Pastoral Staff

Senior Pastor – Dwight LaPine

Pastor Dwight and Peggy LaPine have been in the ministry for over 30 years. They have five children and 20 grandchildren. Pastor LaPine has an earned doctorate from Andersonville Baptist Seminary in Camilla, Georgia and an honorary doctorate from Bukidnon Seminary in the Philippines. He is on the board at Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa.
Pastor Dwight and Peggy love their family and their church friends. They also have a great desire to tell people about Christ. He also loves to play basketball and work on cars.

Assistant Pastor – Gene Murrell

Pastor Gene and Vona Murrell have been at Calvary Baptist Church for over 20 years. They have three adult children and one grandchild and are blessed to have them all in the Rochester area.
Their entire family loves music and is very involved in special music, the orchestra, and the choir. Gene is the pastor of the Twenties, Thirties, and our Homebuilders ministries. He also directs the choir, orchestra, and drama ministries.

Administration and Youth Pastor – Logan Friess

Pastor Logan and Anna Friess have been at Calvary Baptist Church since June 2009. They are both graduates of Faith Baptist Bible College and have seven children. Pastor Logan has a great love for people and a passion for discipleship. He works with administration and leads the Youth ministry.

Chinese Ministry – Sam Huang

Calvary Baptist Church is the home of the Rochester Chinese Christian Church. The Chinese church was started 12 years ago. This church has been one of the greatest blessings for Calvary Baptist. We love the Chinese people and enjoy the fellowship that we can share. RCCC recently ordained Sam Huang as an elder and is currently seeking a full time pastor. For more information about RCCC, visit their website at: