John, Bethany, and Levi
Brief Introduction To John Briley, Youth Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Fruitland Park, Florida.
I was fortunate enough to grow up in a Christian home, but did not personally recognize my sinful condition and accept Jesus till the age of 13. I remember it well. It was May of 2005 at church camp on the first night. I got saved!
I always wanted to do God’s will for my life. I figured I would be happiest doing what He had planned for me. Throughout my teenage years, however, I struggled with figuring out what His will for me was. A year and a half after highschool I decided to go to Bible college in search of God’s will for my life. It was there I learned that God’s will is found only as we diligently obey His Word. With this attitude I began to make changes in my life - some big, some small.
It was at Bible college that I met my future wife, Bethany. We fell in love and decided to get married and serve God together. During my senior year I had the opportunity to interview with a few Baptist ministries across America and listen to their need for laborers. One of those interviews led me to Calvary Baptist Church in Fruitland Park, FL. Bethany and I dropped all other plans and moved to Florida believing God was leading us through an open door . . . and we have been here serving the Lord ever since!