John’s journey of faith began in 1978 and continues even today. While working for a large consumer goods company, John took classes through Southeast Baptist Seminary Extension. He completed his certificate and began serving as the bi-vocational pastor with Calvary Hill, having finished his first year in this special capacity. John is married to Jill and they have three daughters and four grandchildren.
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Born May 1966, I’ve lived my entire life in & around Stokes County, graduating S. Stokes HS in 1984. My Parents were founding Members of Calvary Hill ~40 years ago. Our founding pastor, Roy Fagg, not only brought me the Gospel, but he also brought his youngest daughter Kim; who became my best friend and I fell deeply in Love with. We were married in 1987, and we were blessed with our first daughter Nicole in April 1992. At that point I was 26 years old and despite being in church my entire life, my father a deacon & my father in-law the pastor, I was totally lost. Thankfully, the Lord had not given up on me. In Jan. 1993, I was wonderfully & miraculously saved; my life was changed forever. In Dec. 1994, we were blessed with our second daughter Kayla. In 1996 I was invited to join the Gideons International. Kim & I work together in this ministry serving locally – distributing God’s word & personal witness, impacting globally – raising funds to purchase & place His Word in over 198 countries. I have served at Calvary Hill as Sunday School Teacher & Superintendent, Bible study leader and currently as Deacon.
Favorite Scripture: Psalm 139
Favorite Song: “Word of God speak”- Mercy Me
My name is Scotty Cromer. I am married to Patty and we have two grown sons. After three distinct callings from God, I finally accepted His forgiveness and made Him Lord of my life in June of 1988. After many years of trials, tribulation and rebellion, I have come to realize that my peace, joy and salvation depend on my fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ. So for the love and mercy He has shown me, I plan to live the rest of my life in appreciation to Him.
I am a Stokes County native; Born In 1946, living as a child off of Oldtown road, which was still a dirt road back then. I’ve been married to the love of my life, Laura for 51 years. We have two sons; Gary, wife Kim with two granddaughters Nicole & Kayla; Larry, wife Suzette with granddaughters Lauren & Samantha. I began attending a house Church off of Piney Mt Rd. and in 1968 I surrender my life to Jesus Christ. The Lord eventually led us to become one of the founding members of Calvary Hill Baptist Church. Founding Pastor, Roy Fagg, asked me to serve as Deacon and it has been my privilege for almost 40 years. I have also served as Sunday school superintendant, and currently serve as part of the buildings & facilities committee.