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Calvary Baptist Church
988 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820
Calvary Baptist Church of Darien is a multi-ethnic, socially diverse gathering of followers of Jesus Christ, who hold toMore the historical Christian beliefs and seek to demonstrate love to one another and to the world. We are founded on the Word of God and focused on the World. We give priority to the support of missionaries at home and in other parts of the world. We have a Men's Ministry which meets on the 2nd Saturday of every month from 8:30AM-10:00AM and our Women's Ministry meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:00AM-12:00Noon. Our Pastor and Ministry Team Leader, Mark Orr, has served in ministry for over 30 years and has experience in both church and parachurch settings. From 1984 through 2005, he served as the Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adult Ministries on the staff of Noroton Presbyterian Church in Darien, Connecticut. Mark received his BS in Management Science and Organizational Behavior from Penn State University and his seminary training through Fuller and Pittsburgh Theological Seminaries, earning his Master of Divinity degree in 1984. Prior to attending seminary, Mark served as an Area Director for Young Life in Beaver Co. Pennsylvania and also worked as a Drug and Alcohol Prevention Specialist in several school districts. He has completed his course work in preparation for the Doctor of Ministry Degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston. In addition to his part-time duties at Calvary Baptist, Mark serves as the Executive Director of REACH Youth New England, Inc. and also as the New England Regional Coordinator for the National Network of Youth Ministries. Mark and his wife, DJ, have two adult children and reside in Norwalk, Connecticut. The theme of our church is "In the heart of Darien, with a heart for the World." Our invitation reads: "To all, who are burdened and need comfort, who sin and need a Savior, who desire fellowship with God, who want a place of worship and service, this church says: Come!" Our Oasis Ministry provides a welcome refuge for re-charging one's spirit through prayer, reflection and retreat. Our church sanctuary is open on weekday's during business hours for pray and reflection. Our Mission: Through reliance on God and His word, Calvary will care for the lost and hurting, reach seekers, and equip believers for service to others for the glory of God. Our Vision: We envision a dynamic church that positively impacts our community and is known for showing the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30AM, Bible Study, Children's Bible Study and Ladies Bible Study 9:30AM, Children's Church is during our Worship Service. Please Note: Our Summer Sunday Worship Schedule begins on Sunday, June 29th. Worship will be at 9:30 AM through Labor Day. There will be no Adult, Children's Sunday School or Saturday Morning Men's and Women's Bible Study throughout the Summer. Children's Church will however continue to meet.
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