Our Staff

Calvin Bartl - Lead Pastor


Calvin was born in September 1961 in Elberta, Alabama. He grew up on a farm with four brothers and three sisters. He attended Liberty Christian College to prepare for ministry.


His first pastorate was as a children's pastor at Liberty Church. After one year at Liberty he moved to Elberta Alliance Church in Elberta, AL where he served as Children's Pastor, Senior Pastor, and Executive Pastor over the course of many years.


While Calvin was at Elberta the church changed its name to Genesis Church and relocated to Foley, AL, eventually opening a location in Lillian, AL.


This campus has now become a fully accredited church with the Christian and Missionary Alliance called Eternal Life Church where Calvin serves as Lead Pastor.


Calvin is married to Sharon Bartl and has four wonderful children, three of whom are married.


If you would like to meet with or get in touch with Pastor Calvin, please click here.

Joshua Hommes - Worship & Communications Director



Sharon Bartl - Children's Director


Sharon is the wife of Pastor Calvin Bartl. She leads the children's church on Sunday mornings.

Justin Schaff - Student Ministries Pastor


Justin Schaff was born and raised in Elberta, AL. He has a wife Jamie and three kids; Ezra, Eden and Elliana. At the age of sixteen Jesus came and radically changed his life. Shortly after that he felt like God was calling him to ministry full-time.


He held a fulltime position as youth pastor at First Baptist Church in Lillian, AL, part time position as youth pastor at Fairhope, Community Church and now has been called to Eternal Life Church. While holding a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration he is pursuing a Masters in Biblical Studies.


He has a passion for preaching and making disciples. He wants to see a generation that seeks after Jesus Christ. He believes that we can see this generation rise up if we provide solid biblical truth that they can see communicates to all of life. He wants everyone around him to know one thing, "It's All About Jesus".