"Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it." - Psalm 127:1

Manny Coronilla – Senior Pastor

Manny was saved back in 1989 and has served as Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel El Monte since its inception, which initially started a home Bible study back in February of 2002.

He has been married to his lovely wife Shelly since 1992, and has 2 children – Ariel and Aaron.

In his own words, “Simply put, I have been the recipient of God’s abundant and amazing grace. I’m completely aware of the fact that I’m unworthy and unable, but I also believe I’ve been called by God, and it just so happens to be a calling to love and serve the most wonderful family and flock in the whole wide world.”

The Scriptures God used to encourage Manny in planting the church are Deuteronomy 31:6; Jeremiah 29:7; Galatians 2:10; Psalm 127:1; and John 14:31. Each one of these passages has an amazing

story in how God established the church in El Monte.

You can visit Pastor Manny’s blog by clicking HERE.

Henry Acosta – Associate Pastor

Henry was saved back in 2004 at a Calvary Chapel Men’s Conference and has fellowshipped here at Calvary Chapel El Monte since 2006. He’s been on staff full-time since 2010.

In his own words, “I’ve been married to my beautiful bride Liz since 2002 and we have 3 boys, Jeremy, Maximus, and Isaac. From the first day, the message of the Gospel penetrated my heart, I’ve remained in awe of the grace God has shown me through Jesus Christ. I know that the Lord called me into ministry for no other reason than what Paul writes in, 1 Corinthians 1:26-27, ‘For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty.'”

Richard Aguilar – Associate Pastor

Rich has been attending CCEM since 2002. He gave his life to the Lord and has been serving here since 2003. He was ordained as an Associate Pastor in 2013.

Rich married his wife Veronica in 2004, and by the grace of God has been blessed with 7 children – Amarise, Israel, Elijah, Seraphine, Eliana,  Nazarene, and Nayelli. Rich attributes all of his blessings to the grace of God.

In his own words, “After a childhood filled with religion and family traditions my eyes/heart were opened through His word. I am extremely blessed to serve along side my brothers and sisters here at CCEM. What a wonderful work the Lord has done!”

Psalm 37:3-5, “Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.”

Mark Barrios – Associate Pastor

Mark was saved back in 1988 and has attended Calvary Chapel El Monte since 2008, serving as an Associate Pastor since 2014.

He has been married to his wife Eva since 1983, and has 4 children – Nancy, James, Michael, and Randy, as well as 4 grandchildren.

One of Marks favorite passages in the Bible is Romans 12:15, “Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.”

In his own words, “My story at CCEM is a common one here at the church and simply put – it’s  all of God. You come, God only knows how you find it, the Lord brings you is my deduction; you’re  embraced by God through the beautiful people and you don’t ever want to leave. This is my home, these are my people, the Lord loves me through them, what else could I possibly want? And I love them too.”

Ray Rodriguez – Associate Pastor

“In 2001, by God’s grace, I came to a saving faith and the Lord rescued me from a life of sin and saved my marriage and family. I have been blessed to be married to my lovely wife Laura since 1994 and are blessed with two sons, Jonathan and Raymond, and a daughter in law Raelene. Having served in ministry for the last 15 years, I am truly blessed to be able to serve as a pastor at CCEM since 2016. It is a privilege to be a part of what our Lord is doing in the lives of His beautiful people and it is evident that the Spirit of God is moving powerfully. I am looking forward to many more years of service unto the Lord.”

In His service,

“Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 3:12-14