In 1981, a small group of people began gathering in a home to worship together. Armed with a mission and desire for God, a community began to grow. After two years, they added to their community when they merged with Community Free Methodist Church of Lexington on August 1, 1983.
By 1986, the congregants purchased the current building from an Episcopal Church. The property itself used to be a farm—the parsonage was the house and the youth room was the garage. The church still retains the large lot and a community garden today.
At its largest, Calvary FMC had an attendance in the 40s. Over the last several years, Calvary has been without a fulltime pastor. But in June (2013), Calvary welcomed Andy Bentz (and his wife Ashley) as a full-time pastor appointed by the New South Conference.
“As with any church, Calvary has had its highs and lows throughout the years, but we believe we are turning a new corner and beginning a new, hope-filled chapter in the life of our church,” Explains Pastor Andy. “We are seeing new faces every Sunday, we are experiencing growth, new ministries are starting up, and we are excited about what God has in store for the future of Calvary FMC.”
Come and be a part of this growing community where you can be truly known, where you can be truly loved, where you can grow in your walk with Jesus or begin one for the first time, and where you can serve the Lord.