At Calvary, we embrace the core values of Christianity and present them in a way that is relevant, empowering, accountable, and loving. We care about you, and have made a place for you here. We hope you’ll find our non-traditional approach to church refreshing.
OUR MOTTO IS R.E.A.L.
You will always receive ministry that is RELEVANT to your daily life. We will EMPOWER you to live the life the Lord God has destined for you. We are ACCOUNTABLE to one another to live for Jesus Christ. And we are a LOVING family despite faults, falls, and failures.
Our mission is to reach people, make disciples and build relationships. At Calvary Christian Center, we place a high emphasis on helping you and your family connect with God and others through servant leadership, ministry integrity, regular fellowship, and impactful evangelism.
Calvary believes that we are better together. Our staff is devoted to serving Jesus, His people, and each other. Let us know how we can help you grow in your relationships, develop your gifts, and find success in your life.
Calvary is led by our Senior Pastor, a strategic leadership team and our pastors and directors.
VINCE P. HAIRSTON
Pastor and Founder
Pastor Vince is the pastor/founder of Calvary Christian Center of Greensboro, a ministry that he birthed with seven core individuals in January of 2001. He accepted his call to ministry in his junior year of college. After accepting the call, Pastor Vince preached his initial sermon at his home church, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Cascade Virginia. He was ordained in 1992 by the Guilford Missionary Baptist Association.
Pastor Hairston is an honors graduate with a Bachelor of Science in History Education and a Master of Science in Education Administration and Supervision from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. He has done additional study at Yale University, Nova Southeastern University and the Houston Graduate School of Theology. Pastor Vince is presently a doctoral candidate pursuing a Ph.D in Leadership Studies at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
In addition to being the founder of Calvary, he also founded Total Christian Concepts (TCC) in 1995, Calvary East (Reach Ministries) in 2006, Calvary Ecumenical Fellowship in 2007, and Calvary Southwest (Spirit and Truth Worship Center of the Triad) in 2009.
Pastor Vince has faithfully served in ministry under two generals of the faith – the late Bishop Otis Lockett, Sr. of Evangel Fellowship C.O.G.I.C. and his father in ministry, Bishop George Brooks of Mount Zion Baptist Church of Greensboro.
In December of 1992, he married Attorney Cheryl Jackson, the wife of his youth. God has blessed them with four amazing children, Christian, Christianna, Christopher, and Christoff.
Pastor Vince is a man of integrity who believes that being taught the Word of God is what causes believers to mature in the faith. He constantly says: “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing, and the main thing is Jesus!”
Pastors, Ministers, and Directors
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To declare by attitude and conduct that Jesus Christ is the Beloved Head of this organization of people through:
Worship governed by the truth of the Scripture, (John 4:24)
Teaching, preaching and counseling by the authority of the Bible (2 Timothy 3;16-17)
Holy living and love motivated by the grace of God received through Christ (2 Corinthians 5:14-15)
Sharing the Gospel with the world by word and deed (Matthew 28:18-19)
Fellowship with each other reflecting our oneness in Christ (Acts 2:42)
Humble dependence on God and the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 3:20-21)
“Where there is no vision, the people perish” Proverbs 29:18. The vision that God has given me for Calvary is that it would be a ministry that is R.E.A.L., that is, “Relevant, Empowering, Accountable and Loving”:
The ministry of Calvary Christian Center is relevant to the world we live in by addressing social issues that challenge our community, such as drug addiction, poverty, education, crime, broken families, etc.
The ministry of Calvary makes the believer the main focus, which allows effective ministry to take place. Calvary is a glorious ministry that gives seed to other ministries. Discipleship is a focus as Calvary empowers families and individuals.
Calvary is a church where the leadership is accountable to God and His local body at Calvary. The leadership lives godly lives that reflect high moral standards. And the covenantors are expected to do the same. Calvary will forever hold the Word in the highest esteem.
Calvary operates in the love of God in all situations. We restore our brothers and sisters overtaken in faults, considering our own selves, lest we be tempted. We seek to restore and heal broken relationships and to forgive in all situations.