Pastor Karl Baker spent his early years in Milton, Florida before volunteering for the U.S. Navy in 1966. In 1968 he married Pam Nelson, his high school sweetheart. Together they have raised eight children and are now the proud grandparents of 23 grandchildren. He received Jesus Christ as his personal savior in 1970 and soon after this the Lord called him to preach. He received a Bachelor of Divinity Degree from Pensacola Bible Institute in 1974.
He has been the Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church since 1975. He combines sound Biblical Preaching designed to save the sinner and edify the saint with detailed verse by verse Bible study. Through the years, he has always been faithful to personally answer questions and give wise prayerful advice to anyone who asks. In 1976 he founded the Beaufort Bible Institute and has graduated 56 students over 29 years. He has authored a book entitled "Marriage and Divorce" and has done extensive study and teaching on the infallibility and preservation of the King James Bible.
His Life verse is Jeremiah 9:23-24: "Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise loving kindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD."