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2017 Alumnus of the Year

2017 Alumnus of the Year

Weekly Portraits of Calvary Life


It is so encouraging to see Calvary alumni faithfully serving the Lord all over the United States and the world.  Last year’s Alumnus of the Year, Leandro Tarrataca, ministers thousands of miles away from Calvary in Brazil.  This year we didn’t have to travel nearly that far to find our honoree; in fact, the distance is probably measured better in feet!  Charlie Paine, pastor of Blue River Bible Church, has been Calvary’s neighbor since the church bought our chapel building in 1997, and we are delighted to honor him as our 2017 Alumnus of the Year.

Charlie graduated from Calvary in 1980 and immediately became pastor of Calvary Baptist Temple.  While the name and location of the church changed over the years, the pastor did not.  Today Charlie celebrated thirty-seven years of ministry at one church!  Because of that faithfulness and his close association with Calvary through the years as a student, advisory council member, Board of Trustees secretary, and adjunct faculty member, Pastor Paine undoubtedly deserves to be honored in this way.  Congratulations, Charlie!

Charlie Paine and I posed for a picture after Commencement.


Sara Klaassen

Alumni Relations Coordinator