We are a Bible believing, gospel proclaiming and a worldwide disciple making assembly of Christians. Our goal always has been and always will be to bring glory to God in everything we do.
We are located at 2850 East Dorothy Lane in Kettering, Ohio. We meet together every Sunday morning at 10:45, and we would love to have you join us for worship.
The following is a list of some of our core beliefs. It is by no means an exhaustive list of all we believe, but rather some fundamental Biblical principles that set the foundation for everything else.
About the Bible
The Bible was written by human authors who were inspired by the Holy Spirit of God. It's without error. 2 Timothy 3:16
God created the universe. Genesis 1:1
God created us and sustains us. Genesis 1:26-28
Jesus lived a perfect and sinless life. Hebrews 4:15
Jesus bled and died on the cross as the atonement for our sin. 2 Corinthians 5:21
About the Second Coming
Jesus ascended into heaven. John 3:13
Jesus will come again to earth. Acts 1:11
Born-again believers should be baptized in water to identify with Jesus. Acts 2:41
Pastor Mark Combs
Mark has been the lead elder of Calvary since September of 2001. His passion is following Jesus and encouraging others to do the same. Mark serves as vice-president of the Brazil Evangelical Association board of directors and has 34 years of experience as an educator. He has been married to his wife, Chris, for 35 years. They have six children and three grandchildren.
I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever;
with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.
If you're new to Calvary, we'd love to have a chance to know you. Below is some basic information about our weekly gatherings, as well as some ways to get in contact with us.
What to Expect
Our main service takes place every Sunday morning at 10:45 and wraps up around noon. The service consists primarily of worship music and Bible preaching. Prior to our main service, at 9:30am, we have a Bible Study (Sunday School) for adults. During this time we dig deeper into God's Word and learn how to apply it to our lives.
Since we are a pretty small group we don't currently have any official programs for kids and teens. However, child care is always available for young children. People wear a wide variety of dress, so you can wear whatever you are comfortable with. During or main service we collect an offering. However, if you're a guest, you certainly are not expected to give.
Calvary Grace Brethren Church
2850 East Dorothy Lane
Kettering, Ohio 45420
International Missionaries We Support
Who: Kerry and Raquel Anderson (Anna, Larissa, and Glenda)
What: Kerry works with COMEV, a Brazilian audio-visual non-profit ministry. Raquel helps lead a ministry to mothers at Calvary International Church.
With: Brazil Evangelistic Association
Who: Brad and Abby Houdashelt (Jaden, Elias, and Corban)
Where: They formerly served in east Asia, and are currently living in Florida
What: They are part of the CRU's Global Digital Strategy team. They work to evangelize and disciple people from parts of the world where no one else is reaching.
Who: Jeff and Amy Lane
What: They serve at the Bongolo Hospital where Jeff is an anesthesiologist.
With: The Alliance
Who: Alan and Beth McManus (Cameron and Dayton)
What: They are teachers at a Christian school.
With: CAM International.
Who: Wayne and Ellen Patton
What: They share about Jesus with people living in communities along the Amazon river.
With: Encompass World Partners