Rev and Mrs Joe Callahan



June 2003-June 2011

June 2013-Present


Reverend Joe L. Callahan, Jr. is the pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Clovis, New Mexico. Additionally, he works in the position of Moderator, for the Jerusalem District Association of Southeast New Mexico, Inc., and 1st Vice President of the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist State Convention of New Mexico, Inc. Rev. Callahan is also a supporter of the National Baptist Convention, in which he is a certified instructor for four, classes—Church History, Christian Leadership, Survey of the New, and the Old Testaments. Rev. Callahan was born and raised in Rome, Georgia. After graduating from East Rome High School he joined the United States Air Force. His educational endeavors were furthered at the Community College of the Air Force, World Institute of Religious Education, Trinity College and Seminary in Newburg, Indiana, Andersonville Baptist Seminary in Camilla, Georgia and Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas. After 22 years of service, Rev. Callahan retired from the United States Air Force in 2002. During his time on active duty, Rev. Callahan served in the Gulf War. At an early age, Rev. Callahan recognized his gift of singing and his love for people. Rev. Callahan builds his ministry on the foundational sound teachings of Jesus Christ. He believes that the church should have comprehensive Christian educational ministries that meet the needs of members of all ages and the community. Through his devout studies and diligence in seeking the Lord, Rev. Callahan has received the vision for Life Shaping Ministries to help ordinary people become empowered to do extraordinary things to enhance the kingdom building work and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. Rev. Callahan currently resides in Clovis, New Mexico with his wife Tamara, and their two sons, Joseph and Isaiah. Rev. Callahan is known for many accomplishments of which the greatest is simply—a servant of the Most High.

Contact Information

cell-575 693-3255

Church- 575 762-2266

Mailing Address- P.O. Box 786 Clovis, New Mexico



Moderator – Rev. Joe L. Callahan Jr.

1st Vice Moderator – Rev. B. J. Choice Sr.

2nd Vice Moderator – Rev Thomas Ford

General Secretary – Sis. Anna Johnson

Youth Director – Sis. Wanda Johnson

Congress President – Dr. Richard Gorham

Congress Dean – Sis. R Chris Dudley

Registrar – Sis. Linda McPherson

District Musician – Sis. Queen Shelton

District Evangelist /Missionary Chair – Rev. David McPherson

WMU – Sis Karen Green

Laymen – Deacon Dan Johnson

Ushers – Sis Anna Johnson



Bethel Baptist Church, Artesia, NM – Reverend Thomas Ford

Bethlehem Baptist Church – Clovis, NM – Reverend Delmus Gillis

Galilee Baptist Church – Roswell, NM – Reverend Stanley Smith

Friendship Baptist Church – Roswell, NM – Reverend Michael K. Shelton

Mt Gilead Baptist Church – Roswell, NM – Reverend Artis Allen

Mt. Olive Baptist Church – Carlsbad, NM – Reverend R. L. Smith, Jr.

New Light Baptist Church – Farwell, Texas – Reverend Bryian Phillips

Pleasant Green Baptist Church – Hobbs, NM – Reverend James Ruffell

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church – Carlsbad, NM – Reverend David McPherson

St. John Baptist Church – Hobbs, NM – Reverend B. J. Choice Sr.

St. John Baptist Church – Clovis, NM – Reverend Joe Callahan

Triangle Baptist Church – Clovis, NM – Reverend Terry Martin

Ware Tabernacle – Roswell, NM – Dr. Richard Gorham