Herb Gage


Brother Herb Gage was elected as Pastor of Cavern Baptist Church effective January 08, 2023.


Marilla Denny

Marilla Denny has been a Christian most of her life and has been attending Cavern Baptist Church since she was 1 (one) week old.  She has come and gone some over the years, she says—but she has mostly attended here at Cavern.  She relates that the church has had it ‘ups and downs’ and came close to having to close its’ doors a couple of times, BUT “God is good and we keep serving Him the best we can.” 

Her ‘best we can’ includes being Treasurer, Trustee, and Sunday School Teacher (she teaches the pre-schoolers).  She is also the mail girl, which she picks up, distributes, and takes care of.  As Treasurer, she writes checks, prepares bank statements and reports for the business meetings as well as other documents needed.  Marilla is the one that prepares the bulletins for Sunday services each week.  Also included in her duties is overseeing employees or contract workers, preparing annual church reports for the PVBA (Pecos Valley Baptist Association) and for the Baptist Convention. 

Without doubt, Marilla Denny is a blessing to Cavern Baptist Church in her devotion to filling needed positions with a smile and a joyful spirit. 

Clerk and Music Leader

Jean Bryant

Jean Bryant has been a Christian for 58 years and has been attending Cavern Baptist Church since October of 2009. 

Jean serves as Cavern’s music leader, preparing music for all the services.  She also is a major player in our free garage sales.  She organizes donations, does the setting up, and is always there for the event of course.  She loves the blessings she gets when people come and are able to get things they need.  Cavern provides Bibles during these garage sales for anyone wanting or needing one, and that is another blessing to Jean. 

When she felt led to Cavern, Jean found they needed someone to fill in as music leader “for a month.”  She was available and volunteered.  That was 2½ years ago.  She still fills that position quite ably today. 

Of course, Jean is a willing and compassionate helper with Vacation Bible School, with meals that need to be planned and served, and she is an outstanding “prayer warrior.”

In Jean’s eyes, Cavern Baptist Church is a very loving church with a big heart.  In our eyes, Jean Bryant has the big heart and shows her love for our Lord through her service to Him. 


Bill Fuson