Thomas C. Townsend, Senior Pastor
He received his BA degree from Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa and has an MA degree from Faith Baptist Theological Seminary in Theological Studies and an MRE degree from Grand Rapids Baptist Theological Seminary in Pastoral Studies.
Pastor and his wife, Connie, have three children. Their oldest daughter, Jill is married to Jamie Fox, and is currently a full-time mom to sons J.C. and Jonas. Jennifer, married to Adam DeJans, is a student in the School of Nursing at Rochester College. Their son, Joshua, is married to Rachel and works for Open-Minds, a marketing and management support firm. Joshua and Rachel have a son, Parker, and a daughter, Avery.
Pastor Tom enjoys reading and many athletic activities, as well as volunteering in the community. He is currently a Board Member for the Battle Creek Rotary Club.
John Lippard, Pastor of Family & Student Ministries
Pastor John, and his wife, Eunice, have five daughters, Nora, Natalie, Elise, Abigail, and Janelle.
Pastor John enjoys playing a variety of musical instruments and woodworking and has a fascination with the Bombardier Beetle.
Connie Cary, Administrative Assistant
Connie Cary has attended Calvary Baptist Church since 1972 and joined the staff in 1991 where she serves faithfully as Administrative Assistant.
Connie is married to Steve. Connie and Steve have three adult children, and four grandsons.