About Me

I’m the founding and Senior Pastor at Calvary Fellowship in Miami, FL.  My wife and I started Calvary in September of 2000 with 5 people in a living room. God has blessed our church tremendously and my goal on my blog is to share the practical, nuts and bolts stuff that has helped us reach and disciple people over the years.

In 2009 I launched church-strategies.com, an organization that provides coaching, resources and events to Pastors that are seeking to double their effectiveness in reaching their communities.

I write on a few basic topics: outreach, leadership, communicating, and books that I’m reading. So if that sounds like fun, then I invite you to hang out with me for a few minutes each day.  In fact, here are some of the posts I’ve written that have gotten a lot of traction…

My Top Posts











This is just a sample. There’s a search function at the bottom of this page where you can search all of my archives.



Contact me

If you want to reach me or keep up with what I’m doing, here’s a few ways:

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  2. You can follow me on Twitter here
  3. We can become friends on Facebook here
  4. You can see what’s happening at church-strategies.com here.


“Official” Bio

For those who want a more “Traditional” bio, here you go:

Bob Franquiz is the Founding and Senior Pastor of Calvary Fellowship in Miramar, FL. Bob is also the founder of Church Ninja, an organization that provides training and resources to Pastors and Church Leaders. Bob is also the author of Pull: Making your Church Magnetic, Begin: First Steps for the Journey of Faith, Elements: Starting a Revolution in your World, Watermark: An Explanation of Baptism and Zero to Sixty: 60 Principles and Practices for Leading a Growing Church. Prior to entering Pastoral ministry, Bob played guitar for Christian Hardcore band Strongarm; a band that has been called one of the best Christian Metal bands of all time. Prior to planting Calvary Fellowship, Bob served as an assistant pastor at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, one of the 10 largest churches in the U.S. His primary role was as Director of Calvary Chapel Bible College, where he trained future Pastors, ministry leaders, and church planters. Most importantly, Bob considers his greatest achievement as being married to his “just out of high school” sweetheart, Carey, for the last 17 years. Together, they have three beautiful children: Mia Grace, Alexander, and Olivia.




No blog would be complete without a disclaimer. Here’s mine:

While I am the Senior Pastor of Calvary Fellowship, that doesn’t mean everything expressed here reflects the views of my staff and/or congregation.

The information I provide is on an as-is basis. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use. Consider yourself warned…