ABOUT

Vision

At Calvary Church, our vision is life change. Jesus said that He came to give us life in all its fullness (John 10:10). It is our firm belief that God has created us to connect with one another, grow in faith and serve others.

Beliefs

We are a Bible-believing, Spirit-filled church where we believe that God is active in our every day lives.  We are a part of a large, global fellowship of churches called the Assemblies of God.  For more information on our beliefs, click here.

History

In 1951, a group of families were impressed of the Holy Spirit that there were too many people in Toledo who needed to know Jesus.  On December 2, 1951, they met for the first time in a store front building in East Toledo.  This courageous group trusted God to use them to do great things for His Kingdom, and Calvary Church was born.
For over 60 years, God has been leading this local body of believers in innovative ways to share the love of Jesus with the Toledo area and the world.  Calvary has always been a place committed to teaching God’s Word and allowing people the opportunity to experience the presence of God’s Holy Spirit.  Through missions endeavors around the world, Calvary’s people have consistently placed a high priority on Jesus’ command that all the world come to know Him.
Calvary’s people have trusted God throughout the years to lead them as they have moved from East Toledo to church homes in South Toledo and now to Maumee.
In 2010, Calvary’s membership decided to once again trust God and relocate to the former Maumee 18 Theater on Conant Street.  Our prayer is that you will find Calvary to be a place where you can connect, grow and serve together to experience the life change that only Jesus can bring.

LEADERSHIP

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Chad Gilligan
Lead Pastor

Chad Gilligan serves as the lead pastor of Calvary Church. Pastor Chad presents culturally relevant, down-to-earth biblical teaching in our Calvary LIVE services. He leads Calvary’s team in fulfilling God’s vision for the church.

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Bill McGinnis
Executive Pastor

Pastor Bill and his team offers a wide variety of GROW Groups, including Bible Studies, discipleship, and support groups. Bill also oversees Calvary Missions at Calvary Church.

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Keith Kurtz
Associate Pastor

Pastor Keith welcomes new visitors and guests, making sure it’s easy and fun to get connected at Calvary. Keith oversees our CONNECT Groups, hospitality, sports, and men’s ministry.

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Sue Bucher
Care Pastor

Pastor Sue provides biblical, family counseling to Calvary attendees. Sue oversees the first aid response team, as well as the counseling and care ministry.

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Jon Ketchum
Worship Pastor

Pastor Jon leads worship in Calvary’s LIVE services. Jon oversees the Calvary Creative Team, which includes the worship leaders, musicians, and vocalists, as well as the Production and Technical teams.

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Matt Ford
High School Pastor

Pastor Matt gives practical, age relevant biblical teaching to high school students. Matt oversees high school (grades 9-12) in Calvary Student Ministries as well as weekly student workshops and student serve teams.

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Jay Heiss
Middle School Pastor

Pastor Jay gives practical, biblical teaching in the BRIDGE, offering a worship experience especially tailored to middle school students. Jay oversees middle school (grades 6-8) in Calvary Student Ministries, as well as weekly student workshops and student serve teams.

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Lindsay Jordan
Children’s Pastor

Lindsay provides a fun and exciting worship experience for kids. Lindsay oversees all children’s ministry at Calvary Church, which includes kids outreach events, nursery, preschool, and Kids Church (grades K-5).

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Leah Fuller
Serve Director

Leah coordinates serve opportunities in our community. Leah oversees our SERVE ministry, including outreach events, volunteer teams, and serve projects.