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Pastoral Advisory Team

The members of our Pastoral Advisory Team were ordained on May 9, 1999, after having been selected by the congregation. This group of respected people in the congregation will pray for and advise the pastor. In our current transition period, the Pastoral Advisory Team will form the core of the Pastoral Search Team.

Phil Garrison

Phil Garrison I was born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1953, where I lived for 22 years. Upon graduation from LSU in Shreveport with a Bachelor's degree in chemistry, I moved to Austin to go to graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin. Even though I grew up in a Baptist church, it was not until I moved to Austin that I accepted Christ as my Savior in 1977. Shortly afterward, I met Pam, who was to become my wife in 1979.

In 1981, I graduated from the University of Texas with a Ph.D. in chemistry and accepted a position at Dupont in Ponca City, Oklahoma. During our stay in Oklahoma, Alicia was born. In 1988, my company transferred us to Clear Lake, Texas. Today I work for Equistar (which is the result of a recent merger between Lyondell and Millenium) as a polymer chemist. Last year, I was transferred to Cincinnati, Ohio. However, after only two months in Cincinnati, God answered our prayers and allowed us to remain here in Clear Lake.

At Calvary, I am involved in the prayer ministry, teach first grade Sunday School with Pam, and, until recently, served as chairman of the Stewardship Committee. I strongly believe that prayer must be a top priority for our church if we are to become the church that God desires. I look forward to the future with great excitement to see what God has planned for Calvary Fellowship and the city of Houston.

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Dan Sherrel

Dan Sherrel Born in St. Louis, Mo., in 1945, Dan was raised in the Roman Catholic Church and educated in the Catholic Parochial School system. He has an Associates Degree in Business Administration from the St. Louis Community College District. Dan moved to Fort Worth, Texas, in 1979, and accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior shortly thereafter, through the singles ministry of McKinney Bible Church of Fort Worth.

Dan has worked for the federal government for more than 20 years and is currently employed by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, on Galveston Island, as a Contract Specialist and System Administrator of the Contracting Office's database.

Dan married Tam in 1996, and they moved to Clear Lake that same year. After visiting a number of churches in the Clear Lake area, they joined Calvary Fellowship while it was still meeting in the building on Crescent Landing. Dan teaches an adult Sunday School class and both he and Tam are active in a number of Home Groups/Bible Studies.

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Tony Stella

Tony Stella I was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida. At 12, I was led to receive Jesus Christ as my Savior by my devoted and long-suffering Sunday school teacher, Mr. Lucius Rivers. Mr. Rivers has been in Glory for many years now, but I am forever grateful to that humble man who led me to the Lord.

After high school graduation and two years of college, I enlisted in the Air Force and served a little over four years, about a year of that service as an airman in Korea, during the final year of the Korean War. Although that year was a hard one, I am convinced that God put me there for a very definite purpose, as preparation for what would come later.

Upon discharge, I returned to the University of Florida on the G.I. Bill, and met my future bride, Micki Sommerkamp, at the Baptist Student Union. We married the next year. After four years of seminary studies (at Golden Gate, near San Francisco, and Southwestern, Fort Worth), a church in suburban St. Louis called me to serve as Minister of Education. During these years we were in regular contact with the Foreign Mission Board (now the International Mission Board) regarding career (overseas missions). It finally happened in 1964, when we were appointed at Ridgecrest Baptist Assembly as career missionaries to serve in South Korea. We served from 1964 until retirement in 1994, in evangelism and church development.

To be near two of our three children, we came to Friendswood to retire, and have certainly not regretted that decision. It's great to be near our children, and now our grandchildren, to whom we're "Papa" and "Mee Ma". And it's great to be with our Calvary Fellowship family. God has truly blessed us abundantly, and we're eternally grateful to Him Who is the Source of our life.

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Calvary Fellowship
Dr. Brett Dutton, Pastor
1001 Pineloch Drive, Suite 600
Houston, Texas 77062
Phone: 281-480-0495
Fax: 281-480-7906

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