About Calvary Church


In spring of 1985, Richard and Theresa Hilton met with three families in Elizabethton, Tennessee to discuss planting a church in the Tri-Cities. From that small meeting at a local McDonald’s, a brand new church was born.

Originally called Calvary Temple, the young church was in rental property for less than one year. In 1986, by God’s divine favor, they were able to purchase their first property at 800 North Roan Street in Elizabethton.

Since the church family was comprised of people all across this region, the founders began a search for a more centralized location with plenty of room for growth. In 1991, the Lord lavished favor again with provision for the current building here in Johnson City.  The name was shortly changed to Calvary Church.

Having just celebrated our 28th Anniversary, it has proven to be a journey of grace. All the glory and gratitude belongs to God for His abundant favor. In October of 2013 we celebrated the transition of Senior Pastoral Leadership to our new Pastors Robbie and Monica Hilton. We are excited about what God is doing. The best is yet to come!