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Pastoral Staff

Dwight Martin


Dwight is thankful to be able to say that he was raised in a Godly, Christian home, literally in the shadows of Highland Park Baptist Church and under the pastorate of Dr. Lee Roberson.  He attended Tennessee Temple from kindergarten through college where God called him into the ministry. He has been on staff at Calvary since 1995, serving as Youth Pastor for 15 years, before moving into an Assistant Pastor role and is now Senior Pastor.

Dwight and his wife, Kelly, met in high school at Tennessee Temple and were married May 7, 1994.  They have been blessed with three awesome children: Abby, Noah, and Emma. Contact him at

Chris Ware


Chris and his family joined Calvary in August 2008 right after moving to Chattanooga from Woodstock, Georgia.  Within a few months Pastor Dwight Martin, Youth Pastor at the time, asked Chris to consider serving in the youth ministry because of his previous youth ministry experience. He began serving as a small group leader, and by the fall of 2010 began to lead the middle school ministry. He also began teaching the College and Singles SS Class, and has recently handed it off to teach the Home Builders SS Class.  In the fall of 2011, Chris was approached by the leadership of the church to consider serving in a part-time role as Assistant Pastor, and in April of 2012, he began serving in a full-time position as Assistant Pastor.  God has blessed Chris with a wonderful family.  He met his wife Jessica during his first two years of college at Tennessee Temple University. They got married in 1999, a year after Chris graduated from Midwestern Baptist College with Bachelor of Science degree in Religious Education. They have four amazing daughters: Jensen, Emersyn, Reese and Taite.

To contact Chris Ware, please email him at

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Aaron is blessed to have been raised in a Christian home.  He graduated from Tennessee Temple High School in 1997 and Pensacola Christian College in 2002 with a Bachelors degree in Business Management.  He served in youth ministry for 10 years then surrendered to preach and to full-time ministry in early 2012.

In February 2009, Aaron married Dana who was also raised in a Christian home.  She graduated from Boyce College with a Biblical Counseling degree.  Two years later, God gave them the wonderful opportunity to be the legal guardians of Chase Moore, a two year-old at the time.  Then in June 2012, God answered their prayers with the birth of their son, Aiden Uriah McGuirt.

To contact Aaron McGuirt, please email

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Nate Click became the children’s pastor at Calvary in February of 2015, after serving as a youth and children’s pastor in Ohio.

He trusted Christ at a young age and was raised in a Christian family. He worked in children’s ministry as a teenager; and after high school, he attended West Coast Baptist College where he taught a Sunday school class for four years. Nate graduated from college in the spring of 2012 and met his wife, Cindi, the following summer. After finishing college he continued to work at Lancaster Baptist Church as a member of the church’s media team while he and Cindi dated.

In the summer of 2013, God called Nate to Fremont, OH where he led the youth and children’s program, and he and Cindi married in the spring of 2014.

Tom McGuirt


Tom McGuirt was saved while visiting visiting the Good Shepard Baptist Church while he was a student at the University of Tampa studying commercial art.  He came to Chattanooga to attend Temple Baptist Theological Seminary earning a Bachelor in Religious Education.  Bro. Tom began full-time ministry work in 1974, when he served Grace Baptist Church in Columbus, GA as Associate and Youth Pastor.  Moving to Tampa, FL in 1983, Bro. Tom pastored the Good Shepherd Baptist Church before coming back to the Chattanooga area to pastor Tiftonia Baptist Church in 1988.  When full-time mission work with International Board of Jewish Missions began for him in 2008, Bro. Tom and his family started attending Calvary.  He now serves as our Senior Adult Pastor while continuing his work with IBJM.  Bro. Tom has been happily married to his wife, Glenda, since 1969.  Their three grown children are Alan, Andrea, and Aaron.  They have four grandchildren and are blessed to be raising Mya Moore.

To contact Tom McGuirt, please email

Dr. Martin


Family Life Counseling

To reach Dr. Martin, please call the church office at 423.875.8154.


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Phil is grateful to have been raised in a Christian home that helped guide him to a saving knowledge and a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ at age 12.    After graduating from Auburn University, Phil came to Chattanooga in May 2004, and joined Calvary Baptist Church shortly thereafter.  It was here that he met his wife, Nicole, and together, they count the opportunity to raise 3 wonderful daughters — Baylie, Brenna, and Braelyn — among their greatest blessings.

Phil has a passion for music and has been involved in various means of music ministry for most of his life.  Since April 2013, he has enjoyed serving the Lord and the people of Calvary Baptist Church by leading the music ministry as a layman within the church.

To contact Phil Crittenden, please email



Kelly Martin, Pastor’s Secretary

Wanda Bird, Financial Secretary

Kay Hatfield, Receptionist

Jackie Phelps, Communications Director


Church Life

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Church Life is your portal into our Calvary database.  It’s a convenient way to:

- View the most up-to-date church directory
- Update contact information for you and your family members
- View the church calendar
- Register for upcoming events
- Manage your online giving
- Message members of your Sunday School class
- View serving opportunities COMING SOON!

