John Matthew Boutchia III became senior pastor of Calvary Baptist in April of 2016. He grew up in a Christian home since the age of 4, attended a Christian high school in Dublin, NH, but was not saved until late in his junior year. After graduation from high school, he attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. In 1993, Pastor John received a bachelor's degree in Bible from the university and embarked on the ministry. In November of that same year, he married Darla Renee (McGhee) and they settled in Fort Myers, FL. For over 20 years, he served as an associate pastor and principal. In May 2015, he received a master's degree from West Coast Baptist College in Lancaster, CA.
Pastor John and Darla have 3 children: John (1996), James (1998) and Julianne (2002). He enjoys reading, history, sports and family. His passion in the ministry is evangelism, discipleship and preaching. His life verse is Isaiah 26:3, "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee."
"Russell A. Wilkey Sr. serves presently as the minister of music at Calvary Baptist Church, having answered the call to serve the Lord in beautiful Englewood, Florida more than twenty years ago with his beloved wife, Karen. Brother Wilkey has a B.S. degree from Tennessee Temple University and has served several churches in the following areas: Christian drama, radio, camps, VBS, youth and teen ministry, as well as, assistant pastor, church music and Christian education. All of this has been his passion since hearing and obeying the Lord’s call to full-time service and his ordination to ministry in the late 1970’s. Brother Wilkey currently teaches the senior adults “Cornerstone SS Class” and leads them on various outings and activities. Saved as a teen, but also having been raised in a sound Christian home, he considers himself most blessed and desires to be a blessing to all he comes in contact with. John 15:16, “ Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
” This verse serves as a motivational verse for him in ministry.