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A favorite preacher for many, Dr. Pope is in constant demand by churches and conferences coast to coast, and spanning the globe. But, there is nowhere our Senior Pastor is more loved than here at Christchurch Baptist Fellowship. In 2011, Dr. Pope celebrated the 30th year as our pastor and the 41st year of his preaching ministry. His ministry is not only characterized by faithfulness and integrity, but defined by a vibrant prayer life and a reputation for rightly dividing the Word of Truth. His compassion for the lost, and his warm friendship to our congregation is a hallmark of Christchurch Baptist Fellowship. Dr. Pope studied for the ministry at Hyles-Anderson College in Crown Point, Indiana. Upon graduation, he and his wife, Barbara, spent 10 years in evangelism along with a short tenure on the faculty of Hyles-Anderson. Dr. and Mrs. Pope have been married since 1973, and have four children.


Pastor Caleb Sargent joined our staff in August of 2011. Filled with an obvious love for teenagers, and a desire to see them deepen their love for God, Pastor Caleb is a welcome addition to our team. His unique ability to relate to young people, and his practical preaching have quickly endeared him to the hearts of our teens. We are excited about what the Lord has in store for IMPACT Student Ministry, and Christchurch Baptist Fellowship.

Pastor Caleb Sargent is a graduate of West Coast Baptist College for both his undergraduate and graduate degree. His wife, Ruthy, is a graduate of Champion Baptist College in Hot Springs, Arkansas.


Victoria Lord is the Executive Secretary of Christchurch Baptist Fellowship. Her sweet spirit and friendly demeanor have been the hallmark of our church office for more than 27 years. Constantly refered to as "The Best Secretary in the World" by Dr. Pope, Mrs. Lord exemplifies the qualities of efficiency and loyalty.

Besides maintaining all reports, payroll, and correspondence for Christchurch, Mrs. Lord also handles the scheduling for Dr. Pope's meetings, conferences, and travel arrangements. Her tireless work is invaluable to Dr. Pope and the ministry of Christchurch Baptist Fellowship.