A person is whole when they love God with all they are, and that love overflows to affect neighbor. As Jesus and the Old Testament both command, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." (Luke 10:27) Our aim is that all people, Christian and non, would be whole.
Over thirty years ago God led Wayne Taylor to begin Calvary Fellowship. Beginning as a Bible study, this group of believers outgrew their meeting place, and from 1981 to 1997 they gathered in the former Lincoln High School, located in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood. While there, thousands were saved, disciples were trained, and churches were planted. In 1997 the Seattle School District informed Calvary Fellowship that they were in need of the facility. At that point Calvary Fellowship moved to its current location in Mountlake Terrace.
Ten years later, Calvary Fellowship continued to grow while sending church planters all around the world. But once again, the Lord was planting a desire in Wayne’s heart to reach out to the city of Seattle. After months of prayer, planning, and consideration this seed began to break ground. On September 27, 2009 the doors were opened and Calvary Wallingford began meeting in Lincoln High School. During the 2011 year the Calvary Fellowship leadership prayerfully sought a pastor to oversee and attend to the needs of the Wallingford congregation. On June 12, 2011, Pastor Jordan Taylor accepted the position of Senior Pastor of Calvary Wallingford.
Calvary Wallingford seeks to remain in and serve the city of Seattle, specifically the neighborhood of Wallingford. This has led to gathering in several different buildings over the years - an old school, a fifty-year-old church, and currently at the Wallingford Boys and Girls Club.
Jordan Taylor, M.Div., has been a pastor at Calvary Wallingford since 2011. Previously Jordan was an Assistant Pastor at Calvary Fellowship in Mountlake Terrace and Director of Calvary Chapel Bible College Seattle. Jordan and his wife Michelle have three girls and his heart is for equipping and training Christians.
Gene Tasche has been involved in the leadership of several different churches over the years. In the summer of 2014 Gene responded to the call of pastor on his life. Gene and his wife Sarah have a passion for families and marriages, which they lead here at Calvary Wallingford.
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR
Zaneta has served in Children’s Ministry in various positions since 2002, at both Calvary Fellowship in Mountlake Terrace and Calvary Wallingford. Zaneta and her husband Jim taught Sunday school together for 3 years at Calvary Wallingford prior to taking the position of Director. In 2016, they welcomed the newest little miracle in their lives, their beautiful baby Jane!