A Legacy Of Grace
The Greater Calvary Hill Missionary Baptist Church was founded in 1954. The Rev. Charlie Moore was installed as pastor and served until 1969. During those formative years, the church underwent tremendous transitions as Rev. Moore desired Calvary Hill to shine for Jesus. Initially located in San Francisco, Rev. Moore along with the leaders of the congregation, found a vacant church at 101 Vista Grande Avenue in Daly City, which would become their home.
In April of 1969, Rev. Dr. Charlie Hamilton was voted as pastor. Under his leadership, the church began its participation in the local, state and National Baptist Conventions. The church established a certified education institute program, accredited by the National Baptist Convention. Rev. Hamilton’s model for Christian Education was used by others to learn how to conduct a first class Biblical Institute. He was a beloved leader whose impact was felt by pastors and churches near and far. Rev. Hamilton passed away in 1995 and the church voted unanimously to call the assistant pastor, Rev. Joseph Bryant, Jr., to serve as the senior pastor in January 1996 at the age of 26.
Rev. Bryant’s theological knowledge, compassionate spirit and his love for God and his people brought to fruition a church vision, statement of faith and mission statement. This direction set the church on course to move to the next level. Under his leadership, from 1996-2000 the church membership grew from 100 to over 500 members. Pastor Bryant and the Calvary Hill congregation celebrated their second mortgage burning on the Daly City property, a full 2 years ahead of schedule. After outgrowing their current location, the Lord spoke to Pastor and told him to “Take the City”. The church then moved from Daly City to San francisco where Pastor Bryant led the purchase and renovation of a $5 million facility, Currently we have over 1500 members as apart of the CALVARY HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH family. We’ve been in our new location for 15 years and we’re looking forward to where God will lead us next. The best is yet to come…