Staff

Pastor

Bro. Micah Carter

Bro. Micah Carter was born in Little Rock, AR on August 17, 1984 to Dr. Barry and Valerie Carter. He spent his childhood days in Alexander, AR, Dumas, AR and Minden, LA. Bro. Micah trusted Jesus as his Savior at the age of 7. He was baptized by the authority of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church at Dumas, AR. He announced his call to preach at the age of 15 at Bogg Springs Youth Encampment. Bro. Micah was licensed to preach in June of 2000 by Whispering Pines Missionary Baptist Church at Minden, LA. Bro. Micah graduated high school from Minden High School in 2002. He was ordained into the gospel ministry by Whispering Pines MBC March 26, 2004, and enrolled into seminary at the Louisiana Missionary Baptist Institute and Seminary that Fall. He earned his Bachelor of Theology Degree in May 2008. Bro. Micah went on to earn his Master of Theology Degree in May 2009. He is currently pursuing the degree, Doctor of Theology, from LMBIS.

On November 19, 2005, Bro. Micah married his wife, Julie Walker Carter. The Lord has blessed their home since that day with two children. Their son, Walker Benjamin Carter, was born on July 8, 2007. Their daughter, Tatum Grace Carter, was born on December 8, 2008. Bro. Micah understands, undeniably, that a godly wife is a strong pillar to a man’s ministry, and thanks God for Julie. He and Julie rejoiced even more in November of 2015 when both Walker and Tatum were born again and received Jesus as their personal Savior!

God has blessed Bro. Micah with the privilege to work in the positions of youth pastor and pastor. He served as youth and associate pastor for Eastside Baptist Church at Minden, LA from 2004-2006. God then moved him and Julie to Hamburg, AR where Bro. Micah served as pastor at Calvary Baptist Church from 2006-2008. Currently, he serves as the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church at Magnolia, AR. Bro. Micah, Julie, Walker, and Tatum have been in Magnolia since 2008.

Bro. Micah has had the privilege to serve in various Local and State Associational positions. It was his honor to serve on the AR State Missionary Committee. Also, he served as the moderator for the 1st Columbia Association for 6 years. Bro. Micah counts it all joy to serve the Lord and His people. He covets your prayers as he serves as the Moderator of the Arkansas State Association of Missionary Baptist Churches. 




Senior Outreach Minister

Bro. Jim Crain

Brother Jim Crain was born in Longview, Texas, but reared near McNeil, Arkansas. His father, Arnold Crain, managed an auto body shop in Magnolia for many years. After graduating McNeil High School, he attended an electronics trade school in Little Rock. He served in the military during the Vietnam War, earning the Bronze Star-Valor award. Having accepted Christ as Savior at the age of 16, he was later baptized and licensed to preach by Mt. Zion MBC, Cale, Arkansas in 1972. He received the Doctor of Theology degree from LMBIS in Minden, Louisiana in 1993. He has served various ways among the churches of the American Baptist Association including as President of the Association, Chairman of the ABA Missionary Committee, and various offices in local and state associations in Arkansas and Louisiana. He also has Pastored local churches in Arkansas and Louisiana for 44 years, and has been a writer of various religious literature since 1983. He currently serves as President of the Louisiana Missionary Baptist Institute and Seminary in Minden, Louisiana, and as writer and Editor of HPB Publications. He and his wife Beverly have two children and grandchildren.

 




Student Minister/MBSF Minister

Donavan Jarvis

Bro. Donavan was born August 12,1992 in Mount Pleasant, TX and raised in Omaha, TX. Bro. Donavan accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at the age of 10 years old. He remembers very well that Tuesday night of revival services where Jesus changed his eternity. When he was 15 years old the Lord began convincing Bro. Donavan that he needed to surrender his life to preaching the gospel. Bro. Donavan faithfully served the Lord in his teenage years at his church and in his school. He graduated from Paul Pewitt High School in Omaha, TX.

Upon graduation, Bro. Donavan spent two years studying at East Texas Baptist University. He transferred after two years to continue his education at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, AR. He graduated from SAU with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Wildlife Biology, Conservation and Management. He was a vital part of the MBSF ministry at SAU where he served God fervently.

After graduating from SAU he returned to Omaha, Texas. There, he began a career with Best Fender Products and would later work for Imagination Fabrication. Bro. Donavan excelled in both places and was rapidly promoted. In the years after college Bro. Donavan met his wife, Lauren. He and Lauren were married on November 17, 2018. They remained in Omaha, TX until Bro. Donavan surrendered to the calling which God started so many years before. Although he was successful in the fabrication industry, Bro. Donavan knew what God wanted from his life. In August of 2019 he left everything, in the secular work place, behind. He and Lauren moved to Magnolia, AR and joined Calvary Baptist Church where he currently serves as Student Pastor. Bro. Donavan is currently a student at Louisiana Missionary Baptist Institute and Seminary.




Music Director

Jackson Heflin

Bro. Jackson was born in Edmond, Oklahoma on July 10th, 2002 to Aaron and Becky Heflin. A Missionary Baptist preacher, his dad was called to Ardmore, Oklahoma that same year to serve as Landmark Missionary Baptist Church’s head pastor. God then called his father to Vian, Oklahoma in 2009 to serve as associate pastor at, coincidentally, Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. On November 1, 2009, at seven years old, the Holy Spirit convicted Jackson of his sins. He confessed he was a sinner and on that Sunday evening, Jesus Christ saved him from his sins.

Coming from a faithful and musical family, Jackson was encouraged from an early age to worship and praise the Lord with the musical abilities God gave him. He began leading worship on Sunday nights when he was just 12 years old. Jackson continued serving as sound tech, backup worship leader at church, and worship leader at church camps through high school. The summer before his senior year, the Lord placed a burden on Jackson to surrender to the ministry. Jackson surrendered his life to the Lord and began preaching around and at his home church. He then graduated from Vian High School in 2020.

Through much prayer, Jackson felt the Lord was moving him to pursue music to assist in his ministry for the Lord. In 2020, Jackson began attending Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia to pursue music education. He began serving on the worship team at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and in student leadership at MBSF. It was while serving in those ministries that he met his future wife, Leah Morton. In 2021, he was appointed Interim Music Director at Calvary and in 2022, he became head Music Director. Jackson and Leah married in June of 2022 and now live a joyous life with their dog, Little Bit.

While still pursuing a degree in music, Jackson’s plan for his life are in the Lord’s hands. Whatever and wherever God calls him to be, he is ready and eager to serve his Lord and Savior. He will continue to serve Calvary to the best of his abilities for as long as the Lord allows.




Secretary

Cindy Anglin

Sis. Cindy Anglin is the secretary for Calvary Baptist Church.  At the age of 12, Cindy realized she was a sinner bound for hell.  On the way home from a Wednesday night youth meeting, in the car with the wonderful lady who took her to church each week, she confessed her sin to the Lord and asked for forgiveness and salvation.

Sis. Cindy is a native of the Magnolia area and graduated from Magnolia High School in 1991.  She married Robert L. Anglin, of Springhill, on August 11, 1996. They have a blended family of five children; Rusty, Brandon, Steven, Patricia and Hannah.     She has been a stay-at-home mom since the birth of her first child, which was a wonderful blessing. 

The family has been attending Calvary MBC since 2000 and faithful members since March of 2002.  They have watched as the three youngest children were saved and baptized here.  She began as secretary for Calvary in January of 2010.  Cindy asks for your prayers as she strives to do a great job for her Lord as secretary of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

 




 
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