Scott Cunningham

Worship Pastor

Scott Cunningham serves as the Worship Pastor on staff and oversees the Worship Ministry at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. He is also the director of the School of Worship, which offers a nine-month course in which they train, disciple, and equip people who feel called to worship ministry. Additionally, he is involved with Calvary Creative that produces and publishes new music coming out of the worship community.


His calling in ministry is to facilitate an environment where the body of Christ would encounter the living God in the various worship services and gatherings throughout the week. Through the teaching of God’s Word, through corporate times of worship, and the encouraging fellowship with other believers, it is his prayer that Jesus would be known and made known.


Scott also feels passionate about equipping the next generation with the word of God and practical training through ministries like the School of Worship and various conferences that we host each year. 


Scott grew up at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and attended the school from 1st to 6th grade. After attending public high school, he enrolled in the Bible college in Twin Peaks, where he met his wife, Megan. In 1996, they moved to Calvary Chapel Vista, where he served as the youth pastor and one of the worship leaders. Then in 2000, the Lord called them to return to Costa Mesa and be a part of the transition and new season of Calvary Chapel.


He and his wife Megan and have five lovely daughters that they adore: Madison, Rileigh, Emaline, Sabella, and Analise.


His ministry verse is 1 Peter 4:10-11, “As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.”


Born: 1973
On staff since: 2000