October 2, 2017

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Jeremiah Cochran

Senior Pastor

Dr. Cochran was voted in as Senior Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in February 2020. Dr. Cochran grew up in a pastor’s home in Cullman, AL where he met his wife, Amber. He received his BA in Church Ministries and his MA in Biblical Studies from Maranatha Baptist Bible College and Seminary. He has earned a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Central Baptist Theological Seminary. Pastor Cochran served as assistant pastor at the First Baptist Church of LaSalle, IL and principal of LaSalle/Peru Christian School from 2008-2012. The Cochran family is moving to Huntsville from Sparta, Wisconsin where Dr. Cochran pastored for seven and a half years. The Cochrans have four children: Joshua, Annabelle, Adeline, and Jedidiah.

Pastor Dirk Crawford

Music Pastor

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

Youth Pastor

Pastor Ben started working for the church in June of 2017. He 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 welcomed their first daughter. They are enjoying parenthood and the many ministry opportunities they have here at Calvary.

David Huett

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

School Secretary

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.

Wesley McLaughlin

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.