In addition to Calvary Curriculum’s board of directors, as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we do have a few staff members, contributors, and volunteers as seen below
Pastor Larry Enterline is the president and co-creator of Calvary Curriculum, a website-based ministry, focused on equipping those who minister to children by teaching God’s Word to them. Calvary Curriculum provides training for children’s ministry leaders and teachers and offers Bible studies for children.
Early on, Pastor Larry ministered with his wife, Barbie, in youth homes and Sunday school. He then began overseeing a large children’s ministry in 1989, which consisted of 2,500 children per week and over 300 volunteers, which he continued doing for ten years. After that time, he oversaw a couple of smaller children’s ministries ranging between 120-600 children per week, which he did for 17 years.
He knows the unique challenges and blessings that come from this kind of ministry.
Pastor Larry has overseen large summer camps, children’s ministry conferences, and VBS park outreaches. In addition to pastoring children’s ministries, Larry has taught at Bible colleges, taught parenting classes, seminars, and conferences. Many of his teachings can be found in the Children’s Ministry Trainings and Words of Encouragement sections on this site. He is the co-creator of the ORIGINAL and REVISED Calvary Chapel Children’s Curriculum, and the writer and creator of the Original Little Ones Curriculum and Topical Bible Curriculums.
Out of the ministry of Calvary Curriculum, he oversees a yearly Children’s Ministry Conference for children’s ministry teachers, leaders, and pastors (www.cccm-conference.com).
Seeing children taught the Word of God and discipled in the Lord’s ways is one of Larry’s deepest joys, and he is thankful for the opportunity to help train those who are doing this great work with children around the world. Larry is dedicated to helping children not just know about God, but know God personally in an abiding and growing relationship. CLICK-HERE to listen to his teaching on “Discipling the Next Generation” that he taught at a Senior Pastor’s Conference.
Larry and his loving wife, Barbie, have been married since 1975 and have been blessed with two sons, two daughters-in-law, two daughters, and one grandson. All of their children are involved with serving the Lord.
Pastor Matt Enterline has been involved with ministering to children since he was 13 years old. He has been in full-time ministry since 2004 as a children’s ministry pastor and teaches at conferences and Bible Colleges. He has overseen children’s ministry and been both an assistant pastor and an elder at a church in Southern California.
In 2007, Matt co-created with Pastor Larry, Calvary Curriculum which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. This ministry creates Bible curriculums, trainings, and resources for churches and schools, with the vision of blessing children and equipping those who minister to them worldwide. He is the developer, graphic artist, video editor, and designer of many of the materials found on Calvary Curriculum.
Out of the ministry of Calvary Curriculum, Pastor Larry and he oversee a yearly Children’s Ministry Conference for children’s ministry teachers, leaders, and pastors (www.cccm-conference.com). CLICK-HERE to watch his teaching on “The Impact of the Children’s Ministry” that he taught at the 2020 Children’s Ministry Conference.
In his “spare time” he works as a freelance graphic designer working with some amazingly talented authors and artists inside the comic book world, such as Stan Sakai & Sergio Cariello, among others. He has designed book covers & interiors, album covers, t-shirts, hats, posters, banners, business cards, and just about anything else you could imagine for many musicians, authors, and artists in the industry. His MOST important work was designing his wife’s book. 😉
My wife Sarah and I live in California with our son, Lochlann.
Rebekah Mann (Enterline)
Rebekah Mann (Enterline) has been involved with Calvary Curriculum since 2013. She has helped with Sunday school, children’s camps, and children’s community park outreaches for over 12 years. She now assists her dad, Larry, and brother, Matt, with Calvary Curriculum. Her part in the ministry includes writing new projects, editing, managing a portion of the emails, and working with our translators. She wrote the Revised Little Ones Curriculum and is also involved with the preparation of the yearly Calvary Curriculum Children’s Ministry Conference, which she also teaches at. Bekah gave her life to Jesus during a family trip to Israel when she was just over three and a half years old. She enjoys reading, nature, piano, Bible study, and spending time with family and friends.
Sergio Cariello is a multi-award winning, Eisner Nominated, artist whose career started at age 11 with inventing “Frederico, The Detective” for his local newspaper, in Recife , Brazil. Since then he has worked as a Writer, Penciler, Inker, Letterer, Illustrator, Caricaturist, Colorist, and Painter. His résumé includes Marvel, DC, Disney, Caliber, Dark Horse, Idea & Design Works, Todd McFarlane Productions, Image, Family Life Publishers, Crossgen, AcrossThePond, Zondervan/Harper Collins, David C. Cook, Dynamite, Focus on the Family, and others. For 7 consecutive years he taught at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Inc. where he attended before getting hired to work as a ghost Letterer at Marvel Bullpen. Prior to his Art training he graduated from the “Word of Life Bible Institute.” The many comics he has worked on include, Superman, Batman, The Lone Ranger, Thor, Captain America, Young Justice, Avengers, Superboy, Hawkman, Catwoman, The Flash, Justice League, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Fantastic Four, Wolverine, Spider-man, X-Men, Daredevil, Conan The Barbarian, Iron-Man, AND many others too numerous to type here.
