The History of Calvary Baptist Church
It all began on April 15th, 1965 in the home of Kermit and Virginia Seeley with 13 persons present. The first official service was held in the old American Legion building on South Main Street in Oberlin, OH on May 9th, 1965. The first pastor Rev. Joe Fritz was called by the church on June 17th, 1965. Calvary Baptist joined in fellowship with the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches in December of 1966 and continues to partner with them in connecting people to God and loving one another. Together with the Association, we believe as a local church we can accomplish more for God’s kingdom. On April 27th, 1969 the church broke ground for its own building at 414 South Main Street in Oberlin, which still serves as the present site for the church.