Dr. William Rice
Willy Rice returned to Calvary in 2004 to lead the church he considered his home. Willy completed his high school years, responded to God’s call to ministry, and met and married his wife Cheryl here at Calvary. Willy was called, licensed and ordained to preach at Calvary all under the leadership of Dr. William (Bill) Anderson, who pastored here for 27 years. In 2004, the church called Willy to come back home to serve as Senior Pastor.
Willy pastored the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Pensacola, FL for seven years. During that time, the church experienced great growth and more than doubled in size. The church built a new 2000 seat worship center in 2002. Prior to pastoring Hillcrest, Dr. Rice had pastored the Gladeview Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama (1992-1997), the Cypress Lake Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida (1987-1992) and the Bethel Baptist Church in Dora, Alabama (1984-1987).
Dr. Rice is a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama with a B.A. degree (1985) and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree (1990) and a Doctor of Ministry degree (1996).
Willy is married to Cheryl (Baker). She is a graduate of Samford University and they have three children, Amanda, Anna, and Stephen, and three grandchildren.
Our pastors, leadership, and staff are a group of men and women wholeheartedly committed to Christ and carrying His life-changing message to the world. We are devoted to serving our members and our community. Everyone on our staff is warmly approachable and eager to help. You may contact any of us by e-mail or by phone at 727-441-1581 and the extension listed for each person.
Dr. David Rice
Calvary Campus Pastors
Director of Preschool Ministry
Calvary Kids Coordinator
Calvary Kids Director
Kids Worship Leader
Pastor of Children and Students
Associate Pastor & Student Pastor
Pastor of Pastoral Care and Senior Adults
Director of Guest Services
X150 & Missions
Dr. Jeremy Westbrook
Senior Associate Pastor
Director of College and Young Adults
Director of International Missions
Director of Local Missions
On mission in South Asia
Director of Worship Ministries
Director of Instrumental Ministries
Calvary Christian High School
Young Adults & Student Ministries
Kids Worship Leader
Director of Video Production & Social Media