James Clark has been the Pastor of Calvary Assembly of God since March 1985. He met the love of his life, Yvonne, while attending Central Bible College in Springfield Missouri and they married in 1980. After graduation, he began his ministry in 1981 as Youth and Music pastor in Bethalto, IL, followed by youth pastor positions in Valparaiso, IN and Minier, IL. Pastor Clark and Yvonne have been blessed with six children and seven grandchildren (and still counting...grand kids that is!) God tugged on his heart as an 8 yr old boy at an alter in an Iowa Assembly of God kid's camp and he set out in pursuit of God's call for his life. Pastor Clark's dependency is not in himself, but he looks to a gracious, merciful, compassionate and empowering God for direction, purpose and strength.
Associate & Youth Pastor
Jeff Martin has attended Calvary Assembly of God since 1986. As a middle school student he grow up in the church. As a young teen Jeff know God had called him, but at that time he wasn’t sure as to what extent. Jeff attended KVHS and graduated in 1988 and married his best friend, Donna. They have four boys and are so proud of them. Jeff has worn many hats in his life, he worked with his father in construction following high school, was a draftsman/designer, developed different businesses, went back to college and finished his teaching degree, taught at KVHS for 11 years, he and Donna, went back to school again for their ministry degrees, and now Jeff has taken the Associate and Youth Pastor passion since 2017 at Calvary. His passion is relationships with others. He uses hummer and real-life interactions to get the message through to students in a way that they can relate to. “The best examples you can ever use are the ones that have happened to you.” This is way the youth group is known as SWAT. (Students With A Testimony). Outreach and drawing others to know Christ is one of Jeff’s desires.
With her love for music and singing unto the Lord, Kim leads our services into worship. Hearing what God is saying and opening our hearts to his presence is all part of praise.
Bethany leads our children with her background in elementary education and her loving compassion for kids opens the doors for learning and application. She loves to laugh and interact with her VIP kids and everyone has a place.