A Little Bit About Us

It is our hope that this page answers your questions about Calvary Meridian. We want to make sure that you understand the purpose and direction of our church. We love God, we love people, and would love for you to join us.


Calvary Meridian has been formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Christ and be conformed into His image by the power of the Holy Spirit.


What We Believe

Our Beliefs About Worship
Our Beliefs About God
Our Beliefs About The Bible
Our Beliefs About Jesus
Our Beliefs About Salvation
Our Beliefs About Heaven and Hell


Pastor Troy Drake

Lead Pastor

Troy Drake is the Lead Pastor of Calvary Meridian. Pastor Troy is married to Chelsea, and they have 3 daughters. He loves his church family and teaching through the Bible, encouraging everyone to grow in the grace of God and reach the lost for Jesus.

Nathan Cooney

Treasurer and Executive Pastor

Nathan Cooney serves as Treasurer and Executive Pastor at Calvary Meridian. Nathan enjoys using his gifts, knowledge, and talents with finances to help Calvary Meridian. Nathan and Troy's goal is to always keep the church's books above reproach. Nathan is married to Sharon and they have 7 children. His greatest joy is spending time in the Word, talking with and helping others grow closer to the Lord along with spending as much time with his family as he can.

Alex Salazar


Alex Salazar serves as an Elder at Calvary Meridian. He grew up in East Los Angeles, Ca. In 2005 he moved his family to Idaho. Alex is married to Renee. Alex loves to serve people and lead them to Gods word in every situation. Marriage is very important to him because he knows by experience that God should always be first in your life. He is excited to see how God will continue to work through Calvary Meridian and is blessed to be part of such a great fellowship.

Gene Watson


Gene Watson serves as an Elder of Calvary Meridian. As a young man, he chose to enter the trade of plumbing and eventually ran his own plumbing company for more than 30 years. The business world challenged him to hold integrity in high esteem and to work with his hands to help others. He is married to Janet, and together, they raised 5 daughters in the Boise area. His strengths lie in practical skills and his desire to see others learn and grow in their knowledge of Christ and the Word.