Part of Calvary’s purpose is to "Reach Orange County and the world for Jesus Christ." Below are strategic church plants and partnerships helping to achieve that vision as we extend beyond 1010 N Tustin Avenue to see the influence of God's kingdom expand and celebrate more lives being changed by the life-giving message of Jesus.
Iglesia La Puerta | Santa Ana, CA
On Sunday, October 25, 2015 we celebrated Calvary's 84th birthday and reflected on our heritage going to back to the Ebell Club in downtown Santa Ana. We also took a big step toward the dream of planting three churches. The local portion of 2014’s Thanksgiving offering went to support the launch of Prodigal Church in Irvine. In the last year we have launched a church plant, in downtown Santa Ana, this time through Calvary’s Hispanic Ministry.
A home Bible study led by Pastor Armando Reyes (our Hispanic Ministry Pastor since 2003) had grown to over 60 people and needed a larger place to meet. They had been meeting in the backyard of a home in central Santa Ana on Sunday afternoons. During that time, 15 new believers placed their faith in Jesus as Savior!
With this growth, the home Bible study moved on October 25 (the same date that Calvary Church first started in 1931) to the KidWorks facility on Townsend Street, and has officially became our second church plant of 2015. The local portion of this year's Thanksgiving offering will support this growing ministry.
Prodigal Church | Irvine, CA
Prodigal Church was born in the hearts and minds of a group of 15 people from Orange County who felt led by God to start a church in Irvine, CA. With the help of Calvary Church Santa Ana, the launching process began in late 2013 and Prodigal Church was sent out a year later, holding its first official service at Jeffrey Trail Middle School, 155 Visions in Irvine, on January 11, 2015.
While the word “prodigal” often describes our wayward living as humans, it more surprisingly describes God. God is most prodigal of all in His extravagant and endless love for His children. For you are His masterpiece, created for intimate belonging with Him. With leadership from Pastor Matt Hemphill, the pursuit of the people at Prodigal Church — through preaching, music, creativity, and service — is to love others as uncontrollably as God loves us.
Way of Peace Church | Lushnje, Albania
Since 2001, Calvary Church has been involved in Albania. Our first contact was through a linguist who came to Christ through a missionary living in Albania. Calvary has since helped print and distribute the New Testament in Albanian and has sent many short-term teams, from High School students to Calvary Elders, ever since.
During the 20th Anniversary of The Way of Peace Church celebration in August 2013, the seeds of a new sister church partnership began. Now, Calvary has begun helping Way of Peace Church in the following areas: leadership development and training, church planting resources, a variety of short term teams and community development.
Logos Bible Church | Santa Ana, CA
Logos Bible Church meets on Sunday mornings at 11:00 am in Fellowship Hall. Logos is independent from Calvary, reaching out to first generation Chinese Mandarin speakers from mainland China or Taiwan. Senior Pastor, Rev. Andy Chao, is their main preaching pastor along with Associate Pastor, Rev. Paul Aidong Yang, sharing in the preaching and teaching responsibilities.