Leadership

Rev. Kevin Kabel

Lead Pastor

Having moved from Rochester to the Buffalo area as a young child, I had the privilege of growing up at Calvary Heights.  Midway through high school, I felt the call of God to give my life to Him as a full-time minister.  Upon graduating from high school, I earned an Associates Degree in Business Administration at a local college while completing a three-year correspondence program with a Bible Institute in Ohio.  The majority of my ministry training however, has come through a rare mentorship opportunity with my Pastor, Rev. Dale Nuijens.  This dear man of God invested much time and priceless wisdom in me, for which I am eternally grateful.  During that time, I married the love of my life, Tara and we were blessed with three beloved children, MaKayla, Brian & Breanna.  
I have been on staff since April 2007 and have been serving as Lead Pastor since January 2015. It is my earnest desire that God works mightily in Calvary Heights, resulting in a church that is characterized by humility, unity and charity.  I pray that God uses our church to reach our community and beyond with the soul-saving gospel of Jesus Christ.  I am tasked with the grand responsibility to "feed the flock of God" (Acts 20:28) and to "take care of the church of God" (1 Timothy 3:5).  My leadership is guided by the belief that a Biblical ministry should possess Christian authenticity in both "pulpit and pew" (in that order).  I am excited to see what God does in and through Calvary Heights, a congregation that I dearly love! 

Staff

Rev. Phil Czekalski

Assistant Pastor

Tim Czekalski

Pastoral Assistant

Emily Mangiafesto

Administrative Assistant

Debbie Becker

Financial Secretary