Church Wide Bible Reading:

Read the chapter that corresponds to the date.

Old Testament: Zechariah / Malachi
New Testament: 1 - 3 John, Jude

Congregation Songs: Amazing Grace / Blessed

34th Pastor's Annual

Sunday November 4, 2018

10:00 a.m. Message: Bishop Richard S Lands

5:00 p.m. Message: Guest Speaker:     Pastor Larry Bedford

X Pastor Larry D. Bedford was born April 1, 1953 in Austin, Texas ti tge kate Ernest and Josephine Bedford, Pastor Bedford has six siblings. Pastor Bedford raised three sons and one daughter in Austin. He has 7 grandchildren. Pastor Bedford has spent the last 15 years with the Austin Community College District Police Department as a police officer. He also spent 3 years with Histon Tillotson University Police Department. 10 years with Travis County Department of Transportation and Natural Resources, and 12 years with the City of Austin Transportation Services. Pastor Bedford was called to preach as a young man. He accepted the calling of God for over 40 years. Pastor Bedford has served on the ministerial staff of St. John Progressive Baptist Church for 8 years and served on the Greater Calvary Bible Church ministerial staff for 24 years. In December 2003, he was appointed Pastor of the KirbyLane Assembly of God Church in Lufkin, Texas for 1 year.

Sunday November 11, 2018

10:00 a.m. Message: Overseer Larry R Lands

5:00 p.m. Message: Guest Speaker:     Bishop Alfred T Lands

X Pastor Alfred T Lands is the founder and pastor of the Family Life Missionary Baptist Church. Family Life was birth in 1996 under his leadership and has consistently developed into a ministry focusing on building the character in the family of God. Pastor Lands was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He attended grade school and high in the same area. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and a Master of Urban Ministry from Urban Seminary of Atlanta. He was ordained as a Bishop March of 2011 in the Family Life International Fellowship, Inc. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1980 to pursue work in Graphic Design and Marketing. He and his wife have operated Alfred Lands Creative Design Solution, their self-employed graphic design business for over 35 years. He is married to Rev. Rosemary Lands, for 36 years. They have three daughters, Deaconess Trunae Alyse Green who is married to Deacon-elect Thomas Green, Trulyse Faith and adopted daughter, Deaconess Monae Reed.

Sunday November 18, 2018

10:00 a.m. Message: Bishop Ian M Youmans

5:00 p.m. Message: Guest Speaker:     Bishop Anthony K Wright

X Bishop Anthony K Wright is a faithful husband, father, and pastor. He is a native son of Greater Calvary Bible Church, aving accepted his call to ministry under the guideance and direction of Archbishop Sterling Lands, II. He was licensed, ordained, and consecrated as Pastor at Greater Calvary and a Bishop with the Family Life International Fellowship. He has been serving in the gospel ministry for over 24 years. He is the happily married husband of Carmela Wright of 25 years and father of 9 kids, which they homeschooled. As a family, they are planting a church Houston, Texas. Bishop Wright holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and works bi-vocationally as a Marketing Director. He is the author of the book, "Live Free in Christ, Our Union with Christ According to Paul's Letters to the Seven Churches."

Sunday November 25, 2018

10:00 a.m. Message: Bishop Kristoffer S Lands

5:00 p.m. Message: Guest Speaker:     Rev. Waylon Sias, Sr.

X Rev. Waylon Sias Sr. is the proud pastor of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Waco, Texas. He accepted this assignment on December 19, 2014. Before the LORD gave him this assignment, he was the Pastor of the historical, Marlin Missionary First Church in Marlin, Texas for almost 20 years. He is the former Pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, Texas. Rev. Sias was born in Topeka, Kansas on May 4, 1962 and was raised in Ft. Worth, Texas where he graduated from Trimble Technical High School. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Theology from the New World Bible College in Biloxi, Mississippi. Rev. Sias was called to the gospel ministry in 1976 and was ordained in 1984. He currently serves as the 2nd Vice Moderator of the Willow Grove Baptist District Association. He is a member of the Home Mission and Evangelical Board of the Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas and the Ft. Worth Minister Alliance. Rev. Sias is married to Lowanda Washington Sias and have five children: Darian, Nicole, Sophie, Taushey and the late Waylon Jr. He is also the proud grandfather of seven grandchildren.


