While in college he served as youth pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Yorba Linda, CA. Following that, he was Associate Pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Lebanon, OR, then pastored by Charles Engwall, his father-in-law. He founded Harvest Baptist Church in Corvallis, OR, which later merged with Bible Baptist Church in Albany, OR.
In 1981 Pastor Rench accepted the call to Pastor First Baptist Church in Coburg, OR. He led the church to purchase a larger facility in Eugene, OR, whereupon the name was changed to New Testament Baptist Church. He pastored there for 6 years. Then in 1987, the Renches moved to Temecula to start the Calvary Baptist Church. The first service was May 3,1987 with 3 local people in attendance. Calvary Baptist Church organized into a local independent Baptist church in 1989.
Youth & Music Director
RYAN RENCH serves as the youth director and associate pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Temecula, CA, under his father’s leadership, Pastor W. M. Rench. Ryan’s family moved to Temecula in 1987 to plant the church where Ryan was reared and is now on staff. He earned his Master’s Degree in Ministry from Heartland Baptist Bible College in 2010. Ryan Rench married his wife, Jamie, in 2008, and they have three children: Abe (2012), Charlotte (2014) and Gwen (2016). Ryan blogs at RyanRench.com and has published several books, including BIBS: Big Idea Bible Study, A Case For Bible College and One Youth Pastor’s Toolbox, available from Calvary Baptist Publications.