Our Pastor


Pastor Doug Strother began His ministry at Calvary Baptist in March 2007. He was born and raised in Jacksonville, Fla. He is a graduate of the University of North Florida and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky. Pastor Doug has served as Youth Minister in churches in Florida and Indiana. He has served as Pastor in churches in Indiana, Florida, and Maryland prior to coming to West Virginia. Pastor Doug and his wife, Debby, have three adult children and seven grandchildren.


My vision for Calvary is that we become more of what God desires - "conformed to the image of Christ." If each believer becomes more like Christ, then the church becomes more like Christ - in attitude, actions, and reaching others for the Kingdom of God. To achieve this, our discipling ministry includes Sunday morning Bible Study classes before our worship service, led by wonderful teachers of the Word of God. Also, special Bible study groups, focusing on spiritual growth, are offered for college students, for men, and for women.

Also, each of our weekly services is a different format to meet our spiritual needs:
  • Our Sunday morning worship is a time of praise and worship to the Lord and preaching the Word of God. 
  • Our Sunday evening service is a time of worship and the pastor's message teaching  a topic, doctrine, or scripture passage from the Word of God.
  • Our Wednesday service begins with a time of prayer followed by the pastor's in-depth teaching through books of the Bible. This is a time for open discussion, questions, and answers as we learn from one another. 
So, each service is different. Come join in with us here at Calvary and see what the Lord is doing.