How The Vision Was Born

The Calvary Church Journey

How the vision was born…
Calvary Church was founded under the name Door of Hope Fellowship  in 1994 under founding pastors John and Jean Chapman.    As a church plant from Calvary Church in Johnson City, TN beginning in Seven Mile Ford, we rented three different facilities prior to purchasing the property on Shuler Hollow Road in 2001.  Our current property was originally a mechanic’s shop and thanks to volunteer work from dedicated church members and pastors we did most of the remodeling ourselves incurring very little debt.   Our fellowship hall was added on in 2006.

In August of 2012 our church was renamed “Calvary Church of SWVA.”  This name change was motivated by a desire to show a clear connection with our parent church in Johnson City, TN & also to provide a more universal church name that would appeal to various denominational backgrounds.   We are an independent church, but we are not independent-minded, and value accountability both externally & internally.

Our desire has always been to be a church that is truly inter-denominational, with an emphasis on the  importance of praise and worship.   Church members come from almost every denominational background and we have found in common a love for God’s Word and His presence.

We are so glad you have joined us on our blessed journey.
Together, lets win our region for Christ!

Our Services & Service Times

  •  Sunday morning service at 10:30 a.m.
  •  Wednesday night Bible study at 7 p.m.
  •  Youth & Children’s classes at 7 p.m.

What to Expect

All ages stay together for joint praise & worship music. During the sermon children are dismissed to classes for the different ages.

We also have a separate nursery for infants.

After service we invite you stay for snacks and fellowship, stay and visit as short or long as you want.

What To Wear

Dress however you feel comfortable, dressy or casual.

You will find a mix of people dressed in different ways, some more formal & many in jeans and t-shirts.

Come as you are.

How To Contact Us

Email us at [email protected] any questions or concerns, or call 276-521-0442.

We look forward to hearing from you!

P.O. Box 1054 Chilhowie, VA 24319