Pastors & Staff

  • randy sawyer - lead pastor

    Randy oversees all of the ministries at Calvary Church. He is the primary teaching pastor.

    Randy has an unmistakable love for God and for people. He gave his life to Christ at the age of 11. He joined the staff at Calvary Church in October, 1994 as the Associate Pastor. He later became the Youth Pastor. Randy took on the role of Lead Pastor in 2013. He graduated from Wesley Bible College in Florence, MS in 1986 and received his Master's degree in Marriage & Family Counseling from Liberty University.

    His passion is to see people walk in the abundant life Christ promised. He is believing God for big and unusual things, and expecting to reveal Jesus to some of the most unlikely people.

    Randy and his wife, Paula, have five children: Ryan (Hannah), Jessica, Justin (Jennifer), and John & Nathaniel Norwood.

    Passage of Promise: "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." - John 10:10

  • andy forister - youth pastor

    Andy leads the Youth Ministry, whose mission is to reach students with the love of Jesus and teach students to follow Jesus, step by step. He is the primary speaker for YOUTH as well as the worship leader for weekly Sunday services. 

    Andy has a passion for people of all ages to know and love Jesus. He has called Calvary Church his home since 1992. He began his relationship with Jesus Christ on June 28, 1998.

    He joined the pastoral staff in 2010.

    Andy and his wife, Chelsey, have three children: Judah, Landri, and Joel.

    Passage of Promise: "Trust in the Lord, and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your hearts desires. Commit everything that you do to the Lord. Trust Him and He will help you. He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noon-day sun. Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for Him to act." - Psalm 37:3-7

  • cody royer - celebrate recovery pastor

    Cody leads our Celebrate Recovery ministry. 

    "When I met Jesus I was broken from a life of bad choices and sin. He rescued me from that and has given me a purpose in this life and that is to give hope to other broken and damaged souls, that they may receive grace and purpose for this life."

    Cody met Jesus on July 8, 2006 and started attending Calvary Church the very next day.

    He joined the pastoral staff in 2010.

    Cody and his wife, Tonya, have 7 children: Kelsey, Jaelynn, Hunter, Samuel, Donathon, Promise, and Gauge.

    Passage of Promise: "King David said this about him: 'I see that the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. No wonder my heart is glad, and my tongue shouts his praises! My body rests in hope. For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your Holy One to rot in the grave. You have shown me the way of life, and you will fill me with the joy of your presence.'" - Acts 2:25-28

  • paul knepper - kids pastor

    Paul oversees the entire Kids Ministry at Calvary Church. 

    Paul has a strong desire to see kids have a relationship with Jesus Christ and is passionate about helping them understand who they are in Christ. He enjoys equipping kids to share their faith with others.

    Paul began attending Calvary Church in January, 2001. He gave his life to Christ on January 21, 2001, and joined the pastoral staff in January, 2010 as a Youth Pastor. He became the Kids Pastor in 2015.

    Paul and his wife, Stephanie, have one child: Maddox.

    Passage of Promise: "I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn't produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing." - John 15:1-5

  • josh wilfong - worship leader

    Josh helps lead YOUTH. His primary role is leading worship at YOUTH, Celebrate Recovery, and for Sunday worship experiences.

    Josh has a passion and gift for leading people in worship. He gave his life to Christ in 2008.

    He has called Calvary Church his home since 2011. He joined the pastoral staff in 2016.

    Passage of Promise: "My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body. Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Avoid all perverse talk; stay away from corrupt speech. Look straight ahead,and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil." - Proverbs 4:20-27