“Lead by helping people see the same truth in the Bible you do so that commonly perceived truth is the fabric that binds together. When truth is not the bond, power moves are inevitable.” – John Piper


Danny Ovalle is a 1988 graduate of Calvary Chapel Bible College in Southern California and has been newly installed (October 2008) as Lead Pastor at Haverhill Community Church. Born in New York City, raised in the projects of Chelsea, MA and converted at a Billy Graham Crusade (while sitting in his seat), Danny has been involved in pastoral ministry and church planting over the past 20 years, having served as co-pastor of Coram Deo Reformed Congregational Church in Dana Point, CA and Interim Minister at Andover Baptist Church in Andover, MA. He has also served in pulpit supply at several churches throughout the North Shore of MA. He is currently employed by the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission and resides in Haverhill, MA with his wife Cyndie and 2 daughters, Samantha and Emma. The God-given passion of his life is to know, experience and share the knowledge and enjoyment of Jesus Christ above all things and in all things!


Mike Sperring is a graduate of Washington Bible College (BA in Religious Education) and Capital Bible Seminary (ThM in New Testament Greek) and has served as Associate Pastor and gathered worship leader since 1999. Raised outside of Rochester, NY and coming from a spiritually rich family heritage, Mike has been doing ministry for over 30 years, serving as a christian school teacher, a youth pastor of a multi-ethnic church, an associate pastor at various churches in the northeast, as professor of continuing education with Washington Bible College, and most notably as a missionary in the Dominican Republic, where he trained nationals at the Seminario Biblico Cristiano (Christian Bible College) and helped oversee new church plants. Mike and his wife Cheryl have 4 grown children and 4 grandchildren. Playing guitar is his favorite pastime, especially when he can do it along with the rest of his musical family!