Pastoral care



The aim of the Pastoral Care is discipleship, counseling, and biblical training.  While we also endeavor to make provision for those with material needs, this ministry is committed to the growth of the whole person; in practical ways as well as spiritual.


We hope to help those within our body increase and grow in their knowledge and love for the Lord. The ministry does this by providing for the material, emotional, and spiritual needs of those that we come into contact with.

Pastoral Care involves:


This ministry is available for individuals and couples who are dealing with the various problems of living. Also, pre-marital study and guidance for couples planning to be married.

Usher & Greeter Ministry

We aim to ensure that each person who attends Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara receives a warm and helpful welcome when they arrive at church.

Prayer Team & Prayer Chain

Prayer is one the most powerful and important weapons that the Christian has. We have a lay ministry team that provides prayer support after each of our Sunday services. There is also a prayer chain that provides any time, any day, out-of-church prayer support. Prayer requests for the chain can be received in church, over the phone, by through emailing 

Hospitality Hut

This is an information center designed to connect people to Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara. If you would like to put a flyer in the Hut, please contact our church office at 805-730-1400 or email it to

Hospital & Jail Visits

If you know of someone with either of these needs, please leave their name at the Hospitality Hut, or contact us by phone or through email (Contact name and information are below).

Meals Service

We love providing food for those who are in need of it! If there is a new baby, a long-term illness, recovery from injury, hospitalization, or are someone is bedridden, we would love to help out.


Contact Bret Shellabarger with questions about any of the above ministries at or 805-730-1400.