A key date for this body of believers is April 3, 1966. This was the day Calvary Memorial Church held its organizational meeting. A group of people who enjoyed each other's fellowship decided to begin a Bible study under the instruction of Pastor Charles Bonds. One of our prayer requests was for God to indicate if a church should be started, and the sign we asked for was a couple being saved through theses Bible studies. During the first six weeks of Bible study, a couple did receive Christ as their Savior! With much prayer and faith in God, these eighteen people decided to launch Calvary Memorial Church, a church dedicated to the memory of Calvary and to proclaiming the message of Calvary.
The first official meetings of the church were held at the Gering Odd Fellows Hall. This lasted for three weeks. During this time, it was discovered that the Gering National Guard Armory could be rented for our Sunday services. This was a much larger facility and a relationship was developed between the church and the Guard. Rent was approximately$50 a month. Even though this arrangement was workable, the people of the church had a continual desire to have their own building to better serve the Lord.
Soon the church purchased a two acre lot for $4,000. The congregation approved this purchase on November 20th, 1968 with the vote being unanimous. God blessed Calvary through 3 building projects and the result was this very beautiful and useful facility.