Cal grew up in Aiken, S.C., where he was raised as Lutheran. He has been married to Sharon for 43 years and has two grown children, Kristy and Heath. The Becks are blessed to have 3 grandchildren, Aaron, Nora and Josie.
Cal retired after 40 years in the Communications industry, working for Western Electric, ATT, Lucent, OFS, Sterlite Fiber, and Rep Com. International. His work history included, machine operation making telephone cable; management; headquarters and field sales of communication equipment; fiber cable Splicers; test sets and apparatus. Cal graduated from Central Wesleyan University with a B.A. Prior to that, he attended North Georgia University, University of South Carolina, DeKalb Community College and Mercer University.
In 2021, he completed the Education For Ministry (EFM) program from the School of Theology, University of the South.
Cal has been a member of ECA for more than 12 years and served as a prior Vestry member working on Communications, Church Development, and Worship Committees. Currently he serves when needed as Lector, Usher, Chalice bearer, Intercessor and Greeter.