ROCHESTER, Minn.—Calvary Baptist Church has installed Greg Linscott as pastor.
He was most recently pastor of Brown Street Baptist Church, Alton, Illinois. Prior to that ministry, he was pastor of First Baptist Church, Marshall, Minnesota; Faith Baptist Church, Skowhegan, Maine; and Altoona (Iowa) Regular Baptist Church. He is also a member of the GARBC Council of Eighteen and is a frequent writer for the Baptist Bulletin.
Calvary Baptist formally welcomed Greg and his wife, Jennifer, and their family during an installation service June 20.
Speaking at that service were Scott Owen, director of Intentional Transitional Ministries, a ministry of Baptist Church Planters; Darrell Friar, state representative of the Minnesota Association of Regular Baptist Churches; and Jason Call, a deacon at Calvary Baptist Church and chair of the pulpit committee.
Sharing greetings via video were Mike Hess, GARBC national representative; Eric Lloyd, assistant pastor of Brown Street Baptist Church; and Zachary Patke, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Sheldon, Iowa, who had served as assistant pastor in Marshall, Minnesota, while Greg was pastor there.
“Today is a testimony to God’s faithfulness, God’s goodness, His generosity, and His provision,” Mike Hess told the congregation via video. “We rejoice with you today.”
The church says that as it seeks God’s direction and blessing moving forward, its focus remains on Romans 11:36: “For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever.”