Calvary Baptist Church

Pastoral Staff

Mark Stevens


Pastor Stevens became the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in April of 2004.  He graduated from Trinity Baptist College with a B.A. degree in Church Ministries and has a M.A. degree in Bible Exposition from Pensacola Theological Seminary.  Pastor Stevens spent seven years in the United States Air Force, and three years as a teacher and athletic director at Ft. Walton Christian School.  He has been pastoring since 1986.  He and his wife Kim have three children (Samantha, Jason, and Tony) and eleven grandchildren.

John Policastro

Assistant Pastor/School Administrator

John Policastro was called as Academy Administrator in August 2010.  He has a B.S. in Bible from Baptist Bible College, and a M.S. in Educational Leadership from Bob Jones University.  Mr. Policastro was ordained into the gospel ministry in April 2000.  He has served as Assistant Pastor at Bayview Baptist Church and Academy in Mastic Beach, NY, Assistant Pastor for Christian Education at South Dade Baptist Church and Colonial Christian School in Homestead, FL, and as Assistant Pastor for Academy Administration at Calvary Baptist Church and Christian Academy in Montgomery, AL.  Mr. Policastro has been a Christian school administrator and teacher since 1996.  He holds FACCS certification in School Administration.  Mr. Policastro, as Academy Administrator, oversees the day-to-day operations of Calvary Christian Academy and Preschool.  He and his wife, Marianne, have two children (Janelle and JP) and three grandchildren.

Ben Bilodeau

Youth Pastor

Ben joined the church staff in August of 2015 to primarily oversee the Student Ministry at Calvary. He graduated from Pensacola Christian College in 2011 with a B.A. degree in Youth Ministries and minored in Education.  Ben is also in charge of the Solid Ground Bookstore & Coffee Shop, helps coordinate visitation, oversees the school chapels, and coaches basketball for the Christian Academy.

Keith Nolen

Music Director

Keith currently is the Choir Director and a teacher at the academy. He graduated from Pensacola Christian College in 1992 with a degree in Music Ministries. After working at a church in Cleveland for 14 years he began work at Calvary Baptist Church and Academy in 2006. He has three children (Andrew, Brook, and Charity).

Kendra Jeffries

Office Manager

Kendra serves as the Bookkeeper for both Calvary Baptist Church and Calvary Christian Academy and Preschool. She joined the staff in January of 2015 with over fifteen years’ experience, as a Staff Accountant, with various financial institutions and one non-profit organization. She has a B.S. in Business Management from Florida State University. She also serves as our church pianist. She and her husband, Daniel Jeffries, have two sons, Cameron and Connor.

Peggy Monnin


Peggy serves as the Church Secretary here at Calvary Baptist Church.  She has been involved in ministry work for over 25 years.  She joined the church staff in December of 2003.  She and her husband Tom have been faithful members of Calvary for over 30 years.  She is also involved in the Missions program of the church.  The Monnin’s have three children (Tom, Tim, and Ted) and eight grandchildren.

Joe Ogden

Building and Grounds Supervisor

Joe serves as Facilities Manager (a.k.a. The Maintenance Guy).  He is a graduate of Landmark Baptist College in Haines City, FL, where he earned a B.S. degree in Bible.  Joe joined the staff of Calvary in July 2004.  He has been in the ministry for 18 years. Joe is also the Activities Director for the Senior Saints, a program for our golden members, that meets once a month for lots of food, fun, and fellowship. He and his wife, Rachel, have two children.

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Phone #: (850) 862-5369
Fax #: (850) 862-5368

529 Clifford St., Fort Walton Beach, FL

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