Steven A. Doyle has been serving full time as an Evangelist / Teaching Pastor for nearly 35 years. His love for all people is evident in His pastoral ministry and his heart for young people has particularly been fleshed out in his service as the Director and/or Staff Counselor for Christian Youth Camps in Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, and in the United Kingdom.
Steve received his degree in Bible and Practical Ministry at the Bristol Road School of Biblical Studies (a satellite of Rochester College) and did post graduate work in planting and strengthening churches in Scotland, England, and Ireland from 1989-1994. During this tenure, he was affiliated with the British Bible College in Corby, England and was the Membership Convener for Scotland's #1 Hospital Radio Station. Upon returning to the United States he accepted the position of Teaching Pastor for the Church of Christ in South Lyon, MI from August 1994 until coming to Rockford in September of 2004.
Steve is a dedicated husband and father. He has been happily married to Nina (McKinney) since 1975. They have two married daughters and 3 grandchildren. One of his greatest joys is that they have all personally accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
Steve believes with all of his heart that not only is Jesus the only way to have eternal life, a personal relationship with Him is the key to a fulfilling and productive life now. He is devoted to helping others to develop such a relationship.
After 11 years of faithful service, our associate recently accepted a Senior Pastor position in Southern Illinois. We are currently prayerfully seeking someone to serve in this role.
Beckie Garcia was born and raised in Rockford and has been a part of the Calvary family since she was just weeks old. She joined the larger family of Christ, through baptism, in 1993.
At an early age, Beckie made the decision to attend a Christian college and in the fall of 2000 that commitment became reality as she started the first of five years at Ozark Christian College in Jopin, MO. Beckie graduated in 2005 with a degree in Music and Worship. After spending an additional year living in Joplin, Beckie returned home to Rockford and has served within Calvary as a Sunday School teacher, youth sponsor, choir member, and worship team member throughout the years.
In 2011, Beckie married Carlos Garcia and they have two beautiful daughters - Viviana and Annalisse. They currently reside in Belvidere, IL.
Beckie is honored to serve as the church secretary at Calvary and is excited to continue to be a part of God's work through the church in Rockford and beyond.