Overseers of the Church
Calvary Baptist Church of Lenexa is overseen by men who meet the qualifications of overseers/elders of the church as described in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. We believe this is the most biblical means of church governance. These men have been chosen by God and gifted to His church to dedicate their time and lives to teaching and guiding God's people at Calvary in accordance with God's Holy Word.
Dr. Brian Albert
Dr. Brian Albert (PhD from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) has pastored at Calvary since 2004. He also serves at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary as Adjunct Professor of Church History and Research Assistant of the Spurgeon Library. Dr. Albert is the author of The Spirit of Holiness: Reflections on Spiritual Formation and Living the Faith: Upward, Inward, Outward, and Onward. He enjoys gardening, fishing, and hunting in his spare time. Dr. Albert and his wife, Anita, have two children, Emma and Noah, along with two Labrador retrievers and two Siamese cats.
Daniel and his wife, Shawna, joined Calvary in 2014. Daniel served as a ministry intern for a year before being ordained as associate pastor in 2016. His ministry focus is teaching and discipleship. Daniel is currently working on a PhD in Biblical Studies and teaches Greek and Hebrew at Midwestern Seminary. For hobbies, Daniel enjoys traveling and playing music. Daniel and Shawna have two daughters, Rachel and Hannah, and one son, Zechariah.
Melvin Adams is originally from Dallas, Texas. He has attended Calvary since 2005. Mel has served as an elder since 2007 and has recently been enjoying the fruits of discipling Calvary's youth. Mel enjoys studying God's Word, fellowshipping with the saints, cooking, spending time near the fireplace, having discussions about various topics and issues, and deciphering the wants and needs of his kitty, Smores.
Jonathan Clark is originally from southeast Texas and moved here with his wife, Morgan, in order to obtain his MDiv at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2019, he began attending Calvary and served as the pastoral intern for a year. He was ordained as an elder in 2023. Jonathan appreciates all things nerdy and enjoys playing board games in his spare time. Jonathan and Morgan have two tuxedo cats, Echo and Leo.
Ramesh Mikkilineni came to the United States from India in 1998 and began attending Calvary in 2000. He is passionate about reaching internationals, especially IT professionals, with the Gospel. Ramesh leads an Indian ministry, regularly preaching and teaching. He has two daughters, Monica and Satvika, both of whom are medical doctors. In his free time, Ramesh enjoys reading and listening to business news.