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    Calvary Church | Local Missions

    Contact Information

    727.441.1581 ext

    First Touch Ministry

    This ministry is dedicated to prepare women to be released from prison and re-enter life on the outside successfully. First Touch is an 18-month program. It begins with a team of women going into the prisons to find out the needs and enter into a covenant agreement between the inmate and a team of four women from Calvary. These teams of women become mentors for the “Women of Naomi” and help her with social, emotional, spiritual and practical needs. Hope House provides a home for them for the first six months.

    For more information, contact Barb Stepanik, 727.726.9115 or email to

    Caring Families

    Caring Families is a ministry that is comprised of a network of volunteer Christian families who will take in children from parents that may be temporarily unable to properly care for their children for a variety of reasons such as hospitalization, homelessness, drug abuse, or when a parent is remanded to a correctional institution for a period of time. If you are interested in becoming a Caring Family, contact Patricia Marder.

    Agape Foster Care & Adoption

    This ministry exists to provide for orphans through foster care and adoption.

    We accomplish this through the following:

    • Creating awareness of the need to provide Christian homes for children in need
    • Providing training for Calvary families to foster or adopt children
    • Provide ongoing support for our families who foster and adopt children

    Contact Information

    Staff Leader:
    Mona Johnson
    727-441-1581 ext. 175

    Leadership Team:
    Mark & Nancy Searcy

    Calvary has formed a foster care & adoption ministry partnership with the Florida Baptist Children's Homes to create a community ministry right here at Calvary.

    This partnership includes Community Ministries Case Worker, Mona Johnson, hired by the FBCH. Mona has an office at Calvary and can be reached at (727)441-1581 x 175 or email The Director of Community Ministries will recruit, train, license, and supervise foster homes and adoptive homes. Mona will build support through the Agape Ministry for Calvary's foster and adoptive families. Regular PP (Positive Parenting) classes will be held.

    This class is a requirement for becoming a foster or adoptive family. PP classes usually run 6 weeks.

    Mona will work with the local CBC (Community Based Care) organization to place children in need of foster care or adoption.

    We hope that here at Calvary we can begin to care for some of God's children who have been abandoned or neglected.

    Eisenhower Elementary Partnership

    This is an ongoing relationship with this elementary school right down the street. There are many opportunities to mentor, tutor, or read to students as well as help with classroom activities. If you are interested in volunteering at the school, contact Patricia Marder at 727-441-1581 ext. 111. Or you can fill out a VOLUNTEER form and return it to Patricia Marder along with a photo copy of your drivers license. Your Small Group or you as an individual can also ADOPT a class today

    Calvary Cares

    “Equipping our church family to bless people in our community by feeding the hungry, helping the needy and serving the community.”

    Calvary Cares Every Day

    You as an individual, your family, or your community group can volunteer to meet a need in our community and share the love of Jesus. We desire to be the hands and feet of Jesus, especially to the widows, single parents, disabled and elderly in our community. You can go to Calvary Cares and search for opportunities to get involved in the greater Tampa Bay area.
    You can also use the Mission Projects for Community Groups as a resource for ideas on serving our community.

    Calvary Cares Days

    Calvary sets aside several days a year to go out and do various service projects in the name of Jesus! We host block parties at our two partner schools, do a major clean up at Palm Lake Village, and help local residents with basic needs. We will schedule these periodically.

    Recap of Calvary Cares Day on Sept. 26th

    >> Watch Video Clip Now

    For additional information contact,
    Patricia Marder
    Director of Local Missions
    727-441-1581 ext. 111

    Kids Beach Club

    This is an after school Bible Club where students in 3rd-5th grade can learn about Jesus. It meets on Wednesdays from 2:30-4:00 at Eisenhower Elementary School. If you want to be a part of reaching out to our local children in the community, please contact Patricia Marder.
    Kids Beach Club starts September 17th.

    Panther Club

    This is a local Christian outreach to middle school students at Clearwater Intermediate School which meets on Wednesdays from 11:00-1:00. If you are interested in helping, please contact Patricia Marder.

    Clearwater Intermediate Partnership

    An ongoing partnership with this middle school and we are praying for many to sign up to mentor a student. You can find out more by contacting Patricia Marder.
    Mentor Training on Thursday, Sept. 25th, 6-8 pm. Register at or

    Safety Harbor Food Pantry

    1005 Martin Luther King Jr. Street. You can donate FOOD and clothing or volunteer. Contact Peggy Smith.

    Special Needs

    Circle of Friends is a LifeClass that meets on Sundays at 10:45(during 2nd worship) in Cafe B.

    A class for teens & adults with varied special needs, such as developmental disabilities, Autism, Down Syndrome, and varied intellectual & physical needs.

    A class where friendships grow, parents & caregivers are able to go to worship, we are all growing in relationship with Christ and each other.

    For more information, contact:

    Susan Brown


    Sonbeams meets at the 11:00 service only. It is for preschool and kindergarten through fifth graders.


    Stop sex trafficking in Pinellas county. Help Prevent Trafficking so Girls & Women might live their dreams.

    I Am Freedom Girl – A ministry that goes out the 2nd Friday of the month to show the love of Jesus to the dancers at local strip clubs. We need DONATIONS each month.

    The Porch Light – a safe home run by FBCH for underage girls who are rescued from sex trafficking. Go to for more information on how you can help.

    Mall Prevention – Teams that go out to International Mall to educate about sex trafficking. Contact for more information.