About Calvary Baptist Church in Batesville, MS

In 1952 Calvary began as a mission of First Baptist Church of Batesville, MS. There were 40 charter members who began this family meeting on Stage Coach Road. Various building projects, including a new auditorium, educational building and a Pastor’s home were completed as they grew together. The church met in these facilities until 1993, when they sold the entire property after purchasing 8 acres on Keating Road across town. Meeting in various locations including the local theatre for 17 months, the church built a new facility that met the needs of this growing congregation. However, on April 20, 2003, the building was struck by lightning and was completely destroyed by fire. For over 2 years Calvary continued to thrive in spite of the obstacles of meeting in multiple locations. On December 18, 2005, the Calvary Family met for the first time in its current facility back on Keating Road. The family known as Calvary Baptist Church continues to thrive as “…a growing family devoted to maturing in love for Jesus Christ as we reach out to our community and world with the Gospel.”


Do you want a relationship with God?

The good news: You can be a friend of God! He wants you to know Him because He has loved you since before you were born.

The bad news: You and I, like all other humans, have a problem. We are sinners by nature and by choice (Romans 3:23). Sin separates us from God. The Bible tells us that our sin has earned us death (Romans 6:23). Still, God loved us and sent His Son Jesus to die in our place (Romans 5:8). He did this so that we could bring Him glory by having our sins forgiven, our lives transformed and one day live with Him for eternity (Romans 10:9).

Our desire is for you to have a personal relationship with God. Salvation is a personal relationship between you and God beginning with committed faith. Only you can decide. If you want Jesus as your Lord and Savior, simply confess that desire through prayer. You may choose to pray a prayer like this one:

Dear God, I know that Jesus is Your Son and that He died on the cross and was raised from the dead. I know I have sinned and need forgiveness. I am willing to turn from my sin and begin following Jesus as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for saving me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

If you have placed all your trust for this life and for eternity in Jesus, please contact Calvary Baptist Church either by e-mail, phone or a personal visit this Sunday. We want to rejoice with you and help you as you begin your new life in Jesus Christ.

If you would like to find out more about our family at Calvary Baptist Church, feel free to contact us today.

Our Vision

Calvary is a growing family devoted to maturing in love for Jesus Christ as we reach out to our community and the world with the Gospel (2 Corinthians 5:14-21).

Our Beliefs

A. Preaching the word of God
B. Winning the lost to Jesus
C. Discipling the saved
D. Supporting missions in our local community, state, and world.

Our Pastor

Dr. Paul Middleton

A Message from our Pastor

The greatest encounter of my life occurred in 1987 and changed me forever. Alone in my bedroom, I found myself with questions, doubts, and fears I could not ignore. I was an empty shell searching for security, purpose, and meaning. That summer night I cried, “Jesus, I can keep on living the way I am living and be miserable, or I can give my life to You.” What grace He gave as I yielded my life completely to Him. My life since has been completely different. Jesus has changed my life and better yet, changed my eternity! This remarkable change wrought by the intimate and powerful love of Jesus is now the message of my life. What Jesus did for me, He can do for anyone. This life-altering love of God is the theme of our celebrative worship at Calvary. If you would like to know more about the Life, Love, and Forgiveness of Jesus that can make a difference in your living and dying, please contact us.

Our Staff

Robbie Cook – Minister of Children

Robbie Cook

I am a native of Batesville and consider this community my mission field. Serving as the Minister to Children for the past five years and working for the South Panola School District for the past 18 years has presented me with the opportunity to be a light for Jesus. My goal is to immerse children in God’s Word, teach them how to pray and worship, and support their families in their commitment to facilitate spiritual growth. Our mission at Calvary is to grow young champions for Christ through engaging activities.

Contact information: robbie@calvarybatesville.org or 662-563-7422.


Chuck Waller


Shannon McCullough – Administrative Assistant


Brock Gee

Calvary Baptist Church | | 662-563-7422 | shannon@calvarybatesville.org