Serving together for the glory of the Lord
Serving together for the glory of the Lord
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.”
Pastor John is the author of the First Steps Bible Study Curriculum and the book, First Steps: A Guide for the Local Church in Discipling New and Young Believers. More information for this material may be found at www.firststepsbiblestudy.com.
Johnny Boutchia is from Ft. Myers, Florida. He was raised in a Christian home and attended a Christian school. Johnny accepted Christ as his personal savior at the age of seven, and was led to Christ by his 2nd grade teacher. Johnny went to Crown College where he graduated with a degree in Youth Ministry in May of 2018.
Johnny started as the Youth Pastor for Calvary Baptist in the summer of 2018. His energy, and passion for the word of God has been a wonderful addition to the church. He married his wife Andrea just three weeks after starting at Calvary. He is so excited to have her by his side as he serves the church.
“Fusion” is the youth group for Calvary that was launched under Johnny’s direction. The following verse is the theme for the youth group – Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
He wants the teenagers to not be ashamed of what Christ has done in their lives. They should aspire to be the best witness and testimony that they can be so that their friends and colleagues understand that there is something different about being a believer in Christ.
Children's Director & Music Director
Ethan Green is from Knoxville, Tennessee. He was raised in a Christian home and attended a Christian school where his dad was the pastor. He accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of five while in Junior Church. Several years later, Ethan surrendered his life to the Lord and accepted the call to preach while at a Christian camp. After graduating high school, Ethan attended Crown College and graduated in May of 2019 with a degree in Youth Ministry.
Ethan came to Calvary Baptist in January of 2021 to become the children’s director and music director. Prior to that, he was on staff at a church in Florida for a few years. He has a heart and a desire for young people of all ages to know Christ. He has a passion to reach them with the Gospel and to see them grow in their Christian life. He also loves to work with music. He has been involved with music since the age of five. His goal and desire is to lift up Christ with music that honors and glorifies Him.
Connie O’Neal began working at Calvary Baptist Church almost 5 years ago and is currently serving as the office manager. She is also an active volunteer in the church nursery, leadership committee, safety team and welcome center ministry.
Connie has been a member of CBC since her and her husband moved here from Michigan 7 years ago. While in MI they owned a Christian Coffee House and drew their theme from Galatians 5:22, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness faith…” They faithfully tried to use their business to show the love of Christ in their community by being a witness to the customers that entered the coffee house. Many a discussion took place centered around the topic of Jesus Christ.
Connie has a degree in Business Administration and has proudly served our country by being in the Air Force. She plans to be an active member of CBC for many years and counts it a blessing to be on staff.
Senior Ministry Director
Russell A. Wilkey Sr. serves presently as the Senior Ministry Director 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.
Keith Sheffler became Financial Administrator of Calvary Baptist in September of 2019 after retiring from his former position of sixteen years as Toll System Manager with the Miami-Dade Expressway.
Keith was saved at the age of eight after hearing for the first time the gospel presented at a vacation Bible school in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. After high school, he attended Bob Jones University (BJU) in Greenville, SC and received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
While at BJU, Keith met his wife, Donna “Joy” (Williams), and they married in 1976. Upon graduating from BJU, Keith worked for Price Waterhouse accounting firm in NY city. However, the Holy Spirit had other plans, and a year later he became the Financial Administrator for Great Hope Baptist church in Chesapeake, Virginia where he served for 13 years.
Subsequent to that, Keith has worked in various financial, managerial, and operational positions. Keith and Joy have four children who are faithfully serving the Lord. They also have thirteen grandchildren. Keith has taught Sunday School for over 30 years and is the Sunday School teacher for Calvary’s adult FaithBuilder Sunday School class. One of his favorite verses is John 3:16, because that was the verse which gave him the understanding to believe, as an 8-year old boy, that God loved him enough to send His Son to die on a cross for his sins.