Meet Our Staff


Rev. Vann Dempsey

Senior Pastor
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Pastor Vann Dempsey has served as Senior Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Jesup, since 1996. He holds a Bachelor of Ministry Degree from Covington Theological Seminary. A native of Cedartown, Georgia, Bro. Vann has been married to his wife, Rhonda, for 37 years. They were blessed with two children (Josh and Megan) and three grandchildren (Wyatt, Brynleigh, and Brisen).

Bro. Vann is a faithful preacher of the Word of God. He delivers scriptural truth in a way that is easy to understand. Bro. Vann has a passion to see believers becoming students of God’s Word.


Rev. Gary Johnson

Minister of Children/Administration
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Rev. Gary Johnson has served as Minister of Children/Administration of Calvary Baptist Church in Jesup since 2009.  A native of Jesup, Gary is married to Joy-they have two children, Mark and Rachel. Gary desires to provide all children with a safe, loving, and fun environment so that they can come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ and grow spiritually in Him.


Mr. Bruce Harris

Music Director
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Bruce Harris has served the music ministry of Calvary in different capacities for several years and now serves as Music Director.  Bruce is a native of Screven, Georgia. Bruce is married to Karen Harris. They have two daughters and a son (Karla, Jessica and Justin) and 3 grandchildren (Klaire, Kaleb and Kameron).

Bruce loves to see the music get the congregation ready to listen to the spoken word. Music “sets the table” for the rest of the worship service.


Mrs. Sandi Price

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Sandi Price began serving as secretary in February, 2013.  Sandi and her husband, Daniel moved to Jesup from Eufaula, AL in early 2011 and very quickly felt God leading them to Calvary as their new church home.  They have been married 28 years and have one adult son, Loyd.

Sandi is active in many of the ministries of the church and sees her role as church secretary as an additional way to minister with and to the members of Calvary as well as visitors and the other staff members.


Mrs. Wendy Thornton

Financial Secretary
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Wendy Thornton has been an employed with Calvary Baptist Church since Jan. 1995. She was born in Jesup and graduated from Wayne County High School. She also attended Brunswick Junior College and has a certificate in Finance and bookkeeping. She has been married to Kim Thornton for ten years and together they have been blessed with four children and eleven grandchildren.

During the nineteen years I have been at Calvary Baptist Church God has truly blessed me with so many wonderful people that have become a special part of my life. I consider myself so blessed to be able to work in a Christian environment and do the kind of work that I enjoy so much.