You may know him from the beautifully illustrated and God-inspired work, The Action Bible from David C. Cook, which has sold over 2.3 million English copies in North America. The Action Bible family of products has more than 85 million units in print worldwide since it launched in 2010. The Action Bible has been translated into 29+ languages and is distributed in 32+ countries (10-15 additional language translations will be completed in 2020). An excerpt from the Bible, The Story of Jesus Christ, is available in more than 50 languages and has been distributed in more than 51+ million copies in 97+ countries. A special edition of The Action Bible released in 2020 for the 10th anniversary called The Action Bible Expanded Edition featuring 128 new pages.
Sergio is also the worship leader and lead vocalist for his local church, where he’s an ordained minister.
Sergio Cariello has worked on various projects for Calvary Curriculum including, but not limited to “The Life of Jesus“, “Genesis“, “Jonah“, and various “Classroom Posters.”
Matt Baker is an artist, illustrator and animator, whose practice incorporates both digital and traditional techniques and workflows. He lives in Lawrence, New South Wales, Australia with his wife and two children. He has worked for DisneyToon Studios Sydney, EdAlive Software, and now freelances as Bakeart Creations and teaches art. His artwork ‘The Gloriously Wounded’ won both the Portraiture and People’s Choice sections in the 2017 Newcastle Art Prize. During his time at DisneyToon Studios, he worked on 9 movies, including Bambi 2, Cinderella 3, Brother Bear 2, Lilo & Stitch 2, Tarzan 2, The Three Musketeers (Mickey, Donald, Goofy), The Lion King 3, The Jungle Book 2, and Peter Pan Return to Neverland. Among his many published works he has illustrated calendars, children’s books, online games, and comic books. Below you will find an Animation Demo Reel of his some of his work at Disney.
Matt Baker has worked on various projects for Calvary Curriculum including, but not limited to “The Little Ones Curriculum” and various “Classroom Posters.”
Thiago Del Ponte
Thiago Del Ponte lives with his wife and son in the city of Ibaté, state of São Paulo, Brazil. He has been a graphic designer and illustrator since 2006 when he graduated from Design College. He is currently towards his passion of a comic book artist. His many works include book covers, album covers, illustrations for magazines, illustrations for newspapers, books, websites, and many designs for product packaging.
Thiago Del Ponte has worked on various projects for Calvary Curriculum including the “Revelation” curriculum, both “Armor of God” posters found in the “Classroom Posters” section, and the upcoming “Daniel” curriculum.
Calvary Curriculum has also worked with ARTISTS such as Stone, Bel, Chris Koelle, and others.
Barbie Enterline is wife to Pastor Larry (since 1975) and mother to their four grown children. Barbie placed her faith in Jesus when she was 18 years old, but remembers the Lord beginning to draw her to himself even when she was five years old in a Sunday school class. Early on in their marriage, she and Larry worked in homes for troubled youth, where they saw that the Lord truly could transform young lives. She has taught in children’s ministry for over 30 years, primarily teaching five year olds. She homeschooled all of her children from beginning to end, for a total of 26 years. She now enjoys homeschooling her grandson. Barbie supports the ministry of Calvary Curriculum in many ways, including through editing resources and teaching at conferences. She loves to encourage other moms and those teaching God’s Word to children. She considers herself blessed to serve the Lord through teaching children and supporting this ministry.
Pastor Steve West has had the privilege of serving the Lord in many different areas of Children’s Ministry. He began serving in the 2 year old classroom at Calvary Chapel Golden Springs in 2005. Since then he has taught all ages in the Children’s Ministry. In June 2010 he became the Director of the Children’s Ministry and in September 2013 was ordained as the Children’s Ministry Pastor. He has the privilege of serving the Lord full time in this capacity overseeing 700-800 children and 175 volunteers on a weekly basis.
Pastor Steve has taught at various Children’s Ministry Conferences (North & South America), Bible Colleges, Seminars and Campus Studies. He has overseen Summer Camps, Outreaches, Conferences, Parenting Seminars and both small & large events. He is currently on the Board of Calvary Curriculum and has had the privilege of helping both Pastor Larry & Pastor Matt with the Calvary Curriculum Children’s Ministry Conference since 2018.
He has been married to his wife Valerie, since 2007, and has 6 children (Josie, Stevie, Harmony, Leah, Ruth & Aiden).
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” 3 John 1:4
Sarah Enterline is a writer, apologist, pastor’s wife, mother, and teacher. She has undergraduate degrees in Biblical Studies, Christian Studies (Theology and Ministry), Social and Behavioral Science, and Philosophy; a CA State Credential in teaching History; and an M.A. in Christian Leadership.
