share the love of Jesus and help lead people
to a personal relationship with
in our community, our nation
throughout the world.
Welcome: From Pastor Doug Helton
I would like to welcome you to our website. I am Pastor Doug Helton. I have had the privilege of serving our Lord at our church in pastoral ministry since 1983.
I was a 22 year old Junior at FBBC, studying for pastoral ministry, when in January of 1983 our God first lead me to His church here. It has been a great honor and tremendous privilege from our Lord to serve here this long. This is the first and only church that I have ever pastored. This is the first and only home in which my wife Janna and our five children ever lived.
There are three reasons why we have stayed at Calvary Baptist Church in St. Charles and made this our home.
First and foremost is the Lord our God, His calling on our lives, and the enablement that He gives us to do His work.
The second reason is His precious people whom He has called that make up our congregation. We currently have around 170 people who love the Lord and show His love to one another. We have a kind, friendly, giving, and loving group of believers. They have been very gracious and patient with me, in allowing me the honor of being called their Pastor through these many years.
The third reason is our wonderful community of St. Charles, Iowa. Our town is full of kind, warm, generous, and loving people. We know each other, love each other, respect each other, and are there to help each other. St. Charles is the best of Iowa. Iowa is the best of America. And America is the best of the World! Therefore, St. Charles, Iowa is the best in the World!
I encourage you to come and visit us. You will find that we have a Bible based, Jesus Christ centered, and family oriented ministry that reaches the heart. We preach and teach the Holy Word of God literally and passionately! We love our Lord and His people deeply and we worship and serve our Lord fervently. I will look forward to the honor of meeting you when you come and worship with us.
In the love of our Lord Jesus Christ and for His glory!
Pastor Douglas J. Helton
Calvary Baptist Church
St. Charles, Iowa