Meet the Staff

Senior Pastor

Howell FamilyHowell Family

Pastor Jeffrey Howell graduated from Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania in 1986 with a degree in Bible. From there he went on to earn a Master of Divinity from Baptist Bible Seminary, also in Clarks Summit, in 1992. Pastor Jeff is in his 18th year of ministry here at Calvary, having moved to Jersey Shore in the fall of 1993. Life is shared with his wife and best friend, Jenny, and their six children (Bethany, Heidi, Benjamin, Emily, Anna and Kaela).


His greatest delights have been seeing people changed by the power of the gospel. Pastor enjoys time with the family, as well as outdoor sports like hunting, fishing and biking the rail trail. He has even been known to swing the golf clubs on rare occasions. Yankees, Cowboys, Penn State …

Pastor will always be grateful to the Lord for Calvary …it’s a great place to be.  


Assistant Pastor

Dick FamilyDick Family

Matt Dick graduated from Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 2007 where his studies concentrated on Student Ministries.  He grew up in Rauchtown and moved back to Jersey Shore in 2008.  Matt served a 1-year Pastoral Internship at Calvary starting in August 2010 and came on staff as the Assistant Pastor of Family Ministries in October 2011.

Matt has been married to Jessica since January, 2005.  They had their first child, Malachi, in June, 2010. Matt loves to spend time outside doing just about anything including bike-riding, fishing and sports.  Jess enjoys reading, gardening and especially working with pottery.  Often you might find Matt and Jess involved in a board game or possibly out yard-saling as these are some of their favorite things to do together.