LOUIE CRUZADO

Born in Hollywood California, Louie was blessed to be part of a Christian home. Although raised in a Christian home, attending Calvary Chapel Downey, and its school, Christianity was last thing on his mind…surfing, skating, and girls were his priorities.


However, in Louie’s sophomore year, in 1992, he had a radical encounter with God. This incredible event took place while shooting hoops at his local park. Everything he was taught, everything he knew broke to the surface of his mind and heart. The Holy Spirit touched Louie’s heart in such a powerful way that his life was radically changed from that time on.


In 1993 he went on a high school mission trip to Russia to help a newly planted Calvary in Vladimir. It was on this mission trip his calling into the ministry was defined. There was nothing he wanted more than to serve Jesus with his life. As Louie began to grow and his calling being clear, Pastor Jeff Johnson asked if he would serve as the Jr. High Pastor at Calvary Chapel Downey in 1995.


He served as the Jr. High Pastor until 2003 when he moved his family to Denver Colorado to help Ed Taylor with a growing Calvary church plant in Aurora. Louie served and attended Calvary Chapel Aurora for nine years. He was also on staff at Calvary Aurora for a number of years before the Lord, in the spring of 2012, told him it was time to go. After much fasting and prayer the Lord made it very clear he was to pastor a small group of believers who were already meeting in the city of Denver. On September 30th 2012 Denver Calvary Chapel was born. Louie and his wife Tracy have three wonderful children.