Our Story

How it all started...

In 1921, an evangelistic street meeting featuring music on a Victrola led to a small group of believers gathering in Philadelphia for fellowship and worship. Over the next few decades the young and growing church kept adding many new believers and moving to progressively larger locations.

The church was officially incorporated as the Pentecostal Gospel Mission of Assemblies of God on December 16, 1940. In 1954, the church merged with a smaller congregation and subsequently changed the official name to Calvary Assembly of God of Philadelphia.

By 1968, the well-established congregation had launched a building program that led to the construction of the current building in Wyncote.  
Choir singing with arms raised
Group of people in matching Calvary shirts

Expanding the vision...

Although the Covid-19 pandemic which began in 2020 presented some difficult challenges for us, we never doubted Jesus’ promise to build His church.  Presently we are experiencing new growth which has filled us with expectation and anticipation for what lies ahead. We are currently planning to add a second worship service on Sundays by the fall.

The future vision...

The vision God has given us is to become a church which reproduces followers of Jesus and leaders of small groups of followers which ultimately results in reproducing churches which go on to reproduce churches. We believe by God’s grace and the Spirit’s power we will reproduce by giving birth to a second Sunday worship gathering in 2022, and a third service by 2025. Our prayer is to reproduce by adding a second campus by 2027 which we expect will grow to become its own self-sustaining church in the near future.
Man being baptized in a tank of water

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together at 9 & 11 am