Pastor Rob McCoy of Calvary Chapel to run for State Assembly- 44AD
After much thought, consultation and prayer, Rob McCoy has decided to run for the 44th Assembly District seat being vacated by Jeff Gorell, who is attempting to trade up to Congress next year. He announced it to 1200 of his congregation, although no formal announcement has yet been released.
McCoy is Senior Pastor of Godspeak Calvary Chapel Thousand Oaks which also owns and operates Little Oaks School. It is one of the largest churches in the region.
He is an advocate of what he calls “Bean Patch” politics , or civic discipleship. Pastor McCoy lives with his wife Michelle and is the father of Molly, Kelly, Natasha, Daniel, and Michael. He has served as the Senior Pastor of Godspeak Calvary Chapel Thousand Oaks since April of 2001. He was born and raised in Coronado, California and came to Christ in his teens.
Supporters told us that he wove his concerns about society into his sermon to his congregation last Sunday, then announced his intention to run immediately thereafter. They say he has shown an ability and willingness to think across, even beyond party lines, in both the religious and secular communities. What motivated him to run was his dismay over the pervasive lawlessness and corruption in today’s society.
We understand that Sean Paroski, former aide to ex-State Senator Tony Strickland and Brian Zink, who ran in 2012, are also running. Next year should be very interesting in Ventura County.
George Miller is a Citizen Journalist, “retired” operations management consultant, active in civic affairs, living in Oxnard.