How It All Started

Calvary Church – Englewood was founded on October 15th, 1952, as a church plant of 24 members from Denver Temple Baptist Church. God richly blessed Calvary as they planted First Southern – Littleton within two years. Within another two years they broke ground on Calvary’s new building at our current Acoma Street location. Calvary continued to plant churches in the Denver Metro area, including Cherry Hills Baptist Church (Arapahoe Road Baptist Church) in 1960.

Calvary has had quite the journey over the years as we strived to glorify God in every aspect of ministry. As our neighborhood changed around us through the years, we did our best to be a gospel presence in our community. Yet, change can be difficult to adapt to. As a result, Calvary was near extinction in 2009 with thirty people worshiping on a Sunday morning. But we had faith that God was not done with us!

Today, Calvary Englewood is thriving at its historic location at Chenango & Acoma. Additionally, God renewed in us a desire for multiplication and allowed us to revisit our roots of church planting. Starting with one church plant in 2013, God grew us into a family of churches in Denver and throughout the state of Colorado, as well as Nebraska, Idaho, California, and by God’s grace, beyond.

What was the magic program for the drastic turn around, you may ask? Authentic love for people, God-centered preaching,  and equipping the saints for the work of ministry—that's the foundation, and God is doing the rest. We have one song we sing at Calvary and that is the Gospel! God willing and by His power and direction alone, we will continue on this path until Jesus is made non-ignorable in Denver and to the ends of the earth.

Expanding the Vision

The Calvary Family of Churches is an organization that actively supports the infrastructure, planting, and replanting of our member churches. The Calvary Family of Churches is an interdependent family of self-sustaining, self-governing, self-replicating churches that share: a common family name (Calvary Church), common family doctrine, common core commitments, common family traits, and common family affiliations.

The CFC is also a resource for churches who are looking for consulting or assistance as they carry out their ministry. Acoma Press is the publishing arm of the Calvary Family of Churches. It is a Denver-based and church-led publishing group, providing resources to help planting and replanting churches across America.