Meet Our Leaders


Calvary Compassion Church is displaying the heart of God in the heart of our community, transforming every heart with a mind renewed by teaching the Word of God.

Pastor Teddy Sanders-Founder & Lead Pastor

Pastor Teddy Sanders served as Care Pastor at Calvary Chapel Port St. Lucie under the leadership of long time friend and mentor, Pastor Mike Wiggins until September of 2011.  Pastor Teddy has always had a call on his life to make a difference in his community and it is that call which has brought him to the Treasure Coast.  It is here on the Treasure Coast that Calvary Compassion Church was formed and now makes it’s home and carries out the mission to Love, Serve, Reach & Teach.

 

Pastor Teddy is married to the lovely Mrs. Alexandra Washington Sanders. They have 4 beautiful children, Tiffany, Theodore, Ethan and Dianna.

Pastor Teddy Sanders
Pastor Greg Palestis

Pastor Greg Palestis

Pastor Greg serves as Care Pastor and Senior’s Ministry Chaplain of Calvary Compassion Church, under the leadership of dear friend & mentor Pastor Teddy Sanders.  Pastor Greg has been in ministry since serving in the US Army during the “Desert Storm / Persian Gulf War” serving as Acting Chaplain for the troops. 

 

He has long had a heart for ministering to veterans and Evangelistic Outreaches to his community.  He has been with Calvary Compassion Church since began meeting in 2011 at Garden City Elementary and continues our mission to Love, Serve, Reach & Teach. 

 

Pastor Greg is married to, “the love of his life”, Mrs. Fidelina Palestis who serves along side him in ministry. They have 5 grown children and 6 grandchildren.  Their sons Arsenio, Tony, and Gregory, their daughters, Kristen and Anna. 

Pastor Rod Howard

Pastor Rod serves as the director of Men’s Ministry, as well as the saxophonist of the worship team for Calvary Compassion Church. He has been serving at Calvary Compassion Church for over ten years. His 30 years of dedicated service as a firefighter paramedic and the love for people has aligned him with the mission of Calvary Compassion Church to love, serve, reach, and teach. Pastor Rod has been married to his beautiful wife and best friend, Toni for over 30 years, who serves alongside him in ministry. They have 3 adult sons, Roderick II, Jamir (who serves as the drummer for Calvary Compassion Church), and Jamal. 

Jannifer Moses, Children's MInistry Director

Lovingly known around Calvary as "Mrs. Jan", Jannifer Moses serves faithfully alongside her husband in ministry as the Children's Ministry Director for Calvary Compassion Church.  Being an educator with over two decades of experience in both the public and private school systems of Louisiana

and Florida, Mrs. Jan brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to her position.  Combined with her aptitude for teaching and her creative approaches to teaching the student, not the subject, Mrs. Jan makes learning about Jesus fun and exciting, while providing an environment that is warm and inviting, captivating and entertaining, and Christ centered so our children are learning from the Word of God in a way that is real, tangible, and designed especially for their minds to process and absorb.


An accomplished musician herself, she serves alongside her husband, who is our Worship & Technology Pastor, in the Tech department, where she can be seen helping to produce our weekly live stream to social media, controlling the cameras, lighting, moderating the chat rooms, and directing the media presentations for songs and sermons.  She and Pastor Corey have been married since 2013.

Pastor Skip Dupree

Pastor Strather "Skip" DuPree

Pastor Strather "Skip" DuPree oversees the youth ministry at Calvary Compassion Church.  Early in life, Skip learned that his professional and life experiences were meant to be used to serve in local ministries and in his community. He dedicated his life to the Lord and has served in various capacities in ministry since 1998. 

 

In 2010 Pastor Skip and his wife Sonia co-founded END IT!  or Everybody is Not Doing It, a faith-based organization designed to equip preteen and teenaged youth spiritually, socially, emotionally, and artistically to positively influence and inspire change in their environment. END IT! serves youth and families across the Treasure Coast and provides a safe place for teens through various afterschool programs and events.  

 

Pastor Skip is married to Sonia DuPree and has three daughters; Simone, Sydney, and Sinclaire.

Pastor Corey L. Moses

Pastor Corey serves as the Worship and Technology Pastor of Calvary Compassion Church.  As the Worship Pastor he oversees a growing team of vocalist, instrumentalists, and production technicians and together they lead our congregation into jubilant and exciting praise and intimate, sincere and transparent worship.


Pastor Corey has been serving at Calvary Compassion Church since we opened our doors at Garden City Elementary on September 11, 2011 and he continues to Love, Serve, Reach & Teach the body of Christ through music and technology.


He is married to Jannifer Moses who serves along side her husband in ministry.

Pastor Corey Moses