Jeff Gipe

After a life-changing trip to Israel in 1992 with Pastor Chuck Smith, the Lord opened a door for Jeff to attend the School of Ministry program at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. For five years following his graduation from the SOM in 1994, he taught two home Bible studies, served as a high school counselor, and was the surf coach for Calvary Chapel High School.

In 2003 Jeff was asked to serve over the college and career ministry at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, which he did for two years as a lay pastor. During those two years, the Lord began to prepare him to plant a church in Newport Beach, where served as the lead pastor of Newport Coast Lighthouse for 14 years.