Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Calvary Baptist Church is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ.
The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.
The history of our church is long one. It was organized in 1961 as Mulberry Baptist Church and met in the Miami Elementary School. In 1963, we purchased the current property, but didn’t move into the building until December of 1964 when the building was completed. In 1980 we felt led to change the name of the church to Calvary Baptist Church and have continued ever since under that name in our current location, building additional buildings and ministries along the way, all for the furtherance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the goal of reaching the lost in our community and around the world in His name.
In August of 2016 after 3 1/2 years of praying for a pastor the Lord brought to the church Pastor Matthew Roberts to take over the leadership of Calvary after our founding pastor, Earl Jackson, retired from ministry. In the years following Pastor Matt coming to Calvary we have seen a revival of spirit and growth happen in our church even expanding the building to meet the capacity of the congregation.

Church Staff:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ

      Matthew T. Roberts, Lead Pastor
As the Lead Pastor, Pastor Matt has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. He has served at various churches over the years as a youth leader, evangelist, and lay preacher. Pastor Matt has an Associates degree in Biblical studies and a Bachelors in Theology, both from Andersonville Theological Seminary and is moving into furthering his education. He and his wife, Mande, have been married since October 2014 and they were blessed with Luca in July 2019.
With a passion for the broken, real life experience, and a testimony of God changing his life in dramatic fashion he believes no one is outside of the reach of God and that everyone has a God given set of gifts to use for His glory. Matt has ministered in several churches, jails, rehabs, shelters and anywhere else he has been given the chance to show the hurt, broken, and lost the gospel of Jesus Christ.
 Eric Armacost, Family Pastor 
In January of 2020 Pastor Eric was brought into Calvary to help with the teaching and ministering of the church. He is a former youth leader, lay preacher/teacher, and lead pastor and has ministered in various capacities in his 20+ years of ministry including youth meets and camps, revivals, and pulpit supply. Eric has an associates degree in Biblical studies and will soon have a Bachelors degree in Theology from Gethsemane Bible Institute.
He and his wife Sandi were married in April 1994 and have 5 children and 5 grandchildren. Pastor Eric’s goal is to show the world the wonderful grace of God and to help people better serve the Lord. He wants his life to show the grace of our savior to all who look at it and to be an encouragement to others serving the Lord