Empty Office; Empty Tomb

Empty Office; Empty Tomb

There is an empty room in Clearwater, Florida. The room is an office. It sits fully equipped and ready for its occupant to return and begin working should he ever do so. However, the office is empty and it has been that way for years. It will be empty this weekend....
First Things – April 1

First Things – April 1

What an incredible weekend we had as we celebrated the groundbreaking at our East Lake campus last night. A special congratulations to Pastor Danny Bennett and his dear wife Karen as they marked 20 years of ministry at Calvary and 6 years since the launch of our East...
First Things – March 1

First Things – March 1

March is a beautiful time of the year in Florida and as Spring approaches so do some very big events at Calvary. This March marks the formal end of the 3-year campaign for X150. This first phase of X150 may well be remembered as the campaign that helped changed the...
Sexual Abuse in the SBC

Sexual Abuse in the SBC

This past weekend the Houston Chronicle published the first in a promised series of stories detailing allegations of sexual abuse in Southern Baptist churches and ministries. According to the published report, more than 700 victims have gone on record with stories of...
First Things – February 1

First Things – February 1

While the rest of the nation recovers from the polar vortex, things certainly seem to be warming up around Calvary. We are still basking in the glow of 44 people being baptized last weekend across our 3 campuses, and hundreds of Calvary volunteers disbursing...
First Things – January 1

First Things – January 1

Happy New Year! There is something compelling about the promise of a fresh start and the hope of a new beginning. I suppose it is because we all need to start over. It’s also because God is always trying to take us someplace new. Growth requires change, and change is...