WHO WE ARE

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Pastor Tina Mashushire is from Tucson Arizona and has been a member of Calvary Evangelistic Center since she was six years of age. She is a graduate of Christ of The Nations Institute with an Associates Degree in Biblical Studies and has recently received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Ashford University. She is a mother of three children, Tendai, Vanessa and Caleb Jr. and has been married to Dr. Caleb Mashushire for twenty-four years. Together they are the overseers in the Forward in Faith International ministry and are the Senior Pastors for the Indiana assembly, Cincinnati, Louisville, Chicago and Appleton Wisconsin. Pastor Tina is an Author and speaks at conferences around the world and can be seen on Ezekiel TV 24 hours a day at www.fifmi.org. She is an online instructor for Forward In Faith USA Online Bible School. She has authored several books: My Days in Africa, Kingdom Girl, A Sinner Like Me, Our Devotionals Vol. 1. & 2., Freedom, Delivered & Restored, A Woman’s Calling, Total Surrender.

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Pastor Martha Weisbrod is the First Lady at Calvary Evangelistic Center. She was born in Mexico and immigrated to Tucson at an early age. Pastor Maynard and Martha have pastored CEC for over fifty years and they have four children, twelve grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. They have had the privilege of ministering in India, Mexico, Russia, Ukraine, Zimbabwe, Romania, and Croatia. She is actively involved in many ministries in the church; Spanish Sunday school teacher, CEC office manager and Women In Progress Advisor, just to name a few. In addition, she ministers every first Wednesday of the month at CEC. She was the First Vice President and T.V. Co-host of the Intra-Faith Women’s Christian Coalition International. In addition to her work at Calvary, First Lady Martha has a degree as a Computer Programmer/Analyst and retired as a Systems Administrator at Raytheon in 2005.

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Pastor Dion Reid is an ordained Minister with Calvary Bibleway Churches. She is a graduate of Berean Bible College where she obtained her Associates Degree in Christian Education. Born and raised in Tucson, she began her life of ministry in the Calvary Evangelistic Center choir. She is an anointed singer whose talent has allowed her to minister on Christian television and in various national music groups. She is involved in several international mission projects. In Jamaica, she spearheaded an outreach relief to thousands of the poor, and the distribution of food, clothing and personal hygiene supplies. She is committed to mission projects in Israel (Isaiah 58 Project), Swaziland South Africa (AID Outreach), El Salvador (The Diaz Family) and United Kingdom (Prison Outreach). Since 2004, Dion and her husband, Pastor Clarence Hunter have served together to pastor Antioch Christian Church in Oceanside, California. Together they want to make a difference in their communities.

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Pastor Mary Barreras was ordained a minister thirty years ago. She has a powerful ministry in Word and song and has encouraged and transformed many hearts nationwide. She and her husband Pastor Dennis Barreras have five children and four grandchildren. Together they have pastored for sixteen years at The Harvest Center Christian Church, a multi-cultural church. They have ministered and taught in seminars throughout Russia, Croatia and Romania. They also have close ties to local outreach programs working with people afflicted with drug and alcohol addiction. Pastor Mary is involved with youth enrichment programs and women’s conferences.

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Associate Pastor Deborah Hodges came to know the Lord at the age of 9 years old. Being an only child created a deep compassion to foster genuine relationships. Throughout her thirty plus years of ministry, she passionately mentors, motivates, counsel and encourage others to pursue their God given purpose and destiny. She is a leader who serves with excellence and integrity. Understanding the gifts that God has given her, she desires to empower CHANGE (Climbing Higher A New Growth Experience) and transformation by challenging others to a higher understanding of God’s Word. She holds two degrees, one in Business Administration and the other in Management. She dedicates her time serving in the capacity of an Altar Worker, Ministry Leader, Jail Ministry, Book Study Facilitator and Women In Progress Administrator. Minister Deborah served in numerous capacities in the church. She currently serves in full-time ministry with her husband Associate Pastor Bruce Hodges and Sunday School Superintendents at Calvary Evangelistic Center. They have been married for forty years and have five children and ten grandchildren.

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Minister Marissa Burns hails from Tucson, Arizona. From an early age, Marissa understood the calling over her life to be used as a powerful vessel for God’s kingdom through music. At three years of age, she was singing in front of her grandfather’s church, Calvary Evangelistic Center. She continued to sing and worship God throughout her adolescent years as well as her teenage years. While in college she attended Gospel Music Training Camps and received professional lectures from the likes of Kirk Franklin, Israel Houghton, Natalie Grant and more. She and her husband live in Atlanta with their two children Arissa Kaliz and Jackson Julio. Currently she is a praise and worship leader of a growing ministry. Marissa and her husband Travis Burns eventual plans are to become full time music ministry workers.

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Sis. Shirley Moody relocated to Tucson from Illinois in 1989 due to a company consolidation and joined Calvary Evangelistic Center in 1993. She has served in many capacities, including but not limited to Sunday School Superintendent, Teacher, Children’s Church and VBS Coordinator. Currently teaching and overseeing the CEC Resource Ministry, a ministry of helps meeting the need within and outside the walls. Loves the word of God, enjoys encouraging the women and men that they can make it! Married to Minister Leonard Moody, mother of four and grandmother of ten. Employed with the University of Arizona, Division of Family and Community Medicine as a Certified Professional Coder.