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 completed a Master of Biblical Counseling degree through Maranatha Baptist Seminary in 2020 and he is continuing his education by working towards a Master of Divinity degree. 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 many years. But as the tasks grew, after the Academy was started in 1992, she now serves as the academy secretary. She served as the director of a children’s choir beginning in 1984 and then the Patch the Pirate Club, since its beginning in 1988. Her love for children is very evident. Shari is married to our former pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Dr. Greg McLaughlin, who served as the youth pastor of the church from 1972-1975 and then returned as the senior pastor from 1979-2019, at which time he retired. Shari and Dr. McLaughlin have four children and eleven grandchildren.