Our Story

How it all started...

In January, 2016, while serving in the U.S. Army, the Lord led Anthony Rea and his wife, Melissa, to provide a place of warm Christian fellowship that centers on verse by verse, expositional Bible teaching for all people. Calvary Chapel Dothan is the fruit of that leading. Calvary Chapel began as an online Bible study with participants scattered across the United States and is now a local church with the same mission – simply teaching the whole Bible, simply.
Since 2006, Anthony and Melissa have been actively involved in ministry. Anthony began as a staffer at Calvary Chapel Tallahassee, FL where he learned about service through waxing floors, cutting grass, answering phones, and serving the Body through Bible teaching in middle school, high school, college home groups, and the Calvary Chapel Bible College extension campus.
In 2009, Anthony and Melissa moved to Columbus, GA and plugged into Calvary Chapel Columbus where they served on the worship team from 2011 to 2014.  In 2014, the Army moved the Rea family to Rock Island, IL where they served alongside the saints at Calvary Chapel Quad Cities. Anthony and Melissa continued to lead worship during their time at Calvary Chapel Quad Cities. Anthony also served as the interim-Pastor during the fall and winter of 2015 as CCQC was in the midst of tremendous change.
By Jesus’ grace, Anthony and the team at Calvary Chapel are committed to teaching the Bible simply, verse by verse, in order to glorify God and equip the saints for every good work.

Our church is happy to be a part of the Calvary Chapel movement.