My vocational life journey began by training for healthcare at Western University, BSc, then into business for the next eight years, and then training in soul care at London Baptist Seminary, M.Div. and Liberty University, Virginia, D.Min. I have been Lead Pastor at Calvary since 2001. I am married to my first and only love, Lyn, since 1980, and together we have raised three children, a son, Graydon and Sarah, another son, Jordan and Jordan Clare, and daughter, Bronwyn. We have five grandchildren, Lukumay, Boanerges, Ruby Mae, Benaiah, & Joshua.
I love mission trips and the blessing of being on the front line of God’s global gospel advance. I love road trips, the outdoors, fishing, and photography and can never get enough of God’s creation. I am an avid sports fan, particularly the Bruins and the Steelers, and enjoy playing every sport, especially if the score is kept. I have an eclectic range in musical taste and really enjoy a funky and creative chord progression. I especially love Italian food and a good burger.
Calvary is healthy, vibrant, energetic, and caring. I bring my family to Calvary because of the passion to tell people the truth and show families and individuals alike how to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. At Calvary, we take living under the rule and reign of Christ to the next level.email Rick
Worship Arts Pastor & Ministry Team Director
I started vocational ministry in 1987 as the Music & Worship Pastor at Bayview Glen Church in Toronto. I've been in leadership at Calvary since 1996 and joined the full-time staff team in 2002. I completed my Bachelor of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University and my Master of Music Education at the University of Toronto. I also studied in the Bachelor of Sacred Music program at Canadian Bible College. I currently serve as Calvary's Worship Pastor and Ministry Team Director.
I've been married to my beautiful wife Debbie since 1988 and we have enjoyed raising our three children here at Calvary: Rachel (married to Jordan Doner), Katie (married to Will St. Pierre) and Ben. I love the beauty of God's creation and enjoy fishing our local creeks and lakes. We have recently adjusted to rural living and feel blessed to spend time with family and friends at our little farm in north Bowmanville.
I am so thankful to be part of a vibrant, loving and committed community of Christ followers. It's exciting to see the impact that God has allowed our church to have as we have tried to practically live out the gospel of Christ. I'm also thankful that Calvary has been a great place to grow in Christ and how it has also contributed to my family's spiritual growth.email Steve
Music & Technical Ministries Pastor
Jordan became our Ministry Associate of Music and Worship Arts in January 2014 but has been on staff as an intern since September 2011. His instruments of choice are the drums and guitar. Jordan graduated with a Bachelor of Church Music from Heritage College & Seminary. He is married to his wife who is also named Jordan. He likes to play sports in his spare time, and his favourite food is hamburgers. He roots for The Bruins, The Steelers and of course, The Fighting Irish.
Jordan is passionate about seeing people grow in their daily worship of our Great God.email Jordan
Technical Arts Ministry Associate
Michael became the Technical Arts Ministry Associate in January 2017, after serving as the Technical Arts Intern since October 2014. He previously served for 5 years as the Technical director at Temple Baptist Church, in Cambridge. Michael’s desire is to serve God and his church by using his technical skills and experience in the best way that he can.
Michael and his wife Holly desire to continually grow more like Christ as they seek to minister to others with their gifts and abilities.
Church Family Care Pastor
I began my ministry here at Calvary as Pastor of Church Family Care in 2018. I am passionate about caring for people, especially within the context of the local church. I was called into ministry from a career as a professional musician while serving as a volunteer at Faith Baptist Church in Whitby in 1999. I served there as Director of Music, then Pastor of Small Groups. Then I spent ten years with the Christian and Missionary Alliance, first as the Worship Pastor at Bayview Glen Church and then as interim Senior Pastor at Ritson Road Alliance Church.
I have a Bachelor of Music Performance from the University of Toronto, a Master of Music Performance from Indiana University and am an Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music. After entering the ministry, I completed some seminary courses at the Baptist Bible Seminary and am ordained by the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada.
I have been married to my wonderful wife Laurie since 1991 and we have four children: Jon, Josh, Jennifer and Jillian. I love spending time in the outdoors, especially camping and canoeing.
I am so thankful to be part of this church family. I especially value their commitment to the Word of God and discipleship. It is a pleasure and honour to serve in this local expression of the Body of Christ.email Mark
Discipleship & Community Life Pastor
Kelvin has given leadership to Family and Outreach Ministries since 2008. His passions are to help families grow in their faith and to see Jesus introduced to those who are lost.
