About Our Church
We are a Reformed church. As such, we maintain subscription to historic Reformed standards, including the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms. The desire to hold fast to this Reformation heritage is reflected in our church's unofficial dictum, "By Scripture Alone, By Faith Alone, By Grace Alone, Through Christ Alone, To God Alone Be Glory". Calhoun Presbyterian became a particular congregation of the Associate Reformed Synod on October 10, 2006. Since that time, the Lord has been faithful to continue the work of the church through many who have providentially been a part of our congregation.
God has designed the Church to be an assembly of covenant families that form a worshiping community. Since the chief purpose of human life is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever (Westminster Catechism, Question 1), worship of the Triune God is the heart of the Church. Additionally, the Church exists to proclaim God's great salvation, make disciples of Christ, and faithfully teach God’s Word (Matt. 28:18-20). As God's covenant family, the Church is made up of particular covenant families who, in turn, assume the likeness of one, large family (“treating the older men as fathers... the older women as mothers,” 1 Tim. 5:1, 2). Mutual affection and hospitality are distinguishing marks of the Church, as well (1 Pet. 4:9).
We are committed to being a church that is zealous for God's worship, under the authority of Scripture, confessional and Reformed in doctrine, glad in fellowship, evangelical in our witness, and Presbyterian in our government. We also aim to be welcoming toward all those who profess Christ, brothers and sisters for whom Christ died. His great salvation unites all believers in their ambition to "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (2 Pet. 3:18). Accordingly, it is our hope that all who belong to Christ would feel at home worshiping together with our congregation.
In October 2015, Blake Law was ordained as a minister of the gospel by the Catawba Presbytery of the ARP and installed as pastor of Calhoun Presbyterian Church. Blake, his wife Sarah, and their five children come to Calhoun from North Carolina, where Blake received his Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte (2015). While in seminary, Blake served for several years as a chaplain in the Army National Guard. He has ministered to youth in several churches in his past, as well as preached and taught while overseas on some extended missions opportunities. Blake grew up in Chapel Hill, NC and attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Aside from the regular, expository preaching of the Word, Blake is interested in evangelism, discipleship, and apologetics. He enjoys outdoor activities with Sarah and the children, bicycling, camping, whitewater canoeing, and sailing. Since coming to Calhoun, he has begun to develop a marked appreciation for hunting.
Elders: Mr. Kensill Brewer, Dr. Sven Eklund, Rev. Blake Law
Elder Emeritus: Mr. James Sehon, Mr. Jerry Hunter
Deacon: Mr. Daniel Justice
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace. 1 Pet. 4:10
This Lord's Day
The Lord has appointed one day in seven that we might rest, worship, and be renewed in spirit. It is a gift and an honor to worship God corporately and publicly upon the Lord's Day.
Sunday School - 9:30 AM
Morning Worship - 10:45 AM
Associate Reformed Synod
The Associate Reformed Synod is a historic, evangelical Christian denomination that has been preaching the Gospel of Jesus
Christ for over 200 years in this country. The Associate Reformed denomination is member of the North American
Presbyterian and Reformed Council (NAPARC).