Our Staff

Senior Pastor

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.

Ext. 7117

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

Executive Pastor
Ext. 7122

Dr. Jeremy Westbrook

Senior Associate Pastor
Ext. 7110

David Kilgore

Head of School
Calvary Christian High School
727.449.2247 x5311

Tom Price

Lead Pastor of Ministries
Ext. 7138

Greg Toney

Lead Pastor of
 Creative Arts
Ext. 7126

Howard Parker

Lead Pastor of Administration

Ext. 7128

Calvary Campus Pastors

Ron Cooney

Campus Pastor
Clearwater
Ext. 7104

Danny Bennett

Campus Pastor
East Lake
727.455.4711

Tom Hudgins

Campus Pastor
Seminole
727.608.6350

Team Calvary

Calvary Kids

Brenda Ainlay

Director of Children’s Ministry
Seminole

Nancy Bentley

Director of Preschool Ministry
East Lake
727.386.9893

Andrea Hubbard

Director of Preschool Ministry
Seminole

Nate McKnight

Children’s Pastor
East Lake
727.580.6873

Christy Ridgeway

Director of Preschool Ministry
Clearwater 

 Ext. 7264

Calvary Students

John Antonucci

Director of College and Young Adults

 Ext. 7116

Justin Facenda

High School Pastor 
Clearwater 
Ext. 7136

Matthew Gibney

Middle School Pastor
Clearwater 
Ext. 7109

Matt Laughter

Student Pastor
Seminole

Nate McKnight

Pastor of Children and Students
East Lake
727.580.6873

Kennon Wiley

Associate Pastor & Student Pastor
East Lake
727.678.9762

Calvary Adults

John Antonucci

Director of College and Young Adults

 Ext. 7116

 

Justin Breeden

Associate Pastor
Seminole
865.440.1810

Mike Hasha

Pastor of Pastoral Care and Senior Adults 
Ext. 7130

Amanda Stanton

Director of Guest Services
Ext. 7187

Kennon Wiley

Associate Pastor
East Lake
727.678.9762

X150 & Missions

Dr. Jeremy Westbrook

Senior Associate Pastor
Ext. 7110

John Antonucci

Director of College and Young Adults

 Ext. 7116

 

Paul Colton

Director of International Missions

Ext. 7115

Stephanie Shermeta

Director of Local Missions

Ext. 7186

X150 Interns

Andrew Hannigan

X150 Intern

 

Tajh Martin

X150 Intern

 

Rachel Odom

X150 Intern

 

Sammy Rodriguez

X150 Intern

Hannah Shaffer

X150 Intern

 

Creative Arts

Calvary Worship

Kyle Mullett

Worship Pastor
Clearwater
Ext. 7124

Stan Collins

Director of Instrumental Ministries
Ext. 7132

Matt Laughter

Worship Pastor
Seminole

Communications

Mark Norris

Communications Director
Ext. 7191

Andrea Breeden

Communications Coordinator
Ext. 7185

David Hall

Director of Video Production
Ext. 7155

Shea Duncan

Social Media Specialist

Calvary Tech

Gary Apple

Technical Director
Ext. 7133

Nick Grosseibl

Associate Technical Director

East Lake

Administration

Howard Parker

Lead Pastor of Administration

Ext. 7128

Michael Soja

Director of Facilities
Ext. 7156

Lakhana Hart

Director of Finance 
Ext. 7114