Kelvin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Intercultural Religious Studies from Trinity Western University. Kelvin is married to Jen and they have four children: Jason, Darrell, Natalie and April. Kelvin loves the outdoors, sports and working with his hands. He has also developed an eclectic taste in food and spices which can be attributed to growing up in Africa as a missionary kid.email Kelvin
Family Ministries Pastor
Jim started at Calvary as our Campus and Discipleship Intern in February 2015. He is now serving in the area of Family and Community life. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1996 with a Bachelors of Arts. After spending many years in a corporate career, he was led to use his experience in a ministry environment. He is passionate about seeing people connected to Christ and to the church.
He is married to his wife Susan, and has two daughters, Emma and Abby. He enjoys golf, is an avid fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is a foodie who loves sharing culinary experiences.email jim
Children's Ministries Director
I recently graduated from Redeemer University College, where I now hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Youth Ministry and Social Work. After serving at Calvary as a summer intern in Children’s Ministry since 2016, I am very excited about the opportunity to be on staff serving alongside this amazing team over the next year!
Here at Calvary, my role is to work with the Children’s Ministry team to plan and execute a number of programs and events that are geared towards children and their families. On a typical Sunday morning, you will find me hanging out and worshipping with your kids in Faithland or SPARK City!
I am engaged to my incredible fiancé Wes, who works as an elevator mechanic in Whitby, ON. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends around a bonfire, playing basketball and going to McDonalds for a Skor McFlurry with extra caramel.
I am very passionate about sharing the Good News of our Saviour with the next generation. It is my joy to watch children young and old worship and grow in a personal relationship with Him. I am so thankful to be able to call Calvary home because it is such a welcoming place where everyone (no matter their age) can find a place to belong and serve.email Mikayla
Youth Ministry Associate
Brett became our Ministry Associate of Student Ministries in July 2015 but has been on staff as an intern since September 2013. He studied at York University for music, but transferred to Heritage Bible College, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Church Music in January 2016. In his spare-time he enjoys doing carpentry and exploring rural Ontario with his wife Rebecca.
Brett loves the energy and passion of youth. He feels a burden for the struggles and trials of being a teenager. Brett believes the church has a responsibility and plays an important role in the lives of teenagers.email brett
Student Ministries Associate & Campus Outreach
I have been in full-time ministry since 2013 beginning at The Peoples Church and arrived here at Calvary in 2016. I'm the Ministry Associate of Student Ministries and Campus Outreach. I'm currently finishing up my Masters Degree at Antioch School of Church Planting and Leadership Development in Theological Studies. I'm passionate for seeing youth, young adults, and campus students realize the truth of Jesus Christ and embrace an intimate relationship with Him.
I’m married to Rebekah Jones and we have two boys that are bundles of joy and handfuls of “personal growth opportunities” if you know what I mean. When not fulfilling our roles at Calvary we love spending time outdoors. Our vacations consist of packing up the car with our trusty tent, trusty hiking boots and trail mix (oh yeah, the kids too), and finding a picturesque place to call home for a few days close to excellent mountainous hiking trails. I’m an early to bed, early to rise kind of guy and you can find me on any given day with my head in a good book with a big ‘ol cup of coffee by my side.
Calvary is a church our family is so proud to call our home because truth lives here; Calvary is a church with ample opportunity to grow in serving, connecting with others, and worshipping the Lord in various ways.email matthew
Student & Young Adult Ministries Pastor
Nick is passionate about leading young adults in authentic gospel centred relationships with our Lord Jesus Christ and preaching the gospel. He enjoys being out in the community and plugging people into the body of Christ to experience authentic community.
Nick holds a Bachelor of Religion from Kingswood University; he is married to Laura and they have three children: Eric, Aidan and Bella. He enjoys spicy food and loves travel and experiencing new cultures. Nick plays drums and guitar.email nick
General Ministries Intern
I have been serving at Calvary for a number of years, starting my staff role in the fall of 2017 as a part-time General Ministries intern, serving under the pastoral team with a broad exposure to the diverse ministries of the church. I primarily serve in our worship, technical arts, young adults, and children's ministries, with a variety of projects in other regions.
Through the internship, I am being discipled in my preaching, shepherding, and leadership giftedness. I hold a Bachelor of Information Technology from Ontario Tech University, and am currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Heritage Seminary where I am a full-time student.
