Our Staff

Pastor T. J. Klapperich serves as our Senior Pastor.  Born and raised near Detroit, MI, he came to know the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior during his elementary school days.  While in high school he responded to God’s call to the Gospel ministry.  Knowing a call to preach was also a call to prepare, he entered seminary and earned a B.A., M.Div. and Th.M.  He served for 11 years as an assistant pastor before coming to Calvary.

Pastor Klapperich became the third pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in 2006.  His heartfelt burden for reaching people with the gospel and for overseas mission work is evident to all who meet him.  He and his wife, Julie, have three boys who are all named after historic missionaries.  In his free time he enjoys fitness activities, photography, and gardening.

 

Gillis.pngJed Gillis joined our pastoral staff in June of 2015, serving as Assistant Pastor.  He taught for several years at a Christian School in Pennsylvania before coming to Calvary.  He holds Bachelor and Masters degrees and is currently about half-way through his M.Div.   He and his wife, Erica, have two sons and one daughter.  Jed is a gifted musician and preacher and enriches Calvary with his God-given gifts.  He enjoys fitness activites, board gaming and college football.