John Schaffer established First Love Calvary Chapel in Whittier , California in May of1989. What started as a street witnessing team of young adults developed into a home bible study and became a community church within walking distance for so many residents in the Uptown Whittier area. Pastor John loves to see people come to Christ, backsliders return and unchurched believers get plugged into the body of Christ. First Love Calvary Chapel has started churches in Ukraine, South Africa and the Philippines. John and his wife Maureen have been married since 1988 and have four children and one granddaughter. John studied at Anaheim Christian College and enjoyed being instructed by various Calvary Chapel pastors as he grew in his relationship with Christ. John has enjoyed walking in the safety of having Christ as His Lord and Savior and desires that same experience for all who would listen to Grace FM.