In March of 2009, she founded The International Society of Women in Apologetics (womeninapologetics.com). In 2016, she handed the reigns over to two bright, upcoming female apologists, and is proud that Women in Apologetics is growing and still going strong to this day!
She has taught apologetics at both Calvary Chapel Bible College and Maranatha Bible College, and is currently teaching history to middle and high school students at a private school in Temecula, CA. She also speaks at churches and conferences around the country, and has frequently guested on numerous radio shows and podcasts.
She is also working as an apologist with the Library of Historical Apologetics, and was a writer and editor on the Special Divine Action Project. She will be coming out with a series of books on women who have done apologetics throughout history (noapologiesbook.com / sarahrenterline.com).
Sarah is married to Matt, a Pastor and the Co-Director of Calvary Curriculum. She also has a 12 year-old son named Lochlann who loves learning about the Bible, animals, Legos, and superheroes.
Rosemary Fernandez has blessed Calvary Curriculum in many ways with her knowledge of Spanish and her availability to help with many translation projects whenever needed. She has translated the Revised Little Ones Curriculum, Children’s Curriculum, classroom posters, and many other resources used for the annual Children’s Ministry Conference and the website. Rosemary grew up in a Spanish-speaking fellowship and in a strong Christian home involved in the Lord’s work. From an early age she taught Sunday school and a Good News club, as well as teaching and assisting in both public and private schools. Rosemary is married and has two sons whom she homeschooled. She and her husband, Jorge, have been married for over 20 years and have many years of experience in teaching children in Sunday schools, camps, and outreaches, as well as overseeing several different children’s ministries, including the children’s ministry of a Spanish-speaking fellowship for a time. They currently lead the children’s ministry at their church in southern California.
Yldefonso Valdés has contributed to Calvary Curriculum for several years by editing and proofing Spanish translations for the Little Ones Curriculum, classroom posters, and many of the conference and website materials.
Born and raised in Cuba, he came to know the Lord as a young man and received his life call to ministry. While in Cuba, he attended Seminary and began pastoring several small country churches. In 1974 he married Debora who faithfully helped him in the ministry and cared for their three children. In 1981 he immigrated with his family to the United States where he continued serving the Lord, pastoring two Spanish speaking congregations, first in Rosemead, California and then at Iglesia Bautista Horeb in Torrance California, where he pastored for 28 years. Shortly after retiring, and after 40 years of marriage, the Lord called Debora home to be with Him. For several years after, Yldefonso continued serving the Lord, speaking at different churches, retreats, and teaching classes. He also had the privilege of returning to Cuba twice where he ministered to the Cuban people teaching at many different churches and at a marriage retreat.
About two years ago, the Lord blessed him once again by giving him the opportunity to pastor a Spanish congregation in Murrieta, California where he now serves the Lord as a senior pastor along with his new wife, Rosie, the widow of a pastor. Yldefonso and Rosie enjoy ministering together to the Spanish community, going for long walks, and spending time with their children and grandchildren.
Chief Technology Officer
Mike Kollen was the mind behind the breakthrough award-winning technology of the 2-CD set that the Original – Children’s Curriculum was released on in 1999.
He presently serves as the Chief Architect at a development and training company that builds custom applications across web, mobile and desktop with a heavy focus on extending the power of Adobe Connect, Adobe Captivate Prime, and Zoom. I launched the global learning and development company, eSyncTraining, where I manage a team of world-class develops focused on delivering cutting-edge technology solutions. For years, I have had the opportunity to educate aspiring to high-end web development professionals at The Boeing Company, pioneering a synchronous learning program through UC Irvine and serving as the Chief Architect for the Web E-Synchronous Training division to Boeing employees and co-founding the Boeing Flex and Cold Fusion User Groups.
Received the UC Irvine 2007 Dean’s Outstanding Service and the 2005 Distinguished Instructor of the Year Awards. During the last seven years, I have logged over 8,000 hours of live synchronous training using Adobe Connect, Zoom, and WebEx. I have also built and designed over 200+ web based applications and served as a Lead Architect for multiple web 1.0 and dynamic 2.0 RIA projects.
Specialties: Technical Architect, oversees web-based synchronous development across all major web development software platforms: VueJS, Ext JS, .NET, Captivate, Connect, HTML5, Java, and ActionScript, and C#. Also, E-Synchronous Training, Mindmapping, developer, architect, and entrepreneur.
Pastor Jeff Morris is the senior pastor of Calvary Chapel of LaGrange located in KY where he lives with his wife and children. Jeff assisted Larry at Calvary Chapel Cost Mesa from 1989-1999 and was one of the key figures in creating the original Children’s Curriculum along with camp and VBS curriculum.
Full bio coming soon…