Meet the Pastor

Dave & Barb Folkerts

Dave Folkerts has been a pastor at Calvary Chapel Melbourne since 2002. In 2005, he started the Calvary Chapel Melbourne School of Ministry and has trained over 120 pastors, missionaries, and leaders through this program. He has also completed many classes through Calvary Chapel Bible College and Global University.

Dave was radically saved in 1981. Prior to coming on staff at Calvary, he spent 18 years in international corporate leadership in the agriculture industry. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University and completed an executive MBA equivalent program at Purdue University.

Dave and his wife, Barb, have been married since 1983 and are blessed with two married daughters, one married son and four grandchildren. They love to do mission work, ride bikes, and spend time with their family. Together they love serving God and are forever grateful for all He’s done in their lives.