Meet the Staff

James Heyward

Lead GO! Pastor

James was born in Bronx, NY, grew up in the D.C. area and attended Eastern Nazarene College, on the South Shore of Boston where he earned his BA in communication arts with a concentration in religion. He is an ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene with a passion to equip believers to reach their world by living out a radical, 24/7 commitment to Christ.

James has served in a variety of ministerial roles during the past 25 years. He has been the Family & Youth Pastor at Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene in York, PA; the Director of Admissions at Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) in Quincy, MA; and the Executive Pastor at the Salem Fields Community Church in Fredericksburg, VA. As the Lead GO! Pastor at Calvary, James leads the church in fulfilling God's mission to GO!—Elevate the Lord, Engage the World, Embrace the Church and Enlarge their Faith.

In addition to his ministry at Calvary, James travels the world speaking at retreats, seminars and conferences. However, James would tell you that his greatest achievement was winning the heart of the love of his life and wife, Rose. Together they are blessed to be the parents of two awesome children, Jasmine and Jae.