At Calvary Baptist Church, we are a church of faith: faith in Christ as the One and Only Savior of the world; faith in the Bible as God's inspired word to mankind; and faith in the church as Christ's chosen vessel to deliver His Gospel to the world. This is a church family: a loving family; a supportive family; and an accepting family. This is a church of fellowship: fellowship in the Spirit of God; fellowship with each other; and a welcoming fellowship with all who come seeking God and His Word.
Our staff has years of experience in leading and participating in small groups, working with kids, teaching people more about the Bible, working in the community, and leading God-honoring worship. As a staff, we are eager to help people find their way to Jesus!
Larry Pool has been Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church since August 2000. He has an M.A. from S.F. Austin, a B.S. from S.F. Austin, and an A.A. from Jacksonville College. He has been a college professor of History and Political Science since 1969. He has pastored churches in Huntington, Palestine and Mesquite, Texas. He is married to Cherry Pool and has four children and eight grandchildren.
Steve Odom has served as Minister of Music for Calvary Baptist Church since November 2011, he has previously served as Music Minister for Oak Crest Baptist Church from 2005 to 2009, and at Smyrna Baptist Church in Dinwiddie, Virginia from 1998 to 2002. Steve has served as Supply Worship Leader for various Churches in the area, and In Virginia, and continues to make himself available when needed.
Steve has a History of gospel Music that spans over 30 Years and is presently a member of “The Master’s Quartet”, who have been delivering the Gospel in song for over 18 years. They are also members of the Southern Gospel Music Association.
Steve is married to Darlene (Russell) Odom, they have 3 children and 2 Grandchildren.