Pastors & Staff

Chris Funk

Sr. Pastor

My family and I have been joyfully serving the Lord at Calvary Chapel AJ since 2002. It's been our  desire to grow continually in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and He's been faithful year after year.
Prior to serving at Calvary Chapel, I attended Calvary Chapel Bible College in California where the Lord began to call me into ministry. While the Lord was preparing me for ministry, God also brought my wife Naomi and I together. We are blessed to celebrate 20 years of marriage with four awesome children! Our oldest is now at Bible College where  my wife and I attended.

God grabbed a hold of my heart in 1999, my senior year of High School. Through the teaching of the Word of God, He restored me, renewed me and refreshed me. It's been my desire since the Lord has saved me and changed me, to teach His Word, knowing He can and will restore, renew and refresh others. I stand by Jesus's words in Matthew 4 verse 4 "It is written,  'Man shall not live on bread alone, but every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'" I can be reached through the contacts listing for any questions or comments.

Charley Johnson

Pastor Emeritus

Charley Johnson is the most seasoned member of our team as he has been a pastor for over 35 years. He joined the Marines in 1969  and did a tour in Vietnam exiting the military in 1970. It took some time, but the Lord got a hold of his life and he became a born again believer in fall of 1979. He married his wife Denise in August of 1980 and they have raised several kids, who have now had their own, resulting in 17+ grandkids. Pastor Charley has been Senior Pastor since the church was founded but  officially retired to a consulting position in  October of 2020. When Charley is not at church, he can be found taking a ride on his Harley, out camping in the wilderness or enjoying retirement with his wife.

Dustin Nelson

Worship Leader

 Dustin officially joined our staff as the Worship Leader in fall of 2019. As an Arizona pastor's kid, he has a heart for the valley and a passion for music. He graduated Bible College in 2012 , after 2 years of studying. While there he met his wife Laura and they will be married  10 years this coming  September. They have both served at the church since they first started coming in 2015 and  live nearby with their three beautiful girls.