Calvary Baptist Church began in April, 1961, with a nucleus of believers meeting in David and Joan Strong’s home. In May, services began to be held in the Wilmington Town Hall. Calvary Baptist Church was officially organized into a New Testament Baptist Church on July 26, 1962, and incorporated under the Religious Law of the State of New York on August 7, 1962.
The original building, the present fellowship hall, was begun in July of 1962. Renovation of the downstairs for classroom space provided the Adirondack Christian School with its first facilities. The school opened in September 1967 with two teachers and 12 pupils in grades K-5. In 1968, 40 acres of land were purchased. In 1970, the new building, housing our present auditorium was begun and completed.
The school continued to grow. In 1973, the school began using Accelerated Christian Education materials in grades 3-11. It had a student body of 72 in grades K-11. In 1974, grade 12 was added and the first graduation was held in June of 1976, with six graduates for the bicentennial year. In 1975, the church people saw a need for a gym-fellowship hall building. Plans proceeded and construction was begun in April of 1976.
ACS has maintained continuous operation since its inception in 1967, and continues to offer a high-quality Christian education to all sincere applicants, Pre-k through 12th grades.
A Ministry of Calvary Baptist Church
Adirondack Christian School
Teaching the Power, Wisdom and Love of God!