Archive for Senior Pastor

Allen Helman

Allen is a 3rd generation and lifelong member of Calvary. He asked the Lord to save him at the age of 7, but struggled with assurance of salvation until the age of 12. Allen graduated with a Bachelors of  Science in Christian Ministries from Bob Jones University in 2014. Allen officially became the Youth Pastor in the summer of 2016. He and his wife, Amanda, have two young boys (Grayson and Aiden).


“My desire is to help the next generation grow in their love for God, their walk with God, and prepare them to take up the mantle of Church leadership in the future.”

Dr. Daryl S. Jeffers

Pastor Jeffers is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and was saved as a teenager while attending the Bill Rice Ranch in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. While enrolled at Georgia State University, Pastor Jeffers felt God was calling him into the gospel ministry. He eventually transferred to Bob Jones University where he graduated in 1974 with a B.A. in history and a minor in Greek. He then completed a Master of Divinity degree in 1978 at Central Baptist Theological Seminary. He also completed a master’s degree in Theology in 1983 (Th.M.). In November of 1986, God led Pastor and his family to Calvary Baptist Church where he has faithfully and passionately proclaimed the truth of God’s Word. In 1990, Pastor successfully completed a Doctor of Ministry degree from Bob Jones University. He and his wife, Jan, have faithfully raised four children (Carol, Sharyn, Shelly, and Benjamin) and are the proud grandparents of three grandsons.


“I desire to see Calvary Baptist Church reach its community, county, and commonwealth for Christ. My goal is to help people grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ, mature in the faith, and make life decisions based upon the principles and precepts of Scripture.”

Richard Leasure

Rick has been a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church. He has been integrally involved in ministry since his mother led him to Christ when he was 7 years old.  Rick graduated from Bob Jones University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. A few years later, he moved back to his hometown and continued to serve at Calvary. In 1999, Rick officially became the Assistant to Pastor, a role which includes managing the finances of the church. Rick also faithfully leads the Senior Saints ministry as well the New Beginnings Adult Sunday School class among other ministry responsibilities. He and his wife, Debbie, raised three children (Natalie, Nicole, and Ryan) and are proud grandparents of four grandchildren (3 granddaughters and 1 grandson).


“My desire is to help facilitate good stewardship of the Lord’s resources and to effectively use them to advance the cause of Christ in our community and around the world.”