Randy & Kandy Burrows-Interim pastor
Albany is a city of almost 57,000 people, centrally located in Oregon as the county seat of Linn County. Albany is the state’s 11th largest city. There is much to see and do in Albany, which is adjacent to Corvallis, and serves in part as a bedroom community to the home of the Oregon State Beavers.
Albany has two high schools with a combined enrollment of over 2,700 students and Linn-Benton Community College is a short distance from Calvary Baptist that boasts an enrollment that has continued to climb to over 24,000 students.Calvary Baptist Church was established in the early 1950s and at one time had an average Sunday morning attendance of over 200 people, which could be considered an “Oregon Mega Church”! Through time, the congregation has dwindled down to around 30, who have weathered the storms. The median age of the congregation is 72yrs old and they have realized that a new start is needed. The group reached out to the NW Baptist Convention and began the Re-plant process in 2018.
Randy and Kandy were transferred by Randy’s employer from the Houston area to the Northwest in 2008. Randy now manages three clinical labs in Eugene and Springfield, while Kandy is a fulltime clinical care provider. They began working with the NWBC as Church planters in 2013 and were called by Calvary Baptist to serve as the Intentional Interim for the replant in October of 2018.