Our Beliefs


Our Mission and Vision

Calvary Baptist Church is For The Gospel–For The Nations. We Exist To Glorify God by Making Disciples of Jesus Christ Through: Christ-Centered Worship; Christ-Centered Community; Christ-Centered Service & Christ-Centered Multiplication 

What We Believe:


Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Pastor Charles Yates has been pastoring churches since 2007 when he was licensed and ordained into the pastorate. His wife, Shiny Yates, holds a PhD in Biblical Languages specializing in the Old Testament and Hebrew. She also holds a Master of Arts in Biblical Languages, Master of Theology in Research Languages and enjoys writing and teaching on biblical languages and history. Their daughter, Christine Grace Yates, enjoys studying and playing the violin in worship. Brother Yates holds a PhD in Historical Theology, a Doctorate of Christian Education, a Masters of Theology in Pedagogy, and a Masters of Divinity in Christian Education. The Yates family came to Calvary Baptist Odessa in May of 2021.

          Brother Yates desires to teach the Word of God in its original context and orthodox understanding. He is evangelical in outlook, and Trinitarian in belief. He believes that God alone, through Christ the Lord, is the focus and bedrock of biblical foundations through which all true professing believers can unify and worship the Lord God Almighty. The Yates family is dedicated to loyalty and service to Almighty God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Brother Yates’s life verses are Mark 1:15 and John 3:13-21.