Click on the Church Life image to get started now.  You will be prompted to enter the email address you have on file at the church.  If you do not know which email is on file or think it has changed, please call the church office at 423.875.8154 between 8:30am-4:30pm on Monday through Friday to update your account.

After accessing your Church Life account by establishing your username and password, you can also download the Church Life mobile app for even more convenient access!

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Become a Member


If you are interested in joining our church and want more information, you can contact the church office at 423.875.8154.  One can join Calvary either by a Statement of Faith, Baptism or by Letter from another church.  Classes for new and prospective members are available for those seeking to get to know us and our ministries on a more personal level.

Statement of Faith:

For persons who are saved  but not a member of another church.  Persons have been saved and baptized by immersion.

Letter from another Baptist Church:

Joining Calvary by letter is for individuals who are saved, have been baptized by immersion after salvation, and are members in good standing of another Baptist church which will transfer them by letter.


Individuals who have been saved by accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and want to obey Christ by scriptural baptism by immersion.

Our Weekly Schedule


Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Calvary Baptist Church.  We are located on the north end of Red Bank in the Chattanooga area. Our service times are located here.  Each week there are many opportunities at our church to study, serve, and fellowship.  Below you’ll find a general schedule of recurring activities on our campus.  Check the Events page and the Announcements tab on the homepage for specific activities.


9:00am Sunday School for all ages throughout the campus
10:00am Morning Worship – teens through adults are in the Auditorium, school age children attend Calvary Kids Church in the Fellowship Hall, and newborn through preschool children are welcomed in Kidz Kampus
4:30pm Choir Practice in the Auditorium
5:00pm Reformers Unanimous in the Fellowship Hall
5:30pm Kids Choir Practice in Room 101
6:00pm Evening Worship – school age children through adults are in the Auditorium (1st – 3rd grade dismiss during fellowship time to Kids Korner), 4 year olds through Kindergartners meet in Kidz Kampus for Kids Club, and newborns through 3 year olds are welcomed in Kidz Kampus.


8:30am-4:30pm Church Office Open
6:30pm-8:30pm Gym Open


8:30am-4:30pm Church Office Open
10:00am Outreach (once per month) at the Youth Center
6:30pm Adult Bible Study in Room 106
6:30pm-8:30pm Gym Open


8:30am-4:30pm Church Office Open
4:30pm HYPE Program for teens in Youth Center
5:30pm Fellowship Dinner (once per month) in the Fellowship Hall
6:15pm Prayer Chapel (once per month) in the Auditorium
6:45pm Awana in the Gym and Youth Worship in Youth Center
7:00pm Bible Studies: main study in Auditorium, Ladies in Room 101, College in Room 103B


8:30am-4:30pm Church Office Open
6:30pm-8:30pm Gym Open


8:30am-4:30pm Church Office Open


11:00am Outreach (twice per month) at the Youth Center

Calvary Cares Ministry

Calvary Cares are not just words – they strive to convey the love, compassion, and concern our Pastor, his staff, and our congregation has for each person. We want to express that love through keeping you “in touch” with your church family even when you are unable to attend the services in person*.

What we offer:

    • - Each week you will be mailed a bulletin, prayer sheet, and CD or DVD plus an appropriate greeting card to cheer and encourage you.

Who can take advantage of this service?

    • - Shut-ins
    • - People of any age who have had surgery or any other condition which will keep them from attending church for an extended period of time
    • - People in Hospice

What do you need to do to be added to the list?

    • - Contact J.C. Hall by email or calling 423-877-6750 or have someone fill out the form at the Information Desk.
    • - Be sure to keep J.C. informed if you need the mailings stopped or want to change what you receive.


This ministry is constantly growing, and we have some exciting new plans for the future.  New services will be announced as they become available. 

*Please note that you can access the most recent sermons on our website under Media on the menu bar.

Counseling Ministry

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Dr. Paul Martin of Family Life Counseling Ministries will be offering his services on-site each month.  This service is available free of charge to all Calvary Baptist Church members and at an income-based sliding scale fee ranging from $25-$50 for non-members.

Please email Kay Hatfield or call the church office to make an appointment.

Addiction Recovery Program

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Our local chapter of Reformers Unanimous (RU) meets every Friday at 7:00pm in the Room 103.  Please bring a friend and begin a journey on a Christ-centered study course to develop a dynamic love relationship with Jesus Christ.  The discipleship program is designed to help any individual not only to find the Truth, but also live the Spirit-filled life.  No matter your age or struggle, this program can help you know God in a more personal way.


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Recent Sermons

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose" Jim Elliot