Senior Pastor - Richard Thomas
Pastor Thomas was converted while at Clemson University. Since then he has thirsted for the knowledge of God's Word and for opportunities to share biblical truth. Discipleship has been a big part of his life. He spent several years discipling college students prior to attending Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. The last twenty-eight years have been spent in the pastorate, preaching the whole counsel of God to equip the saints for the work of the ministry. Another special passion is making all believers aware of Jesus' call to be a part of reaching the entire world for Christ. A biblical world and life view, where every aspect of life and every discipline of life is seen as a way to bring glory to God, is also emphasized.
As the main teacher in Mt. Calvary's pulpit ministry, he longs to communicate the content of the Bible, while making it practical for everyday living. He does this by teaching and preaching from the Old Testament, the New Testament, by presenting theological issues and topics, but always by preaching the Scriptures.
Pastor and Mrs. Thomas have four children.
Director of Youth & Families - Andrew Bekkering
Andrew grew up in a reformed church in Grand Rapids Michigan. He was converted and felt called to the ministry in middle school.
He and his wife Anessa moved to Walnut Grove in 2021 to pursue being the youth pastor at Mt Calvary. They have three adorable young children.
Andrew has a great passion for the youth of the church. He loves to be able to teach them about their Savior, Jesus Christ, to build relationships with them and have fun.
Andrew is a big Michigan Wolverines fan and loves football and pizza.
Administrative Assistant - Ruthie Bloxham
Ruthie has served as Mount Calvary's administrative assistant since 2015. She and her husband Don have three children.
Organist - Janice Jones
Janice began playing for church services in a small Methodist church when she was only twelve years old--first the piano and then a small organ with only one octave of pedals! She has been active in the music ministry at Mt. Calvary for many years, with over 25 of those years spent at the organ each Sunday. She and her husband, Paul, have two married children and four wonderful grandchildren. Janice retired from teaching fourth grade at Woodruff Elementary School in 2009.