Staff

George Valco

Lead Pastor


George Valco has served as the pastor of Calvary Temple since November 1996. Pastor Valco was born in Philadelphia and grew up in South Philadelphia. As a teenager he came to Christ through a powerful conversion experience and is personally acquainted with the power of the Holy Spirit to bring deliverance from spiritual bondage. He was called to preach the gospel at age seventeen and spent ten years in urban ministry in Brooklyn, New York before returning to his native Philadelphia. Pastor Valco has been in ministry since 1976. He is married to Ruth his wife since 1979. Ruth serves as the coordinator of the Women's Ministries Leadership Team. They have two adult children

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Julie Capaldi

Children's Pastor


Julie Capaldi has served as the children's pastor since 2011 and at CTCA for 16 years in various capacities. Daughter of an Assemblies of God minister, she was born in Woodstock, New Brunswick, but grew up in Maine. Upon graduation at Valley Forge Christian College, she spent two years as a missionary to North Philadelphia. During this time she met her husband Chris Capaldi and settled in South Philadelphia. They have two children, Christopher Ryan and Alicia Jade.