Faculty Member David Calger Earns Master of Divinity & Receives Ordination
Highlands Christian Academy congratulates faculty member Mr. David Calger on receiving his Master of Divinity Degree and on his ordination into the ministry!
Mr. Calger taught for five years before coming to Highlands, and this August he will begin his fourth year at HCA—teaching 8th grade Bible, high school Bible, and 8th grade history. He also works with junior high students in the National Junior Honor Society. He says, “I love teaching at HCA because we try to emphasize the development of a Christian mind and worldview. Faith must be more than felt; it must be understood, applied, and lived in life’s daily trenches. Teaching affords an opportunity to equip young Christians to do this. Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders, and one classroom can change the world to the glory of Christ.”
While in college, David met his wife, Cherith, who teaches HCA K4. They were married in 2002 and have a son, Micaiah, who will be in 6th grade at HCA this fall. David and his family attend Grace Baptist Church where he preaches, serves on the elder board, and serves in the Awana ministry each Wednesday evening.
This past spring David completed the work required to earn his Master of Divinity with an emphasis in apologetics from Luther Rice College and Seminary in Lithonia, Georgia. This entitled him to go through the rigorous process of ordination during which he was given the opportunity to demonstrate his proficiency in accurately handling the Word of God before an ordination examination committee. On Sunday, May 8, Dr. Brian Wingenroth formally announced the committee’s recommendation to officially ordain David to the gospel ministry. At this time, Rev. Calger plans to use his ordination to serve as a chaplain in the United States Army Reserve, drawing upon his experience in the military as a captain and as a chaplain in training.
Mr. Calger’s favorite Bible passage is 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 – For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.