Working the Plan
“To be effective in change one has to: plan your work, work your plan and plan with flexibility.” For those who have been here only a short time, we have been in major transition for a few years.
In January of 2012 we announced several upcoming changes: the church would elect a Co-Pastor in April of that year; Ricky Smith would transition from Minister of Students to Minister of Disciple Making and Worship Technology; and Norman Drummond would like to conclude his ministry in Pastoral Care and pastor a church. Since that time, Ricky has transitioned from the Disciple Making and Worship Technology Minister to be the Co-Headmaster to succeed Len McWilliams who officially retired on May 30, 2014.
While we thought that Norman would leave us and go to another congregation, God in His wonderful grace and sovereignty has made it possible for Norman and Connie to fulfill the desire of their hearts in becoming a shepherd again only right here with Calvary Ministries. Norman transitions to the Gardens to become their Chaplain. As you know he was a Chaplain in the Navy for 13 years and has had 11 years of pastoral experience as well as serving as an associate pastor here for 10 years. He is the perfect fit for that position!
This is an amazing congregation! Few churches have the capacity to process change in a healthy manner as you have.
As most of you know we wrote out a very detailed and specific transition plan for Don’s retirement. On April 27, 2014, he retired as the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church. After 40 years of service to this church and community, Don and Mrs. June have entered a new chapter of life.
Jeff is now the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church and look forward to the next 40 years. The transition is complete. The plan that was put into place in 2012 has worked and the LORD has been honored and glorified through the process.
The Rest of the Story
The church has a new pastor. The story of Calvary Baptist Church is continuing to be written. As we carry out the Great Commission in our community through healing hurts and meeting needs, we share the love of Jesus. It is the heart and passion of our pastor to see our community reached for Jesus.
The staff may be different, but the mission and call is the same. We praise King Jesus for all he has done and for leading this church through the transition of leadership.