In accordance with scripture Jesus Christ is the head of the church. He governs His church through office-bearers whom He appoints by the gifting of the Spirit with the means of grace necessary to accomplish their work. The biblical officers of a church are elders and deacons. Calvary Baptist Church is led by a plurality of elders, served by deacons and other ministerial staff with the final earthly authority being vested in the assembled congregation in regards to the doctrinal integrity, membership issues, election of officers, and budget concerns.
The fundamental responsibilities of an elder are to devote himself to prayer and the Word so as to teach, shepherd and give oversight as follows.
Josh Myrick (Elder)
Josh is originally a native of Orlando, Florida. Josh became a Christian in his mid-twenties and did his schooling at the Baptist College of Florida before graduating from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Josh is married to his wife, Shelley, and has six children: Justice, Calie, Abby, Madison, Hannah, and Rebecca. He loves reading, movies, playing with his six little girls, and anything that involves the great outdoors. Josh came to Calvary in August of 2012.
David Denis (Lay Elder)
David is originally a native of Orlando, Florida. David did his schooling at the Baptist College of Florida before graduating from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. David is single and enjoys using the extra time the Lord has given him by teaching music and meeting up with people. He likes theme parks, board games, and reading books with lots of footnotes. David came to Calvary in January of 2013.
Our deacons assist the elders regarding any service that supports and promotes the ministry of the Word, new and existing ministries of the church, and care for members of the congregation. We do not believe deacons exercise oversight according to the Bible, nor are they a board of directors. Rather, deacons are the lead servants of the church.
Philip Brinson (Deacon of Administration and Facility)
Caleb Davis (Deacon of Member Care)
Kent Mallett (Deacon of Missions)