Our History

Calvary Presbyterian Church was organized by the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy in 1957, with about 75 members as part of the original group. Some of those original members are still with Calvary today. Calvary began worshipping together at Mehlville High School while its sanctuary building was constructed. The sanctuary was completed and dedicated in 1958, and Calvary has worshipped there ever since. Lewis Fellowship Hall – a fellowship and education building – was dedicated in 1985, and continues to be used for fellowship, education, and church and community meetings.

Despite its size, Calvary has sent forward two Moderators to the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy, no small feat for a small congregation. And the church continues to provide leadership in the Presbytery through activity on committees, attendance at Presbytery meetings, and prayer for the greater St. Louis Presbyterian community. We enjoy our heritage and celebrate with other local Presbyterian worshipping communities.

Calvary continues to contribute to the community through donations to Isaiah 58 and Feed My People, the Humane Society, renting parking spaces to Mehlville High School students, and more. Calvary is also connected to the larger community and world through its donations of money, time, and leadership to the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy. In 2013, Calvary engaged in a program called “New Beginnings” to look at its history, current practices, and opportunities to grow and develop in the South County community. We found our strengths in service and hospitality and are searching for opportunities to better serve the Lord, the local community, and the greater St. Louis area.

Calvary is looking to the future even as it values its past, excited about the changes the Spirit will bring to Calvary. The members are a group of people who truly care about Jesus, the Church, and each other, and are always happy to welcome new members and friends into what is affectionately called “the Calvary family.”

You are welcome to become part of Calvary’s continuing story!