“The Leadership Collective podcast is a roundtable discussion with seasoned pastors, focusing on the nuts and bolts issues of ministry. Each month, we tackle the common challenges that leaders face and discover the practical lessons they’ve learned along the way.”


The Hosts

Rob Salvato

Rob has been the Lead Pastor of Calvary Vista in Vista ca, since 1996. Prior to that Rob served as a youth pastor, a church planter in Oregon, and has been active in missions work and church planting in 23 countries around the world.

Rob is the author of two books, Lessons from a church planter, and Longings of the soul, he is also the teacher on the Basics of Life radio  and podcast ministry as well as the host of the Basics of life Conversations podcast.

Rob and his wife Denise married in 1986. They have three adult children and three grand- children.

Ted Levenworth

Ted is the pastor of Reliance church in Temecula ca. He planted Reliance Church in 2007 and serves as the main teaching Pastor. Prior to starting Reliance Church, Pastor Ted was the founder & Executive Pastor of Revival Christian Fellowship in Menifee, where he served for 15 years.

Ted is a graduate of the Calvary Chapel School of Ministry and has a heart for church planting, helping to plant many churches, both nationally & internationally. He is a trusted leader and serves on the Boards of several churches in two states.

Ted and his wife Brenda were married in 1985 and together, they have three adult children and ten grandchildren.

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Sound System AV checklist for Church Plants

January 24, 2023
From Wesley Sabio: This is an AV checklist for putting together a sound system for a start-up church plant.