Tuesday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm
John Briley grew up on the mission field in Costa Rica where his parents are missionaries. His wife, Beth, also grew up as a missionary kid in Uruguay. Both were saved at young ages and dedicated their lives to serve God. John and Beth met at West Coast Baptist College and, afterwards, came straight to Calvary in 2016.
The Brileys have one son, Levi, who is soon to be a big brother.
Pastor John oversees the youth and spanish ministries, as well as some of the media aspects of the ministry.
3740 Eagles Nest Rd
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
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Ken Dembeck moved from Baltimore, Maryland to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in his late teens. While in Fort Lauderdale, he was saved and also married his wife, Kandice (Kandee). Ken and Kandee moved north from Fort Lauderdale and found Calvary Baptist Church. It was at Calvary that he was called into the youth ministry. A missionary to Korea came to the church and was speaking of the world being full of kids needing to hear about Jesus. "I told my wife I could do that," he said. Soon they found themselves in Lynchburg, Virginia where both had received scholarships from Liberty University.
After the Dembecks graduated from Liberty University, Robert Mullis, Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, asked them to come back to Calvary to work with the teens for a little while. Pastor and Mrs. Dembeck have been at Calvary ever since. Pastor Dembeck never felt called to go anywhere else. In January 2014, Ken Dembeck became Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church. The founding Pastor of Calvary Baptist, Robert Mullis, passed the "mantle" of leadership to him.
Ken and Kandee have one son, Kollin, who is a graduate student at Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, Florida.
Sunday School 9:45
Sunday AM Worship 10:45
Sunday PM Worship 6:30
Peggy Jones is the administrative assistant and bookkeeper. She and her late husband retired from government service in Washington, DC in 1997 and moved to Summerfield, Florida.
After attending several churches, they finally came to Calvary and found it to be a family-centered church where they could serve the Lord. They joined the church in 2000. She was asked by the Pastor in 2004 to come and work in the office and became a member of the staff at that time.
Since her husband's passing, Peggy has been able to devote more time to serving the Lord here at Calvary. She has become a role model and great friend to all at the church. She has been a child of God since 1957 when she accepted the Lord as her Savior during Vacation Bible School at Riverdale Baptist Church in Riverdale, Maryland.
Cody Frazier joined the pastoral staff at Calvary Baptist Church with his wife, Charity, and their four children - Micah, Josiah, Ivy, and Noah - in January of 2019. Cody and Charity both trusted Christ at young ages and met while attending West Coast Baptist College. For nine years God allowed them to lead youth and children's ministries prior to moving to Calvary.
Pastor Cody oversees the bus and children's ministries. He also leads the organization and implementation of outreach ministries for our church.
His love for God and his family bleeds over into everywhere he serves.
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We believe the Bible to be the revealed Word of God, fully and verbally inspired of God. We believe the Scriptures to be the inerrant, infallible Word of God, as found within the 66 books from Genesis to Revelation. We believe that God not only inspired every word, but that He has preserved them through the ages. We believe that the King James Version is the preserved Word of God for the English-speaking people and is the only acceptable translation to be used in this church. (Psalm 12:6–7; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:19-21)
We believe in one God; Who is eternal, self-existent, infinite, and immutable. We believe He has one nature, one essence, and one substance; yet manifests Himself to man in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Timothy 1:17; James 1:17; 1 John 4:4)
We believe Jesus Christ to be the one and only Saviour of mankind. We believe Jesus Christ to be eternally God and to possess all the attributes of Deity. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was virgin-born, that He was God incarnate, and that the purposes of the incarnation were to reveal God, to redeem men, and to rule over God's kingdom. We believe Jesus Christ never relinquished any attributes of His Deity, but merely veiled them. We believe He lived a perfect, sinless life, at the end of which He was offered for all mankind as a substitutionary sacrifice for man's sin. This sacrifice was a just payment to God for the forgiveness of sin. It was activated by His death through the shedding of His blood on the cross and was accepted by God upon His resurrection. We believe He ascended into Heaven after His resurrection to be seated at the right hand of the Father and is now waiting for the time of receiving His church at the rapture, which is followed by His return seven years later to earth to rule and reign as King for 1,000 years. (Psalm 2:7-9; Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, 43:11; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:25; Luke 1:26-35; John 1:1, 1:3, 14, 18, 29; Romans 3:19-25; Romans 5:6-15; Philippians 2:5-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Timothy 2:5; 1 Timothy 3:16; Titus 2:10-15; Hebrews 7:26, 9:24-28; 1 Peter 1:19, 2:2; 1 John 1:3; Revelation 20:1-6)
