At Calvary, you will not find “perfect people”, but people who are being perfected as we grow in our knowledge of, and relationship with, Christ.
We recognize that church is not a place to GO TO, but a people to be SENT FROM as we engage and encourage our community with the love of Christ and intentionally seek to help others experience the matchless grace that has given us hope, joy, and purpose in a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Our LeadershiP STAFF
Walt Magaha, Pastor
Walt is husband to Tori and father to Tripp and Zoey.
He has served The Lord at Calvary since July 15, 2019.
As pastor, It is his joy to preach and teach God’s Word (1 Timothy 5:17; 2 Timothy 4:2), train up others to do the same (2 Timothy 2:2), equip and mobilize the church to do the works of ministry (Ephesians 4:11-12), provide spiritual protection from error in doctrine or practice (Titus 1:9), and to lead and oversee the life and ministries of our church family (1 Peter 5:2). He received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication/Public Relations from University of West Florida and a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Currently, he’s pursuing a Doctor of Ministry in Apologetics from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was ordained in August 2014 at Myrtle Grove Baptist Church in Pensacola, FL.
Walt was a contributor to the book, Pensacola’s West-side Story: A Call to the Church to Unite around the Gospel by Ron Lentine.
These are some of his favorite Bible verses:
John 17:3 - “Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. ”
Proverbs 3:5-8 - “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.”
Philippians 4:6-7 - “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
2 Timothy 4:2 - “Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.”
Jonathan De Jesus,
Worship Leader/Minister of Music
Jonathan is husband to Karla and father to Michelle and John.
He has served the Lord at Calvary Baptist Church since October 2019.
As the Worship Leader/Music Minister, Jonathan believes that every day is a new day to worship our Lord with joy and gladness. (Psalms 118:24) “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalms 100:2-3) “Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is He who made us, and we are His;”
Jonathan is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Worship Ministry/Worship Arts from the Baptist College of Florida.
Jonathan has been a part of the Pensacola’s West side movement alongside Pastor Ron Lentine and Pastor Walt Magaha.
Some of Jonathan’s favorite bible verses are:
(John 4:23-24). “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth”
(Psalm 95:1-6) “Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land”
(Psalm 150:1-6) “Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.”
Zane Lowe, Youth Minister
Zane has served at Calvary since February 18th, 2020.
As youth minister, he loves spending time with teenagers, being involved in their lives, and help prepare them alongside their parents for the things ahead of them (Proverbs 22:6). He also enjoys teaching and helping them apply the principles to their everyday lives.
Zane has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of West Florida. He is currently pursuing a Master’s of Discipleship from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
He has previously served at First Baptist Church of Milton, FL and Olive Baptist Church. He also currently works at King Middle School in Milton, FL.
These are a few of his favorite verses:
Matthew 6:34- “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
1 Corinthians 15:12-15- “Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say, “There is no resurrection of the dead”? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation is in vain, and so is your faith.”
Lamentations 3:22-23- “Because of the Lord’s faithful love we do not perish, for his mercies never end. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness!”
John 15:13- “No one has greater love than this: to lay down his life for his friends.”
Nicole Leduc, Children's Director
My name is Nicole Leduc. I am wife to Joe and mom to Kayla, Briana, Alex, and Addelyn. I have been going to Calvary since December 2011. I got baptized in January 2012. I have served in Children's since 2012. I became Awana Commander in 2017/2018. I love teaching children about Jesus and His love for us. It gives me peace to be able to tell people about Jesus and what He is about and how much you need Him in everything you do. I think it is so important to bring our kids up learning the love of Jesus and knowing the reason we go to church. Psalm 127:3 “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him.” I really lean into that verse when it comes to teaching kids. They are a gift from God always. They are our next generation. Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in a way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” My favorite bible verses: 1 Peter 5:6-7: “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, Casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.” John 10:28: “And I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.” Joshua 1:9: “ Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you where you go.” John 14:27: “ Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, nor let it be fearful.”
Mandy is married to Matt
who is a retired Navy Chief.
They have 3 kids together. Their oldest son is currently serving in the US navy. Their daughter is in her second year of college and their youngest son is a junior in high school.
Mandy has served as the Administrative Assistant at Calvary since December, 2019. She also serves at her church as a member of the worship team and helps with the student ministry.
Some of her favorite Bible verses are:
Jeremiah 29:11-13 - “For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
Colossians 1:10 - So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.
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