Calvary opening 2 new sites as church continues to grow
More than two years after the construction of Calvary Baptist Church’s new $4 million Sweetwater Avenue facility, the church is still growing.
The new facility was a concept 13 years in the making, replacing a once-overcrowded building at 1605 McCulloch Blvd. Serving about 1,500 adults and 250 children at the time, the expansion was seen as a relief to the congregation’s growing numbers. Now Calvary Baptist Church is reopening services on McCulloch Boulevard for its “Calvary Unplugged” gatherings, as well as opening a new chapel in Parker in January.
“Services are filling up,” said Calvary Baptist Church Pastor Chad Garrison. “Our Parker campus will open Jan. 6 … we’re looking to expand and bless more people with the hope and joy of Jesus.”
According to Garrison, the growth of Calvary’s congregation can be attributed both to its attitude toward those beyond its congregation, as well as the enthusiasm of its members. Last year, Calvary was cited as one of the fastest-growing churches in the United States, with an average attendance of more than 2,000, according to Outreach Magazine.
“We’re like a lot of the churches in town, sharing the message that Jesus Christ can change your life, and the grace of God abounds in all who follow Him,” Garrison said. “People are proud of the role God plays in their lives, and they invite others to come and share in the love of Jesus Christ. It’s not about us – it’s about the rest of the community, and focusing on people outside the church.”
For more information about Calvary Baptist Church and services provided, call 928-855-6533.