About us

What Calvary is All About

The mission of our church is to make disciples who live and love like Jesus Christ.

We want to walk in faithful obedience to the final command that Jesus gave His followers in Matthew 28:19-20, to “make disciples of all nations.” 

We seek to follow Christ’s example by worshipping, praying, studying God’s Word, and building life-giving relationships with one another.  

We also want to love as Jesus loved, by serving and ministering to people in our community and around the world who are marginalized, hurting, and under-resourced.  

We pray that through the Holy Spirit’s power, every person at Calvary would become more like Jesus so that others can come to know Jesus and grow with us.  

What We Believe

  • The Bible is the inspired Word of God.

  • There is one true and eternal God.

  • He exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • Jesus Christ is God’s eternal Son.

  • The Holy Spirit convinces us to repent of our sin and trust Jesus Christ as Savior.

  • Men and women were created in God’s image, separated from God by sin, and forgiven through rebirth in Christ.

  • The Church is the living body of Christ on earth.

  • Jesus Christ will return to earth as King.

For the full text of our Statement of Faith, click here.

Our Core Values

  • Centered in Christ.

  • Guided by the Word.

  • Empowered by the Spirit.

  • Committed to the Gospel.

  • Constant in Prayer.

  • Devoted as Disciples.

  • Faithful in Stewardship.

  • Compassionate in Attitude. 

  • Authentic in Relationships.

For the full version of our Core Values, click here.

Our Leadership

Calvary’s leadership is committed to making disciples who live and love like Jesus!  Our staff team is trusted with the responsibility to cast vision, lead leaders, communicate what we are doing and organize our ministries for the mission of our church.

Meet our senior leadership team 

See our staff contact list
 

Our History

Calvary Community Church began in 1976 as a small group of Christ followers under the leadership of our founding Pastor Larry DeWitt.   That small but dedicated group of men and women began meeting weekly at a local restaurant called the Hungry Tiger and immediately the Lord began to bless their efforts.

Click here to see our full history.

Our Name

The name of our church is Calvary Community Church.  While the word ‘Calvary’ is precious to those of us who follow Jesus, we understand that many do not know what that word means and so a basic explanation may be helpful.  
 
All four Gospels mention what we see in Matthew 27:33, where we are told that Jesus was crucified outside of the city of Jerusalem in “…a place called Golgotha (which means place of the skull)”.  Over the years this Greek word ‘Golgatha’ was translated into Latin and the word in Latin for skull is ‘calvāria’. That is where we derive the English word “Calvary’.
 
So for us, Calvary is a beautiful, biblical word filled with meaning and reverence.  We remember that Calvary as the place where Jesus was crucified for our sins and for our salvation.  The more you get to know Calvary, the more you will find that we talk about the cross of Jesus all the time as our only hope for salvation and as our message of Good News to the world!