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About us

Andrew Abbott

Senior Pastor

Pastor Andrew was raised in Northwest Missouri. He and his family moved to Calvary in July of 2018. Previously, he served in various disciple-making collegiate ministries throughout Missouri. He holds a Masters of Theology from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and a Masters of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

He's married to his high school sweetheart, Sarah. They have four children, Calvin, Titus, Esther, and Lottie. In his free time he enjoys a good cup of coffee, camping and recreational shooting. 

Keith Laster

Associate Pastor of Family Ministry

Brenda Garvey


Stew Frederick

Worship Leader

Doug Parker


Linda Godsil
Chris Wacker

Deacon Chairman

David Meredith
Deacon of Benevolence
Rick Johnson
Deacon of Widows
John Pilloni
Deacon of Operations
Jonathan Dowty
Deacon of Operations
Phil Cockrell
Deacon of Facility
what we believe

THE SCRIPTURE:  We believe the Bible is God's written revelation to man.  It is verbally inspired in every word, and absolutely inerrant in the original documents.  We affirm the infallibility, sufficiency, and authority of Scripture.  (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20)


GOD:  We believe that there is but one living and true God, an infinite, all-knowing Spirit, perfect in all His attributes, one in essence, power, and glory, eternally existing in three Persons--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit--each equally deserviing worship and obedience.  The one Truine God (the Trinity) is Creator of all.  (2 Corinthians 13:14, Matthew 28:19; Deuteronomy 6:4; John 10:30; Colossians 1:16)


JESUS:  We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His Virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory.  (Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:1-3; John 10:30, 14:9; 1 Corinthians 15:3-20)


HOLY SPIRIT:  We believe in deity and personality of the Holy Spirit.  We believe in the Spirit-filled life.  As the supernatural and sovereign Agent in regeneration, the Holy Spirit baptizes all believers into the Body of Christ at the moment of salvation.  The Holy Spirit also indwells, sanctifies, instructs, empowers them for service, and seals them unto the day of redemption.  (Matthew 28:19; Acts 5:3-4; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 1:13-14)


MAN AND SALVATION:  We believe that the salvation of man, who is sinful and lost, is instantaneous and accomplished solely by the power of the Holy Spirit through the instrumentality of the Word of God when the repentant sinner--enabled by the Holy Spirit--responds in faith.  This salvation is wholly of God by grace on the basis of the redeeming work of Jesus Christ, the merit of His shed blood, and not on the basis of human merit or works.  All the redeemed are kept by God's power and are thus secure in Christ forever.  (Romans 3:23, 5:1, 8:1, 8:38-39; Ephesians 2:1-13; 1 Peter 3:18)


 THE CHURCH:  We believe that all who put their faith in Jesus Christ are immediately placed by the Holy Spirit into one united spiritual Body, the church, of which Christ is the Head.  The purpose of the church is to glorify God by building its members up in the faith, by instruction of the Word, by fellowship, by keeping the ordinances:  believers' baptism by immersion and the Lord's table, and by advancing and communicating the gospel to the entire world.  The formation of the church, the Body of Christ, began on the Day of Pentecost and will be completed at the coming of Christ for His own at the rapture.  (Matthew 16:18; Acts 2:42; John 17:20-22; Colossians 1:18; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11)


Calvary Baptist Church is in joyful cooperation with the Southern Baptist Convention and subscribes fully to its statement of faith. You can find it here: 

The Baptist Faith and Message

In the spring of 2023, CBC officially adopted new governing documents including a new constitution and bylaws. Both are availabe here:

CBC Constitution

CBC Bylaws

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