Calvary is an independent Baptist church that was established in 1977 under the leadership of Pastor Tom Lancaster. The church met for a few years in a gymnasium near Winchester and Perkins and then bought the property, built a building, and moved to its present location on Kirby Parkway in 1980. The church grew to a high average attendance of nearly 400. The new Auditorium, built on the same property, was dedicated in 2000.
Our current pastor Bro. Bob Hooker and his wife Jo Beth have served in the ministry for forty years. They have been with us since January of 2016. They have six married daughters, all in the ministry, and 27 grandchildren. They love family, church and community. Their heart’s desire is to reach seek to do that through personal soulwinning and world missions. We are very culturally diverse and all nationalities are welcome. For decades we have run busses all over the Memphis region, even into Mississippi, bringing folks to church that needed transportation. We are an active and friendly church. We seek to minister to and strengthen the entire family. The teaching and preaching is practical, powerful, and passionate. The Bible-based messages the city of Memphis and surrounding areas with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. At Calvary, we are down-to-earth, and straight forward. The music is conservative and Christ-honoring. We believe Christianity is not something we put on for a Sunday service but a way of life. We love God, we love serving God and we believe in showing that by how we love, treat and serve others. Our hope and prayer is that you will feel that same love and welcome during your time here.
We would encourage you to visit us soon and come see for yourself if maybe this is the place you would like to call “home.” Memphis is filled with churches, but there is only one place like Calvary!