Welcome to Calvary Bible Church


On May 17, 2020 and until further notice, we will be open for Worship Services only (no Sunday School or childcare will be offered). Our services will be conducted at two times: the first from 9:00 to 10:30, and the second from 11:00 to 12:30This will help facilitate social distancing in each service and also provide time to disinfect the facility (including restrooms) between services. The time between services also allows the first group to leave (fellowshipping on their way out) while the next group arrives. 
Visitors are welcomed at either service, but we ask for members to comply with the information sent to you.* 
Our policies reflect the Tennessee Pledge: Reopening Tennessee Responsibly:  LINKED HERE
Pastor Dave's sermon will be livestreamed only during the second service, airing approximately 11:25 AM.

*We ask that you NOT attend if:
·       You have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
·       You are experiencing a cough, shortness of breath or sore throat.
·       You have a chronic cough you believe is due to allergies.
·       You have had new loss of taste or smell.
·       You have had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours.

*We ask you that you practice social distancing (stay 6 feet apart).
·       This will require you to spread out in the auditorium and not congregate in small groups  either inside or outside the Worship Center.
·       Please practice good respiratory etiquette when coughing or sneezing.
·       Wearing a mask is optional. 
·       Please, NO HUGS, KISSES, or SHAKING HANDS.

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Join us in the Family Life Center for coffee and other hot beverages prior to Adult Bible Fellowship, which is held in the Worship Center.


PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Sunday School, Adult Bible Fellowship, Childcare, or Fellowship Lunches until further notice. Check the announcement above for information on our two service times. The Midweek Devotionals on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday nights at 7:00 will resume May 6, 2020. (Updated 5/2/20)

9:15-10:30 SUNDAY SCHOOL **PLEASE NOTE: NO Sunday School for any ages on these dates in 2020: May 24, Sept. 6, Nov. 29, or Dec. 27 due to holidays.**
AWANA - Age 3 through 2nd Grade – Programs take place in the FLC
9:15-10:30 Handbook (Bible Memorization), Games, and Generations of Grace Bible Lesson

YOUNG APOLOGISTS (3rd through 6th Grades) - Meet upstairs in the FLC
9:15-10:30 Generations of Grace and/or Answers in Genesis Lessons and Game time

  • Adult Bible Fellowship (Worship Center) and Student Ministries (FLC)
    • 9:30-10:30 Class Time
    • 10:30 Parents pick up children from AWANA
      Infant Nursery Available (FLC) during Sunday School and Worship Service

10:45-12:15 WORSHIP SERVICE - PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR NOW DUE TO COVID-19 WE WILL HAVE CHURCH SERVICES ONLY AT 9:00 and 11:00. See above for more details.

  • All Ages 
  • Nursery (Infant and Preschool - FLC) available during Sunday School and Worship Service
  • Weekly Fellowship Meal (Immediately following the conclusion of Worship most Sundays in the FLC) $2 per person donation recommended and side dishes to share for regular attenders. Visitors are welcome to join us for free! 

What an amazing privilege we have to gather together as a church, which means, “the called out ones.” By the grace of God we have been transferred from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light. The Holy Spirit has transformed us by breathing spiritual life into what was once a spiritual corpse. He has drawn us into fellowship with the living God and with one another. Though we are still in the world, we are no longer of the world and our lives are now united to Christ who is the Head of the church, the body of Christ, in which we all find our very life and eternal joy.
As we come together to worship our glorious God on this Lord’s day, please remember that He is supreme in all we do. We must remain committed to God-exalting theology, to a God-centered worldview, to God-honoring worship, to God-driven convictions that result in a God-glorifying life.
May everything we do together in this place exalt the majesty and excellency of Christ, our Savior and God, for we are “a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that (we) may proclaim the praises of Him who called (us) out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9).

David Harrell Pastor-Teacher

Our Passion For The Pulpit
". . . we exist to equip the saints through expository preaching, teaching . . ."

Saints cannot be equipped for godly living and service apart from precise theology (Ephesians 4:11-16). This is the goal of expository preaching and teaching. The term "exposit" literally means to expound or explain in a detailed manner. Expository preaching is therefore a doctrinal proclamation of the Word of God derived from an exegetical process that is concerned only with the revelation of God, not the wisdom of man, and therefore carefully conveys the God-intended meaning of a text, passionately applying that meaning to the contemporary issues of life with an internal zeal and authority that cannot be extinguished.

Although this kind of preaching and teaching is rare in contemporary evangelicalism, since this was the method exemplified in the Bible (Neh. 8:8; Acts 7:2-53; 8:27-35; 20:26-27; Luke 4:16-22; 24:27, 32, 44-47), and since we have a divine mandate to "preach the Word" (2 Timothy 4:2), we believe that this is the God ordained method and we remain committed to it.

Current Study: 2 Corinthians

I invite you to join our exposition of Paul’s second epistle to the Corinthians, a deeply personal letter that allows the reader to sympathize with his afflictions and learn much about the nature of God’s comfort in the midst of them. Here the Spirit of God reveals much about the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ who died as our substitute, and also about the person and work of the Holy Spirit who guarantees our salvation. But here we will also discover more about the person and work of Satan, the “god of this age” (4:4); that diabolical deceiver and leader of human and angelic shysters we encounter every day. However, against the horrific blackness of his kingdom of darkness the magnificent diamond of God’s sovereign grace to save and glorify repentant sinners shines all the more brightly. I’m sure you will find the theological depth of this study combined with the practical nature of its applications to be both edifying and encouraging as together we exalt the Lord Jesus Christ, that in all things He might have the preeminence. 
~ Pastor Harrell


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Calvary Bible Church

5245 Highway 41-A
Joelton, TN 37080

Direct: (615) 746-7716