PREACH THE HOPE OF CHRIST, TEACH THE TRUTHS OF CHRIST, REACH THE WORLD FOR CHRIST
Hope Bible Fellowship began as a simple act of obedience. God laid this mission on the heart of man to spread the gospel message of Jesus Christ. We are a body of believers whose total focus is on doing the work God has set us out to do. We are community minded with the needs of the surrounding area at the forefront of our ministry efforts.
Our services are designed to bring glory to the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and our Savior. Our church family is amazing and welcoming, and is always ready to make you feel welcome. With powerful worship and strong relevant messages, you are sure to enjoy the services here at Hope. We encourage you to come and grow with us!
Pictured: Cal (back left), Bethany , Javan (back center), Kenan (right), and Asher (front center
Cal Callison was born and raised in Winterset, IA. Growing up attending church, he was involved in youth ministry but believes he was saved at the age of 18 while attending Hannibal LaGrange University in Hannibal, MO. Prior to transitioning to the lead pastor role in 2015, Cal served in student ministry for 15 years. Over the last ten years the Lord has increased his love in the deep riches of the gospel and he sees it as his mission to center everything he does around the life changing good news of Jesus Christ.
Cal graduated with a Master of Theology from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2015 and has served on the board of directors for the Illinois Baptist State Association since 2017.
He married Bethany on August 19, 2000 and they have three sons, Javan, Kenan, and Asher. The family loves playing board games, watching movies, reading, and playing outside. Cal is a die hard Iowa State Cyclones, Star Wars fan and a fan of coffee.
SUE ANN BASTENDORFF