Meet Our Senior Pastor
Pastor David Lovi
Pastor David holds a masters degree in Christian Studies and has an MA in Church History from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program at The Master's Seminary and will graduate in 2020.
He has served as a missionary in Chicago to the Jewish community and has extensive experience with street evangelism in different Jewish and Muslim sections of Chicago.
Pastor David volunteers as a board member on the Martyn Lloyd-Jones Trust USA which exists to promulgate the sermons of Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones worldwide.
As an extension of that ministry, he also hosts a weekly radio program called "From the MLJ Archive."
Pastor David’s first book, The Power of God: A Jonathan Edwards Commentary on the Book of Romans, was released in August 2013 through a division of Wipf & Stock Publishers. It is available online and in various bookstores.
He is passionate to preach the Good News about Jesus to all who have ears to hear.
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Meet our Associate Pastor
Pastor Mike Calacci
Pastor Mike was born and raised in the city of Rockford, Illinois, about 90 miles west of Chicago. He put his faith in Jesus in February of 1989 while working in downtown Chicago for a real estate development company.
Shortly after his conversion, he felt called to ministry and joined the staff of a church while attending Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Mike received his Masters Degree in Religious Education in 1994. He later returned to Trinity to work on his Ph.D. in educational studies.
He has completed his coursework and begun work on his dissertation. This is Mike’s
27th year in local church ministry. Most of those years were spent serving churches in the Chicagoland area.
He loves the church and his passion to see it thrive in Christ has only increased through the years. Mike has been married to his wife Tina for 24 years. They have been blessed with 4 sons: Taylor (23), Alex (22), Luke (19), and Adam (14).
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Meet Our Elders
The elders of CVC are committed to the truth and authority of the gospel, the teachings of Jesus Christ, and to the spiritual growth of individuals and families here at CVC. These men serve as spiritual leaders and prayer warriors. Feel free to contact them with any questions or a word of encouragement.
Dave accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at home at the age of 4. He committed to follow Christ more seriously shortly after college. He is learning to see that his righteousness is not something he can accomplish, but is a result of what Jesus has done for him. Dave has also been active at CVC in a variety of roles.
- Deacon (Like an Elder – under old church constitution
- Sunday School Teacher (Adult, Children & High School)
- Short-term Missions Team
- Sr. Pastor Search Committees
- Small Group Leader
- Participation in various teams & committees
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Steve grew up in the Arlington Heights EFC (now The Orchard) where his parents were Charter Members. He accepted the Lord as his Savior as a child and was involved in the normal youth activities there. (He visited here, when AEFC, several times as a teenager.)
- Elder - 2 years
- Music Minister
- Choir Member
- Christian Ed. Teacher
- Small Group Leader
- Pulpit Supply
- Obtained Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies from Moody Theological Seminary (formerly Moody Graduate School)
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Pastor David Lovi
See Pastor David's bio above.
Dan Mikal, Sr.
Dan accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior on January 25, 1970 at North Texas State University, through the witness of Jerry Cook (affiliated with the Navigators).
- Elder (2005-2011)
- Deacon Chair
- Constitution Revision Committee
- Pulpit Committee
- Sunday School Coord.
- Sunday School Teacher
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Mike accepted Christ in 1987 at CVC (then AEFC) at a Sunday morning service "Altar Call". Yahoo!
- Elder (2012-2016)
- Audio/Visual Coord.
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Meet Our Youth Directors
Steve and Eileen Clark
Steve joined the staff at CrossView in January 2012 as part-time Youth Director.He has extensive experience in working with youth at several churches in northern Illinois. His wife, Eileen, has been a key part of Steve's ministry.
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Meet our Music Director
CVC welcomes Ron Arden as our new Music Director. Ron received his musical training at Butler University in Indianapolis, a Masters from the University of Nebraska in viola performance, and did doctoral work at the University of Houston in voice and viola. He is the owner and director of the Allegro String Quartet, presently teaches voice at Barrington High School, and has an active music studio at home. Ron and his wife, Cynthia, reside in Zion, Illinois where Ron spent five years as Minister of Music, Worship, and Drama at Christ Community Church.