Our Church History


First Baptist Church of Merrick

Calvary Baptist Church


Calvary Baptist


Founded late 1950s

A church plant of CBHMS

First Pastor – Leonard Schneider – church planting pastor

First location – store front (next to a pizza parlor) in Inter County Shopping center

Two early, possibly founding, families came from FBC


Johnsons – gave land

Church dedication ~ 1962

Pastor Jaymes Morgan

Wife not in attendance


Founded in 1926



Donald Linsz

George Sadler

Clyde Michener

Scott Syracuse




Michael Gaydosh

Larry Soviero

John Herringer

Richard Gosswiller

Marc Grimaldi

Doug Totter


Interesting facts


Hymnal, Bible package - $5.00

Building built at a cost of $175,000 financed completely through bearer bonds

Garage dedicated in memory of Ernest Laycock

South Shore Christian school started in basement

Now home of Grace Christian Academy