Dr. Greg McLaughlin, Pastor

Pastor Greg McLaughlin

Dr. Greg McLaughlin has been the senior pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama since August of 1979. He is a 1972 graduate of Illinois State University, where he received a BA in Business Administration. Having been called to preach in April of 1971, he attended Tennessee Temple Seminary. There, he received his Master of Divinity degree. He was honored by Maranatha Baptist Bible College in 1991 with a Doctor of Divinity degree. And in 1994 he completed his work for his Doctor of Ministry degree at Bob Jones University.

Dr. McLaughlin serves as a trustee for Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, Wisconsin and for Baptist World Missions, Inc., located in Decatur, Alabama. During the years here at Calvary, he has led the church in two relocations and several major building programs. Along with the building programs he has led the church in three major debt reduction plans, which the Lord has honored. His ministry is centered upon the Word of God and expositional preaching. He believes that there should be a balance in ministry composed of old fashion evangelism / personal soul winning and edification / discipleship. With this balance the lay person is equipped for the work of the ministry.

Derrick Suttles, Youth Pastor

Pastor Derrick SuttlesPastor Derrick A. Suttles began serving as Youth Pastor in August, 2004. In his teen years, he realized that though he knew the gospel, he had never accepted Christ as his own personal savior and at the age of 15 put his faith into Christ. After graduating high school, He attended Ambassador Baptist College, where he was called to preach in October of 2000. It was at Ambassador where he met his wife to be, Katie. They were married July 23rd of 2004.

Pastor Derrick and Katie have a strong burden and passion to reach the present generation with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Pastor Derrick not only teaches in the Academy but leads the 1st Priority student chapel in the local public school. He is currently working online on his Masters of Biblical Studies through Maranatha Baptist University.

The Suttles have been blessed with four children: Emily, Bethany, Jackson and Bradley.

Dirk Crawford, Music Pastor/School Administrator

Pastor Dirk CrawfordPastor 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, tutors struggling learners here in Huntsville. They have four daughters, Carrie, Kimberly, Jenny, and Ashley. Carrie lives in South Carolina where she works in the public school system as a Speech/Language Pathologist. Kim just graduated from college and plans to start her Master’s degree in Crisis/Trauma Counseling within the year. Jenny lives out West with her husband, Wesley, who serves in our military. Ashley is studying horsemanship, as well as attending the Faith Bible Institute program here at CBC.


David Huett, Administrator of Building & Grounds

David HuettDavid 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, and now holds the title of Staff Assistant. He also has assumed the duties of church treasurer and oversees the maintenance of the church and school facilities.

David and his wife Jessica were married in 2006 and have four children.

Shari McLaughlin, School Secretary

Shari McLaughlinShari McLaughlin is the senior pastor’s wife of Calvary and 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 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. Pastor and Shari have four children and eleven grandchildren.

Wesley McLaughlin, Church Office Administrative Assistant

Wesley McLaughlinWesley McLaughlin is the youngest of Pastor and Shari’s four children. Wes has helped around the church all of his life. In 2008, he joined the custodial crew with Mr. David Huett. In August of 2009, Wes moved to the church office and worked as an afternoon office aid during his senior year of high school. The Lord led Wes to Bob Jones University (Greenville, SC) where he graduated in 2014 holding a B.S. degree in Business Administration and minoring in History.

Upon graduating from Bob Jones University, Wes moved back to Huntsville. Due to various circumstances, the Lord opened the door of opportunity in August of 2014 for Wes to continue working in the church office full time. Wes has been able to utilize his History minor by teaching junior high U.S. History as well as A.P. U.S. History to our 11th & 12th graders in our academy.

Along with working and teaching, Wes is currently enrolled with Liberty University Online and is pursuing a Master’s of Science degree in Accounting. He plans to graduate in May of 2017.