Our History

On January 13th, 1980, 13 people from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Macon, GA, met at the Steese home to begin plans for a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church in Warner Robins.  On May 18th the first service was held at the Christopher Smith Funeral Chapel in Warner Robins.  With interim Pastors and then with Pastor Robert Cochran, Mt. Calvary continued to have services there for 3 years!

This was a small group of Christians that was ready to be led by God in forming this new church body.  But, they were probably not prepared to witness miracle after miracle!  They joyfully watched God’s plan unfold.  The property on Carl Vinson Parkway was purchased and the first building was completed in February of 1983.

Pastor Gerhard Michael accepted a call to Mount Calvary and arrived in November of 1984.  Under his leadership, Mount Calvary kept growing in numbers and ministries.  In 1987 an extension was added to the building, with offices and a kitchen.  In 1988, a call was extended to Pastor Edward A. Meyer, retired, to serve as an Assistant Pastor.  In January of 1996, after much planning under Pastor Michael’s leadership, construction began on our beautiful, present sanctuary.  The faceted glass windows, which are unique to Mount Calvary were designed by Melinda Hopf.

In January of 1999, Reverend David Brighton was called.  Since his arrival, additional staff members were added.  Jerry Bisping, Director of Christian Outreach, arrived in January of 2000 (now retired).  Pete LeBorious, Director of Christian Education, arrived June of 2007. Then in 2018, we called Pastor Andrew Howe to be our Associate Pastor, and he gladly accepted. He and his wife, Whitney, and their three boys (Jensen, Davis and Mason), are truly a blessing to our congregation. Sadly, in January of 2021, Pastor Brighton went to be with our Heavenly Father, at which time Pastor Howe became our Senior Pastor. In 2023, Trevor Hudlin received the title of Intern in the DCE program, and works with all different

aged children, from primary to high school.

Following the completion of the new sanctuary, the old church building was re-purposed for the children’s ministry.  An additional remodel took place in 2007 and 2008, making it the beautiful children’s haven it is today.

The building next door to the church, now called the Mount Calvary Annex, was purchased spring of 2001 and functioned as a second sanctuary for our praise and worship service.  It was remodeled in 2002-2003 and again 2011 and currently serves as a youth center.  The Annex is also used for community and fellowship events.

The office wing was remodeled in 2011 adding a conference room, replacing the old nursery.  A new nursery and library were added near the sanctuary.

Today At

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Today, we are proud to be continuing our history of developing those in faith, through our continuing education programs, as well as through our participation in the Vicar Placement System. 

As we look forward, we are striving to continue the work done by pastors and congregations that have come before us, as well as pushing ourselves further than they ever could have imagined.

Join us in shaping the next chapter of our Mount Cavalry's shared history!