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Dr. John D. Talley III

Senior Pastor

Background & Family:
I was born in Miami, Florida, but I really can not call that home.  My parents were both in full-time Christian ministry, which meant we moved around quite a bit.  Before living in New Hampshire I had never lived in one place more than five years in my life, other than Dominica where my wife and I served as missionaries.  Even there we had a year back in the States thrown in the middle of 2 four year terms.  I am thankful for the heritage that growing up in a Christian home had given me, although there were times when I did not fully appreciate it.  Often I am asked where I call home which is a tough question to answer with my background.  My answer is, other than where God has me now; I would call Alabama home.  ROLL TIDE!

I met my wife Melody at Southeastern Bible College, Birmingham, AL, in 1981.  She was a freshman, and I was a senior, but God wove our lives together very quickly, and in July of 1982, less than a year after we met, we were married.  I thank God for Melody; she has faithfully stood by me through both the good and bad times that ministry brings.  We have been blessed with two children, Tim and Tiffany.  Tim is married to Whitney, and they have given us two precious grandchildren, Lainey, and Tyde.  Tiffany is married to Kenny Davis, and they live in Charleston, SC, where Kenny serves as a Police Officer with the North Charleston Police Department.  It has been our prayer from day one that our children would grow to love God with all their hearts, and we are thrilled with the directions their lives are heading, and we look forward to how God is going to continue to use them in the future.
Education:
BA Bible/Pastoral Theology, Southeastern Bible College, 1982
Master of Divinity, Grace Seminary, 1986
Doctor of Ministry, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2001

Ministry experience:
Liberty University, School of Religion, Lynchburg, VA; Online Adjunct Professor, September 2011 – Present
New England Bible College, South Portland, ME; Adjunct Professor; September 2008 – September 2014
Calvary Bible Church, Derry, NH; Senior Pastor, June 2003 – Present
Calvary Bible Church, Derry, NH; Associate Pastor, June 2000 – June 2003
Berean Mission Inc., St. Louis, MO; Field Missionary/Director of Field Ministries, June 1986 – July 2000
Blue River Community Church, Columbia City, IN; Pastor, October 1985 – June 1987
Calvary Baptist Church, Centerpoint, AL; Youth Pastor, 1980 – 1982

My Passion:
My main passion in life is the communication of God’s Word. I can think of no greater privilege than to proclaim God’s Word to His people. However, my most significant burden is that we, as God’s people “flesh out” that Word in our daily lives. Growing in the application of the Word of God should be a priority of every true believer. Our lives are to be lived as an act of worship to God and as a testimony of His grace. It is my passion to equip folks to fulfill that purpose.

Favorite Authors:
Religious – John Piper, John MacArthur, Erwin McManus, Thom Rainer, Mark Driscoll, Francis Chan, Craig Parshall, Ted Dekker, James Scott Bell, Robert Whitlow
Secular – John Grisham, Vince Flynn, David Baldacci, Patrick Lencioni

Hobbies:
Fishing, Weather

Favorite Sports Teams:
University of Alabama – 1925, 1926, 1930, 1934, 1941, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978, 1979, 1992, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017 College Football National Champs!!
Chicago Cubs
Boston Celtics (actually a converted Lakers fan)