Our Team

  • Eric DonopElder

    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)

  • Tim GannonElder

    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 LindeyElder

    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 MillsElder
  • Sam TarwaterElder