Church Wide Bible Reading:

Read the chapter that corresponds to the date.

Old Testament: Daniel
New Testament: Galatians / Ephesians / Philippians / Colossians / 1 and 2 Thessalonians

Congregation Songs: Glory Hallelujah / Sweet Sweet Spirit

Sunday August 5, 2018

Communion Sunday
10:00 a.m.

Pastor William Jones, guest speaker

Family Life Bible Church, DeSoto, TX
5:00 p.m.

Sunday August 12, 2018

Pastor Dr. John D. Ogletree, Guest Speaker


Dr. Ogletree obtained a Bachelors degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1973 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas in 1979. He accepted the call into the gospel ministry in 1982, while he was a member of the Bethel Institutional Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. In 1985, he was ordained at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. He became the founding pastor of First Metropolitan Baptist Church in 1986. “First Met”, in its 30th year, is a leading congregation in Northwest Houston, serving its many members and focusing on impacting the community. Pastor Ogletree is the author of Moving to the Next Level (Becoming a Fully Developing Follower of Christ) and the recently published: What’s In Your Hand? He has co-authored two books with his wife, Dr. Evelyn Ogletree: Making Your Home the Green Zone and Transforming Words for the Home. These two books speak to the need of having a protected and God-Centered home. Pastor Ogletree has been married to his wife Evelyn for 45 years. They are the parents of three sons: Johnny, Joseph, and Jordan; and one daughter, Lambreni.

First Metropolitan Baptist Church, Houston, TX
5:00 p.m.

Sunday August 19, 2018

Pastor Christopher Wallace, Guest Speaker


Pastor Wallace started W.L. Landscaping in 2001 after he graduated from Big Austin School of Business, where he received an honorary award for Business Marketing. W.L. Landscaping is a member of both the City of Austin Minority Business Enterprise and The State of Texas Building and Procurement Commission. On January 3, 2001 Rev. Wallace was asked to serve as the Salvation Ministry Chair under the leadership of Dr. Sterling Lands, II (ArchBishop of Family Life International Fellowship). Pastor Christopher Wallace Sr. preached the gospel of Restoration through Jesus Christ for 3 years at the Salvation Army Downtown Shelter serving as Assistant Chaplin. During this time, God lead him to set up a tent ministry, A Call to Salvation, located on the East Side of Austin. In April 2005 God gave Pastor Wallace Sr. a vision to start Restoration Bible Church, where the saved is Educated, Liberated and Equipped for Ministry. Pastor Wallace graduated with the highest exit score in his class from Essentials of Faith College for Ministers. Pastor Wallace learned and grasped the tools and concepts needed to lead Restoration Bible Church as the Founding Pastor. Additionally, Pastor Wallace currently holds the offices of President and Bible Expositor for ElBethel Minister’s Alliance in Austin, TX. Pastor Christopher Wallace Sr. has a passion for reaching the lost for Christ, and a desire to see all men saved and delivered from bondage. His life is one of God’s mighty hands of Grace and Love, and forever he is eternally grateful for God’s saving and deliverance Power. God has blessed Pastor Wallace Sr. with 5 wonderful children Lauren Ashley Chrischell, Nathanael Christopher, Christopher George, Nissi Chrishawana and Michael Emmanuel Christopher Wallace. They have been of great support and encouragement to Restoration Bible Church.

Restoration Bible Church, San Marcos, TX
5:00 p.m.

Friday August 24, 2018

The Musical
at the GCBC
7:00 p.m.

Sunday August 26, 2018

Pastor Dr. Michael D Forney, Guest Speaker


Dr. Michael D. Forney is a native Houstonian, raised in what is still classified as one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in America. Instructed in a single parent home by a mother with an enlarged hand of discipline that helped Forney keep the focus of life's realities. Saved at a tender age of 6 in The Church of the Living God; God breathed THEN and filled Dr. Forney with the Holy Ghost with the evidence of Holy Boldness. Matriculated through HISD and then on to Grambling State University where he studied Criminal Justice. Continuing in legal studies at University Houston Forney took up religious studies which landed him at Cornerstone University. In 2006 he earned his Doctoral of Arts in Theology. In the Spring semester of 2004, God gave +Dr. Forney his queen and destiny partner, 1st Lady Angela Forney. After giving birth to the Lifestyle of Christ Church (Pearland) in 2006, God added two daughters to the Forney family. In 2012 Forney was elevated to The Bishopric under the Family Life International Fellowship and now Presides over the Family Life Bible College (Pearland). God has been forever diligent in his promise on +Dr. M D Forney's life as He continues to bless the works of Forney's hands.

Lifestyle of Christ Church, Houston, TX
5:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m. Morning Worship
5:00 p.m. Afternoon Worship

Afternoon Worship Message: Guest Speakers


6:00 p.m. New Member Orientation
7:00 p.m. Interactive Bible Study and Praise


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 @ 2:30p


OT: Daniel
NT: Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians
  • Sunday 8/5
    Communion Sunday
    Family Life Bible Church, DeSoto, TX 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 8/12
    First Metropolitan Baptist Church, Houston, TX 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 8/19
    Restoration Bible Church, San Marcos TX 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday 8/24
    The Musical at the GCBC 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 8/26
    Lifestyle of Christ, Houston, TX 5:00 p.m.


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