Young Adult Pastor at Surge Student Ministries in Wilson, North Carolina for six years where he saw tremendous numeric and spiritual growth. Now pastoring and traveling full time, Josh is eagerly embracing this new season of pastoring and evangelizing at home and around the world. Josh is married to the love of his life Natasha and they have been married for six years. As a team their goal is to change the world by preaching Gods word.