Meet the Staff

Jeff Anderson

Senior Pastor

Brother Jeff came to Calvary in 2000 from Oklahoma. Jeff and his wife Betty have been married for 40 years and have 3 children and 7 grandchildren (and counting!). Bro Jeff's passions are preaching God's Word, his family, shepherding God's people, sports (especially OU), and the subject of biblical leadership. One of Bro Jeff's favorite passages is 2 Corinthians 3:4-6. Bro Jeff holds a master's degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is committed to the task of "anointed, passionate expository preaching."

Ron Haye

Assoc. Pastor/ Minister of Education

Ron has been at Calvary Baptist Church since July 2002. Prior to becoming the Student Minister and now the Minister of Education, he was long-time Youth Pastor in Oklahoma. Ron was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He loves his family time with his wife Sheri, and their two daughter's Lauran and Brooklyn. In his spare time he can be found coaching, volunteering, or hanging out with friends. Ron has a Bachelor's Degree in Youth Ministry and Family Psychology from Oklahoma Baptist University ('91), and has also earned a Master's Degree in Human Services: Marriage and Family Counseling from Liberty University (Dec.'08).

Doug Merrell

Children's Minister

Doug has been at Calvary Baptist Church since 1988 and Director of Children's Ministries since 2007. He and his wife Amy enjoy spending time with son Andrew and wife Christina; daughter Katie and husband Mitchell; and beautiful granddaughters Norah and Elizabeth. Doug was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and is an avid Packers fan. He has a Bachelor's degree in Religious Education from HLGU. His passion is for families, for parents to enjoy and have fun with their children, and for them to raise children who know and love Jesus.

Joshua Tanner

Music Minister

Joshua has been worship pastor at Calvary since August of 2013. Prior to moving to Hannibal, he served as worship pastor in Central Louisiana and Liberty, Missouri. Joshua holds a Masters in Church Music from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelors in Media Production from The College of The Ozarks in Branson, Missouri. He is also currently an adjunct instructor in the Worship Studies Department of Hannibal LaGrange University. Joshua is blessed with a beautiful wife Jennifer, and four amazing children, Abigail, Jeran, Elias and Evalynn. He enjoys spending time with his family, camping, hiking, fishing, and of course, singing and playing music.

Josiah Reese

Student Minister

Josiah came to Calvary Baptist Church in 2018 to serve on staff as Student Minister. Josiah grew up in Marshfield Missouri where he lived until moving to Hannibal. He served as interim Youth Minister and Associate Pastor at Crossbridge Baptist Church and Marshfield First Baptist Church. Josiah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministries from Southwest Baptist University. He is currently working on his M.Div from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His interests include watching the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues. He also enjoys hunting, playing sports, and listening and playing music.

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