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Our Team 2018-01-21T13:45:21+00:00

Mark Byrd – Senior Pastor

For more than 10 years, Pastor Mark Byrd put his call to be a church leader on the back burner, feeling God wanted him to wait. Instead he worked in the corporate world for Colgate-Palmolive as a sales representative while doing ministry outreach on the side and waiting patiently for the Lord to reveal His timing.

In 1986 Mark and his wife, Donna, moved to Atlanta from Macon, GA. A friend invited them to attend a church that had just started with five families, and did not yet have a pastor, called “Calvary Chapel.” That night they unexpectedly asked him to be their pastor. After teaching for a couple of months, the Byrd’s decided that this was where they needed to be and in January 1987, they started regular Calvary Chapel Gwinnett services on Sunday mornings in Lawrenceville.

Pastor Mark and Donna, along with their four children Jeremiah, Grace, Rachel and Hannah, reside in Talmo, Georgia.

Victor Summerour – Sr. High/Middle School Pastor

Pastor Victor Summerour is originally from Gwinnett County, where he and his wife Lydia still reside. They have two children Anthony and Erica.

Victor has been a born-again believer for 12+ years. Since then, the Lord has given him a strong love for His word and a passion to know Him better.

As the Youth Ministry Sr./Middle School pastor here at Calvary Chapel Gwinnett, Victor clings to Luke 23:31 that says: “For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?” His heart is to cultivate the soul of these Middle School students while they are young so that they may know Jesus at an early age and live for Him the rest of their lives.

Stephanie Clark – Senior Administrative Assistant

Stephanie Clark has been on staff since February, 2001 as a valuable asset to Calvary Chapel Gwinnett church leaders. She works behind the scenes to make sure that everything runs smoothly and coordinates the church-wide calendar. She also assists with the church bulletin, the church directory, and provides administrative support for the pastoral staff.

Stephanie was saved at an early age but, like many, rebelled against the Lord in her teens. She returned to the Lord around age 30 with a passion to be a disciple and serve the Lord to her fullest.

She and her husband Ray live in Hoschton, Georgia.