Duane Farley began his pastorate at Calvary Baptist Church in January 2007. The passion of his life and ministry is to experience and lead others into the delight of Gospel-saturated living. Duane was born and raised in Canton, Ohio. The Lord used his involvement in his local church’s youth group and opportunities to preach as a teenager to give him a heart for the ministry. After submitting to God’s calling on his life, he attended Bob Jones University and Seminary where he received both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Bible.
At BJU he met his wife, Mary. They were married in 1998. Mary earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in Counseling. During these years of training, the Lord developed the Farleys through various ministry and leadership opportunities. From 2001-2004, Duane and Mary moved to West Hartford, CT where Duane served as a youth and outreach pastor. During this time of ministry, Duane was ordained and Elizabeth Grace was born. In the spring of 2004, the Lord guided the Farleys to Louisville, KY where Duane sought to further enhance his theological and ministry preparedness by attending The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He graduated in December 2006 with the Master of Divinity degree. From there, the Lord graciously gave the Farleys the desire of their hearts by allowing them to minister again in New England and specifically at Calvary Baptist Church. After moving back to Connecticut the joy of the Farley family was multiplied with the birth of their son, Hudson Taylor, in February 2007. Jonathan Edwards was born in June 2009 and Katie Joy was born in January 2013. Also, in 2014 Duane completed the Master of Theology degree in historical theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Duane enjoys spending time with his family, reading, visiting church history sites, and following college football. Mary likewise enjoys reading, socializing, traveling and mothering. Elizabeth enjoys reading books and being active outside. Hudson likes building with Legos and learning about the world around him. Jonathan enjoys life in general and tagging along with his siblings. Katie soaks up all the attention given her as the baby of the family.
Timothy Howard Jr., Associate Pastor
Timothy and Sarah Howard started their ministry with Calvary Baptist Church in August 2011. Tim was born and raised in the Constitution State. Following the Lord’s call to the ministry, Tim left Glastonbury, CT for Baptist Bible College and Seminary in Clarks Summit, PA, where he met his wife Sarah (originally from Binghamton, NY) and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Bible/Theology and a Master’s degree in Biblical studies. Sarah graduated from BBC with Bachelor degrees in church music and Bible. Tim and Sarah married in May of 2009 and lived in Clarks Summit, PA. A few months later, they moved back to Connecticut where Tim served as a youth pastor.
Tim and Sarah strive to honor God by gaining a deeper knowledge of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Their desire is to grow in God’s grace in order to edify the saints of Calvary Baptist as well as spread the glorious Gospel throughout the Windsor Locks area. Tim’s desire is to learn and develop as a pastor under the mentorship and friendship of Pastor Farley.
Tim enjoys reading, hunting, painting and working on cars. Sarah enjoys composing music, singing, gardening and reading. Tim and Sarah are now awaiting the arrival of their first child in November of 2014.