Calumet Baptist Church
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Experience the Vision
Meet Our Pastors
 
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 Rev. Jeff Harris, Senior Pastor
Rev. Jeff Harris, Senior Pastor
I was born in Pennsylvania but grew up in Dover, Deleware. When I was 15 I gave my life to Christ at First Southern Baptist in Dover.  A few years later I met my wife at that church. She came from Kentucky to be our summer missionary. I moved to Kentucky, and we were married in 1976.
 
While serving the Lord as a part-time minister of music and working as a full-time retail sales manager for a company in Cincinnati, Ohio, I felt the Lord calling me to preach the Gospel. I enrolled in Bible college and moved my family to Clear Creek Bible College in Pineville, Kentucky, in 1993. After graduation in 1996, I was called to Evans, Georgia, as pastor of what we renamed Parkway Baptist Church. In 2009, I was called to Calumet Baptist as Senior Pastor.
 
I enjoy playing golf and spending time with my model railroad. My wife Gloria and I are blessed with two sons and their wives and three grandchildren who all live in the Augusta, Georgia, area.
 
 
 
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 Rev. Keith Harvell, Minister of Music and Students
 Rev. Keith Harvell, Minister of Music and Students
When asked about my ministry at Calumet, one saying that comes to mind is: "God doesn't always call the equipped but always equips the called." That describes my ministry here at Calumet Baptist perfectly. In July of 1995, Calumet Baptist Church called me to lead their music and education ministry and, later, the youth ministry. As I look back on those years, I know God was in this decision because I couldn't have done it without His leadership, guidance, and "equipping the called." It has been an honor to serve with the fantastic folks of Calumet as we seek to honor Him and grow together in Christ. I have been married to my wife, Alicia for 25 years. We are blessed with a son who is a full-time firefighter. We enjoy camping, boating, and fellowship with friends.