Meet Our Staff

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  • Pastor Rob Hammaker - Lead Pastor

    Rob graduated from Baptist Bible College, PA in 1993 with a B.S. in Bible and received a Master of Divinity from Baptist Bible Seminary in 1998. Rob has been a pastor and Bible teacher for over fifteen years and is passionate about leading people into life change. 


    Q&A WITH ROB

    What do you love most about CalTab?

    CalTab is a place where God is working and people are growing in their love for Him and one another.


    What is one thing most people don't know about you?

    I actually do eat my vegetables (well, some of them). 


    What is one book (other than the Bible) that impacted you?

    Just one? Here are a few in different areas. Knowing God by J.I. Packer, Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman, I Sold My Soul on Ebay by Hemant Mehta, and QBQ by John Miller.


    What is your family like?

    It's a house full of girls! We love inviting foster children into our family. We really enjoy having people into our home.


    Who is someone you admire?

    One of my seminary profs who served faithfully for nearly 50 years.


    What is your biggest challenge?

    Trying to figure out what shouldn't get done -- many times good can be the enemy of the best.


    What do you love most about your job?

    Helping people walk through the changes in their lives and see how God is working.


    What is a favorite passage of Scripture?

    Psalm 1 reminds me to keep God's truth at the center of my life. 


    What inspires you?

    Watching the underdog defeat the "big" dog, it is a reminder that we are all the underdog, but we can't lose with God on our side.

  • Pastor Ben Baran - Middle School

    Ben graduated from Davis College in 2014 with a B.R.E. in Youth Ministry. He hopes to begin his seminary training within the next year. He has been a youth leader at CalTab since 2010 and has a passion for helping and loving others.


    Q&A WITH BEN

    What do you love most about CalTab?

    There are so many things to love, but I'd have to say that I love the people the most. It is just amazing to have such a wonderful group of believers working together, supporting one another, encouraging each other, loving each other, and serving the Lord together.


    What is one thing most people don't know about you?

    I don't know, I try to be an open book.


    What is one book (besides the Bible) that impacted you?

    I really enjoy "Don't Waste Your Life" by John Piper. It's just a great reminder that we don't have to waste our lives, but instead we can live a great life that magnifies God.


    Where were you born and raised?

    Endicott, New York


    Who is someone you admire?

    There are several great people that I look up to and admire, but I'll spare them the embarassment by just saying that they are truly amazing people who love me, teach me, encourage me, and point me back to the Lord.


    What is your biggest challenge?

    My biggest challenge is getting myself out of the way so that God can keep doing amazing things. He is always at work, and He wants to do great things through and with me, but sometimes I get in the way of that.


    What is a favorite passage of Scripture?

    One of my favorites is Philippians 4.13. It is a reminder to me that in whatever God is callilng me to do, He will give me the strength and provde what I need to keep serving Him. It shows that my strength comes from the Lord, and not from myself.


    What inspires you?

    Seeing people growing in their relationship with the Lord and being used by Him is something that greatly inspires me. I love people, and I want them to know Him deeply. It inspires me when I see God working in their lives.

  • Pastor Nate Fox - Youth & Outreach

    Nate graduated from Davis College in May of 2015 with his Bachelors Degree in Youth Ministry.


    What do you love most about CalTab?

    There is so much that I love about CalTab and it is hard to pinpoint just one thing. But I would say that the community and friendships that I have made here with the people of the church are genuine and Christ-centered. The teenagers and their families have accepted and been so welcoming to my wife and I, and we have made relationships here that I know will last a lifetime. The pastoral staff and overall staff at CalTab have been very helpful and loving. We honestly can't get enough of our church family and friends.


    What is one thing most people don't know about you?

    I traveled with a revival ministry for two years upon graduating from high school. We traveled all over the country and visited nearly 40-45 churches a year while involved in ministry 7 days a week. With the ministry, we went on two mission trips (one to Jamaica and the other to Zambia) where God really began to cultivate my heart for youth ministry. During the summers of being involved with that ministry, we worked camp ministry and were able to be grown and stretched by having the privilege of being a camp counselor. Those two years were something that God used to really burden my heart for the youth of today.


