Calvin was born and raised in northwest Louisiana, where he lives today. He is the youngest of five children. His hobby of reading led him to apply for work at a local public library, where he met his wife, Cindy. After dating for four years, they married in 1987. They have one son, who also is married.
Calvin was saved by the Lord Jesus Christ in April 1983. He was called to preach in the summer of 1983 and has been involved in Christian ministry since late 1983. He has served in five churches, in two associations of churches in northwest Louisiana, and on two committees of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. He currently pastors a local Baptist Church and is serving on one associational and one state convention committee. After a nine-year break from college, he returned to school and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministry from East Texas Baptist University in 1996. He earned his Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2007.
He has a passion for sharing God’s word in practical ways so that people can be like Jesus and share God’s word in their own lives. He enjoys camping with his wife, reading, learning about new subjects, playing guitar at a basic intermediate level, and trying to paint in acrylics.
This publication is a testimony of the sixth year a group of Louisiana authors assembled their collective muse to create an anthology celebrating the short story and united in the fact that a heritage element is common. This year, ten authors have collaborated to produce the outstanding collection of diverse short stories we call, "Our Abiding Heritage."