What makes St.Elmo Missionary Baptist Church so special is the caring people that God has brought to this ministry.
Dr. David Wayne Cavitt Sr. was born to Mack Cavitt and Nannette Ellis on March 14th, 1957 in McKinney, Texas. His childhood years are filled with memories of a loving family, many friends, and plenty of gentle discipline. Going to church has always been a part of his life, and the anointing on his life has been evident throughout his education and career. He married Belinda on June 18th, 1983. Praise the Lord for 36 years of marriage. They are the proud parents of, David Jr. and Jasmine. They have 6 grandchildren.
He has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University and a Master’s in Management from Webster University. He obtained his Doctor of Ministry Degree from Fellowship Bible Institute in September 2019. Dr Cavitt also served 20 years in the United States Army and Retired as a Major.
Currently he is a Certified Mathematics teacher at John Hirsch International Baccalaureate Math-Science High School in Wichita Falls, Texas. He is the Head Golf Coach. He is the Former President of the Community Action Committee which resulted the school district hiring its first black Head football coach and He spearheaded a movement to have a street renamed after Martin Luther King Jr. in Wichita Falls, TX.
Dr. Cavitt was licensed to preach on March 22nd, 1986 and he was ordained on March 24th, 1990. He served as an Assistant Pastor in several churches in the U.S., and Internationally. He has attended Bible College, and his knowledge of the scriptures surpasses many. His teaching is dynamic, several ministers, men and women, have accepted their call to minister under his leadership of which 4 are currently pastors of a church.
Dr. Cavitt was called to Pastor St. Elmo Missionary Baptist Church in February 2000. He and Sis. Cavitt have served faithfully for the past 20 years. It is clear that the Hand of God guided him from childhood to this point in time. His God-given vision of “A Church Moving to Greater Heights” has spilled over into the district and the surrounding community. Dr. Cavitt cares for his flock like a shepherd, often looking past other’s faults and seeing their needs. Under his prayerful leadership lives are changing, healings are witnessed, and members are free to operate in their spiritual gifts. He has implemented the Tribe Ministry, we now have a website (www.stelmombc.org), the church property has expanded tremendously, the church had a billboard for a year in Lawton, several repairs have been done to the current sanctuary, fellowship hall, and the pastor’s office.
Dr. Cavitt has a unique gift and an unusual love for the people. He is Benevolent. He will take time to counsel an individual at a moment’s notice. This mighty man of God has helped St. Elmo become a Lighthouse amid the Lawton Community. He is the Former Moderator of the New Hope District for 8 years. Dr. Cavitt is currently the President of General Baptist Convention of Oklahoma. He is currently serving as a board member of the Emergency Disaster Relief of the General Baptist Convention of Oklahoma. During his tenure as Moderator he brought the past president of National Baptist Convention of America Inc. Int’l Dr. Stephen J. Thurston to speak at 6 Revivals within the city of Lawton.
Dr. Cavitt’s concern for lost and hurt souls continues to be an example for the members of St. Elmo and that the greatest achievement we can obtain is unconditional love.