First Sundays: Communion 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship
5:00 p.m. Afternoon Worship

Afternoon Worship Message: Guest


6:00 p.m. New Member Orientation
7:00 p.m. Mid-Week Praise and Worship


7:30 AM Prayer, Meditation and Spiritual Insight with Dr. Sterling Lands II, Senior Pastor

Join: Conference Access Number: 1-218-895-9749
Conference Pass code: 404407


7:30 AM Prayer, Meditation and Spiritual Insight with Dr. Sterling Lands II, Senior Pastor

Join: Conference Access Number: 1-218-895-9749
Conference Pass code: 404407

1 Corinthians 15

Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.


1 John 3:23-24

And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. The one who keeps God’s commands lives in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.

About Us

Greater Calvary Bible Church



We envision a ministry where Christ centered families of high integrity, learn the truth, live free, serve one another and worship God.



Our mission is to win souls to Christ, to make disciples and develop Christ centered families of high integrity as a Kingdom priority, to live free, to serve one another and to worship God.



Family is God's priority. Family is satan's priority. Family is our priority!

Family and Community

Interacting with the community

Greater Calvary Eagle Academy

Educating Kindergarten through Fifth Grade students as leaders of high integrity, who work to build family and community committed to excellence.

Abundant Life Learning Center

Preparing students ages 2 through 5 to excel in reading and mathematics.

Greater Calvary Rites of Passage, Inc.

A 501(c)3 Non profit process whose mission is to facilitate youth ages 5-18 in the development of Character centered servant warrior leaders of high integrity committed to building and maintaining Character centered communities.

Multi-Site Ministry

developing and maintaining ministry sites around the city and surrounding areas.

Ministry Team

Meet the team

Archbishop Sterling Lands, II

Archbishop Dr. Sterling Lands, II

Founding Pastor

The under-shepherd of the flock. 1 Peter 5:1-4. Primary leadership and direction is vested in the senior pastor. He has the dual role as spiritual leader and corporate leader.
Bishop Ian Maurice Youmans

Bishop I Maurice Youmans

Pastoral Ministry

Forecast, plan, organize, coordinate, align, maintain and monitor PASTORAL ministries in meeting the GCBC vision, mission, strategic objectives and 2016 goals.
Bishop Richard Lands

Bishop Richard Lands

Operations Ministry

Forecast, plan, organize, coordinate, align, maintain and monitor OPERATIONAL ministries in meeting the GCBC vision, mission, strategic objectives and 2018 goals.
Bishop Kristoffer Lands

Bishop Kristoffer Lands

Expansion Ministry

Plan and conduct ministries beyond the four walls that support the vision and mission of the GCBC.

2018 Calendar

Here is what is happening.


  • Sunday
    Worship @ 10a and 5p
  • Monday
    Zumba @ 6p
  • Tuesday
    Zumba @ 6p
  • Wednesday
    Mid Week Worship and Bible Study @ 7p
  • Thursday
    Zumba @ 6p
  • Friday
  • Saturday
    Choir Rehearsal @ 1:30p


OT: Zechariah, Malachi
NT: 1 - 3 John, Jude
  • Sunday 11/4
    Pastor Larry D Bedford
    5:00 p.m.
  • Friday 11/6 - 11/9
    Bishop Leadership Retreat
    8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday 11/9
    Gospel JAMbalaya
    6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 11/11
    Bishop A.T. Lands
    5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 11/11
    Abp. Sterling Lands, II
  • Sunday 11/18
    Bishop Anthony Wright
    5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 11/22
    Thanksgiving Service / Dinner
    10:00 a.m.
  • Sunday 11/25
    Pastor Waylon Sias, Jr.
    5:00 p.m.
  • Friday 11/30
    Grand Finale Concert
    7:00 p.m.


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