Jeff Merryman - Youth Pastor


My name is Jeff Merryman and it is an honor to serve with the youth! My wife, Jessica, and I both grew up here in the Reno/Sparks area. GOD has blessed us with Jensen, our son, who is a constant joy in our lives. I am a fitness and beard enthusiast and love all things that go boom! However, where my true drive lies is in the things of GOD. I have such a passion for the Word of GOD and am consumed by the person of JESUS and what HE has done for each of us.

Jerry Cole - Deacon

My name is Jerry Cole. I came to faith in Jesus Christ at the age of 19. My wife Susan and I have four children and six grandchildren. I have been a youth pastor, on staff with Young Life, a church planter/pastor with the Conservative Baptist Association and worked with Missions Door helping to build water projects in Haiti. I teach adult Sunday School here at Calvary and lead a worship service each Sunday afternoon at a care home in Reno. I believe discipleship is a key component of the local church and work as a board member with Discipleship Training International. I love to teach God’s Word and simply want to tell people about Jesus. Each Summer, Susan and I enjoy taking our grandchildren on what I call “Grandpa Adventures”, and I enjoy playing golf.

Roy Johnson - Deacon


My name is Roy Johnson.  I grew up in central Nevada, graduating from Austin High School.  I married my lovely wife, Suzanna, in 1994 and have four children.  I enjoy hunting and shooting and spending time in the outdoors.  As a young man I learned that my broken relationship with God could be mended by putting my faith in Jesus Christ.  I love seeing God work in people's lives so they can experience the strength, peace, and joy He offers.  I began attending Calvary Baptist Church in 1997 and the people of the church have been an integral part of my family ever since.

Randy Liedkie - Deacon


My Name is Randy Liedkie. I was raised in Eastern Washington and moved to Nevada in 1986. My wife Bettie Mae and I began attending Calvary Baptist Church at that time. We have four adult children. When I'm not working I enjoy hunting, hiking and woodworking. I am passionate about Jesus and my church and have been involved in leadership for much of the time I have attended.

James Greenwood - Deacon


My name is James Greenwood.  I was blessed to be raised by godly parents who prioritized their relationship with God and lived out their faith as an example to me and my ten siblings.  I was thirteen when God convicted me that I was in need of a Savior, and He saved me!  My wife Lydia and I have been attending Calvary Baptist Church since 2019. I have lived in Northern California my whole life, and Lydia moved from Northern Minnesota when we married in 2016.  I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, off-roading, camping, road tripping, and most of all, anything that involves spending time with my wife!  I hope you will come for a visit, and I look forward to meeting you!

Our Team

Andrew Poh - Pastor


My name is Andrew Poh and it is one of my greatest joys in life to pastor this church. I grew up in rural Northeast Wisconsin, but came to Northern Nevada as soon as I could! I married Jarré, a Sparks native, in 2009 and God has given us four energetic children. I love hiking in the Sierra Nevada’s, fishing trout streams, and hunting deer and elk. Above all, I desire to love, trust and obey Jesus in ever-increasing ways and to lead others to do the same.

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