Leaders

Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.  Hebrews 13:7


 



Pastor

Bro. Gary Carter

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Bro. Gary surrendered to the ministry in April 2000.  God blessed him to become the leader of Calvary Baptist Church in July 2011.  Bro. Gary and his wife, Debbie, have two sons, two daughter-in-laws, three grandsons, and four granddaughters.

He has a passion for preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and reaching the lost.  He sincerely believes in meeting people where they are in life, loving them, leading them to Jesus Christ for salvation, and directing them into a life of discipleship.






Secretary

Ms. Marilyn Bostian

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I was raised in the Air Force. When my twin sister, Carolyn, and I were 11 we moved to Germany and lived there for 3 years. Our Champlain was a Baptist Pastor, he had son our age (13). We took a class on salvation, prayed the sinners’ prayer and was baptized in a German church. My membership was sent to Enon Baptist Church, Monticello. After returning to United Stated, my father retired and we moved to Monticello where he was raised and my grandparents lived.

I am a charter member of Calvary Baptist church. I never doubted my salvation until November 3, 2004 at First Baptist Church, Monticello at a revival. I realized I was lost and gave heart and life to Jesus and was baptized at Calvary. I married Quentin (Jr.) and have been married over 52 years. We have two daughters. Nancy, our oldest, and her husband, Shane, live in Bentonville. Pam lives in Monticello. Nancy and Shane have four daughters, Elizabeth, Sarah, Parker and Karrah. Karrah and Richie live in Monticello and have blessed us with two great grandchildren, Lily and Easton.

In 2006 I was asked to take the secretary position that was vacant. I agreed to try even though I told them I was not qualified, because I did not know how to use a computer or Microsoft Office. With God’s Grace and the love and support of my church family I learned. I am very blessed to have a loving and caring church family.

2 Corinthians 12:9 New King James Version (NKJV)

 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.






Youth Directors

Michael and Alicia Shepherd

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Michael and Alicia were married in 2012 and welcomed their first child, Makenzie, in 2018.  They have dedicated their lives to serve and worship Christ.  Michael and Alicia continue to lead the youth at Calvary and are dedicated to teaching and leading the youth while keeping salvation, missions, and fellowship at the forefront of their committment to Christ and the youth at Calvary.

 -Michael

-Alicia






Deacon

Bro. Dave Patterson

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Bro. Dave was saved in 1975 and was ordained as a Deacon in February 1982.  He has been a Deacon with four churches including Calvary.  Bro. Dave has been married to his wife Gerry for forty-four years and they have three children, Suzanne, Roxane, and Sean.  They also have five grandchildren, Tabi, Michael, Mary, Gracie, and Dakota.

Bro. Dave received the Gottshcalk Award from the Forest Products Society (their highest award), achieved Professor Emeritus standing after retirement, and has 92 current publications.   He has been preaching as pulpit supply for thirty years at approximately fifty churches.  He has been a BBA Brotherhood Director for twenty-two years, vice moderator three times, and moderator three times.  He has served on the ABSC Executive Board for six years and has yellow cap, blue cap, and white cap for Disaster Relief.

His favorite Bible Verse is Philippians 4:4 which reads, "Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!"

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Deacon

Bro. Chad Russell

Bro. Chad is a founding member and a Deacon of Calvary Baptist Church since 1985 and found his salvation in Christ in 1963.  Bro. Chad and his wife Susan have been married since December of 1969 and have always been dedicated to Calvary and its congregation with a focus and love for sharing the love that is Jesus Christ.  They have two Children, Jennifer Knowles and Amanda Hood, four grand children, Aaron, Nicole, Erica, and Madison, and one great grand child, Vivian Grace. 

Bro. Chad's Favorite Scriptures are "Proverbs" for Living and Wisdom. 






Deacon

Bro. Donny Shepherd

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Bro. Donny joined Calvary Baptist Church in 1993 and became a deacon in 2007.  He was saved in 1972.  Donny and his wife Felicia have two children, Michael and Matthew.  They also have three grandchildren; Makenzie, Matthew, and Mattelyn.  In his spare time Donny enjoys riding his motorcycle, hunting, fishing, and gardening.

His favorite Bible Verse is: Philippians 4:13 which reads, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.''


 






Deacon

Bro. Terry Lee

Bro. Terry was saved at the age of 16 after the death of a friend.  Terry regularly attended church, but truely began serving the Lord in November 1997.  This was when he and his family were led to Calvary.  Bro. Terry and Tara have two girls- Abbie and Macy.  You can find Bro. Terry in the soundroom most Sundays.  

His favorite Bible Verse is I Timothy1:4-15.






Deacon

Bro. Floyd Harper

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Bro. Floyd was saved in Gary, Texas in June of 1982.  God directed his family to Calvary Baptist Church in 2007 where he serves as the teacher for the Adult Men's Class and Deacon.  Bro. Floyd became a CBC deacon in 2016.  Floyd and his wife Lesia have two children; Austin and Kassie.  They have one granchild, Brantley.  Floyds hobbies include sports, family, and involvement in the church.  His desire is to be a wiling servant for his Lord and Savior!

His favorite bile story is of the Prodigal Son and his favorite Bible Verse is Joshua 1:9 which reads, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

 






Deacon

Bro. Fred Cooper

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Bro. Fred was saved in 1974.  He became a member of Calvary Baptist Church in 1987 and a Deacon just a year later in 1988.  Fred and his wife, Joy, have two children, Amber Terry and Jason Cooper.  He also has four grandchildren: Cooper, Pierce, Nate, and Natalie.  In his spare time Bro. Fred enjoys tennis, camping, or anything in the outdoors. 

His favorite Bible Verse is Matthew 9:36-38 which reads, "But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.  Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”

 






Deacon

Bro. Tony Adams

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Bro. Tony became a member of Calvary Baptist Church in 2001 and became a church deacon in 2007.  He was saved in 1976 at age 10.  Bro. Tony and his wife Letica have two children, Rachel Beatty and Josh Adams.  His occupation is farming but enjoys to hunt, fish, and play with his dog in his spare time.

His favorite Bible passage is Romans 8:28-39 which details God's Grace and Everlasting Love.






Deacon

Bro. Joe Morgan

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Brother Joe joined Calvary Baptist Church in 2013 and became a church deacon in 2016.  He was saved in 1993.  Joe and his wife Kelly have three children; Anna, John Michael, and Will.  In his spare time Brother Joe enjoys playing softball and baseball.  He also loves spending time in the outdoors hunting and fishing. 

His favorite Bible Verse is: Romans 8:18 which reads, "For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."