Commencement Speaker

Cal Jernigan

Cal is a graduate of Hope International University/Pacific Christian College with a B.A. in Preaching and has an M.A. degree in Biblical Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. Cal Jernigan has served on the staff of Central Christian Church of Arizona since 1987, and has been the Senior Pastor since the beginning of 1999. Central is currently meeting on five different campuses and now averages 10,000 people each weekend. From his roots in youth ministry, Cal leads with a passion for communicating the Word of God in a relevant, timely and engaging manner. His greatest desire is to help people understand there is a God who cares deeply for them and wants to connect with them personally. Cal has been married to his wife Lisa for 37 years and they have two grown children who are both in the ministry, and four (soon to be five!) grandchildren.