Reverend Travis 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.
His vast leadership and genuine passion have led many young souls to a relationship with God. 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 God.
Reverend Copeland is inspired by his mother Ms. Helen A. Copeland and grandmother the Late Great Mother Rosa Lee Copeland who taught him the ways of the Lord, their teachings has lead Reverend Copeland to be one of the most profound and insightful voices of his generation.While Reverend Copeland is highly respected for the many gifts that he brings to the body, his greatest impact comes from the pulpit. His sermons have challenged, encouraged, convicted, strengthened, and equipped many believers, both young and old. Many are encouraged by his strength, comforted by his friendship, and inspired by his example to teach toward transformation and liberation from defeat.