About Pastor Billy
Pastor Billy Osigian was the ninth of 12 children born into a loving family in New Orleans, Louisiana. He spent his teen years in Mandeville where he attended high school, and wrestled to understand God. While Billy attended LSU in Baton Rouge, he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and became fervently involved in Campus Crusade for Christ. Billy attended both LSU (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA) and SLU (South Eastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA).
Billy moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1990, where he met and married Francesca while attending Calvary Chapel. They both had many opportunities and served as ministry leaders and teachers in one of the largest and fastest growing churches in America. They became immersed in ministry out of their love for Jesus and appreciated the thorough, in-depth teaching of the truth of God’s Word taught each week at Calvary Chapel.
They were hesitant coming to the “Bible Belt” saturated with churches, but God’s calling was so clear that they knew they were disobedient if they didn’t move. At Calvary Chapel we study through God’s Word to understand Him more clearly through His message. (Matthew 6:33, John 8:31, John 10:27, John 17:17, Nehemiah 8:8, 1 John 2:5, Acts 2:42)
Calvary Chapel was planted here in North Carolina 1993 by Pastor Billy. The practical and intimate study of God’s word would prove to prepare Billy and his wife Fran – not only as leaders in the church – but for every aspect of their lives as parents, grandparents, therapeutic foster parents, homeschool and Sunday school teachers, and especially for Billy as Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel and as a Chaplain for Asheville Police Department.
Pastor Billy, along with the entire church body leadership, hope that Calvary Chapel is a safe place to learn sound doctrine and grow in the knowledge and grace of the Lord, and to be encouraged in a daily, living faith. Pastor Billy’s heart is for the body of Christ here at Calvary Chapel to love one another (John 13:35) and comfort one another (2 Corinthians 1:3-5) with which we ourselves are comforted by God. God’s comfort is not just the stamp of a bible verse for a situation, but an unconditional love in the family of God.