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Dan Holgate

Executive Pastor

dan at calvaryphx dot com


Calvary Community Church Phoenix Arizona Pastor Dan Holgate and Linda Holgate
Dan & Linda Holgate

Dan's Bio

I grew up with my sister and three brothers in Whittier, California, where our family was involved in an independent Christian fellowship, much of the congregation having come from a background in the Brethren Church.

Our family enjoyed a godly heritage on both my father and mother's sides, and my brothers and sister also grew up to love and serve the Lord. After moving to Phoenix to attend DeVry Institute in 1977, I became involved in a house church where I later met my wife, Linda.

In 1985, now with two of our three children, we visited a small congregation meeting at Tumbleweed School which eventually became CalvaryPHX. I joined the Calvary Board of Elders in 1995, and joined the pastoral staff later that year. Now, two of my three children are married and I have six grandchildren between them. Sadly, after 42 years of awesome marriage, Linda passed away from cancer in September 2021, and is greatly missed by hundreds of friends. We are comforted that Jesus has been so gracious to us all these years.

Serving at Calvary is the most fantastic thing I can imagine ever doing in this Life!


Year Born: 1958

Spouse' Name: Linda (deceased)

Married Since: 1979

Children: 3

Where were you born?: Fullerton, CA

Saved Since: Young!

On Staff Since: 1995

Previous Work Type: Management/UPS

Hobbies: Golf, Hiking, Driving between home and Calvary

Favorite Food: Free!

Favorite Scripture verse, passage, or book of the Bible: Psalm 40

Other books that have blessed you: Absolute Surrender by Andrew Murray

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