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John Pennell

Senior Pastor

Pastor John and his wife Lily have been in ministry at Calvary Chapel of Lake Villa since 1994. In July of 1999, he was called to be the senior pastor of CCLV, and has served in that capacity since that time. John and Lily have been married for 35 years. They have two children and five grandchildren. John is a graduate of Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa's School of Ministry, and also spent 20 years as a brick mason. These aspects, along with dealing with a prodigal son, and Lily's bout with breast cancer, all combine to give John a unique view on the exposition of Scripture for the common person.


Kevin Robson

Assistant Pastor

Pastor Kevin and his wife Melissa have been serving since 2005. With four children, life is full of adventures. Their desire is to serve while investing in others. Pastor Kevin's focus is on the Youth and Young Adults while wearing many "hats" in the function of the church. Kevin has a background in social work desiring to be an agent of change in peoples lives, especially in their relationship with Jesus!


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