Pastor Chantry’s work with Calvary Tabernacle began 19 years ago as Student Pastor. He and Heather were voted in as Associate Pastor in 2012 and in 2016 were voted in, unanimously, as Pastor of Calvary Tabernacle. Heather is a 3rd grade teacher at Centerton Gamble Elementary and they both lead in local, state, and national ministries. Their daughter, Ava, is the center of their world and as a family, they love to spend time together at home as well as traveling. They have a heart to lead people to Christ and to see revival in NWA.
Bishop and Sis. Dean moved to Bentonville in 1974 to assume the pastorate of Calvary Tabernacle and in 2016 they became Bishop. Their vision and burden have continued for the last 43 years and they still believe the best is yet to come. Bishop Dean currently serves as the Men’s Ministry director and Debbie serves as the Ladies Ministry director for the state of Arkansas. One of the most rewarding aspects of their lives has been to watch their four children, Johnathan, Tamara, Chantry and Brooke grow up in Bentonville and develop their God given gifts in the church and community.
Jeremy and Janessa began serving at CT in 2008 after Jeremy graduated from Indiana Bible College with a Bachelors in Music and Theology minor. He is involved in music events around the country and has played on, written for, and produced several live and studio recordings. They have a passion for excellence in all things and a genuine love for teaching others the power of having true worship in their lives. Janessa coordinates all major CT events from picnics to banquets. They have 3 beautiful children, JJ, Jaxon, and Jonsi.
In 2014, Justin and Hillary joined the Calvary Tabernacle family to lead the Children’s Department. Justin began his work with children’s ministry in 2006 in Belleview, FL. Hillary earned a degree in Sign Language Interpreting/Deaf Studies from St. Petersburg College. Under the mentorship and leadership of several influential children’s ministers, Justin gained invaluable experience and his passion and burden for children grew. They desire to see children built up in Christ, rooted in doctrine, and established in faith. They also believe that learning how to follow Jesus should be dynamic, fun, and exciting and they seek to infuse that energy into all their children’s events and activities. Together, Justin and Hillary love to explore the natural beauty of NWA through hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities. They are expecting their first baby, Benton, this spring.
In November of 2017, Omar and Courtney accepted the role of Student Pastors at Calvary Tabernacle. They both got their start in student ministry after attending Gateway College of Evangelism in St. Louis, MO. Having been in various roles within student ministry for over 7 years now, they are excited to invest in the lives of students here in NWA. Family is #1 to them, as they have two handsome little guys, Liam and Holton. Omar loves being a father and in his spare time enjoys coffee, and sports. Courtney enjoys music, coffee, and a good trip to a book store.
Dathan has been attending CT since January 2013 and began serving as Financial Administrator in April 2015. He has worked in finance for the past 6 years in various capacities, and has been in ministry since age 13. Outside of work and ministry, he enjoys taking on new projects and traveling with his wonderful wife, Denae.