Our Story

how it all started...

In 2012, Pastor Ed Yearack had an unction from the Lord to move back to his home state of Arizona and plant a Calvary Chapel. God led him to plant Calvary Chapel Buckeye with his wife Carol.

Pastor Ed faithfully served and taught the Word for the past ten years. Carol ministered alongside Pastor Ed to the women of Calvary. In 2021, after much prayer and seeking the Lord, they felt the call to head back to Grand Rapids, MI. Pastor Ed and Carol started praying diligently for the right pastor and family to takeover Calvary. 

passing the baton...

In 2020, Pastor Mike felt the Lord calling him back into full time ministry. Through a series of events in 2021, the Lord led him away from public safety and back into full time ministry with reckless abandon.

July 11, 2021, Pastor Mike flew out from Gypsum, CO to lead in worship and share the Word. Pastor Mike shared on Romans 12.1-2. In his study, he shared on knowing the will of God... 1) is there a DESIRE from God? 2) is there a PEACE from God? 3) is there an OPEN DOOR from God? This message confirmed in the Yearack's heart. And the baton was passed.

continuing the work...

Pastor Mike, his wife Lacey, and their two kids, Ethan and Selah, moved to Buckeye, AZ in August 2021. For the next several months, Pastors Mike and Ed worked on the "passing the baton" transition of the pastorate.  

Much like the 4x100m track & field sprint event, Pastor Ed passed the baton to Pastor Mike. Pastor Mike continues the work Pastor Ed started. Isa 43:19 "Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert."

be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship and study God's Word together
8:30 am family service (no children's ministry)
1030 am worship service with children's ministry