ABOUT US

Our Vision is to Build for Eternity

Our Method for accomplishing our vision is to follow the three “R’s” of ministry:

Relate - to God and others Reach - the lost with the Gospel of Christ Raise - mature disciples in Christ Our Ministry Goal To offer every person in the Aberdeen area the opportunity to develop a close, personal and growing relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. History On November 3, 1947, ten believers gathered together in Aberdeen, SD, to establish a new congregation. These ten believers met together for worship and equipping in their homes until the following spring. Early in 1948, the Johannestal Baptist Church building was purchased for $1,000. Because of poor weather, the building only made it five miles on the trip to Aberdeen. But eventually the building found it’s home on North 2nd Street across from the present day McDonald’s restaurant. By September 1963, a new facility was dedicated at the present location on NW 8th Avenue. In 1981, facilities again were expanded to meet the demands of a growing fellowship and 2008 saw Calvary celebrate it’s 60th Anniversary! The Lord has truly multiplied the vision of Calvary’s original ten believers!
What We Believe We believe the Bible is God’s Word given by divine inspiration. It is trustworthy, sufficient and without error - the supreme authority and guide for all doctrine and conduct. We believe in the one living and true God, who exists eternally in three coequal persons who act together in creation, providence, and redemption. We believe in the deity and virgin birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in the deity and personal ministry of the Holy Spirit. We believe God created man in His own image, but as a result of Adam’s sin, that image is marred so everyone is born with a sinful nature and needs to be reconciled to God. We believe in the substitutionary atonement through the shed blood of Christ who died to redeem us. Salvation is by faith alone in Christ alone, apart from any human works or merit. We believe the Church is the body of which Christ is the head and all who believe in Him are members. We believe in the personal, pre- millennial return of Jesus Christ to the earth to establish His eternal Kingdom. We believe it is the responsibility of the saved to live separate, Christian, God- honoring lives and to faithfully fulfill the Great Commission to evangelize and make disciples.
515 8th Ave NW Aberdeen, South Dakota (605)225-1866
THIS WE BELIEVE THE BIBLE is the inspired Word of God - II Timothy 3:16-17. TRINITY as Father, Son and Holy Ghost - John 14:26; I John 5:7. DEITY and VIRGIN BIRTH of the Lord Jesus Christ - Luke 1:26-35. DEPRAVITY and lost condition of all men by nature - Romans 5:12. SUBSTITUTIONARY ATONEMENT in the shed blood of Christ - John 3:14-16; I Peter 1:18-19. JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH alone apart from human merit - Ephesians 2:8-9. REAL PERSONALITY OF SATAN and other evil beings - Job 1:6; Matthew 25:41. FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK to be observed as Lord’s Day - John 20:19; Aces 20:7. CIVIL GOVERNMENT is of divine appointment - Romans 13:1-7. RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST as personal, visible, pre-millennial - Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:16-17. RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD, the righteous to everlasting blessedness and the wicked to everlasting damnation - Matthew 25:31-46. RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SAVED to live separate, Christian, God-honoring lives and faithfully witness to all men - II Corinthians 6:14-18.
Aberdeen, South Dakota

ABOUT US

Our Vision is to Build for Eternity

Our Method for accomplishing our vision is to

follow the three “R’s” of ministry:

Relate - to God and others Reach - the lost with the Gospel of Christ Raise - mature disciples in Christ Our Ministry Goal To offer every person in the Aberdeen area the opportunity to develop a close, personal and growing relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. History On November 3, 1947, ten believers gathered together in Aberdeen, SD, to establish a new congregation. These ten believers met together for worship and equipping in their homes until the following spring. Early in 1948, the Johannestal Baptist Church building was purchased for $1,000. Because of poor weather, the building only made it five miles on the trip to Aberdeen. But eventually the building found it’s home on North 2nd Street across from the present day McDonald’s restaurant. By September 1963, a new facility was dedicated at the present location on NW 8th Avenue. In 1981, facilities again were expanded to meet the demands of a growing fellowship and 2008 saw Calvary celebrate it’s 60th Anniversary! The Lord has truly multiplied the vision of Calvary’s original ten believers!
What We Believe We believe the Bible is God’s Word given by divine inspiration. It is trustworthy, sufficient and without error - the supreme authority and guide for all doctrine and conduct. We believe in the one living and true God, who exists eternally in three coequal persons who act together in creation, providence, and redemption. We believe in the deity and virgin birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in the deity and personal ministry of the Holy Spirit. We believe God created man in His own image, but as a result of Adam’s sin, that image is marred so everyone is born with a sinful nature and needs to be reconciled to God. We believe in the substitutionary atonement through the shed blood of Christ who died to redeem us. Salvation is by faith alone in Christ alone, apart from any human works or merit. We believe the Church is the body of which Christ is the head and all who believe in Him are members. We believe in the personal, pre-millennial return of Jesus Christ to the earth to establish His eternal Kingdom. We believe it is the responsibility of the saved to live separate, Christian, God-honoring lives and to faithfully fulfill the Great Commission to evangelize and make disciples.
515 8th Ave NW Aberdeen, South Dakota (605)225-1866