In 1977 Jerry McDonald Sr. resigned from Meridian Avenue Baptist Church in order to start Calvary Baptist Church in Canadian, OK. The Lord blessed the church and in 1984, 102 acres of wooded land 5 miles North of Eufaula was donated to the church. The ministry moved to the new property as soon as a church building was constructed. Since that time many buildings have been built on the property for the cause of reaching others for Jesus Christ.
Pastor McDonald Sr. went home to be with the Lord in March of 2012, after faithfully pastoring Calvary Baptist Church for 35 years. Jerry McDonald Jr. is now the Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church and Director of Calvary Baptist Ministries.
Over the last several years the church has been actively upgrading the facilities. These phases resulted in a major facelift for the outside of the church, while inside the church the remodel included a new nursery, Sunday School classes, book store, fellowship hall, and expanding of both restrooms Recently, we concluded the last phase with the Auditorium renovations. Although our facilities have a new look, we never want to change the way we worship.
Throughout the history of Calvary Baptist Church there has always been an emphasis on outreach. Whether it be through the bus ministry, jail ministry, nursing home services, youth bible studies, door to door visitation, or other community outreaches, we are always actively seeking ways to reach the lost and dying world with the Gospel.