Calvary exists to connect people to Christ and His Church and help them become followers of Jesus.
... To equip and mobilize Calvary LIFE Groups, CONNECT Groups and our many members to make disciples in the city among those most isolated from the Gospel, reaching our neighbors, co-workers, fellow students, and marketplace with the Good News.
... To help our church family fulfill the biblical mandate to display God's loving mercy, justice, and care for the poor, the fatherless, the widows, and the brokenhearted.
Join Us! Find out more about how you can get involved in sharing "a cup of cold water in Jesus name." Call us today, (618) 465-HELP (4357)
Founded in 1999 by Calvary Baptist Church of Alton, Cornerstone Ministries (Rebranded Calvary Cares in 2017) brings the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the local community by offering Family Support Services to those in need. Specifically, we provide financial assistance, support groups (e.g., grief, and addiction recovery), confidential counseling, small groups, workshops & seminars which instruct individuals in life skills, all in an effort to meet physical needs and to present spiritual truth. In so meeting the needs of others this ministry further meets the needs of our own members at Calvary, as we are able to support the ministry through donations and volunteering.
This church body, known as Calvary Baptist Church of Alton, which ministers in the name and love of Jesus is truly...building the family!
Visit us here for more details as we show our community, Calvary Cares.
A Few of Our 2019 - 2020 Community Ministry Events
- Celebrate Recovery (Weekly)
- Grief Support Groups (Weekly)
- National Police Memorial
- Madison County Sheriff Youth Camp
- Illinois State Police Youth Camp
- Alton Teacher’s “Welcome Back” Luncheons
- Third Day – Feed the Children
- Surviving the Holidays – Grief Support Seminar
- Community Thanksgiving with Hope
- White Christmas
Other Local, State & National Missions
Partnerships include the Bethel Church Planting Network, and IBSA/SBC Disaster Relief. Calvary has a long history of partnering with our Illinois Disaster Relief.
Additionally, the Baptist Children’s Home provides care for children and families in crisis.
And the East St Louis Christian Activity Center works to prepare youth in East St. Louis for successful futures academically, physically, and spiritually.
The Cooperative Program lets churches work together globally to reach the lost and hurting with one mission, the Great Commission.
The Gideons International is an Association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through personal sharing and by providing Bibles and New Testaments. Calvary Baptist Church has been blessed over the years to have many active Gideons call Calvary their church home.
Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoe box gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ.