A. Clay Worrell
Lead Pastor / Elder
Clay is originally from a small mountain community north of Los Angeles, California. He was first introduced to the God of the Bible at the age of 13 when a loving Christian family from down the street began to share the love of Christ with him and invited him to church. On the evening of September 12, 1998, at a concert outreach event, Clay committed his life to Jesus and has been following and serving him ever since.
In the fall of 2004 the Lord lead Clay to attend Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta California from which he graduated with an Associates of Theology. Towards the end of his time in Bible College, he began to feel a draw towards Ireland, a draw that developed in to an undeniable call from God. So, from the Summer of 2006 he started the transition to living full time in Ireland.
Clay started his time in Ireland as the assistant pastor of Dundalk Community Church, learning ministry and culture from the Irish lead pastor there. However, in the summer of 2008, shortly after Clay married his beautiful wife Jannelle, God lead them to Waterford City to start a church plant. By the grace of God, what started as a few people meeting in a kitchen, grew in to a strong and healthy church in Waterford City Center. Clay was blessed to be able to raise up local Pastoral leadership that he eventually handed the church over to in early 2015.
From there God called Clay, Jannelle, and their two sweet daughters, Willow and Winnie, to the Tri Valley where Clay now serves as the lead pastor of Calvary Tri Valley. The Worrells live in Downtown Pleasanton where they are setting down roots.
Clay loves Jesus, coffee, and all things outdoors… Jannelle loves Jesus, coffee, cooking, and baking… Willow loves rocks, and Winnie loves playing in the dirt, and by the grace of God they are learning to love Jesus day by day as they grow up.