Mount Calvary Baptist Church

History

Mount Calvary Baptist Church began it’s journey as a church in 1961.  Under the leadership of God, a missions-minded pastor, Rev. Robert R. Hunter, along with the Pilot Mountain Baptist Association and the support of three area Baptist churches – Goodwill, Walkertown and Walnut Cove – led the beginning of a mission designed for the outreach of the Rock Hill Community.  Twenty nine souls gathered for the first service on Saturday, March 11, 1961.  The following week a Sunday School was organized under the direction of Bill Kallam.  The Rev. Robert R. Hunter was called to be the first pastor of Rock Hill Mission.

Over the next two years, the congregation would meet in a combination of homes, a rented store building and even a tent in the summers.  In 1962, a three acre tract of land was acquired and the plans were laid for a permanent site of the Rock Hill Mission.  A groundbreaking service was held on the property on July 15, 1962.  Construction began shortly after.  The first service was held in the new building on Easter, April 14, 1963 with 40 souls in attendance.

Through the years, our church has grown a step at a time spiritually and physically.  On August the 27th, 1972, Rock Hill Mission was constituted as a Southern Baptist Church.  At that time, the name of our church was changed to Mount Calvary Baptist Church.  On May 7, 1978, our present sanctuary was dedicated.  Our present fellowship hall was completed in 1984.

As we continue to grow spititually and physically, it is our prayer that we will strive to continue to serve God by serving our community in which God has placed us.  As souls are added to our congregation, may we never forget our beginnings.

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