Curtis Rider serves as the Senior Pastor of Calvary. Graduating from Moody Bible Institute (B.A.) and Moody Theological Seminary (M.A.), and serving as the youth director at Judson Baptist Church during his time as a student prepared him to join the team at Calvary in 2019. Pastor Curtis served faithfully as our Associate Pastor of Student Ministries for four years until he was called in September of 2023 to become the Senior Pastor.

Curtis grew up in Warsaw, Indiana and loves sports especially coaching basketball, fishing, hunting, and winding down the day with a glass of whole milk. Together, Curtis and Anneliese (married in 2016) enjoy doing just about anything, such as playing games, eating ice cream, and people watching. The Rider’s have two children, a son Graham and daughter KyrahAnne whom they love, cherish, and seek to disciple in the Lord Jesus.

Pastor Curtis says: “It is a true joy to serve the people of Calvary Baptist Church. May the Lord find all of us faithful until He calls us home or until the end. Our church has been a support, beacon of light, and help to our community. May we continue to seek God, His Word, and our Lord Jesus faithfully.”

To contact Pastor Curtis:
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By cellphone: (574)-377-4498

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