Dr. Philip Attebery is the Dean-Registrar and Professor of Church Ministries at Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary in Jacksonville, Texas. He holds a B.A., Southern Arkansas University, 1987; M.Div., Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary, 1990; a D.Min., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1995; and a Ph. D. from Dallas Baptist University, 2014. Dr. Attebery served as Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Magnolia, Arkansas and later as Director of the Association of Baptist Students at Tyler Junior College and the University of Texas at Tyler before assuming the position of Dean-Registrar at BMATS. He has co-authored Galilean Leadership Training and Recreation Guide, BPH, and Male and Female Created He Them.
David received Christ at the age of 13 while attending Daniel Springs youth camp in East Texas. He graduated from Fairfield High School in 2005 and received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Secondary Education from Sam Houston State University in December 2009. In the winter of 2016, he began to sense that a call to preach had been placed on his life. In September of 2017, he surrendered to preach and began pursuing his Masters of Theology in Preaching and Pastoral Ministry through Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in January of 2018.
David returned to Fairfield from La Vernia, Texas, where he was on the staff at Grace Bible Church. He had been their Discipleship and Small Group Pastoral intern, and was responsible for developing and implementing curriculums for discipleship which aligned with Grace’s mission and vision statements. His duties at Grace included training and commissioning new small group ministry leaders, and publishing literature and newsletters to keep the 750-plus member congregation engaged. He had numerous leadership responsibilities Including adult Bible Study Leadership Committee, Small Group Discipleship Coordinator, organizing, leading and preaching at conferences and camps and elder leading and shepherding.
David and his wife Kayla have three sons: Tripp, Waylon and Wyatt.
Buddy leads worship on Sunday mornings.
Leslie leads worship on Sunday evening and Wednesday evening.
Charlotte Mullen has been going to Calvary Baptist Church since 1958 when she and her husband Buddy were married. She became an actual member of Calvary in 1975 when she accepted the Lord as her personal savior and was baptized. A native of Teague, Texas in Freestone County, she and Buddy had dated for 2-1/2 years. She graduated in May and was married to Buddy the following November Throughout her 44 years as Calvary’s secretary/clerk, she taught the children’s Beginners and Primary classes and was a constant helper in the nursery. She is currently a longtime member of the Friendship Class and she and Buddy have two children and four grandchildren.
Charlotte has been Calvary’s secretary and clerk for 44 years, beginning in 1976 and that was her first job since getting married. She was a homemaker because ‘Buddy never wanted me to work’, she stated. When Glendale Black asked her if she would take the secretary/clerk job at Calvary, she said she told Glendale ‘you’ll have to ask Buddy first.’
Her responsibilities as secretary/clerk include taking care of the financial records, preparing the financial statements each month, preparing the church’s weekly bulletin, answering calls to the church and ‘everything else that comes up’.
Donald Mullen joined Calvary Baptist Church in 1961 when he was baptized during Vacation Bible School and has been a member ever since. A native of Fairfield, Texas in Freestone County, Donald received twelve years of education through the Fairfield Independent School District. Almost immediately following graduation, Donald went to work at the Luminant Coal Mine near Fairfield. He completed a 43-year career with the company and retired in 2015. He eventually accepted the position of maintenance manager at Calvary a few years after his retirement. Donald and his wife LaDonna have four grown children and seven grandchildren.
Donald has held numerous positions throughout his membership at Calvary. He has been Calvary’s Sunday School superintendent since September 2000, and taught Sunday School for several years. Donald has been on several different committees, always willing to serve wherever the Lord led him.
Calvary’s Sunday School Superintendent strives to achieve seven critical mission objectives in directing the church’s Sunday School curriculum.
“Our goal at Calvary is to teach the message of Jesus Christ in ways that a child can understand and to assist parents in furthering their child’s exposure to Biblical teachings that are relevant to them. Sunday School classes are a great way to get to know other people and to be challenged to learn more about issues that matter to our everyday lives from a Godly perspective,” stated Donald.