Our Story

Who we are, where we come from, and where we're headed as a church family

Who we are

Here's the deal, Calvary cares about one thing more than anything else, Jesus Christ. What we mean by that is that, is that the relationship that we have with Him has given us a transforming hope. Our mission is simple, we want to introduce as many people as possible to Him, so that they too can experience not only the hope that we've found, but also the love He's shown us.

Where we come from

The first meeting of Mission Baptist Church of Norwich, NY happened on February 1, 1897. Later that year the church was reorganized under the name of Calvary Baptist Church. There has been quite a history of faithful servants ministering to this community since then. In 1942, Calvary became a charter member of what was then the Empire State Fellowship of Regular Baptist Churches (now simply called the Northeast Fellowship). It was in 1958 that the idea of purchasing land to tailor build a space for this growing ministry was first presented. Shortly thereafter, the 5-acre plot on which our current building rests was purchased. The original structure was built in 1967 and has been added onto a few times since then. 1982 marks the beginning chapter for our school, Valley Heights Christian Academy. In 2008, the Calvary Cares food distribution program started it's first distribution of food to less fortunate and low income families. Most recently, we launched the Calvary Cares Counseling Center in order to be a resource for people and help them cope and process difficult situations life presents.

Where we're headed

What's the bottom line? More than ever, Calvary Baptist Church is committed to fostering a community built around the love of Christ and the hope that He brings us. Hope for the future. Hope for better. Hope for progress. And as we move forward as a church family, belonging remains at the center of who we are as followers of Christ.

What this means for you

What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you're always welcome at Calvary. We're saving a seat for you. Wherever you're at in your faith journey, whether you and Jesus are old friends or if you're not sure if God really exists, you'll always be accepted as part of the family.

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