Brian Jones is the Senior Pastor at Calvary Bible Church. Brian came to Calvary in 2007, serving as the Assistant Pastor from 2007 to 2009. On January 1, 2010, Brian became the Senior Pastor of Calvary Bible Church. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he studied preaching with Haddon Robinson. He also holds Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree. Prior to coming to Calvary, Brian was Teaching Pastor at Wellspring Chapel (now Harvest Bible Chapel) in DeKalb, Illinois and had previously served as a senior pastor, interim pastor, and a seminary staff member in other ministries. He has taught courses on both the college and seminary levels.
Rich Phillips is Assistant Pastor at Calvary Bible Church. Rich came to Calvary in February 1997. He and his wife Doris have been premarital and marriage counselors at Calvary since 2003. Soon after, August 2004, Rich became an Elder at Calvary and has served as such continuously since then. He became a Staff Counselor in February 2005 and Facility Manager for the Calvary campus in June 2005. Rich became Assistant Pastor at Calvary in June 2012.
Rich's previous career was as a design engineer (electron optics for television picture tubes) at Philips Display Systems (Philips, Magnavox & Sylania TV's) for 18+ years. Rich holds both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Physics from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, graduating with his Master's degree in 1984. Rich and his wife have been married for 30 years, having several children and many grandchildren.
Calvary Bible Church is led by a team of elders. Our elders are:
Top Row, Left to Right: Blake Hasselbring, Dan Head, Eric Johnson, Brian Jones
Bottom Row, Left to Right: Rod Perkins, Rich Phillips, and Rich Ramirez