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.

Having just celebrated our 29th 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!

Calvary Church exist to bring people who are far from God close to God through faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus had a passion for invitation. We want to create a place where people feel like they BELONG. We think an invitation to experience the presence of Jesus will lead people to BELIEVE in Him and BECOME what God has called them to be!