Meet the Pastors
Pastors Del & Lilly Toler are native West Virginians who moved to Texas in 1981. They are parents and proud grandparents. They were high school sweethearts who were married in 1969. Having received Jesus as their Lord and Savior in 1969, they were drawn into the music industry.
Del and Lilly organized several singing groups which later evolved into a family group called The Tolers and produced many recordings. In 1977, Del accepted the call to preach the Gospel. In addition to preaching, Pastor Del is a passionate songwriter, singer and musician. Many popular artists have recorded his songs. Pastor Lilly wears many hats also. She sings alto in the Praise Team, teaches children, and maintains the duties of Office Manager. Together, they have presented the gospel in music and preaching throughout the world.
In 1997, after much prayer and fasting, Del and Lilly obeyed the call of God to pioneer a spirit-filled church in the hometown of Santa Fe, Texas. Two years later, they felt the call to leave their secular careers and move into full time ministry. Although their love and commitment is to Calvary Crossroad Church, they still minister in music and evangelism in various parts of the country whenever possible. Their approach to life is filled with excitement and anticipation as they work together to bring hope to the hopeless and healing to the body of Christ.