Our Story

Our Story

Pastor James Marini committed his life to Jesus Christ in December 2008. While serving in Worship and Youth Ministry at Calvary Chapel Pasadena in Pasadena, CA James met his wife Jennifer and they married in 2009. After working in the corporate marketing industry for several years, James was brought on staff at Calvary Chapel Pomona Valley in Pomona, CA in 2016 and ordained as Assistant Pastor in 2018.

During the Fall of 2019 the desire to plant a Calvary Chapel began to stir in the heart of James. After considerable prayer and seeking the Lord, God placed the city of McKinney, TX on the hearts of both James & Jennifer.

On Monday, June 8, 2020 the Lord confirmed this whole stirring speaking mightily through Matthew 6:33, 2 Chronicles 25:9 & Isaiah 6:8. After a blessed trip to “spy out the land” in July of 2020, the calling was confirmed as the Lord provided many open doors in McKinney.

Pastor James and  his wife, Jennifer, and their two sons moved to McKinney, TX in February 2021 to begin a home Bible study that has now become a fellowship of about 250 people. Our fellowship officially became Calvary Chapel McKinney in March 2021 and are affiliated with the Calvary Chapel Association. As of July 2022 we meet at The Sanctuary Music & Events venue in McKinney, TX. We are excited to see all that the Lord has in store for this ministry as we seek to glorify Him through the verse-by-verse teaching of His Word.

The Calling 

Our desire is to grow disciples of Jesus Christ through sound Bible teaching. As a teaching ministry, Calvary Chapel McKinney is expositional in nature meaning we rely wholly upon the Bible and focus on explaining the meaning of Scripture in its historical and grammatical context with the intention of applying it to our daily life.

"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
- Matthew 28:19-20