Skip Heitzig is a native of southern California and experienced the volatile days of the counterculture in the late 60s and early 70s. Though raised in a religious home, Skip saw religion as a dead-end street with no answers. As a teenager, he got caught up in drugs and ventured into the occult. But God reached Skip one day in 1973 as he was watching a Billy Graham crusade on TV. The gospel message penetrated his soul, and he knelt and prayed to receive Christ.
Skip studied under Chuck Smith at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, California, until 1981. After he married Lenya, the couple moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he worked in the medical field of radiology. In 1982, Skip began a home Bible study, which eventually grew into Calvary Albuquerque. In 1988 and 1989, Calvary Albuquerque was considered the fastest growing church in America. Today, Calvary Albuquerque ministers to over 15,000 people every weekend. Calvary Albuquerque has been instrumental in planting other churches, including several in Arizona, Colorado, and other parts of New Mexico.
Skip reaches out to thousands across the nation and throughout the world through his multimedia ministry, which includes a TV broadcast and nationwide half-hour radio program, The Connection.
Skip also helps equip others for living according to God's principles through his writings. Some of his recent books include The Daily God Book, Church? Who Needs It, and How to Study the Bible and Enjoy It (revised). He has also published over two dozen booklets in the Lifestyle series, covering aspects of Christian living.
Skip holds a BA, MA, Doctor of Divinity, and a PhD in Philosophy, Biblical and Theological Studies from Trinity Southwest University. He has been awarded a doctor honoris causa from GFA Biblical Seminary. He currently serves on several boards of directors, including Samaritan's Purse.
Skip and his wife, Lenya, and son and daughter-in-law, Nathan and Janaé, live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Skip and Lenya are the proud grandparents of Seth Nathaniel and Kaydence Joy.
Who We Are:
We are a fellowship of believers who pursue the God who is passionately pursuing a lost world; we do this by connecting with one another, through worship, by the Word, to the world.
What We Do:
We express our adoration of Jesus through dynamic worship and uncompromised obedience.
We explain the relevance of the Bible to empower and transform lives for service.
We extend hope to a hurting world by proclaiming the gospel and demonstrating Christ's love.
How We Do It:
Attend a Calvary main worship service each week.
Actively participate in a Connect Group.
Actively serve in a Calvary ministry.
The Connection radio broadcast with Skip Heitzig helps equip believers to live according to God's principles. These daily 30-minute broadcasts are aired worldwide and follow Calvary's mission of upreach to our Heavenly Father, inreach to those already in the body of Christ, and outreach to those lost in sin.
Each radio teaching from Skip Heitzig opens with a musical invitation to "Make the Connection." We often receive requests for The Connection theme music and have now made this melody available to be heard or freely downloaded at any time.
You can listen to and download our original "Make the Connection" theme song below.
Connection Communications is the media arm of Calvary Albuquerque, a fellowship of believers in Jesus Christ. As we seek the direction of the Holy Spirit in our lives, we desire to be constantly changed so as to become more and more like Jesus. (2 Corinthians 3:18)
Upreach: We believe that loving God is man's highest calling and our relationship to Him is our highest priority. All ministry flows out of this relationship
Inreach: As members of a spiritual family, we seek to equip one another for service and to grow to spiritual maturity. Thus, we meet in both large and small groups to be trained according to the Bible, which we believe is the "owner's manual" for our lives.
Outreach: Our desire is to go out beyond the "Christian camp" into the world to expand the kingdom of God through evangelism. We believe God has given every Christian a "sphere of influence" in which to make an impact for Christ.