Dr. Greg McLaughlin, our Senior Pastor from 1979 to 2019, recently announced his retirement and was honored on July 28, 2019 for his 40 years of ministry at Calvary. Currently, our pulpit committee is searching for our next Senior Pastor, and we are anticipating what God will do in the future here at Calvary.
Pastor Dirk Crawford
Pastor Dirk Crawford has been the Minister of Music and Academy Administrator since the fall of 1996. He holds a B.S. degree in Music Education from Bob Jones University, a M.S. degree in Educational Administration, and an Education Specialist degree, both from BJU, as well. His wife, Susan, also a graduate of BJU, has taught for many years, but is now able to enjoy being a homemaker and serving in various ways as the needs arise. They have four daughters, Carrie, Kimberly, Jenny, and Ashley.
Pastor Ben Coronado
Ben Coronado is the newest member on staff. He started working for the church in June of 2017. Pastor Ben grew up in Huntsville and has been a part of Calvary since 4th grade. Pastor Ben attended Maranatha Baptist University where he met his future wife, Beth. In 2017, he graduated in Pastoral Studies, minoring in Business Administration and married his wife. He is currently working on his Masters of Biblical Counseling through Maranatha Baptist Seminary. In May 2019, he and his wife had their first child, Alethea Mae. They are enjoying parenthood and the many ministry opportunities they have here at Calvary.
Assistant Director of Administration
David Huett has been a part of the Calvary staff since May of 2008. David is a graduate of Calvary Baptist Academy (2000) and received a BA in Biblical Studies from Pensacola Christian College in 2005. David also earned a Master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Maranatha Baptist University in 2008. Over the years David’s responsibilities have included teaching in the Academy, church custodian, head of Missions Committee, building maintenance, Staff Assistant, church Treasurer, as well as many other unspecified duties. David and his wife Jessica were married in 2006 and have four children.
Shari McLaughlin became the church secretary in 1981. She covered both Church and School offices for several years but as the tasks grew with the Academy, she now serves as the academy secretary. She has served as the director of the Patch the Pirate Club children’s choir since its beginning in 1983. Her love for children is very evident. She has attended Bob Jones University, Tennessee Temple University, Illinois State University, and the North Alabama College of Commerce in Huntsville. Shari and her husband have four children and eleven grandchildren.
Church Administrative Assistant
Wesley McLaughlin grew up in the church and has helped around the church as long as he can remember. The Lord led Wes to Bob Jones University (Greenville, SC) where he graduated with a B.S. degree in Business Administration with a History minor. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Accounting from Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA). Due to various circumstances, the Lord opened a door in August of 2014 for Wes to begin working full time in the church office and utilizing his love for history in our academy teaching high schoolers. It was not long before Wes realized the will of God for his life - to be in a classroom teaching history. He currently teaches our 9th - 12th grade history classes in our academy. Wes graduated from Liberty University Online with a Master of Education degree in Teaching & Learning History in summer of 2019.