Where We started

On this site (83 Sydney Street) in 1849 Saint David’s Presbyterian Church was built. Then the great fire of 1877 levelled all and a second church was dedicated which was totally destroyed by fire in 1917. The present building was dedicated on November 16, 1919. In June 1965 Calvary Temple had its beginnings and subsequently purchased the building under the leadership of the founding pastor, Rev. David Crabtree.

From the very beginning, Calvary Temple maintained a strong emphasis on the moving of the Holy Spirit. As a church we have been very aware that it is “not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit” (Zechariah 4:6). In our programs and public services of worship we continue to depend upon the power of the Holy Spirit for inspiration and direction. For its first fifteen years Calvary Temple was an independent Pentecostal church. On February 21, 1980 we joined the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada.

Through the years Calvary Temple has preserved a strong, evangelistic presence in our community with outreaches such as music ministry, children’s programs, youth events, television and radio programs, bus ministry, women’s ministries, and men’s ministries. In addition, in recent years we have endeavoured to demonstrate the love Christ in practical means such as children’s breakfast programs, "Pantry" Food Bank, Christmas Community Banquets, "Community Carnival", and creative monthly community evangelistic events, etc.