Steve Forrester and Dave Mohler have been friends for years and were serving as pastors in separate ministries within Calvert County. They would meet to pray and encourage one another and through that time of fellowship it became clear to them that God was calling them out of there comfort zone and to do something different, He was calling them to plant a new church.

Steve and Dave, along with their wives, stepped out in faith in the fall of 2010 and with no promise of help or support from any other church or organization; they each resigned from their ministry positions at their respective churches. They were joined by members of their families and a small group of friends who were willing to take this leap of faith with them and on January 9, 2011, Life Church Calvert held its first service at Plum Point Elementary.

Steve Forrester

Lead Pastor, Life Church Calvert

Steve is daily humbled and amazed by God’s love, grace, and mercy. He is so excited to be serving alongside the wonderful people at Life Church. Steve’s wife Monica, along with their three children can’t wait to see how God will continue to use the Forrester family to be a blessing to the Life Church family and the community beyond.

During Steve’s 20+ years of ministry, his heart has been to see people find a relationship with Jesus Christ and grow in their faith. He loves teaching and tries to do so in a simple, straightforward manner. Steve believes that “Our focus as believers should never be on the personalities of our church leaders but on the person of Jesus Christ! Life Church Calvert exists to love God and love people. We want to see Calvert County transformed by the reality of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!”

A native of Calvert County, Steve’s heart is for this community. In his spare time, he loves hanging with his family and friends who are always up for having some fun together. There’s never a dull moment!

Dave Mohler

Pastor, Life Church Calvert

If you asked Dave Mohler what is the greatest thing about Life Church, he would unhesitatingly say it is experiencing the awesomeness of God:

“God is an awesome God” he says, “and He is truly doing something amazing at Life Church. Who would have imagined that a handful of followers would have grown into the worshiping and serving community Life Church is today? Who would have dreamed that God would have blessed us with such a strategically located parcel of property upon which our first ministry facility will be constructed? It is such a joy to worship and serve with the gifted and caring people God is sending to build His Church.”

A teaching pastor and counselor at heart, Dave is passionate about cultivating hope and trust in the power of Christ to change us, restore us ,and enable us to live as devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Married in 1974, David and his wife Karen enjoy sharing life together and encouraging and mentoring couples to build satisfying marriages. Dave also enjoys writing, gardening, music, photography, and simply getting to know others. Within the community he serves as Command Chaplain of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. Dave and Karen have three adult sons, Kevin, Andrew and his wife Jen, Timothy and his wife Kaity, and four beautiful grandchildren.