is married to Lee, and they reside in Dothan, Alabama. They are the parents of Katie, Gabe, and Anna Lee, and grandparents of Zachariah, Hunter, Benjamin, Madison, Landon, Riley, Josiah, Anna Gracelyn, Reagan, River, Waverly, and Ezra. In conjunction with his role at PURE Ministries, David is an ordained Minister of the Gospel and has previously served as National Consultant for Disabilities Ministries for the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.
David has formerly been instrumental in the founding and development of several technology companies: as Senior Vice President at Stockholder Systems, Inc. (SSI) and co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of First Bankcard Systems, Inc. (FBS Software). Most recently, David co-founded and has served as President and CEO of ITManna, Inc. an Atlanta based IT staffing and consulting firm. David http://parsidentistry.com/diflucan-over-the-counter/ currently serves (or has served) on the boards of directors of: ITManna; Southwest Christian Care (a hospice care facility and a medically fragile children’s respite center); Fellowship of Developmental Disabilities (a national association of disabilities ministries, homes, and organizations); and Happy Acres Mission (a missionary support organization). David is the author of “A Better Way: Where Least is Most” and holds a Bachelor of Industrial and Systems Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Eric grew up in the small town of Saxonburg, Pennsylvania. From there he joined the Army at 17 years old and served as a helicopter mechanic and later instructor pilot for the next 22 years. Eric met his wife Melanie in Dothan in the year 2001 and later got married in 2002. Upon retirement from the Army in 2008, Eric and Melanie settled in Dothan and started their family with the birth of their twin daughters Sara and Ella. Later in 2014, they adopted a daughter (Lilly) from China, and then in the year 2019 they adopted another daughter from India, Eliza.
Eric professed Christ as Lord and Savior at the age of 34. He has chaired the mission committee at Calvary and participated in missions to Guatemala, Honduras, India, New York, Vermont, and locally in Dothan. Subsequently Eric attended and graduated with a Masters in Religion in Christian Apologetics from Liberty University. Eric enjoys walking along side those who have objections or questions to Christianity by “being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you” (1 Pet. 3:15)
Jed received Christ at the age of 7 by way of the Calvary Bus Ministry. This Bus Ministry would come by each Sunday morning and pick up Jed and other children in Dothan and take them to the Calvary campus for church. The teachers and Pastor of Calvary soon introduced Jed to a relationship with God through Christ Jesus. Jed very soon began his life journey as a follower of Jesus Christ by confessing, repenting of his sin and believing on Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Jed was baptized at Calvary and has been a member of Calvary since 1971. Jed graduated from Auburn University in 1985 with a degree in Building Science. Jed married his wife, Abby in 1986 and they immediately started their life in Dothan and began serving at Calvary. Jed is President of Qualico Steel Co., Inc. Jed has served in several areas of ministry at Calvary including Life Group Leader, Deacon, Deacon Chairman, and Pastor Search Committee. Abby has served alongside Jed in these areas and likewise as a Youth Life Group Leader and Women’s Bible Study Leader. Abby and Jed have 3 Children: Watson Downs (Kendal), Mary Grace O’Connor (Tate) and James Downs, along with many grandchildren.
Jed enjoys teaching, serving and discipling others. His preferred method of reading and studying scripture is through Inductive Bible Study. He was introduced to the Inductive Bible Study Method through Precept Ministries several years ago and it ‘fanned into flame’ his love for The Word.
Jed loves this church, Calvary, and it’s members and truly counts them as family.
Tim was raised in nearby Enterprise, Al, and attended First Baptist Church from birth and ‘whenever the doors were open’! He professed Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and was baptized at age 9, after his Dad clearly explained the Gospel from the book of Romans. Tim was blessed with godly parents, family, and church family who discipled him through his formative years.
Tim graduated from the University Of Alabama School Of Medicine in 1986. It was during med school that he and Kathy, also from Enterprise, married in 1984. After completing a residency in otolaryngology, Tim and Kathy moved to Dothan, and he has practiced with ENT Care since.
Tim and Kathy have three sons, William (Bethany), James (Amy Kathryn), and David (Katie), and seven grandchildren. They joined Calvary in 2000 and have both been serving here as Life Group leaders. Tim has also served as a deacon, deacon chairman, Pastor Search committee, and loves drumming for the Lord with the Calvary worship team! He has also served on several short-term missions, including New York, Haiti, and India.
Tim and Kathy enjoy spending time at Compass Lake, running together, praying together, and loving on their grandchildren.
Dave received Christ at the age of 11, through the ministry of Mt. Zion Baptist church in Prospect, Pa. Joining the Navy in 1969, he became involved with the intentional discipleship efforts of the Navigators. He and his wife Judi, met during his Naval schooling, and were married in 1971. They have two adult children, Shawn (California) and Katrina (Dothan). After active duty, they relocated to Dothan with Michelin, joining Calvary in 1979. Dave graduated from Troy State University in 1984 with a Batchelor of Science degree.
For Dave, teaching Scripture and spotlighting the Gospel is essential. The key response to Jesus’ command, ‘Make disciples, teaching them…’ is to do just that– teach scripture! Understanding scripture leads us to talk about the Gospel, ‘when we sit at home and when we walk along the road, when we lie down and when we rise up’.
Dave has served at Calvary as a Life Group leader, discipleship mentor and deacon. His missions leadership includes ministry in Guatemala, Honduras, and locally.
Don was born and raised in Dothan, AL and came to faith in Christ at the age of 13 while a member of the Headland Avenue Baptist Church Dothan.
He is married to Peggy Richter Mills and they have two grown sons Brian and Alan. Upon marrying Peggy, he moved his membership to Calvary Baptist Church in 1983 where he has served as a LG teacher, deacon and elder.
In his spare time, Don enjoys bike riding, reading, taking trips to the Smoky Mountains and watching Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies over and over and over.
“As an elder of Calvary Baptist Church, I believe one of my primary functions is to help shepherd the flock as outlined in 1 Peter 5:1-3. As in any shepherding, there has to be a love for the people that make up Calvary Baptist Church for the people are the church.”
The Bible verse that best describes my relationship with Christ is based on Ephesians 2:4-5 that speaks of God’s mercy, great love and grace.
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you have been saved.”