By the calling of Christ Jesus to the ministry of pastor and subsequently to Calvary Baptist Church, it is my honor and privilege to serve as a minister and disciple of the LORD Jesus Christ. My heart and calling is described by the Apostle Paul to the Colossians:
Colossians 1:25-29 Revised English Bible (REB)
25) I became a servant of the church by virtue of the task assigned to me by God for your benefit: to put God's Word into full effect, 26) that secret purpose hidden for long ages and through many generations, but now disclosed to God's people. 27) To them He chose to make known what a wealth of glory offered to the Gentiles in this secret purpose: Christ in you, the hope of glory. 28) He it is Whom we proclaim. We teach everyone and instruct everyone in all ways of wisdom, so as to present each one of you as a mature member of Christ's body. 29) To this end I am toiling strenuously with all the energy and power of Christ at work in me.
Bro. James Craft
James Craft accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and Lord when he was in the sixth grade. He was called into ministry in 1983 and has been serving in churches across Louisiana since then. He was married to his wife, Tracy, in 1995. He was blessed to have the opportunity to go to school, completing college, masters (MDIV), and doctoral (PhD) work. He began serving as pastor of Calvary in December of 2003.