Our Church 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 dwight.martin@calvaryredbank.org

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 chris.ware@calvaryredbank.org

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Aaron joined Calvary Baptist Church as Children’s Pastor in May 2013 and is currently serving as Teen Pastor. He graduated from Pensacola Christian College in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management then served in youth ministry for 10 years before surrendering to preach in full-time ministry in early 2012.

In February 2009, Aaron married Dana who 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, whom they officially adopted in 2014.  In June 2012, God blessed them with Aiden; and God gave them their 3rd son, Griffin, in July 2014.

To contact Aaron McGuirt, please email aaron.mcguirt@calvaryredbank.org

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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.

To contact Nate, please email nate.click@calvaryredbank.org

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 tom.mcguirt@calvaryredbank.org

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 musicdept@calvaryredbank.org



Kelly Martin, Pastor’s Secretary kelly.martin@calvaryredbank.org

Wanda Bird, Financial Secretary wanda.bird@calvaryredbank.org

Kay Hatfield, Receptionist kay.hatfield@calvaryredbank.org

Jackie Phelps, Communications Director jackie.phelps@calvaryredbank.org

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