We invite you to listen to us on Sunday mornings if you are not in church at this time.
We are delighted to be have the opportunity to broadcast our Sunday morning Church live on sermonaudio.com. After being on the air for one month, we have made improvements to our system and have hopefully "ironed out" some of the kinks. Give us your feedback on the broadcast. May God bless this new outreach.
Calvary Baptist Church is pleased to received free-will offerings from those who are blessed by this ministry on the web and who are led by the Lord to give after doing what they are supposed to do in supporting their own local churches.
The gifts received through the web will be used to further the ministry of the Gospel on the web. Any funds received over and above the expenses and enhancements of web outreach, will be used for other forms of outreach or placed in the general operating budget.
Calvary Baptist Church is a 501(c)3 non-profit ministry and gifts given to this ministry are tax-deductible.
What a wonderful time of the year! When the shepherds witnessed the angelic announcement of Jesusâ€™ birth, they went to Bethlehem to see Jesus. When the Magi saw the star, they embarked on a lengthy journey to go and see the Christ child. This year, Christmas falls on Sunday and I am amazed at the trend for churches to be closed and for Christians to leave church out of their Christmas celebrations. This is a major change from when I began ministry here in 1993. I remember Christmas Sunday 1994. All the churches of the Capital Region were open for worshiping Jesus. I remember that we showed a special Christmas film for Sunday School and then had a sweet worship service and then went home to further celebrate Godâ€™s gift of His Son with our families and friends. Over these years that I have been in the ministry, I have heard many Pastors and Christians lament the crowding out of Jesus at Christmas and I have participated in expressing these concerns. Now, we have arrived at a time where Churches and Christians themselves have no time for the public worship of Jesus on Christmas Sunday. Sure, we can worship Jesus on other days but the Christians of the early church, which included many believers who saw Christ and knew Christ, gathered together on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 16:2). The recognized that worshiping together with other Christians was a mandate from God Himself as explained in Hebrews 10:25. We can worship God on our own but we canâ€™t worship God together alone. We can worship God alone but we canâ€™t experience the collective encouragement of the body of Christ without coming together to worship the Lord Jesus Christ. So, I urge you to keep Christ in your Christmas. Wherever you may be, make the time to worship the Christ of Christmas in a Bible-believing Church unless you are Providentially hindered.
Christmas 2016Join us for our special events this Christmas Season!
Did you know there was a time when it was common for a Christian family to have a copy of Foxe's Book of Martyrs in their homes to be used often? You just can't understand what it means to follow Christ without looking at the martyrs who died for...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Pastor Roof is preparing a message for the church's annual God-N-Country Day (July 1, 2012) entitled "One Nation Under Reproach." Instead of being one nation under God, we are one nation going under and in desperate need of seeking God Who can...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
The message of Palm Sunday is powerful message that says, â€śKing Jesus saves and King Jesus reigns!â€ť Your sins can be forgiven in Jesus Christ! Godâ€™s people can find strength in knowing that their Savior is on the throne. Even in the face of...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Today, Calvary Baptist Church is meeting at the West Albany Pocket Park for a service and a picnic. We will be unable to provide a live webcast this week. We look forward to resuming the live webcast next Sunday, June 5.
The financial system is not the only thing in need of rescue. In God's letters to the seven churches in Relevation, He revealed a plan to help them in their times of troubble. His rescue plan for the churches is rooted in His rescue plan for...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Pastor Joe Roof
Pastor Joe Roof is now in his 21st year of serving as the Pastor here at Calvary Baptist Church. He holds a B.A. and Bible (1990) and an M.A. in Bible (1991)...
Calvary Baptist Church is planning on taking an additional step in our internet ministry by launching a video webcast on Sunday, June 29. Much testing has been done and things seem to be working well. We simply ask for your feedback and patience...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Calvary Baptist Church will be presenting an Easter Program entitled, "Amazing Grace" at 10:30 a.m. This particular program will not be broadcast live. If you live in the area, we hope you will be able to join us. If you do not live nearby, we...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Almost every week, there are people sitting in our congregations who stand in need of help. Often those needs go unnoticed and/or neglected. Why? Because of ignorance Because of self-centeredness Because of judgementalism Pastor Joe Roof will...[ abbreviated | read entire ]