A person is whole when they love God with all they are, and that love overflows to affect their neighbors. 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.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that mankind is lost, sinful, and must be saved; and that mankind’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are unsaved unto the resurrection of damnation.
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, Jordan Taylor accepted the position of Senior Pastor of Calvary Wallingford. Since Jordan’s pastorate, Calvary Wallingford has endeavored to be led by a plurality of pastors - more than one Senior Pastor. Jack Coultas was first to join the pastoral leadership team, leading at the church from February 2012 until being sent out to pastor a small church in rural Missouri in April 2014. Gene Tasche answered the call to lead the church as part of the pastoral team that next summer 2014. In June 2019 Jordan accepted a position as executive pastor at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in Southern California, and the Calvary Wallingford Board prayerfully sought a pastor to lead the church. On September 8, 2019, Mike Monjay 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.
Mike Monjay, B.B.S., answered the call to pastor Calvary Wallingford in summer of 2019. Previously Mike was an Associate Pastor for 16 years at Calvary Chapel Eastside, where he oversaw various ministries including worship, youth group, and college. Mike and his wife Nichole have one son, and they are passionate to see the lost come to Christ by experiencing His extravagant love. They believe this will happen as the church equips the saints for the work of the ministry in their daily lives.
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.