Pastor Jerel Hagerman was saved in 1975 and attended Bible College at Sky Valley from 1977-1981. 

Jerel has been a pastor since 1981 and has served as the senior pastor at Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel for the past 28 years. 

He has a heart for the next generation and his goal in ministry has always been to raise them up not only in the Word, but also in practical application to prepare them for their own ministries. Over the past 20 years, Pastor Jerel has raised up many pastors who have gone on to plant churches around the world. He is excited to be a part of Calvary Bible Institute and cannot wait to see what the Lord has in store! 

Jerel and his wife, Merrily, have been married for 9 years. They were previously married for 31 years to their spouses, both who went home to be with the Lord after fighting cancer. Together, they have 6 children and 16 grandchildren.