Rev. T. L. Copeland, Senior Pastor
Reverend Travis L. Copeland is the twenty-first Senior Pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church. He
is the husband of the former Tabitha Michelle Lewis. He attended Suffolk Public Schools, and
graduated from Nansemond River High School and continued his education at Tidewater
Community College. Rev. Copeland is currently a Student at Hampton University studying in
Religious Studies. Reverend Copeland is a Son of the Missouri Baptist Church where he was
licensed and ordained in the Gospel Ministry under the leadership of the Right Reverend Dr.
Ronnie R. Boone, Senior Pastor.
Reverend Copeland is a member of the Tidewater Metro Baptist Ministers Conference, he is the
former President of the Suffolk Youth Association Interdenominational Alliance, and affiliated
with the Baptist General Convention of Virginia and the Northern Neck Baptist Association and
its Commission. Rev. Copeland is also a Son of “FLAME” (Fostering Leadership and Ministry
Excellence) under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Dwight Riddick of the Gethsemane Baptist Church,
Newport News, VA. This ministry seeks to provide spiritual covering and light the pathways of
ministry for Leaders for personal growth and spiritual leadership and quality development in