Pastor Gene Riker
Dr. H. Eugene Riker and his wife, Dolores, began their ministry at Calvary Baptist Church—Calvary Christian School in August 1983. Dr. Riker would be senior pastor and administrator of the school. The school was re-structured with emphasis on Christian service. Graduates were encouraged to attend schools of theology following high-school graduation. Mrs. Riker was the office manager and taught art in the school. Together they took students on missionary trips and other tours. He preached campaigns in Brazil, Canada and Great Brittan. The students and Mrs. Riker assisted with the meetings. Together they hosted over 100 such tours. Mrs. Riker was hospitalized on October 27, 2015, and at 5:10 A.M. on Friday, October 30, she rested from her labors for the Lord. Her death was completely unexpected leaving a great void in the school and church. Dr. and Mrs. Riker are both graduates of Indiana public schools and Indiana Baptist College, Heritage Baptist University and Seminary. He was converted on March 25, 1968, and she two years later. Dr. Riker has continued on the pastoral staff at Calvary following Mrs. Riker’s passing. He preaches in the regular services at the church and the Monday morning chapel in the school. He served 20 years on the board of BWMOM, 20 years as a director/trustee at Heritage Baptist College and 25 years as Academic Director for competition for A.C.E. At this date he is not serving any of the above ministries. He is an active member and frequent speaker of the International Fellowship of Fundamental Baptists. He is the voice of the Grace and Truth radio broadcast.