Calvary Baptist Church of Hendersonville, North Carolina began as a Mission of the First Baptist Church in Hendersonville in 1900. The Mission grew from the very beginning and was organized as East Hendersonville Baptist Church.
About 1902, the building then occupied by the Presbyterian Church was purchased and moved to a location east of the railroad where it stood until it was torn down several years ago. In 1912, the building was sold to the Wesleyan Methodist Church and the church moved to the location on North Grove Street. In 1968 the Calvary Baptist Church building was sold to the King Hardware Company and a new Church was built on its present location which is Haywood Road. It is unfortunate that the records of the Church history cannot be given.
The following men have served as Pastors of the Church: Rev. A.I. Justice, Rev. George Wright, Rev. C.C. Blackburn, Rev. Ham, Rev. R.V. Miller, Rev. Fred McKenzie, Rev. Sherman Patterson (supply), Rev. George Pennell, Rev. Emory Nester, Rev. W.E. Sinclair, Dr. J. Leland (“Preacher Buddy”) Mullinax, Rev. Ed Yeoman, Dr. Freddie M. Young, Rev. Paul Owens (supply), and Rev. Joe Canipe. Rev. Ed Hampton served as Interim Pastor (2008). Rev. Ken Mason is the current pastor. He began his ministry on June 14, 2009.