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    On Sunday, December 20, the Elders announced to the congregation that Dave Riddle is now a candidate for the Teaching Pastor position at Calvary Baptist Church. Please read below for information on Dave as well as a timetable for this process. A special business meeting in order to vote will be on Sunday, February 7.

    Dave Riddle

    Dave's Family (left to right):
    Malachi (17), Eli (18), Carrie (20), Amy, and Dave

    Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics (1990): Ohio Dominican College, Columbus, OH
    Master of Divinity (2001): Winebrenner Theological Seminary, Findlay, OH

    Previous experience:
    - Elem3nt church, Blissfield and Adrian, MI, 2001-2009, Senior Pastor. 
    - Emmanuel Community Church, Ft. Wayne, IN, 1999-2001, Pastoral Intern. 
    - Hillsdale United Brethren Church, St. Mary's, OH, 1998-1999, Solo Pastor. 
    - Otterbein United Brethren Church (now New Horizons UB Church), Rockford, OH, 1993-1998, Senior Pastor

    Dave was first licensed as a pastor in the Church of the United Brethren in Christ in 1990, and was ordained in the same church in 2001. 

    Timetable of events:

    Congregational question and answer sessions
    - Wednesday, January 6, 7:00-8:30 PM, Choir Room
    - Sunday, January 10, 9:15-10:30 AM, Auditorium
    - Sunday, January 17, 5:00-6:30 PM, Auditorium
    Meetings with Ministry Staff and Support Staff during week of January 4.
    Meeting with Deacon and Regent boards Sunday afternoon January 10.
    Meeting with College students January 17, 7:30 PM.
    Dave will be speaking Sundays except December 27 throughout the process.

    A special business meeting has been schedule for Sunday, February 7 to vote for Dave as Teaching Pastor at Calvary. Voting will open at 9:15 am with the business meeting at 4 pm (voting will close at 4:15).
    Prayer meeting on Wednesday, January 27 at 7 pm
    Informal Q&A on Sunday, January 31, 9:15 am, Pastor's Study

    If you have further questions, you can contact Dave by e-mail at

    Dave's Messages:

    If you missed Dave speaking during our worship services, click on one of the messages below.

    Reaching Out... - January 24
    Partners in Mission - January 17
    Mission Multiply - January 10
    Why Holy Communion - January 3
    Experience the Humility - December 20
    Experience the Love - December 13
    Rarefied Air - November 22
    Leave Boldly - October 11
    Love Completely - September 27





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