Who we are
"Calvary Baptist Church is a multi-generational local church family striving to glorify God by worshipping corporately, growing personally, and making disciples of Jesus Christ."
"At Calvary Baptist Church we endeavor to use every aspect of our ministry to point to God Himself. We have a strong emphasis on expository preaching. Our music is focused on enthusiastic congregational involvement. Our goal in our services is not ultimately that we would know one another better (though this may happen), but that all who meet together with us would know the creator God better. Knowing God is what we desire to be the center of all we do. John 17:3 "This is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true God, and the One You have sent--Jesus Christ."
As the lead pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Pastor Mark preaches, oversees the teaching, provides visionary leadership and direction to the church, and works alongside the deacons to disciple the congregation by equipping them to be disciple-making disciples. Before Pastor Mark came to Calvary in September of 2015, he served as a pastoral intern at First Baptist Church in Troy, Michigan. Pastor Mark has a burden to lead people to treasure God more each day and then to be so overwhelmed by who God is that they cannot keep quiet about Him.
Pastor Mark married his wonderful wife, Grace, in February of 2016. Sierra Jane was born in December of 2016, Mac was born in June of 2018, and Denver was born in September of 2020. Grace serves as the secretary for CBC. When Pastor Mark is not working at the church, he is often spending time with his family, singing, teaching music, playing a board game, hiking a trail, out hunting, or perhaps even doing some extra reading at home by the fireplace with a cup of smooth black coffee.
He may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Having grown up at Calvary Baptist Church, Pastor Bill has a passion for helping people through teaching, guiding and counseling. He started his work as a Sunday School teacher here, began leading Faithline youth group for the teens, and served as a deacon before becoming a pastor in April of 2021. After growing up in Calvary Baptist Church, Pastor Bill left the church and stopped following God for several years, seeking his own life until he realized he must give it up for Christ, rekindling his desire to serve God in any way possible. Pastor Bill has a passion to share that heart-change with others to help them foster a closer relationship with God.
Pastor Bill’s first daughter, Monica, was born in September 2002. In March of 2009 he married his long-time love, Steph, and in December of 2010 their daughter Layla was born. As a lay pastor, he has a full-time job and splits his time between work, serving in the church, hobbies of gaming and painting, and spending time with his family.
Pastor Bill may be contacted at Brassknickers@yahoo.com
God created and rules our world. When He created the world He made mankind rulers of the world under Him, but we have rejected the ruler, by trying to run life our own way without Him. We have rebelled against the Creator. The question is, what will He do about this rebellion? God says “the wages [punishment] of sin is death” (Romans 6:23) God’s justice sounds hard, but because of God’s love, He sent His Son into the world, the man Jesus Christ. Jesus lived under God the Father’s rule, obeying Him perfectly. He was killed by those who rejected Him. By dying in our place He took our punishment and brought forgiveness and reconciliation with God. The Bible says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) But that’s not all – God, raised Jesus to life again as the ruler of the world. Jesus has conquered death, and gives new life. Now we are all faced with a choice: our way or God’s way? We can continue to live our own way, reject God, and try to run our own life. This leads to Separation from God and sure judgment. Or we can live according to God’s way by submitting to Jesus as our ruler and relying on Jesus’ death and resurrection. The glorious result of this is forgiveness, eternal life, and reconciliation to God! This is God’s grace to us! For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. – Ephesians 2:8-9
We Believe In…
I Thessalonians 4: 16-17.
In the bodily resurrection and judgment of unbelievers after the Millennial reign of Christ, Revelation 20: 1 1-15.
Sunday Service Times
Sunday School: 9:00 AM
Worship Service: 10:30 AM
Prayer Service: 5 PM
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