Senior Pastor
Rev. Dr. Robert R. Lockhart
Rochelle and Robert

Pastor Robert Lockhart has been in the gospel preaching ministry for the past 38 years. Pastor Robert began preaching at the age of 17 immediately after accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  His enrollment in Bible college soon followed and was a sign of his commitment to find God’s plan for his life. Robert is a graduate of Global University Springfield, Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology, and a ministerial diploma from the Assemblies of God Bible College, Nassau, Bahamas.  As a student of the word he is continuing studies with Global University enrolled in the Master’s Program.

A dynamic Preacher, practical Teacher, and Marriage Counselor and Marriage Officer with the government of The Bahamas, Pastor Robert travels extensively declaring the whole counsel of the Word of God bringing transformation to the lives of the hearers. Pastor Lockhart became the Senior Pastor of Calvary Temple in 2003, and he believes that God wants His glory revealed to the world and he encourages his congregation to pursue God to bring the glory back to the local church.

Pastor Lockhart served as Assistant National Youth Director of the A/G, Bible School President, and Pneuma Bible School Teacher.  Presently he serves as Assistant Superintendent for the Assemblies of God in the Bahama including the Turks & Caicos Islands for the past 17 years, where his mission is to continue to bring unity and harmony among pastors and ministers to advance the Kingdom of God in the earth.  Pastor Robert also served as First Vice President of the Grand Bahama Christian Council for 4 years, and President of the Council for 5 years. In 2010 Pastor Lockhart became a Justice of the Peace, and in 2015 he had conferred upon him a Doctor of Divinity from Saint Thomas Christian University.

Pastor Lockhart is married to Rochelle, and they have three wonderful sons, Raoul, Raphael, and Remez. They are also blessed to share in the lives of Nydia Dames-Major who has been adopted into the family as their very own, and also Leonette Gardiner-Williams. They are grandparents to 2 princesses Grace and Noel, and 1 grandson Zaphaniah. Together, this family serves the wonderful, loving, family, friendly people Calvary Temple, a word centered, kingdom minded church where “Glory is here!”

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Biography of  

Bruce Russell, Youth Pastor
Bruce and Krystal
Passionate, creative, enthusiastic, resilient and anointed are just a few words that can be used to describe this young man of God (also known as Bruce Hyppe). Born to Bruce (Senior) and Sandra Russell, raised in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bruce is a proud member of the Russell family of Eight Mile Rock. Since the age of 15, Minister Bruce has been active in his local church. Today, he is still doing his part in the Kingdom of God, positively influencing the lives of young people and all who come in contact with him.
Spending most of his life in church, Bruce knew there was a call on his life. He developed a passion for ministry at a young age and as a result he joined Lion of Judah Ministries with Monty G as a Christian Rap Artist.  After completing high school in June of 2000 at Freeport Anglican High School, now Bishop Michael Eldon School, Bruce left to further his education in the United States.
In 2001, Bruce was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, an inflammatory bowel disease. This diagnoses proved to be a hard time in his life as it left him physically unable to actively maneuver as he did before. However, passion driven and ministry minded he did not allow his circumstances to stop him from doing what God had called him to do.
With the hand of God on his life, Bruce was able to fully function through his illness. In 2004, he returned home and immediately got involved in the youth ministry at Calvary Temple with his best friend Rev. Duerre Thomas. This opportunity had given birth to a passion which was the gift of preaching.
With his newly found passion, Minister Bruce later returned to the United States in 2006 where he studied Biblical and Theological Studies at South Florida Bible College. While pursing his degree, Bruce faced many challenges, physically and financially. Yet in his sickness, God proved his faithfulness. In 2008, Bruce underwent surgery that would indeed put an end to his years of pain and suffering. Today, healed and cured, he lives pain and medicine free with no trace of the Crohn’s Disease in his body.
A year after his miracle surgery, Minister Bruce graduated from South Florida Bible College with an Associate’s Degree in Biblical and Theological Studies. He is still actively involved with Lion of Judah Ministries and currently serves as the Youth and Media Director at Calvary Temple Assemblies of God. His passion for young people continues to grow as he strives to pursue the greater glory.  In April of 2010, Pastor Bruce was appointed to serve as full time Youth Pastor of Calvary Temple. He is passionate about young people and desires to see them establish a deep intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.   He is actively involved in the community through the Student Christian Movement at the high schools throughout the island.  He also serves in the same capacity with the Northern District of the College of the Bahamas.



Biography of

Minister Dudley Francis
Theameka and  Dudley

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path. These words have been adopted by this great man of God. Dudley Noel Francis is the last of 6 children born to Arthur George Francis and Alice Joanna Francis on Mar21, 1972 in Spring Village, in the parish of St Catherine Jamaica.

He received his early education at Spring Garden All Age School and Horizon Park All Age School in St Catherine Jamaica. While there he passed the Common entrance exam to the high school of his choice Kingston College. Upon graduation from KC as it is called, he achieved 7CXC passes.
He then went to the University of Technology in Kingston, Jamaica. While there he achieved a certificate in Construction studies and a Diploma in Structural Engineering. While at the University of the West Indies, he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering majoring in Structural Engineering.
He got saved when his older brother Lawrey led him to accept the Lord as his personal savior.
Dudley began sharing the word of God at the age of 25 while at the University of the West Indies and has impacted the lives of many young men from all over the Caribbean. This passion caused him to be the leader of his University Christian cell group.
Dudley’s gift to communicate developed under 2 dynamic ministries, Elijah Centre in Trinidad and Tobago and Calvary Temple Assemblies of God in Freeport,Bahamas.
While at Calvary, he served as a Youth director, Sunday School teacher, Head usher and presently serves as a deacon.
This dynamic young man gives all credit to the Holy Spirit who has indeed directed his path  in teaching and preaching the Word
This committed intercessor and prayer warrior is passionate for prayer and studying the Word.
He currently works as an Engineer and Building Inspector with the Grand Bahama Port Authority. He is a member of the Grand Bahama Port Authority Volunteers group where he uses his God given talents to help those in need. He is a member of the Bahamas Society of Engineers and a registered Professional Engineer in Jamaica and in the Bahamas. He recently obtained certification as an International Code Council Residential Building Inspector from the United States.
He seeks to serve and raise the standard of excellence wherever he goes.
He enjoys watching soccer and athletics.
He is happily married to his college sweetheart and best friend Theameaka Francis nee Mitchell for the past 11 yrs. They have been blessed with 2 daughters, Daijanae Francis and Tanya Betje Thompson and one son David.


Biography of

Minister Paxton Cooper
Patrice and  Paxton

Born Howard Edwin Paxton Cooper on the island of Grand Bahama to Mr. Havard Samuel and the late Mrs. Doris Minette Cooper.

Paxton  serves as Managing director of Pepe Holdings Company.

Paxton became a Christian on August 12th 1974 during a crusade held by Evangelist Rex Major and has always held a passion for studying the word.

He has attended Calvary Temple for 31 years has been active in ministry for most of those years.
He is an Associate minister and presently an adult Sunday school teacher and he and his wife head up the Marriage ministry at Calvary Temple.
He is married to J. Patrice Cooper and they are the proud parents of four adult children: Pharez,  Patariq,  Priya and  Palal (Deceased).