Pastor Andre E. Nettles
(SSHGF) Save, Sanctified and Holy Ghost Filled
Pastor Nettles was born in Selma, Alabama. He was born to Ethylene Jones Nettles, and the late Willie Frank Nettles of Selma, Alabama. He is a proud brother of five sister and one brother.
Pastor Nettles founded Calvary Temple Church on 9 September 2005. Prior to this he served as a Deacon and Finance Chairman at Zion Temple Church, in Anniston, Alabama and was later licenced as a Minister in 1995 by Pastor Noco Walls Sr. He was Ordained Elder in the Church by Bishop Peter Wren, Prelate Alabama 2nd, Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction in 1998
Pastor Nettles established and pastored a mission in Athens, Ohio where he ministered primarly to graduate and undergraduate students at Ohio University. Upon receipt of Military Orders to move to the Netherlands, he was moved by God once again to reestablish the mission in Vrienenveen, The Netherlands, where he pastored and ministered to brothers and sisters from African countries such as Kenya, Sudan, and Congo just to mention a few. Pastor Nettles was also the co-pastor for the 101st Corp Support Group (CSG) Gospel services in Iraq for 1 year.
Pastor Nettles is a 1983 graduate of Alabama College of Technology, Birmingham, Alabama where he earned an Associate Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronic Communication (RTF) and a Minor in Military Science from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1988. He also earned a Master of Arts in Christian Ministy from McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, Atlanta GA.
Pastor Nettles officially retired from the United States Army on 1 November 2008 at the rank of Major after more than 23 years of dedicated service to our Nation.
Pastor Nettles is a Veteran of Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his 23 years of service, Major Nettles served as a Platoon Leader, 782nd, 82nd Airborne Division, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Executive Officer, Special Forces Command, Traning Brigade S4, 3rd Special Forces Group S4 and Service Detachment Commander, Assistant Professor of Military Science, Ohio University, Commander, Combat Equipment Base, Vrienenveen, The Netherlands, Brigade S1/Adjutant 101st Corp Support Group, Fort Campbell, KY and G1 Force Flow and Requirment Plans Officer for Operation Iraqi Freedom; and a host of other assignments. Presently Pastor Nettles serves as an Educator in the Talbot County School System, where he serves as the Senior Army Instructor.
Military Education Includes: Graduate of Quartermaster Officer Basic Course and Advance Course, Command General Staff College, and Human Resource Management Course. He is a Parachute Rigger and a Parachutist Jumpmaster.
Military Decorations: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters) Army Achievenment Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Global War On Terrorist Expedition Medal, Global War On Terrorist Service Medal, Parachute Badge, Parachute Rigger Badge and Austrian Parachute Badge.
Pastor and 1st Lady Nettles are the parents of three daughters, Katelyn, Taleighia and Adrienne; and the proud grandparents of two granddaughters, Giuliana and Francesca.
Pastor Nettles on the Battlefield for the Lord
" Because Of Calvary, We Share Victory"