Calvary History

Calvary's History

In 1926,  The Clarke, Hawkins and Edwards families started a branch Sabbath School in their own homes in the city of Bridgeport, CT.  On December 2, 1933 the group was organized into Calvary Seventh-day Adventist Church with Pastor Wellington Clarke as the first pastor. 

 As the congregation grew, the church had to move from one location to another.  The congregation kept growing and so, under the leadership of Pastor Charles Eaton, and Pastor Singleton, Conference President, the land where the church now stands was purchased. With much sacrifice by each member, Calvary Seventh-day Adventist Church was completed in 1966 and the congregation was able to move into their new and current house of worship. 


Calvary's Mission

Calvary Seventh-day Adventist Church is committed to fulfilling the gospel commission through inviting, warm, and holistic worship services; the building and maintaining of strong family relationships; the creation and implementation of creative intentional ministry to our community. This will be achieved through the development and implementation of planned goals and strategies.

We reach Upward - looking to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to lead and guide our every plan while seeking a much deeper relationship with him; We reach Inward - working more closely together to keep the entire church body connected and informed; and we reach Outward - being a lighthouse to the lost in our community and around the world pointing them to Jesus Christ, the truth, the light and the only way.


About Seventh-day Adventists 
Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons--the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit--make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father's will. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for everyone. More >> 

What Seventh-day Adventists Believe 
As a Christian church, Seventh-day Adventists are a faith community rooted in the beliefs described by the Holy Scriptures. Adventists describe these beliefs in the following ways: More >>

Fundamental Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as their only creed and hold certain fundamental beliefs to be the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. These beliefs, as set forth here, constitute the church's understanding and expression of the teaching of Scripture. More >>