Calvary is a thriving Spirit filled Church located in the Trinity-Gardens neighborhood of Houston Texas. With powerful worship, community outreach, and partnerships, Calvary serves the area with prayers, blessings, ministers and an abundance of love.
Calvary was organized in 1937 under the leadership of the late Rev. Hirlton Huey. It was organized with a few members in the home of the late Mrs. Retha Banks. The nine charter members were Mrs. Hester Archie, Mrs. Retha Banks, Mrs. Estella Brown, Mrs. Irene Frazier, Mrs. Ethel Harris, Mrs. Mary Jackson, Mrs. Eudora Mayhoe, Mrs. Luella Pruitt, and Pastor Huey.
At the Gulf Coast Annual Conference, the Ladies Aid, with Mrs. Christie Adair as president, chose Calvary as their mission project and donated $100.00 which was used toward the purchase of a lot to begin a mission church. Other efforts were made to raise money to build a church. Soon there was enough money to build a small building out of old boxcar lumber. In 1938 a small building was erected at 4819 Denmark Street. The first piano was purchased and Mrs. Huey, the Pastor’s wife, was our first pianist. Rev. Huey served the church willingly and without salary. The church was listed in 1938 under the name of “Calvary Mission.”
Charles M. Monette Jr, born in Houston Texas to Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Monette Sr. He's the oldest of three children. He was reared in the Pleasantville area of Houston. He is married to Beulah Merritt Monette of Houston Tx. to which three children were born and the grandparent of three children.
God called Rev. Monette to the ministry in 1989 out of the Pleasantville UMC and he went to Lon Morris to licensing school. In May of 1990 Rev. Monette was called to serve his first church in Galveston Tx, where he served them for eight years. Since that time he has served at Union Memorial UMC 8yrs, St. Marks, LaPorte 4yrs, Hitchcock, Wilbur Chapel 6yrs, East Columbia Haven Chapel 4yrs and is correctly serving Calvary and St. Andrews Houston.
Pastor Monette’s genuine love for God and His people and his strong passion for teaching and understanding of the Bible is a gift from God to his congregations.
Calvary is better known as the “Blessing By The Bus Stop”. So if you are in need of a blessing stop by the church sometime.
We value Truth that sets us free in Christ
We value the Diversity as a creative gift from God to humanity
We value Relationships built on love, trust and mutual respect
We value Holy Conversations to develop spiritual maturity
We value Unity while working together to build the Kingdom
PAST TO PRESENT
At Calvary we honor our past and traditions while embracing the present and preparing for the future.
We have been blessed by dynamic pastors who have lead us and helped us to grow into the church we are today.