The History of Calvary Baptist Church in Batesville, MS
In 1952, Calvary began as a mission of First Baptist Church of Batesville, MS. There were 40 charter members who began this family meeting on Stage Coach Road. Various building projects, including a new auditorium, educational building and a Pastor’s home were completed as they grew together. The church met in these facilities until 1993, when they sold the entire property after purchasing 8 acres on Keating Road across town. Meeting in various locations including the local theatre for 17 months, the church built a new facility that met the needs of this growing congregation. However, on April 20, 2003, the building was struck by lightning and was completely destroyed by fire. For over 2 years, Calvary continued to thrive in spite of the obstacles of meeting in multiple locations. On December 18, 2005, the Calvary Family met for the first time in its current facility on Keating Road. The family known as Calvary Baptist Church continues to thrive as “…a growing family devoted to maturing in love for Jesus Christ as we reach out to our community and world with the Gospel.”
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