Calvary welcomes you

Holy Communion is offered at the 8:15 a.m. service every Sunday, and at the 11 a.m. service the first Sunday of the month.

Calvary is not an ordinary church.

Like most churches, we have worship services. We have Sunday school classes, and we are involved in a number of outreach ministries.

We go beyond ordinary in the way we express the Methodist approach:

Open hearts, open minds, open doors.
Our hearts are open to people from all walks of life, all ethnic backgrounds, all circumstances.
Our minds are open to considering your needs and listening to your story.
Our doors are open to you.
Our services are informal. Our people are friendly. We invite you to come as you are, and see for yourself if the church home you’ve been looking for is at Calvary.

Staff Rev. Rick Cornwell, Pastor  
Andy Haney, Music Director Sue Mikell, Secretary  
Robbie Taylor, Pianist Susan Crabtree, Nursery Supervisor  

Meet Rick and Kay Cornwell
Rick and Kay Cornwell joined Calvary in July 2009 as our new pastor and his lovely wife. With them came a sense of excitement and adventure as they began to make their unique imprint on our church family.

Rick and Kay went to junior high school together after both sets of parents relocated to Brandon, Fla. They graduated from Brandon High School in 1967 and went their separate ways to college.

Kay attended Jacksonville University, and Rick headed to Georgia Tech on a football scholarship. Rick's college education was interrupted by the war in Viet Nam, and
upon returning from military service, he finished college in 1973. In the meantime, Kay transferred to the University of South Florida where she graduated in 1971.

Rick worked for Florida Power and Light while Kay was teaching elementary school. Between them, they have seven children, five of whom live in Jacksonville along with nine of the couple's 12 grandchildren. Both Rick and Kay felt called by God early in high school to be set apart for ministry of a special kind. Rick entered seminary in the fall of 1979 at Candler Theological Seminary at Emory University, graduating in 1983. He began serving churches in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. Kay's hobbies include quilting, cooking, making Rick happy and traveling. Rick's hobbies are doing what Kay wants to do, eating, gardening (no surprise here) and teaching the gospel. Kay has more than 30 zebra finches, three cats - one of which she says is Rick's (the male), and some pond fish.

Calvary is indeed blessed to have Kay and Rick. And, both say they are just as happy to be here as we are to have them.
Meet the Church Council
Committees, ministry leaders and other administrative units comprise Calvary's Church Council. These men and women are dedicated to providing leadership, spiritual guidance and service in support of Calvary's primary purpose: to glorify God by taking the good news of God's saving grace to the community and the world.

Boy and Cub Scouts Representative Rhonda Barlow
Children's Ministry Dawn Hernandez
Communications Bob Seymour
Council Chair Gene Clark
Custodian Wesley Ordonez
Education Robin Stowers
Evangelism Deloris Landis
Finance Jude Loveless
Girl Scouts & Brownies Representative Beth Locke
Fellowship Coordinator Bobby Allison
Lay Leader Pat Fleming
Lay Member to Annual Conference Jamie Stowers
Membership Secretary Nancy Walker
Music Director Andy Haney
Nursery Supervisor Susan Crabtree
Office Administrator Sue Mikell
Outreach & Children's Home Rep. Joan Cooper
Pastor Rick Cornwell
Pianist Robbie Taylor
Recording Secretary * Myra Nichols
Staff Parish Relations Ed Little
Stewardship Barbara Coleman
Trustees Richard Loveless
UMM Representative  
UMW Representative  
Worship Kay Porterfield
Youth Director Fran Ronan
Youth Ministry J.D. Bryant

* no vote