Calvary Church

Our History

Over the 130 years of our existence, one thing has remained the same: we have always been a place of healing, celebration and honest inquiry. Calvary remains a force for the kingdom of God for the years to come.
Calvary is an exciting and growing urban congregation located in the diversely dense Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis. Positioned just south of downtown and nicknamed the “international neighborhood,” Whittier is well known for “Eat Street” on Nicollet Ave, a dining destination for the entire metro area. The Calvary congregation is deeply reflective of the community DNA and heartbeat.

Located on the corner of 26th and Blaisdell since May 6, 1883, Calvary came to be when 24 constituent members organized around a new dream of reaching out to neighborhood kids. Back then, Whittier was on the outskirts of town and things looked radically different than today. Our beautiful sanctuary opened in 1902 and stands as both a registered historic landmark and an inviting worship center open to all. Over the past 20 years, Calvary has undergone extensive remodeling and restoration, and has grown into the vibrant multi-cultural congregation that is today.