ABOUT US

Our mission is to love God and love people while leading them to become fully devoted followers of Christ.

Calvary Church began its ministry in May 1994 after the merge of two well-established churches, Surrey Christian Centre and Calvary Community Church. Pastor Gordon McDonald and Pastor Harvey Schroeder joined together to provide spiritual leadership for their growing congregations. To respond to the rapid growth in the Fraser Heights community, the church expanded also. On October 12, 1997, the congregation held their first service in their new auditorium.

As the diversity of the community continued to increase, a small group was started in September 2001 to minister to the needs of the Chinese families that began attending Calvary. As this group continued to grow and the burden for the Chinese community intensified, the Mandarin campus of Calvary was born in May of 2003. What started as a small group bible study has now grown significantly to a thriving and active ministry to the Chinese community of the Lower Mainland that now meets together for two weekly Mandarin services, as well as ongoing activities and classes throughout the week.
 
Pastor Gordon and his wife Glenda faithfully served and led the church for 40 years. On June 22nd, 2014 he retired as the senior pastor and in recognition of his years of exemplary service to Calvary he was given the honourary title of Pastor Emeritus. At our Annual General Meeting on June 8th, 2014 Pastor Steven MacDonald was unanimously elected as the new Senior Pastor of Calvary Christian Church after more than 9 years of commiitted pastoral service and leadership here at the church. He was later installed as Senior Pastor on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 and the shepherd's staff was passed from Pastor Gordon to Pastor Steven. 

Pastor Steven and his wife Susan see a church that is a centre of hope ministering the Good News to our city in a creative, caring and credible way. 
Today under Pastor Steven's leadership, serving alongside a gifted and passionate pastoral team, an amazing staff, and the most committed volunteer team on the planet; our future is bright and exciting. New families and individuals are continually becoming a part of our mission to love God and love people while leading them to become fully devoted followers of Christ. With 4 worship experiences each weekend at 9AM, 11AM and 9:15AM and 11AM in Mandarin, we continue to grow and multiply as the vision moves forward and more than 1000 people call Calvary their home. 

"The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the Lord Almighty.” Haggai 2:9

Calvary is associated with PHCC Ministries and IPHC Ministries; standing with other churches across the nation of Canada and around the world.