EQUIP Conference (November 2014)


  •     Session 1-Dave Shirley "The Heart" 2 Chronicles 13-16
  •     Session 2-Fernando Ortiz "The Devil Wears Prada" Ephesians 6
  •     Session 3-Luis Solis "Being Equipped" John 14
  •     Session 4-Dave Shirley "The Word of God" 2 Timothy 3:16-17
  •     Session 5-Fernando Ortiz "Stop, Drop, and Roll" Philippians 3:1-11
  •     Session 6-Luis Solis "The Name of Jesus" John 14:12-24
  •     Session 7-Dave Shirley "The Mouth and Prayer"
  •     Session 8-Fernando Ortiz "Ambush" Joshua 7
  •     Session 9-Q & A with Luis and Carmen Solis, Dave Shirley, Fernando and Carol Ortiz, and Mark and Gwyn Walsh
  •     Session 10-"Equipping the Saints" Ephesians 4
  •     Session 11-Carmen Solis "God's Sand Box" Psalm 119


Pastor Luis Solis

Luis Solis was born in Puerto Rico and was raised on the island as well, as New York. He received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1994 and immediately felt the desire to serve Him. By the year 2001 he was part of the pastoral staff at Calvary Chapel Old Bridge. In 2002 he was ordained and became the missions’ pastor. Pastor Luis felt called to minister in an established church in Kearny, New Jersey where he is the senior pastor. At the time the fellowship was a denominational church seeking direction from God. Luis, and his wife have been serving the Lord at Calvary Chapel of Kearny since March of 2005. Luis has a heart for missions, and CC Kearny has been involved in planting a church in NJ, a bible study in Colombia and is currently supporting missionaries in Colombia, Costa Rica, and in Europe. Luis and Carmen have three married grown children, three grandchildren – and are expecting to become grandparents again in February 2015.

Pastor Dave Shirley

Dave is the Vice President of Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta. Previously he was the Director of the Bible College for 14 years. Pastor David served on staff at Calvary Chapel Westminster, London, England. From 1979-1999 he was Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Fayetteville Christian Schools. David was graduated from Columbia International University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Education. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of South Carolina, Columbia. He commonly teaches Revelation, History of Redemption, Christian Living, and Greek.

Pastor Fernando Ortiz

Fernando was born in Tacoma, Washington and grew up all over the world – from Korea to Germany. He eventually landed in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There he grew up going to church and received Jesus as his Savior in Jr High. It wasn’t until his junior year after a series of events that he began to walk away from the Lord and subsequently live a complete and total lie. It was the typical scenario of going to church on Sundays and living for himself the rest of the week.

“I grew up in the church and was heavily involved in youth group and missions but the death of my youth leader was the beginning of a downward spiral in my relationship with Jesus. It wasn’t until I graduated from high school that I finally realized I couldn’t serve two masters, the world and Jesus Christ. It was in the Phoenix airport after struggling with my hypocrisy, that I surrendered my life whole heartedly to Christ and since then I haven’t been the same.”

Fernando attended Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta California, and then completed a Pastoral Internship at Calvary of Albuquerque, under Pastor Skip Heitzig. After that, he moved to Calvary Chapel Rio Rancho in New Mexico where he served as the youth pastor for three years. The Lord then called him to Denver to serve as an associate pastor at Calvary South Denver for six years.

Fernando is the Senior Pastor of Mile High Calvary in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. His heart is to communicate the gospel to all of Denver and see people come to know Jesus as their Lord, God, and Savior. Fernando lives with his wife Carol and their three amazing children Ethan, Kendra, and Olivia.