Pastor Daniel J. Crisman
God led me here to serve on the staff at Calvary in August of 2006. In August of 2007, in the absence of a pastor, I was asked to serve as Acting Pastor. In November of 2007, Calvary extended the call for me to be our Pastor.
I grew up under the ministry of my father, the late John D. Crisman, who served for 44 years as Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Wardensville, WV. Realizing my personal need of a Savior, I was convicted of sin and received Christ as my Savior at the age of five, later following the Lord in believers baptism.
As a teenager, I surrendered my life to Christ in a Sunday morning service. The Lord then called me to preach during a youth conference I attended at Gospel Light Baptist Church in Walkertown, NC.
The Holy Spirit directed me to Crown College in the fall of 1995 where I received excellent Bible training in the heart of a growing independent Baptist church. I thank the Lord for the local church emphasis I received under the direction of Pastor Clarence Sexton and the Temple Baptist Church in Powell, TN. Graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Pastoral Theology and a Masters Degree in Ministry, I was then ordained into the Gospel ministry by the First Baptist Church of Wardensville, WV. on October 4, 2002.
In the summer of 2002, my wife Bethany and I were married. We have four beautiful children, Lillian, Seth, Lucianne, and Nathanael and we
thank the Lord for the privilege to serve along side the folks at Calvary Independent Baptist Church.