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Senior Pastor, Melvin B. Poe

Bro. Poe has been pastor of Calvary Baptist Church since 1992. He was born and raised in Arkansas where he graduated from Marmaduke High School. He received his BA from Arkansas State University. Upon entering the ministry he received his Masters degree from Moody Bible Institute and his DM from Luther Rice Seminary. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Darylon (Fahr) Poe. They have one daughter, Melanie Martin, who is married to Andy Martin, a pastor in Pensacola, Florida. They have one granddaughter, Kaitlyn Martin, who is working at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. Bro. Poe's passion is preaching and teaching God's Word; seeing people saved and watching them mature in the Lord.

 

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Minister of Music, Alex Darnall

Bro. Alex Darnall serves as our Bi-Vocational Minister of Music. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Worship and Pastoral Studies from Boyce College, the undergraduate school of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His mission is to serve the Lord by loving people through the vehicle of music.  Alex's greatest desire is to love and serve others and see them grow in their walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. Alex married Ali Rose Taylor on June 3, 2017.

 

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Associate Pastor, David Hagan

David serves as our Minister to Students and Missions. He is married to Dana (Hill) Hagan and they have 3 children. Kailey, Korben, and Klayton. Kailey is a Graphic Designer and is married to Dusty Crowell. They live in Nashville, TN. Korben is a Senior at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville and Klayton is a Sophmore at Union University.  Dana works as a project manager at the University of Tennessee at Martin.  David has a Diploma in Christian Ministry, an Associate of Divinity Degree and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership Degree, all from Union University, Jackson, TN.  David has been serving at Calvary for 20 years.  He is also the Upward Basketball Coordinator.  He oversees a vibrant youth ministry at Calvary Baptist Church and is the Director of Student Leadership Network, a network of area youth ministers that provide community outreach.