Who We Are


Learn more about our story! Check out our story to the right, Where We’ve Been.

Calvary Church is not just another church.  We began as a small group of ordinary people in Edna Gooden’s kitchen sharing a common goal to know Jesus and share His life transforming love with Kent County. That love has touched hundreds to thousands as we have reached out to meet the physical, social, mental and spiritual needs of our community for over sixty years.

As a multi-cultural community of people, we gather together to worship God, receive biblically-based yet culturally relevant messages to learn how to follow Jesus and become more like Him.  We challenge each other to grow and be ready to take Jesus’ love in tangible ways to our neighbors, co-workers, the broken and disadvantaged, and the hungry and needy.  As we do life together with Jesus in our community, lives and our culture are changed, thereby giving Jesus an opportunity to do extraordinary things through our ordinary lives.

We hope you will join us on this courageous journey together of being and making disciples with Jesus.



Our Beliefs

Calvary is affiliated with the Assemblies of God, a worldwide fellowship of Pentecostal churches. As part of the Assemblies of God, we uphold the 16 Fundamental Truths to which all Assemblies of God churches adhere.


Our Team


Ministry Team

Our Ministry Team is responsible for our ministry operations and how we serve our community.


Roland Coon
Lead Pastor • pastor@CalvaryDover.org

Ryan Coon
Associate Pastor • rCoon@CalvaryDover.org

Dorothy Wood
Church Administrator • dWood@CalvaryDover.org

John Bowman
Family Life Pastor • jBowman@CalvaryDover.org

Rachel Tuten
Worship Director • rTuten@CalvaryDover.org

Diane Lamborn
Christian Education Director • dLamborn@CalvaryDover.org

Jody Wood
Counselor • jWood@CalvaryDover.org

Brandon Pyne
Student Ministries Director • bPyne@CalvaryDover.org

Larry Goldberg
Creative Arts DirectorLGoldberg@CalvaryDover.org

Cornelius Murphy
Care Director • cMurphy@CalvaryDover.org


Staff Team

Our Staff Team supports the Ministry Team in serving our community and congregation.


Ally Deihl
Administrative Assistant to Creative Arts Director • aDeihl@CalvaryDover.org

Sandy Jacobsen
Connections Director & Database Manager • sJacobsen@CalvaryDover.org

Renee Calhoun
Senior Bookkeeper

Jared Lopez
Technical Director • jLopez@CalvaryDover.org

Sandy Basher
Receptionist • sBasher@CalvaryDover.org

Jessica Keller
Administrative Assistant to Church Administrator • jKeller@CalvaryDover.org

Lindsey Pyne
Administrative Assistant to Student Ministries Director • LPyne@CalvaryDover.org

Margaret Young
Benevolence Director • mYoung@CalvaryDover.org

Angela Tisdale
Next Steps Coordinator • aJtisdale@CalvaryDover.org