Calvary Campus offers mission opportunities in Appalachia


Editor’s note: The 750,000-member Kentucky Baptist Convention will hold its annual meeting this November in the heart of Appalachia. This article is part of a series looking at some of the ministries Kentucky Baptists might want to visit in the days before and after the annual meeting, which will be in Pikeville on Nov. 13.

Beautiful scenery, warm loving people, peaceful surroundings, cell phone service (maybe), and great needs briefly describe Calvary Campus in Harlan County and the surrounding area.

No one gets to Lynch, Ky., by accident. Do not trust your GPS for the easier route. But, of course, you can trust God is working in this remote part of Kentucky.

Calvary Campus is a mission retreat center in the Appalachian Mountains. Families, churches, and pastors come for missions, spiritual growth, and spiritual renewal.

We offer dorm-style facilities and suite-style accommodations at affordable prices.

Our 25 acre campus includes a farm, picnic area, gym, and numerous swings and benches for reflection and enjoyment of the beautiful scenery.

The needs are great in the region we serve. Health issues, job loss, and drug use are of great concern to those who call our community home.

What do we do? Whatever needs to be done. Ongoing ministries include food distribution, building handicap ramps, a sewing ministry, assisting the local schools with their needs, and part-time employment.

Our desire is for people to experience God through ministry.

Families who have visited have loved sharing missions side by side with their children and grandchildren.

There are ways for all ages to serve the Lord.

We are a multi-faceted ministry and work with each participating church or family to design a mission experience, retreat, or camp that fits your needs.

You can check us out on Facebook, visit our website at, or call us at 606-633-9300.


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