Dr. Craig L. Bennett was the former pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in SHAPE Belgium for 15 years. Upon returning to the United States he was sent out by Crossroads Baptist church to start the Calvary’s Harvest Baptist Church (CHBC) in McDonough, GA, in November 2003. CHBC eventually settled at its present location in Jonesboro, GA, in June 2009.
Dr. Bennett is a Retired Army Sergeant First Class, originally hailing from Philadelphia, PA. He has been married to the former Margaret Gibbs for 35 years. They have two children, Lanett (Bennett) Grant and Lance Bennett who both serve in church music ministries for the Lord.
He is an International Speaker, having preached the gospel and ministered in France, Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Italy, the Philippines, Canada, the Bahamas, England and throughout the United States. Dr. Bennett is an annual speaker at the Conference On Evangelizing Black America (COEBA). He is also an active participant in the Helping Evangelize Lost People, (HELP) Ministry, and Jehovah-Jirah Ministries, which is involved with assisting churches with their first church purchase.
Dr. Bennett has several degrees to his credit which include: AA from New Mexico State University, AA in Computer Studies from City College of Chicago, AA in Management from the University of Maryland; BA in Information Management from University of Maryland, BA in Biblical Studies from Louisiana Baptist University, an MA in Biblical Studies from Louisiana Baptist University, MBA from Liberty University, PhD in Bible from Louisiana Baptist University and a PhD in Christian Counseling from Louisiana Baptist University.
He has also written several books: “If the Foundation Be Destroyed: These Dumb Idols,” “From the Heart: Counsel from a Father to a Son” and “The Rise and Ruin of Rome.”