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John Barnett joined our staff in August 2008 to fill the position of Senior Pastor. John has been teaching the Word of God for 34 years. Born and raised in Michigan, John has studied at Michigan State University, Bob Jones University (B.S., B.A., M.A., M. Div.), The Master's Seminary (faculty), Dallas Theological Seminary (Dr. of Biblical Ministry) and with Francis Schaeffer at L'Abri Fellowship. In these years of uninterrupted ministry, John has served in pastorates in Michigan, Georgia, Rhode Island, California and Oklahoma. He has served on the Faculty of the Master's College & Seminary and was an Associate Pastor to Dr. John MacArthur at Grace Community Church overseeing the Shepherding Ministries. During graduate school, John served as the Assistant Dean of Men at Bob Jones University for five years.
John launched a ministry in 1998 called Discover the Book Ministries to provide electronic copies of John's audio, video and text studies free of charge to pastors, missionaries and other believers. Since then this ministry has grown to serve saints in all 50 states and over 145 lands around the world, as well as through daily radio on a growing number of radio stations in the USA, Europe and the Caribbean. John is the author of The Joy of a Word Filled Family, Living Hope for the End of Days—365 days of devotions from the book of Revelation, Discipline Yourself for Godliness, and most recently David’s Spiritual Secret, a study of how David served God through his troubles, trials and disasters. John and his wife Bonnie have eight children: John II, Estelle, James, Julia Grace, Joseph, Jeremiah, Elisha and Elisabeth.
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Senior Associate and Outreach Pastor
Jeff Whitaker joined the staff in 2007 to provide leadership in mobilizing the membership of Calvary to declare God’s glory among all nations. Jeff served 26 years with SEND International in church planting in Taiwan and in mission leadership. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Western Michigan University and an Master of Arts in Missions from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Jeff and his wife, Linda, have two sons: Ryan and Eric. Jeff’s hobbies include sailing, swimming and canoeing. One of his favorite passages of Scripture is Isaiah 6:1-8.
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Dave Scott taught in public and private schools for 17 years, and served as a lay minister and counselor, youth pastor and supply preacher for 11 years, before being called to join our staff in December, 2012. Dave earned Bachelor’s degrees in Education (Northeastern State University) and Christian Studies (Oklahoma Baptist University) and a Master’s in Human Relations and Organizational Development from the University of Oklahoma. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Ministry degree at Baptist Bible Seminary. Dave and his wife, Shannon, have one son, John. One of Dave’s favorite passages is Titus 2:11–3:7.
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Associate Pastor (High School and Young Adults)
Justin McCoy first joined the staff at Calvary on an interim basis in February 2011 and now serves as our High School and Young Adult Pastor. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Seminary from Cedarville University and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies and a Masters of Religious Education from Liberty Theological Seminary. Justin and his wife, Katie, have one son, Haddon, and a dog, Sage. He enjoys sports, reading, coffee, spending time with students and spending time with family. Justin's favorite verse is 2 Corinthians 3:5.
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Associate Pastor (Youth and Families)
Jeremy Willetts joined the staff in 2006 as the Middle School Director shortly after he graduated from Cedarville University with a Pre-Seminary & Bible Degree. He now serves as our Youth and Families Pastor. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Kelly, have four children: Jackson, Bria, Piper and Ruby. Jeremy loves sports of all kinds, collecting old video games and spending time with his family. His favorite passage of Scripture is John 3:16–18.
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