The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit of God is a person who has personality and all the attributes of Deity. We believe the Holy Spirit has always been involved in the affairs of mankind; however, we believe He has a special ministry that began at Pentecost and will continue until the rapture. This ministry includes reproving the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. The Holy Spirit was also sent to regenerate, sanctify, seal, and fill all who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:2; John 3:5-6; John 14:16; Acts 1:5; Acts 11:15; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 1 Corinthians 12:13)
Sin and Salvation
We believe all men were born with an inherited sin nature received from our common ancestor, Adam. We believe that because of his nature, man is a sinner by choice, and he is totally incapable of reforming himself or ceasing from his sin by his own power. We believe the only hope of deliverance for man is a total change of mind concerning his sinful condition and inability to change it, and a turning to Jesus Christ as the only Saviour. We believe that only through the substitutionary sacrifice of Christ on the cross can a man be delivered from his sin. We believe that all those who reject Jesus Christ as their Saviour are already condemned to an eternity in the lake of fire. (Genesis 5:1-5; Acts 4:19; Acts 16:31; Romans 3:10-23; Romans 5:6-12; Romans 6:23; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-6; Revelation 20:11-14)
The New Testament Church
We believe that the church began with the calling out of the twelve apostles by Jesus Christ and was empowered on the day of Pentecost. We believe the local church is composed of members who have been saved and baptized according to the command of Christ, and have voluntarily united together for the purposes of worship, fellowship, service, and observance of the ordinances of baptism and communion. We believe all true believers will be taken up at the rapture, just prior to the tribulation. (Matthew 16:16-18; Acts 1:15; Acts 2:41-43; Acts 11:15; Acts 20:28; 1 Corinthians 15: 51-58; Ephesians 1:12-14; Ephesians 5:25-30; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Timothy 3:4-15)
The Last Days
We believe in the literal interpretation of the Scriptures in their grammatical and historical context. We believe in the pre-tribulational rapture of the church saints, followed by the seven-year tribulation. We believe in the pre-millennial return of Christ to the earth and His literal rule of 1,000 years. Following this one-thousand-year reign is the Great White Throne judgment and then the new heaven and new earth. (1 Corinthians 15:51-58; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-9; Revelation 19-22)
We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Saviour and Lord. God commands His people to separate from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices, and associations; and to refrain from all immodest and immoderate appearances, piercings, and bodily markings. (Romans 12:1-2; 14:13; 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1; 2 Timothy 3:1-5; 1 John 2:15-17; 2 John 9-11; Leviticus 19:28; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
We believe that God has given the church a great commission to proclaim the Gospel to all nations so that there might be a great multitude from every nation, tribe, ethnic group, and language group who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. As ambassadors of Christ we must use all available means to go to the foreign nations and not wait for them to come to us. (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:46-48; John 20:21; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:20)
We believe that every Christian, as a steward of that portion of God’s wealth entrusted to him, is obligated to support his local church financially. We believe that God has established the tithe as a basis for giving, but that every Christian should also give other offerings sacrificially and cheerfully to the support of the church, the relief of those in need, and the spread of the Gospel. We believe that a Christian relinquishes all rights to direct the use of the tithe or offering once the gift has been made. (Genesis 14:20; Proverbs 3:9-10; Acts 4:34-37; 1 Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 9:6-7; Galatians 6:6; Ephesians 4:28; 1 Timothy 5:17-18; 1 John 3:17)