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Jesse Waggoner serves as Senior Pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Charleston, West Virginia. He directs the vision for the minstry, leads the ministry team and is the main Bible teacher wherein he pursues his life-long passion of communicating the message of the Bible in a way that connects with our world today.
Jesse has been married to Julie, the love of his life for 37 years. The Waggoners have three grown children with families of their own. Outside of ministry, spending time with grandchildren and photography are what he enjoys the most. Read More
“I would love it if you would join our conversation about God’s Word, each Sunday, in a Lifegroup or online. May you be richly blessed by our God.” – JW
Adam Stotler serves as the Associate Pastor where he oversees Small Groups, Discipleship, Serving, and Married People ministries. He occasionally preaches and teaches on Sundays and desires to see lives transformed by having an intimate relationship with Jesus. He is passionate to connect people into various opportunities for people to grow in their love for God and for others!
“I love spending quality time with my family, being hospitable, reading, playing games, and living life with others. I hope that I get the opportunity to meet you”.- AS
Adam and his queen Sarah married in 2006 and have 4 children that are in different seasons of life. Read More
Director of Family Ministry
Lisa Heller is our Director of Family Ministry. Lisa loves working with the children and their families to provide a place where kids have fun, feel safe and learn that they can trust God no matter what. Lisa knows the importance of partnering with parents to guide their children to the knowledge that the most exciting, satisfying, and fun-filled life is a life committed to serving Jesus Christ.
Lisa has been married to Chris her “loving husband and partner in this ministry” for 26 years. Lisa and Chris have 3 adult children and most recently have been blessed with a beautiful granddaughter.
Student Ministries Pastor
Tim Campbell serves as the Student Ministries Pastor and works with both teens and young adults. Tim’s passion is to see youth come to know Christ in salvation and to live for Christ as a personal witness. He wants them to have a biblical worldview before they begin making decisions that have lifelong consequences. He loves when teens think Biblically and stand for the truth of God’s Word.
After graduating from Appalachian Bible College Tim served for 12 years as a senior pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in St. Albans, WV, before coming to Mt. Calvary in 2016. He and his wife Ami and their two children live in South Charleston.
Rich Brooks is the director of worship for Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Charleston, West Virginia. He directs the choir and leads music for both contemporary and traditional services. Rich takes passion in leading music and believes it is a vital part in ministry. He feels that contemporary and traditional music are equally important for worship.
Rich is married to Sharon and they have two boys named Jonathan and Austin. In his free time, he and his wife enjoy spending time with their boys and watching them participate in school sports.
Early Childhood Director
Kayla Ball serves as the Early Childhood Director at Mt. Calvary. Her job includes overseeing the Nursery, Toddler, and Preschool classes. Kayla also serves in our Kidstuf production once a month as part of the worship team.
Kayla has been a member of Mt. Calvary for 18 years and during that time has served in many different areas. In 2014, Kayla got married to her husband, Ryan, and they just recently welcomed their little girl, Lexi, into the family. When they are not serving at the church, they enjoy spending time with family and also coach Track and Volleyball at their old high school.
Stephanie serves as the office manager which encompasses handling administrative projects for the Senior Pastor as well. She strives to keep the office running smoothly by paying attention to detail, staying organized, and by trying to put her faith into practice even with “every day” tasks. She enjoys learning, and has been able to expand a bit into web design among other advanced technological areas.
Stephanie and her husband Chad married in 2003 and enjoy spending time with family, hiking, and hanging out with their dog, Cocoa.
“The Lord has blessed me with a wonderful church, wonderful co-workers, and a wonderful job!” – Stephanie
Operation Christmas Child
November 8, 2019It’s not to late to be a blessing for a child looking for a gift this Christmas. Don’t forget to bring your Shoeboxes this Sunday, November 10. We’ll have a time a prayer over them ...
Homeland Gospel Sing
November 8, 2019You are invited to the Homeland Gospel Sing – Friday Nov. 8 – 7 PM- enjoy a wonderful evening of traditional gospel music. Admission is free
FOCAS Fun & Fire
October 30, 2019Come join FOCAS (Fellowship of Christian Adult Singles) on Saturday, November 9 as they spend the afternoon/evening around a campfire at Kanawha State Forest having hotdogs & S’mores. Church...
“Folks are friendly. Always feel at home. We are so excited to hear Pastor Jesse’s preaching. Learn so much”
“Everything about the church I love it”
“I love Mt. Calvary because first, I was made to feel welcome. Our congregation is awesome. I love that Pastor Jesse, Pastor Tim and Pastor Adam preach straight from the Bible and explains it, so I understand God’s word more clearly! I love our LifeGroups and all the other Church activities and the Christian Fellowship! I am home!”
“I like the friendliness of everyone”
I’m so thankful for my LifeGroup. They’ve pushed me, encouraged me, and just challenged me. That’s what Jesus did- He did life with a small group.
I give Mt. Calvary 5 stars! Tim and his team provide motivating lessons and lots of activities to keep the teens engaged and interested.
I thank God daily for placing us where he has. I can’t express how much I’ve grown in my relationship with Christ individually or how my marriage has benefited.
Good Bible based church where you are greeted by warm and smiling faces. Very friendly people to worship with.
Feels Like Home, you feel spellbound by the teachings. Amazing Caring Family of God
Best Bible teaching in the area; a warm, welcoming congregation; great music; numerous small group options; plenty of parking; and great programs for kids. Even donuts and coffee! You’ll quickly feel like “you’re home.”