Dan Leitz


"I know that whatever God does, it shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, And nothing taken from it. God does it, that men should fear before Him." Ecclesiastes 3:14
You are reading this because you want to know more about me, I get it. I am going to make it really simple…

Here are the things I love.
I love Jesus and His Church.
I love the Gospel and it's power to transform people. I want to see many come to the saving knowledge of Jesus and learn to walk with him daily.
I love God’s word (the Bible), and I love to teach it.
I love my family, and I am so blessed to be a husband and a father. (1 wife 4 kids if you were wondering). 3 boys 1 girl. (Because the ladies want to know those kinds of things).
I love Oceanside and the surrounding cities that God has called me to minister in.

Here are the things I don’t like.
I don’t like sin. I am a sinner saved by grace. If you are looking for a perfect person to follow, or a perfect church to come to, don’t come to church at CCO. I am a flawed human who makes mistakes…but by the grace of God, I will get back up. A very wise man use to tell us all the time, “failure isn’t falling down, it’s staying down.”
If you are a flawed person with issues, welcome to the family.

I don’t like churches/pastors that water things down to get people to come. If you come, don’t expect to have your ears scratched (2 Tim 4:3-5). If you don’t want the truth, you won’t like CCO.
I don’t like boring backstories, but I know some do. So if you want my history…keep on going.

After I received a few different degrees at a secular college, I heard the Lord calling me to study the Bible more in-depth, so I set out and earned another degree in Biblical theology from Calvary Chapel Bible College. After graduation, I was called to serve at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa where I served as the senior high Bible teacher and the Bible department head for Calvary Christian School where I taught Apologetics, Cults and World Religions, Ethics, Logic, and Old and New Testament Survey. I also had the opportunity to teach as the professor of apologetics at the Calvary Chapel Bible College extension campus in Costa Mesa. While I was at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, I also was commissioned to start up and produce a radio program on KWAVE 107.9 FM called Reaction Radio. My co-host and I would play music as well as answer questions, and talk about Jesus.

In the summer of 2004, I got totally blessed and met and married my wife Nicole. Soon after that we were being called by the Lord to help a fellow pastor at Calvary Chapel Washington D.C. Metro where we were able to serve the Lord as worship leaders.

In 2008 God made it abundantly clear that my family and I were to start attending Calvary Chapel Oceanside. On July 1st, 2009, I came on staff at CCO under the leadership of Pastor Mike Reed. I have been here ever since doing various things around the church as the Lord gave me direction.

If you have any questions for me or I can be of service to you, shoot me an email or say hi after a service.