Staff

For a list of our church board and other ministry leaders click here.

Pastor Randy Eliason

Lead Pastor

Randy is the Lead Pastor of Calvary Church. Born and raised in Queens, NY, Randy has always loved city life. After he graduated from Valley Forge Christian College (now Valley Forge University) in 1987, Randy immediately jumped into full-time ministry. He has served as a youth pastor, assistant pastor, executive pastor and lead pastor in several New York churches. He’s also been called upon by the New York Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God for various leadership roles, including serving as a presbyter for eight years.

Randy and his wife Christine (a Pennsylvania native!) met while they were students at Valley Forge. You’ll frequently hear Randy saying that Christine, and their sons Peter and Evan, are the greatest blessings God has ever given him.
Randy’s most recent blessing is the gift God has given him to serve Calvary Church. With all of his heart he longs to see our church embody the Gospel to the entire Philadelphia Metropolitan area, and even to the world.
He believes that all of life should be lived out of overwhelming gratitude for the grace of God provided for us through the cross of Christ.
He believes the church must be guided by God’s Word and empowered by God’s Spirit.
He believes that the church must build bridges and remove barriers in order to connect people to Christ and His church.
He believes that everyone has a gift and a place in God’s family.
He believes that we are most effective when we work in partnerships with other churches and ministries in our community and around the world.

Pastor Dana McCrewell

Missional Pastor

Dana has been a member of Calvary Church for eight years and a Board member for five years. Before coming to Calvary Church he served in ministry in inner city Philadelphia with a focus on outreach, community and leadership development, and changing lives through the gospel of Jesus Christ. His heart’s desire is to see people come to know the forgiveness, grace and love of Christ so they can go on to live their lives sharing the Good News. For Pastor Dana, missional ministry means being on a mission with Christ, sharing the Good News of Christ with E.Y.E.S. for the lost: E for Empowered by the Holy Spirit. Y for Yielded to Go. E for Engaging Others Wherever We Are, and S for Sharing the Love of Christ.

Ken L. Liples

Day Care Director

Ken, Director of Son Shine Day Care, is a graduate from Arcadia University with a BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Education and a Masters Degree in Special Education. He has been with Son Shine since 2000 and has been a key component to Son Shine’s growth and improvement. A member of Calvary Assembly since childhood, he has a strong sense of community and strives to keep Son Shine performing at it’s best and its children to have a “home away from home” with caring nurturing teachers and a Christ-centered environment.

Ilona Mifflin

Secretary & Bookkeeper