Calvary Christian Church is a small congregation with a long history. Begun in 1740 as a Presbyterian reading house/church, the church took on the name of “Ground Squirrel Meeting House” and served its rural area faithfully. Some of its early participants were the John Henry family (father of Patrick Henry). In the early 1830’s, inspired by the preaching of Alexander Campbell, the congregation became an independent Christian church. During the civil war, the church building of the time was commandeered by Union forces and used as a field hospital. By the late 1950’s, the church built Its fourth and present building and changed its name to Calvary Christian Church.
The church continues to be committed to God, the Father, Jesus Christ , the Son and the Holy Spirit. We reject all manmade doctrine that goes against scripture (the Bible) and endeavor to know and obey the Word of God. Our Bible studies and sermons are all geared to help us understand all God tells us in His Word – endeavoring to see God’s perspective and not ours. Every human being will have to stand before God one day and answer for their life. Since God is the ultimate judge of all men, it is essential to know God now so that we may live as He desires and be prepared to meet Him.
What one will not find in this church is a perfect person. While God calls all men to repent and obey Him, He has provided marvelous grace through Jesus Christ that enables us to grow in Christ as we stumble along. Everyone here is learning and growing and serving. In doing so, we grow in Christ.
Everyone is welcome here at Calvary. Everyone can expect to be welcomed, loved, encouraged and helped to grow in relation to Jesus Christ. Everyone is called by God through Jesus Christ to repent of their sins, be immersed into the Father, Son and Spirit and to learn, grow and serve thereafter.
We welcome all who are hurting, guilt laden, searching, lost, to come and discover the love, grace, truth and help that is needed. We welcome those who know Jesus but have wandered away and wish to return to fellowship with Him. We welcome the faithful who are looking for a new congregational home.
“The Spirit and the bride [church] say, ‘Come!’ And let him who hears say, ‘Come!’ Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.” Revelation 22:17