Meet our leadership
James "Bubba" Pugh - Senior Pastor
Pastor Bubba has been at Calvary for 13 years. Since the day he initially surrendered to the call of God and preached his first sermon in a county jail, Pastor Bubba has served in Christian ministry for more than three decades. He has presented the Gospel to Real People, in the Real World in his powerful yet compassionate manner. God continues to use him to touch countless lives for "HIS" glory through Pastor Bubba's "floor level" approach to the principals and teachings of Jesus Christ. He has delivered a message of hope and grace, "Right where you are," to congregations all over our great nation and in various parts of the world.
Angelo Dajon - Executive Pastor
Angelo Dajon As the Executive Pastor, his passion is service and has served in some capacity of ministry at Calvary since 1994. He has led teaching, preaching and serving in ministries dealing with children, youth, young adults, couples, and working with our most experience our wonderful seniors. He served as a Deacon and Treasurer for 25 years before his calling as Executive Pastor.
Debbie Dajon - Music Director
Debbie Dajon has served in various Calvary ministries for more than 40 years. She has participated in the music ministry throughout this time, but was called to lead Calvary’s music ministry, for a total of 15 years. She absolutely has a heart to grow choral teams that lead praise and worship through lifted hearts and hands as a united voice, to develop individuals for multiple roles which broaden and strengthen that voice, and to involve the entire church in presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music and productions. She is married to Angelo Dajon and has 2 daughters, Julieanna and Rita and one granddaughter.
Elizabeth (Liz) Bell - Student Pastor/NextGen Director
Liz Bell joined Calvary in November 2019, and took the lead of Student Pastor in December 2019. She has a heart for kids and student ministry and is currently serving as Student Pastor for our Middle and High School students. Liz also serves as the Next-Gen Director for our K-12th grade ministries. She is a kid a heart, loves her students radically, and serves wherever she is needed. She loves to outreach and create environments that everyone feels welcome at. Liz is a full time college student at Liberty University reaching for her Bachelor's in Science: Next-Gen Ministry and plans on continuing her education to a Master's Degree in Next-Gen Ministry. She has been married to Tyler for 15 years and has 3 boys, Peyton, Dylan and Liam.
Michelle Conway - Kids Ministry Director
Michelle Conway joined the Calvary leadership team in March 2021. She has been with Calvary since April 2020 and has made an amazing transition from volunteer to Director. Her kindness abounds and her love for our Kids is undeniable. Michelle has been married to her husband Michael for 14 years and has 5 children, Kiannah, Hayleigh, Sakura, Grace and Wyatt.
Andrew and Pamela Wood - Associate Pastors
Andrew and Pam Wood joined Calvary Virginia Beach as Associate Pastors, January 2017. Andrew became a bi-vocational pastor in 1995, was ordained and pastored Bethel Family Worship Center for 21 years. He was joined in the ministry by his wife Pamela after their marriage in 1998. Pamela was ordained and charged by her husband, along with her spiritual father’s (Dr. Robert Lake and Reverend Calvin D. Brown) to preach the uncompromising gospel of Jesus Christ on July 28, 2007. They have been married for 23 years and together host the Rise Up Bible study every Sunday at 9:15am.
Jason Davis - Associate Pastor
Jason Davis joined Calvary in 2009 and after his retirement from 24 years of Navy Service, decided to pursue ministry full time and eventually answered the call to ministry as the College and Career Pastor. Jason leads on Sunday morning and Wednesday evening with #RealTalk Adult Lifegroup. He has one Son, Jeffrey and a grandson, Sterling.
Damian and Cindy Patterson - Associate Pastors
Damian and Cindy Patterson joined Calvary in 2013. Damian surrendered to the call of Ministry in 2019, after overcoming alcohol addiction with the help of Calvary in 2014. Damian has adopted the lesser used title of Kohelet, in the fashion of Solomon in Ecclesiastes, which is simply a “addresser to a crowd” or “preacher”. His spiritual background is Baptist but also Messianic Judaism, which influences his preaching style to infuse further Jewish historical/cultural context into traditionally Christianity. Cindy Patterson also surrendered to the call in 2019 and is part of the #Realtalk around the table preaching team. She has a heart for service through food and is co-founder of the Heart 2 Table Ministry which prepares freezer meals for anyone in need. They have been married since 2004 and have 4 children: Julianna, Damian, Sophia and Aydenn.
Dennis Walker - Associate Pastor
Dennis Walker, was called to the ministry in 1976 while serving with U.S. Special Forces in Germany. Throughout his 24 years in the military, Dennis served as associate Pastor and Pastoral advisory for multiple churches and military chapels. Dennis and his wife Debra, have established and work with the Senior Ministry, providing spiritual and Pastoral leadership, serving as a point of contact and communication, and providing programs and activities to help care for the spiritual, emotional, financial, social and physical needs of our Senior adults.
Tyler Bell - Associate Pastor
Tyler Bell joined Calvary leadership team as the Family Care Pastor in December 2019. He has a passion for counseling and is currently serving as our Family Care Pastor, helping in our Student Ministry and counseling married couples in need. He has his Bachelor's Degree in Christian Counseling and is currently pursuing his Master's of Divinity. He is married to Liz Bell and they have 3 boys: Liam, Dylan and Peyton.
Jesika and Preston Streeter - Military Ministry Directors
Jesika and Preston Streeter have been a part of Calvary family for over 12 years. They have served in many capacities but have found a passion for reaching the Military community. Together, they founded the Military Ministry of Calvary and have a mission to reach our military families to help meet their needs with love, service and compassion. Jesika has her Bachelors Degree in Business Management and is in school currently for her Masters. Preston has his Associates Degree in Psychology and is currently enrolled for his Bachelors. Preston is an active duty U.S. Navy Chief, and has served our country for over 14 years. They have been married for 12 years and have 3 children: Carson, Alexis, and their heavenly baby Angel Ori.
Rendella Smaw - Executive Assistant
Rendella Smaw has been with Calvary since 2011. She spend her first year and a half as a volunteer assistant and was hired on full time in 2013. She has been an executive assistant for over 20 years. She is the smiling face and the welcoming voice of Calvary.