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THIS IS OUR STORY
Calvary Temple Church was founded in a storefront in 1931, in what was at that time, the small rural town of Concord, California. The church has experienced much growth over the years and built successive buildings on Galindo Street, Clayton Road, and today our current site on Evora Road. In 2011, Pastor John and Carey Gregg have come to lead this family of believers, and the next chapter of our future is now being created.
Calvary Temple Church is associated with the Assemblies of God, an evangelical Christian fellowship of some 12,500 churches in the United States, and approximately 70,000,000 members world-wide – and is totally committed to global evangelism with over 5,700 missionaries in over 210 nations of the world!
HELLO! WE’RE GLAD YOU’RE HERE.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The one true God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe, and the Savior of all mankind. He eternally exists in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (the “Trinity”). These Three are co-equal, and are one God.
See: Genesis 1:1,26-27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:13
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and God the Son. Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people for all time by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory at the right hand of the Father, and will return again to reign as King of kings, and Lord of lords.
See: Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:13-15; Titus 2:13.
The Holy Spirit is God, and is co-equal with the Father and the Son. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation, and provides the believer with power for living, the understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift(s) to do ministry. The Bible teaches a “baptism in the Holy Spirit”, whose purpose is empowering the believer for evangelism. As Christians, we seek to live under the daily loving guidance of the Holy Spirit.
See: 2 Cor. 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8, 2:1-4; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Eph. 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Eph. 5:18.
The Bible is God’s Word. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit (“inspiration”). It is the supreme source of truth for Christian belief and lifestyle. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without error.
See: 2 Tim. 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Tim. 1:13; 1 Thess. 2:13; Psalm 12:6, 19:7-11, 119:9-16, 105, 160; Prov. 30:5.
People are the supreme object of God’s creation, and are created in His image. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin” — which caused mankind to fall from innocence and goodness, and brings physical and spiritual death. This attitude separates people from God, and is the root cause for the problems and suffering in our lives.
See: Gen. 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a, 59:1-2; Rom. 3:23.
Salvation is God’s free gift which we must receive to enter into relationship with Him. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works or religious effort. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins when a person, by repentance and faith, believes and receives Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. The evidence of this new relationship with Christ is a lifestyle of full devotion to the Lord…thus: we believe we belong we behave we become.
See: Luke 22-24; Romans 5:1, 6:23; Eph. 2:8-9; John 1:12, 14:6; Titus 3:5; Gal. 3:26; 1 John 5:13.
The Bible also teaches that “divine healing” from physical illness is provided for in Christ’s death on the Cross, and is the privilege of all believers. (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matt. 8:16-17; James 5:14-16)
The church is the family of God, the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of the Great Commission, and each Christ-follower is an integral part of that church. There are two ordinances/sacraments of the church: water baptism and communion. God’s purpose for His church, as taught in the Bible, is reflected in our vision, purpose, and values…
Our Vision: Loving God, loving people.
Our Purpose: To become fully-devoted followers of Jesus Christ through worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, and evangelism
Our Values: Full Devotion to Christ
Lost People Matter
See: Matt. 22:36-40, 28:18-20; Eph. 4:11-16; Acts 2:42-47.
People were created to live forever. We will either exist eternally with God in heaven, or eternally separated from God in hell. The Lord Jesus will one day return for His church in a great event called the RAPTURE (or “The Blessed Hope”). This will be followed by the visible return of the Lord with His saints in the SECOND COMING OF CHRIST to reign on the earth for 1000 years (MILLENNIAL REIGN), which will bring the salvation of national Israel and the establishment of universal peace. There will be a FINAL JUDGEMENT of both the saved and the lost, and the creation of A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH.
See: John 3:16, 14:17; Rom. 6:23, 8:17-18; 1 Cor. 2:7-9; 15:51-52; 2 Cor. 5:10; Titus 2:13; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; 2 Peter 3:11-13; Rev. 1:7, 19:11-15, 20:1-6, 11-15.
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SATURDAY SERVICE //
Our purpose is to connect people to God through music that is uplifting, authentic and transformational. Our desire is to bring God praise and to thank him for what he has done in our lives. We pray that people would have a genuine experience with Jesus Christ through worship and teaching.
SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES //
We have three worship opportunities on Sunday mornings: 9:00a, 10:30a and 12:00p.
Our Sunday morning worship consists of our band, singers and choir. The music is very uplifting and offers a way to connect with God through a blend of musical styles ranging from contemporary to gospel.
WE ARE CALVARY TEMPLE CHURCH
Loving God | Loving People
MEET OUR PASTOR
John Gregg | Lead Pastor
John and Carey began their ministry in 1982 as youth pastor at Life Center in Tacoma, Washington with Fulton Buntain. During their eight years at Life Center, God used them to grow an influential youth ministry that impacted hundreds of high school students.
In 2011, God led John and Carey, to be the new Lead Pastor at Calvary Temple Church in Concord, California. They are once again filled with God’s vision for the future of this great family of believers, and the whole East Bay!
The Lord has given John and Carey gift entrustments which include leadership, Biblical communication, administration, and a shepherd’s heart. Their vision is to grow a church of fully devoted Christ-followers with major regional influence for the Kingdom.
It’s their deepest conviction that when a family of believers truly love God and love people – then that local church becomes the hope of the world.