    What is one book (besides the Bible) that impacted you?

    One book that God used to impact my life would be "The Pursuit of Holiness" by Jerry Bridges. This book was one of the first books that I willingly decided to read right out of high school, because I was challenged by a mentor in my life to get to know Jesus in a more personal way. This book teaches that life should be a constant and moment-by-moment striving and pursuit of "being holy, as God is Holy". The book talks about the sanctification that happens when we are modeling our life after Christ and living as God has commanded us to do.


    What would you like to tell us about yourself?

    My wife's name is Katie, and I was born and raised in a small town called Muncy, Pennsylvania.


    Who is someone you admire?

    The person I admire the most, is my dad, Timothy Fox. He has always pushed me to never settle for average, but to push myself to be the very best individual I can be. I see this in his own life as he is the hardest working, most loving God-fearing man that I have had in my life. I know that the principles that he has taught me will help me to work hard at whatever I come across in life.


    What is your biggest challenge?

    My biggest challenge that I face is worrying about the details of life. Many times I tend to worry when I know I don't have control of a situation. I know that to defeat that worry, it is essential to look to God and give my worries to Him in prayer.


    What is a favorite passage of Scripture?

    My favorite passage of Scripture is the entire chapter of Philippians 2. If you have ever read it, you will see very quickly that our example in Jesus was one amazing person. The entire chapter urges us to be like Jesus and to model our life after His. In tough times of ministry, this is the passage of Scripture that I turn to, to remind myself why I want to serve God with my life.


    What inspires you?

    One thing that inspires me is the joy of Christ in my life and how when I received Christ as my Savior my life was changed. I look at life so much differently now that I have Christ. The joy that He gives me is something that I love sharing with other people. Joy is a by-product of the hope that we have in God, through Christ.

  • Interim Worship Leader - Andrea Head

    Andrea (Andi) is the interim worship leader currently at CalTab. Her experience entails leading and participating in worship teams throughout college, traveling with worship ministry Encounter Revival Ministries, and being an active member of the CalTab worship team since 2015. It is her goal to continue to develop the work of Dr. Young during the transition to a new staff member.


    Q&A WITH ANDI

    What do you love most about CalTab?

    I love the family atmosphere of CalTab. When you're here, you may not know everyone in the auditorium, but there is a sense that you could strike up a conversation with anyone and find common ground. 


    What is one thing most people don't know about you?

    I've been on to Zambia, Africa, and Hyderabad, India. I loved every minute of this over-seas travel and hope to go back again someday. 


    What is one book (other than the Bible) that impacted you?

    I think the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis impacted me the most as a child, and when I read them again as an adult. The allegorical connections to God and the gospel of Christ throughout the story really spoke to me and reaffirmed my faith.


    What is your family like?

    My husband James is a director for a local soccer organization, and works hard to provide for and love our family. Our son Joshua will turn 3 in December, 2019, and by that time he will be a big brother! We are happy here in the Southern Tier, and we love attending CalTab together. 


    Who is someone you admire?

    I admire and aspire to be like my mom. She's a rock for our family, an expert home-maker, and a very Godly woman. It's my aim to be the kind of support and love for my family that she is.


    What is your biggest challenge?

    My biggest challenge is keeping my heart focused on Jesus during the hustle and bustle of every day life. Raising a toddler, keeping a home, doing the media and worship for CalTab becomes a long list of things to accomplish, and I often forget to pause to listen to Him in the midst of all that business. When I remember, however, the sweetness of God's presence makes my life very wonderful indeed.


    What do you love most about your job?

    The Media and Worship at CalTab are such a huge opportunity to package and present the gospel to people - essentially to share the Love of God in a way that anyone might understand. I don't take this responsibility lightly, it's something I treasure.


    What is a favorite passage of Scripture?

    Isaiah 43:4, which is God calling Israel to Himself: "Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life." The fact that God loves his people this much is overwhelming and awesome.


    What inspires you?

    I am inspired by those moments in worship when you can tell that God has "shown up." When the cares of the day fall off of us and we're all singing or participating solely to enjoy Him and glorify Him - those are the moments I love.