History

History

Calvary Revival Church–Peninsula is a kingdom partnership of two visionaries. Bishop B. Courtney McBath and Pastor Ray Johnson joined forces to spark a life movement that would impact the Hampton Roads region.

A transitional church plant, Calvary Revival Church- Peninsula (CRC-P) finds its roots in Zoe Community Church. Zoe Community Church was established in 1997 and led by Pastor Raymond Johnson Sr, affectionately known as Pastor Sr. As Pastor Emeritus at CRCP, Pastor Sr. led Zoe Community Church with a vision of bringing life into the community. The members of Zoe sought to evangelize the community and establish disciples for the Kingdom through several outreach ministries. Through the Timothy Training Center, GED classes and computer literacy courses serviced residents in the downtown area. Women’s and children’s Bible studies gave birth to the Foot Soldiers youth ministry and the Zoe Community Development Corporation, which were led by then Elder Ray and Deaconess Nakia Johnson. Zoe was most known for its outreach to the poor and indigent through the establishment of Nehemiah’s Nook, a weekly food and clothing distribution center for the homeless and those in transition.

Today Zoe Community Church’s vision of bringing life into the community continues through the “Discover Life” movement of Calvary Revival Church. As interim Pastor, Ray Johnson, led Zoe Community Church into a partnership that gave birth to Calvary Revival Church-Peninsula. The ministry has grown to hundreds of weekly attendees and is now one church in two locations, with physical edifices in the cities of Newport News and Hampton. True to its name, Calvary Revival Church-Peninsula is reaching people on the peninsula and beyond with its vision to empower people to walk in dominion through the power of Jesus Christ. Get connected! Join the life movement and discover life at Calvary.