Elders & Staff



    Pastor Dan grew up in Bordentown, NJ. He is a graduate of Word of Life Bible Institute, NY; Tennessee Temple University, TN and Dallas Theological Seminary, TX. Most recently, Dan received his Master's degree in Biblical Counseling from The Master's College in Santa Clarita, CA. Dan became Associate Pastor at Calvary in 1994, and was installed as Senior Pastor in February 2000. Dan and his wife, Chris, have seven children and three grandchildren.

  • Keith Christensen


    Keith was raised in the Hill Country of central Texas. He became a Christian while attending Texas A & M University, where he also met his wonderful wife, Katie. After receiving training at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, Keith began working at Calvary in May 2015. The Lord has blessed Keith and Katie with four children.

  • Charles Hoera


    Charlie has lived in Fort Worth all his life. He came to Calvary Bible Church in December 1999, and began serving as Worship Leader shortly thereafter and faithfully served until retiring January of 2016. He was installed as an Elder in December 2001. Charlie and his wife, Mary Jeanne, have three married daughters and twelve grandchildren. Charlie is a CPA and owns his own tax and accounting firm here in Fort Worth.

  • Russ Darr


    Russ grew up in North Dakota and met his wife Debra in southern California. They moved to the Dallas area in 1984, where he worked as a petroleum engineer until retiring in 2014. They joined Calvary in 2012, and Russ was installed as an elder in 2017. They have two adult daughters and live on a small ranch near Burleson.



    Matt is a Fort Worth native. He and his wife, Emily, came to Calvary in September 2000. He was installed as an elder in March 2015. Matt and Emily have three sons and one daughter. Matt graduated from Dallas Baptist University in 2001. He owns and operates a local insurance agency.


    Music minister

    Kyle grew up in Eastman, Georgia. He is a graduate of Georgia Southwestern in Business Administration and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Family Discipleship. Kyle met his wife of 7 years, Michelle, in Louisville, Kentucky while attending Southern Seminary. Kyle and Michelle became members of Calvary in August 2014. Kyle works full time as a lighting specialist with Voss Lighting in Dallas and came on board as Calvary’s Worship Leader and Media Director in January 2016. They have been blessed with three daughters and one son.

  • Jason Kruis

    Church administrator

    Jason grew up in Grand Rapids, MI. He came to Calvary Bible Church in March 2011, and has been Church Administrator since 2012. Jason met his wife, Kelli, in southern California, where he lived for ten years before God graciously brought the Kruises to Texas in late 2010. Jason and Kelli have three daughters and one son.



    Sandie has been a member at Calvary since 2005, and has been the pastoral assistant since January of 2017.

  • Kaity McKenzie


    Kaity was born and raised in Zelienople, Pennsylvania and moved to Fort Worth in 2017 to marry her husband, John, and begin working at Calvary. She graduated from Boyce College in 2017.