Calvary Baptist Church

Ministries

Children’s Church and Youth Ministry

Under the leadership of Evangelist Gillian Gittens, these young boys and girls are taught to be witnesses of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Evangelist Gittens teachings of reverence and sincerity are a deliberate direction taken so that these young people may impact their generation and parents alike.

The mission of the Children’s Church Ministry is to disciple young boys and girls that they may be bold and unashamed in the pursuit of Christ. The youth department seeks to bring about spiritual guidance for direction and purpose in the lives of the young people at the Calvary Baptist Church.  We seek to accomplish this through contemporary methods of teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ  and by employing methods and activities that they can relate to and appreciate.

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth…

-Ecclesiastes 12:1

Women’s Ministry

The Women’s Ministry at Calvary Baptist Church under the direction of Evangelist Gillian Gittens seeks to bring biblical principles to women with the intention of strengthening their relationship with the Lord, their husbands and their children.

Our mission is to nurture a community of single and married women fellowshipping and worshipping in an atmosphere of holiness. This ministry seeks to bring accurate information backed by biblical principles to women so that their relationship with the Lord and their husbands and children will be sober and acceptable. Evangelist Gittens and her dedicated team of women emphasize to single women the need for spiritual attractiveness and a solid relationship with the Lord.

As new members begin their walk with Christ at Calvary, there is a need for spiritual direction, guidance and love through the ministry of discipleship.

The Discipleship and Caring Ministry assists with the transition into the culture of the Calvary family under the direction of our beloved Pastor, Dr. Garth G. Gittens. This ministry is responsible for the preparation of our New Member’s Classes, Right Hand of Fellowship, Baptismal Ceremonies and New Members’ Banquet.

The mission of the Discipleship and Caring Ministry at Calvary Baptist Church is to foster a welcoming spirit to new members.

​Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”.

-Matt 28:19

Hospitality

The purpose of the Hospitality Ministry is to provide financial assistance to Calvary’s high school graduates entering their first year of higher education.  We also recognize students from kindergarten through high school for special achievements. The Hospitality Ministry of the Calvary Baptist Church supports the young people in their pursuit of higher education.

​As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

-1Peter 4:10

Media

Calvary’s Media Ministry is on the cutting edge of globalization reaching people everywhere with every technical means available. The Media Ministry, created by Pastor Gittens is now a vital and essential component of the Calvary’s ministry. The Media Ministry’s mission is to keep Calvary technology relevant in an ever-changing society by capturing revelations, relating information on the air waves and informing the community and the World that Jesus Saves.

The Media Ministry is responsible for the following:

The Life Line with Dr. Gittens which airs on 103.9  at 8.15 am Monday through Friday
Livestream  and live chat of our 9:30 am and 11:30 am worship services
Production and editing of Streams Of Victory which airs every Sunday at 8:00 pm on WTVE, channel 25 local or 51 on Direct TV
All forms of social media communication (Face Book, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, Youtub, LinkedIN and Tumblr)

Men’s Ministry

Integrity and commitment are key components to the development of the men of God in today’s society.  The Men’s Ministry under the leadership and guidance of Pastor Gittens explores what it means to be a good husband, good father, and good spiritual leader at home, work and in the community.Our mission as men of God is to learn how to take our rightful place in our home, church and community.  Please join the men every Saturday morning at 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. to receive this invaluable training.

The steps of a good man are ordered by God.

-Psalm 37:23

Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

-Proverbs 27:17

Missions

In July of 2010, Calvary Baptist Church Missions Ministry undertook the challenge to venture into the southern region of Africa – Harare, Zimbabwe.  Their vision and purpose was to provide Clean Water to our brothers and sisters in Africa.  The Missions Ministry embarked upon their journey to  raise funds and create awareness of their plight to secure a water well  in the largest city of Zimbabwe.

Harare is the largest city and capital of Zimbabwe.  It has an estimated population of 1,6000,00 with 2,800,000 in its metropolitan area (2006)  Harare is the site of the University of Zimbabwe, the largest institution of higher learning in Zimbabwe.

Over 425 people have died of cholera across the country and a total of 11,071 suspected cases had been reported, since the current outbreak began.  Cholera is a highly contagious, but treatable disease that causes severe diarrhea and vomitting that can kill in hours.  The lack of clean water in Harare, Zimbabwe continues to be a great concern.  People throughout the country carry containers searching for water, while others have resort to digging wells in their yards in the hope of finding water.  As a result, Government offices have closed down due to a lack of water and sanitation in the buildings.

Water is a necessity that we take for granted each day.  For SOME it is a HOPE!

Calvary Baptist Church Missions Ministry together with the support of their Pastor, Dr. Garth G. Gittens, hopes to drill a water well  in Harare, Zimbabwe each year. It costs only $8,000 US.  Help us succeed in our Mission.

Donations:

Make all checks payable to: CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH.  Please put MISSION/AFRICA on the memo line Kindly mail all payments to: Calvary Baptist Church, 6122 Haverford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151

I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: ‘Whom shall I send and who shall go for us? Then I said, Here am I! Send me.

Music

Under the vision of Calvary, the Fine Arts Ministry showcases talent through music, dance, drama and much more. Driven by excellence and anchored by commitment, this ministry adds to the worship experience at Calvary making it life changing and refreshing as members of all ages work together in unity as we move forward fulfilling the mandate for the 21st century and beyond. The mission of the Fine Arts Ministry is to minister to God’s people through music, dance, and drama.

Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints. Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp. For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two edged sword in their hand”

Pastors Aide

The Pastor’s Aide Ministry seeks to cushion the rigors of ministry for the Pastor as he gives selflessly to the competing needs of those who surround him daily.  We ensure that special recognition is given to Pastor Gittens  and his family. The Pastor’s Aide also tend to the particular issues that occur every Sunday and other ministry days presented including ministering to his guest, families and visiting ministers.

And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.

-1 Thessalonians 5:12,13

​Seniors Ministry

The purpose of the Seniors’ Ministry is to provide a caring environment for camaraderie and enrichment for the seasoned men and women of church membership.  Special events are organized for the sharing of resources and information that will enhance the lives of and educational opportunities.

Special Events

The Special Events ministry seeks to ensure that each special event held at Calvary Baptist Church follows established guidelines and to cultivate a spirit of excellence at all events/services held at Calvary Baptist Church.

Let all things be done decently and in order.

-1Corinthians 14:40

Ushers Ministry

The Ushers Ministry at Calvary Baptist Church is committed to warmly welcoming our members and visitors alike with a desire to ensure a meaningful worship experience.

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

-Psalms 100

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