Calvary Baptist Church
Monday, October 15, 2018
...to live by faith, to be known by love and to be a voice of hope.
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~ Our Pastor

 
 
 
 
Our pastor is Steven W Ruth.  He was born and raised in Lovington, NM.  He was raised attending Hillcrest Baptist Church and Christ redeemed him at the age of 12.  He graduated from High School in 1982 and married Valorie Richardson on April 15, 1983.  Steve surrendered to the gospel ministry in the spring of 1985 and he and Valorie moved to Belton, Texas that fall where he attended the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor.  Since entering the ministry, Steve has been a music and youth minster, chaplain/houseparent at a boys ranch, planted churches in Texas, Oregon and Idaho and has led two church restarts here in Idaho.   He and his family moved to Weiser in June of 2007 where he began pastoring here at Calvary.   
 
Valorie was also raised in Lovington, NM and attended Lovington High School.  She has been a stay-at-home mom most of her 31 years of marriage.  Valorie's jobs outside the home included: a deputy clerk for Bell County in Texas, a bus driver for a private christian school and supervisor for a large telacommunications company in North Idaho.   She and Steve have been very active in child protection for the State of Idaho and have had many foster children placed in their care.  She also loves to lead out in Women's Ministry.
                                 
Steve & Valorie have three grown sons and three children still at home.  Their oldest child Matthew is married to Sabrina and lives in Winchester, Idaho and has three children; Mercedies, Trinity & Gabriel.  Matthew works as a Drug & Alcohol Counselor & PSR worker in Lewiston, Idaho.  Nathan is married to Elena and they live in Post Falls Idaho. Nathan is a Computer Software Engineer in Coeur d' Alene.  They have two sons Ethan & Evan and a darling little girl Ellie Ann.  Benjamin is living here in Weiser.  He is a customer service representative at the the local grocery store.  He is married to Katie and they have a precious little girl Natalie and an awesome little boy Anthony. Samuel, a Junior at Weiser High School is a typical 17 year old who loves band, reading & playing video games.   Abigail (Abby) is 12 and in 5th grade.  She is truly a very beautiful, happy young lady ~ inside and out and loves to read and write stories.  She and Sam are both very loving and kind and help so much with their little sister.  Steve and Valorie complete their family with the addition of their daughter Naomi.  Naomi is 5 and is a remarkable little girl.  She is the most pleasant person one could ever meet, thus her name Naomi.  She is a medically fragile child and a fighter who loves to laugh and smile. She is also profoundly deaf and so very smart.   She brings sunshine into the room and gives joy to anyone who meets her.