About Me

Daniel Calves

Associate Pastor of Youth


A native of Miami, Florida, Danny grew up in the Florida Keys and only attended church when his grandfather came to visit. In 1989, Danny’s family started attending the First Baptist Church of Key Largo, FL. Two years later, Danny became a believer and his family moved to the town of Wauchula, FL. Danny became an active member in the youth group at First Baptist Church of Wauchula. In high school Danny was involved in baseball and tennis and was a member of both Key Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Danny did his undergraduate work at Belmont University in Nashville, TN where he was a Religion major. He graduated with his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1998. He then attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville where he studied Christian Education and served 2 years at the Vice President/Treasurer for SGA and was the Head of the Student Ethics Committee. He earned a Master of Arts in Christian Education in 2001. Danny was licensed into the gospel ministry by Bay Street Baptist Church in Eustis, FL in 1999 and ordained into the gospel ministry by First Baptist Church of Bowling Green, FL in 2001.

Danny began his full-time ministry work in the Summer of 2001 and has served churches and organizations in the states of Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio. In his 20 years of service, he has served as a Minister of Youth and Recreation, Associate Pastor of Students and Education, Houseparent, Pastor of Youth and Children, and most recently as Youth Pastor here at Clough Pike Baptist Church in Cincinnati, OH.

Danny is married to Amy and they have been married for almost 17 years. Amy is a student at Morehead State University and works for Gateway Technical & Community College. They have a son named Gregory who is almost 15 years old.


Danny’s Favorites

Authors – Shel Silverstein, John C. Maxwell, Philip Gulley, Josh McDowell, Michael & Hayley DiMarco, and Herbert C. Gabhart.

Music – Michael W. Smith, Rend Collective, NeedtoBreathe, Kristian Stanfill, Casting Crowns, Paul Simon, & Phil Collins.

Movie Quotes – Oh. Johnny, I apologize; I forgot you were there. You may go now.” Doc Holliday (Tombstone), “My name is Gladiator.” Maximus Decimus Meridius (Gladiator), “Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam… And wuv, tru wuv, will fowow you foweva… So tweasure your wuv.” The Impressive Clergyman (Princess Bride), and “There’s only one God, ma’am, and I’m pretty sure He doesn’t dress like that.” Captain America (The Avengers).

TV Shows – NCIS, Bull, Flash, Arrow, DC Legends of the Tomorrow, Grey’s Anatomy, Person of Interest, Monk, The Good Doctor, Perfect Harmony, Outmatched, and Psych.

Color – Yellow

Candy – Twizzlers

Bible Verse – Psalm 40:8 “I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.”

“May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Romans 15:5–6