Pastor M. Craig Stallard, Sister Carol Stallard and daughters ( from left) Joanna, Janell and Jolene welcome you to Calvary Lighthouse. Pastor Stallard holds a masters degree with a major in mathematics and minor in psychology from the University of Texas at Tyler . He has over 30 years experience in teaching , ranging from junior high through college level. Sis. Stallard also holds a bachelors degree in education from UT at Tyler and has over 20 years of teaching experience. Pastor and Sister Stallard are both graduates of Conquerors Bible College in Portland Oregon where they spent 3 years preparing for spending a lifetime together in the work of God. Pastor and Sister Stallard were honored to serve 4 years as assistant pastor to the late Rev. Benjamin Urshan in Albuquerque, NM and 10 years with Pastor A.D. Spears in Longview, TX . They accepted their calling to Portland, TX in 1992 and have since seen Calvary Lighthouse Church enabled to build and completely pay off a beautiful new facility. To God be the Glory for the things He has done.
Their oldest daughter, Joanna, is a doctor of gastroenterology and is a practicing partner with Abdominal Specialist in Corpus Christi and is married to Eric Linsteadt. Eric holds a masters degree in psychology from Texas A&M Corpus Christi and has served as a certified counselor in San Antonio. Jolene holds an bachelors degree in music from Texas A&M CC, teaches at Lopez Middle School at North East ISD in San Antonio while serving in the music ministry at HOPE CENTER. Janell also holds a degree in music and is currently teaching at Gregory Portand ISD. She also serves as music director at Calvary Lighthouse Church. All 3 daughters have excelled in both keyboard and voice and have represented their schools as all district, all region and all state choir representatives and are integral in the Music Ministry at Calvary Lighthouse Church. And, of course, Sam and Zeke Linsteadt are the smartest, best looking, super-awesome grandsons that have ever existed. Most of all, the Stallard family is honored to represent the name of Jesus Christ.