Pastor's Blog

  • Empty Office; Empty Tomb

    • Willy Rice
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    • April 18, 2019
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    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...

  • First Things – April 1

    • Andrea Breeden
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    • April 1, 2019
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    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...

  • First Things – March 1

    • Willy Rice
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    • March 1, 2019
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    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...

  • Sexual Abuse in the SBC

    • Willy Rice
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    • February 11, 2019
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    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...

  • First Things – February 1

    • Willy Rice
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    • February 1, 2019
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    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,...

  • First Things – January 1

    • Willy Rice
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    • January 1, 2019
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    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...

  • Interview with Stephen Christian

    • Willy Rice
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    • December 21, 2018
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  • Heartfelt Farewells

    • Willy Rice
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    • December 6, 2018
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    The Calvary Night of Christmas Worship is always a beautiful experience. This weekend, leaders from across our three campuses gather for two nights of extraordinary Christmas music and heartfelt worship on December...