Pastor Bud Calvert and his wife, Mary, started Fairfax Baptist Temple in 1970 and served as Pastor of FBT for thirty-five years before stepping down in 2006 and turning the church over to his son, Troy Calvert. He now serves as Pastor Emeritus and travels throughout the United States and around the world preaching in missions conferences, helping start churches, encouraging missionaries and Pastors, and training men who are preparing for the ministry. As founder of the International Conference on World Evangelism, he is working to turn the hearts of preachers, young and old, toward church planting and world evangelism. Pastor Calvert and his wife Mary have been married for forty-seven years and split their time between Fairfax, Virginia and Lakeland, Florida. One of his greatest joys in life is being a full-time grandfather to Raquel, Nate, David, and Julia in addition to spending time with his wife, and visiting with others.