While born in Dallas, Stephen moved to Austin when he was less than a week old. He grew up in Austin, but loved coming to Bastrop to visit his family in “the country.” He has served in a variety of roles in ministry in Texas, New Hampshire, and Connecticut.
Stephen graduated from Liberty University with a degree in Religion and will begin working on his Master’s of Divinity this spring at Golden Gate Baptist Seminary.
Stephen has been married to Emily for 20 years and they have two girls and one boy. Emily, in addition to being a Labor and Delivery Nurse, home-schools the kids, serves on the worship team and helps with the children's ministry.
Stephen joined the Calvary staff in July of 2013.
PASTOR TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Derek was born and raised in the Los Angeles area of California. He has served as a minister to Children for the past 16 years in Texas, California and Wyoming.
Derek graduated from University of Phoenix with an Associates Degree in Business Management. He also has a diploma in children’s ministry from KIDMIN Academy.
Derek has been married to Rebekah for 24 years. They have four children, Madison, Connor, Mason, and Abigail.
Derek joined the Calvary staff in January of 2017.
MODERN SERVICE WORSHIP LEADER and PASTOR TO STUDENTS
Greg grew up in Bastrop Texas, and has been playing music since he was 13. He has always had a love for worship and loves helping people connect with God through music. Greg joined Calvary shortly after graduating high school.
In addition to serving as the Modern Worship Leader, Greg has volunteered with the student ministry since joining the CBC staff. After volunteering with the student ministry for years, Greg took his love of students full time and began to serve as the Pastor to Students in Fall of 2017.
Greg joined the Calvary staff in July of 2014 and celebrates his one-year anniversary in January 2019 with his wife, Charity (whom he met at Calvary).
Jerry and Polly Williams
CLASSIC SERVICE WORSHIP LEADER
The first time Jerry visited Bastrop State Park was in 1963. Through the years he, and eventually he and Polly, visited the park many times. When they retired in 2015 and decided to move from Houston, they felt God calling them to Bastrop. They moved here in January 2016.
Jerry is a graduate of Baylor University and has served in various church music leadership roles since he was 19 years old. Polly started playing piano, on the same piano she still has, when she was 7 years old. They most recently served as Music Minister and accompanist at the same church in Houston for 19 years.
Jerry currently sings with Singing Men of South Texas and Singing Men of SouthEast Texas. Polly is a volunteer with CASA.
They joined the Calvary staff as interims in September of 2016 and became permanent in February of 2017.