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Roland Dooley

Assistant Pastor

Some of Roland's duties include acting as administrator of Calvary Chapel Rialto's Christian School and pastoral counseling. Roland and his wife, Barbara, have been married over 30 years and have two grown children.

Roland spent his first five years in San Bernardino. Just before entering 1st grade his family moved to Rialto. He attended St. Catherine’s Catholic School through 8th grade, then attended Rialto Jr. High. He later graduated from Eisenhower High in 1965.


In July 1968, three years after graduating, he entered the U. S. Navy at the height of the Vietnam War. He served in the 2nd fleet and then in Vietnam, returning to the U. S. in November 1971, where he was assigned to the USS O’Callahan, DE-1051, which was going into the Naval Shipyard in Long Beach, California. He was honorably discharged in June 1972.


In February 1972, after being witnessed to by a number of his friends, he committed his life to Christ at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. He was baptized in April of that year at Corona Del Mar. In 1975 Roland was married to the (then) Barbara Russo. They had met in a Bible study three years earlier and were together attending a study which later became Calvary Chapel San Bernardino, also known as the Red Barn.


Roland & Barbara attended Inland Christian Center Church from 1974 until 1983. In 1983 he and his wife moved on to Calvary Chapel Redlands and then in 1985 to Calvary Chapel Rialto.

Roland graduated from California State University at San Bernardino in 1977 with a degree in Psychology and later (1994) received his Masters in Bible from Talbot Seminary at Biola University. After graduating from Biola, he taught Bible for seven years at Woodcrest Christian High School in Riverside, California. Roland came on staff at Calvary Chapel Rialto in June 2002.


Roland and Barbara have two grown children, Benjamin and Sarah, of whom they never tire of bragging about.


But above all they never tire about bragging about Jesus.


"...that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death."

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