Upon Jeff’s resignation to the Elders and Pastors, he recommended a successor to carry the mantle of leadership for Calvary and her ministries. The Pastors and Elders then spent the next few weeks meeting with him, interviewing him, and praying for him. We now feel comfortable announcing him.
The man we want to affirm to become the next Lead Pastor at Calvary is Ricky Smith.
Normally, this process would take much longer, but Ricky Smith is not a stranger to Calvary. He joined the school staff in 1996 and joined the church staff as the Student Pastor in 2007. He has served Calvary as an Associate Pastor, Interim Worship Pastor, and Headmaster of Calvary Christian School. He is currently serving as a State Missionary for the Georgia Baptist Mission Board.
We have scheduled an informal “Meet and Greet” to get to know Ricky a little more. On Sunday, June 9, after both services, Ricky will be in Hightower Hall for a reception.
On Sunday, June 23, Ricky will be preaching in both services in view of a call. The Elders, as the Pastoral Search Committee, will then lead a church conference to affirm the call of Ricky Smith as the next Lead Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church.
Please continue praying for our church, the elders, and the pastors, and begin praying for Ricky as he prepares to continue leading Calvary to make disciples.
We believe that Ricky’s leadership, passion for this community, and experience will help Calvary REACH men and women with the Gospel, to BUILD them in their faith, and to SEND them into the Chattahoochee Valley to make disciples.