Pastor John Riker
Pastor John Riker was born into a pastor’s home. He was reared as a Hoosier, living in Zionsville, Indiana from 1973-1983. He moved with his family to Linton, Indiana when his father accepted the pastorate at Calvary Baptist Church of Linton. His heart was quickly knit to the people of Greene County. In his early teen years, the Lord began to guide him to minister to teens and to children so he began working every summer at Hoosier Hills Baptist Camp. The Lord continued to use his parents and his teachers to mold his life in the home and at Calvary Baptist Church. He graduated from Calvary Christian School in 1991 and then continued his studies at Heritage Baptist University where he graduated in 1995. Following his college graduation, he accepted the Lord’s call to join the pastoral staff at Calvary Baptist Church. He and his wife, Stephanie, met while serving at Hoosier Hills Baptist Camp and were married in 1996. They have served the Lord side-by-side for over 20 years at CBC and within the Christian school. God has blessed them with 4 children. Upon entering Linton you will notice a sign stating “You’ll like Linton!” Pastor John Riker and his family hope that you will visit and “like CBC” where you will find a warm welcome.
Pastor John’s life verse: Rom 12:21 “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”
Favorite saying: “Take a licking and keep on ticking!”
Favorite U. S. historical figures: George Washington, Robert E. Lee