CHURCH LEADERSHIP & HISTORY
Calvary Baptist Church began as a small group of people who believed in the inerrancy of the Bible and in the sufficiency of the cross of Jesus Christ. This group began meeting in their homes to pray, study their bibles, and seek the Lords direction. Sensing a need for a solid Bible teaching church in Byesville - Calvary was launched on June 16th 1946.
Pastor Dennis Rost came to Calvary in 1994 as an associate pastor. He directed ministries to youth and children as well as coordinating visitation and evangelism efforts. He became senior pastor in 1998 and has served in that capacity ever since. He has demonstrated a strong commitment to expository preaching and teaching, with consistent emphasis on calling for life transformation through God-honoring response to His Word. His wife, Jan, is a special education teacher in the local school. She has been instrumental in starting WOW groups, BRIDES, and the annual “Ladies Day Out”. She also actively participates in the music ministry at CBC. They are the parents of two adult daughters (Jessica & Jill) and a son (Derek), who lives at home.
Steve Box leads Sunday worship at Calvary and his wife, Diane, leads our choir program. Both Steve & Diane have taught music in our local Rolling Hills School District for ove 30 years. Steve also serves as a trustee and he and Diane lead a Connect Group in their home. They have raised three children (Joel, Nick, & Emily).
Eric serves as the director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries (YYAM) at Calvary which includes Wednesday Worship, Junior High and High School Sunday School and a YYAM focused Connect Group. Eric also serves as a deacon. Kelly serves as church secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) as well as being part of Calvary's various music ministries. They have three children (Jacob, Sarah, & Noah) at home.
Eric Fehrman (Chairman)
Donald Klink Sr.
Landis Schuller (Chairman)
Steve & Diane Box - Music Ministries
Tammy Dearth - Hearing Impaired Ministry
Samantha Kaneff - Nursery
Chris Bergerson - Dir. Technical Services
Ray Buttons - Welcome Ministry
June 16th 1946 Calvary Baptist Church was launched (3rd Sunday)
Homer Pimlot served as Bible teacher until a Pastor could be called
August 25th 1946 Calvary's Constitution was finished and approved (last Sunday)
Pastor Samuel Parrett served from January 1947 till 1949
April 1949 the first church building was completed, seating 150
Pastor Don Winters served from June 13, 1949 till October 1950
Pastor Willard Duncan served from January 1951 till September 1952
Pastor Harold House served from October 1952 till 1973
March 2nd 1969 the church moved into the auditorium we use today, seating 300
Pastor Kenneth Pugh served from January 1973 till April 1984
Youth Pastor Larry Allen served from 1982 till August 1986
September 1980 the church completed the Activity Building we use today
Visitation Pastor Karl Gettman served from September 1984 till September 1997
Pastor Doug Wilson served from 1984 till July 1986
Pastor Donald Parvin served from February 15th 1987 till September 1998
Youth Pastor Gary Jacobs served from July 31st 1987 till June 5th 1994
Calvary Christian School began July 15th 1991 till 1999
Assistant Pastor Dennis Rost served from August 1994 till November 1998
Pastor Dennis Rost currently serves as Senior Pastor from November 1998 till present
Youth Pastor Mike Port served from August 8th 1999 till 2005
Youth & Worship Pastor Nathan Davis served from August 2005 till September 2011
December 2015 completed the new Activity Building Pavilion