I am married to my beautiful wife Michelle who is a supply teacher with the Durham District School Board. I enjoy playing piano, reading, spending time with Michelle, and a good burger, especially one from Burger Delight.
I am thrilled that God has called me to Calvary as my church home. I am passionate about seeing people grow in a genuine, gospel centred relationship with Christ, through the truth in God’s Word, and Calvary Baptist Church is a church that unapologetically proclaims the truth of the Gospel.email Daniel
Communication & Media Arts Coordinator
I recently graduated from Loyalist College where I studied Film, TV, and New Media Production, and began working at Calvary in June of 2018. I also did a certificate program at Kingswood University in Sussex, New Brunswick where I gained additional practical ministry experience. Before arriving at Calvary, I freelanced in the TV Broadcasting Industry for a few years with The Weather Network, The Shopping Channel, & The Toronto Blue Jays to name a couple.
I oversee Calvary's marketing, social media, and website and work with ministries to design all assets for promotion. On a Sunday morning you'll see me running around taking photos at the church. I am married to my awesome wife Meg, who works as a Music Therapist in the Durham Region and we both enjoy serving together at Young Adults.
When I'm not at work, I love playing sports, taking photos, or watching movies (best movie of all time is The Shawshank Redemption). Calvary is not only a church, but a family. I'm glad to have found a community here, and if you're looking for the same thing, this is where you need to be!email Shayne
Administrative Assistant, Publication & Graphics
I am currently enrolled in Durham College's Graphic Design program. I work part-time at Calvary and assist the ministries in their publication and media needs, this involves managing the bulletin and ensuring the schedule of activities are publicized.
I am passionate about making people aware of the many areas that they can be involved in at Calvary. God has blessed us with so many opportunities to worship Him freely, connect with each other, and reach out to others and invite them to know Jesus.email Jennette
Ministry Support & Operations Coordinator
Here at Calvary my role is to coordinate the operational needs, support Discipleship/Integration initiatives as well as provide additional support for the office staff. I also volunteer as the Girls Club Coordinator with grades 1-6 on Tuesday nights. My several years of experience in the Administration field, accompanied with my ECE education, has helped to equip me here at Calvary.
I am married to my wonderful husband Kenny of many years and God has blessed us with two wonderful children. Now adults, my son Isaiah is in the Military in the Communications Field and my daughter Mikayla has completed her studies in the area of Youth Ministries and Social Work at Redeemer University.
My passion is to volunteer and to serve people. Calvary is a fantastic place to utilize the talents we have all been blessed with. There are so many areas to serve in and many opportunities to help. If you don't find me serving you will find me outdoors kayaking, hiking or spending time with my family.email Tamara
Administrative Assistant, Missions & Special Projects
Carol is the voice you hear when phoning the church office. She manages registrations and appointments and as a vital member of the missions committee, maintains communication and care of our missionary family.email carol
Aida manages the office and administrative staff. She supports the ministry teams by managing the schedule and calendar, office supply and service procurement, and is part of the finance committee in her capacity as accounting secretary.email aida
Custodial Property Coordinator
I have been attending Calvary along with my wife Mary Ann for over 40 years. We have 3 married children and 4 grandchildren. In 2010 I started working at Calvary as Building Manager which includes the responsibilities for custodial and property duties. I love spending time with my growing family and also enjoy woodworking projects in my spare time.email arnold
Brian and his wife Rita have been attending Calvary for over 30 years. He has served in many ministries from bus ministry to youth sponsors and now as a leader in CSB. (Christian Service Brigade)
Brian has 2 daughters Jessica and Emma.
Brian is retired from GM and is now working at Calvary as the Property Coordinator at our 301 campus. Brian's hobbies include dirt biking and competing in obstacle course races.email brian
Bruce has been on the custodial team since 2001. He has been responsible for cleaning and setup and take downs for all the church ministries. He retired in 1999 from Oshawa Transit with over 25 years as a driver and a supervisor.
Bruce is married to Bev and they have two married daughters and 7 grandchildren. He enjoys serving the Lord, spending time with family and watching baseball.email bruce
Sean has been attending Calvary for 25 years and been part of the custodial team since 2007. He is responsible for setting up, taking down, and cleaning the church. Sean serves as the men's floor and ice hockey for Calvary's sports ministry.
He is married to Jen and they have 4 children (Paige, Faith, Ella and Nicholas). He enjoys listening to worship music, playing and coaching hockey, spending time at the trailer, and family time.email sean