Historic Calvary Baptist celebrates 125 years in Utah

Calvary Baptist celebrates 125 years in Utah (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) The congregation of the historic Calvary Baptist Church celebrated its 125th anniversary Sunday, along with notable guests, including Salt Lake Mayor Jackie Biskupski and SLCPD Chief Mike Brown.

Also in attendance was Sister Elizabeth Cameron, one of the oldest living members of the church.

Cameron started attending the church when she was a teen and has raised her children in the church. She said she sung in the church choir for nearly 60 years before a medical condition prevented her from continuing, four years ago.

"It just means a lot to me. It's my church family," Cameron said. "It's just a joy to be here."

The Calvary Baptist Church has expanded throughout Utah and into Idaho and Wyoming. They provide aid to the hungry, homeless and elderly. They also fund scholarships in universities and colleges in Utah.

"It's exciting to be the mother church of other churches in the community," Reverend France A. Davis said. "It makes me feel like we can make a difference in people's lives."

Cameron was excited to be a part of Sunday’s anniversary service.

"We interact with other churches. And I think that is great because we get to meet other people."

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