On Sunday, February 7, the congregation of Calvary Church celebrated a decade of ministry with Senior Pastor Dr. John H. Munro, and his wife, Gudny. The Scottish “Preacher of Grace and Shepherd of Souls,” is the ninth senior pastor to lead the Charlotte flock since the church was founded in 1939.
At the 9:45 AM worship service, the Calvary Choir and Orchestra honored Dr. Munro with special music, including an anthem, “Legacy of Faith,” that was written for the occasion by staff member Chelsea Hathaway. The rendition of “Amazing Grace” with bagpipes and Scottish drums surprised and delighted the Munros, along with a video that shared messages of congratulations and thanks from church members. Sam Jacks, the Clerk of Session, presented John and Gudny with gifts and a bouquet on behalf of Calvary’s leadership board and congregation. At the conclusion of the service, Cliff Barrows of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association thanked the Munros for their faithful ministry and led in singing “Benediction,” one of his own compositions and a Calvary favorite.
After a brief vacation, Dr. Munro will return to the pulpit on Sunday, February 28 for Calvary’s annual Missions Conference. On March 13, he will resume his current message series from the book of Revelation, preaching in the exegetical style that endears him to the church that called him. For over 77 years Calvary’s theme has been, “For the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ” (Revelation 1:9).
Dr. Munro was born and raised in Scotland. After graduating with a law degree from the University of Edinburgh, he became a criminal prosecutor in Edinburgh for several years until joining a private law firm where he specialized in litigation. When he received the call to full-time ministry, Dr. Munro resigned from his law practice, moved to the US, and attended Dallas Theological Seminary. He has served in pastoral ministry for more than 30 years.
Calvary Church is a non-denominational, evangelical congregation. Its landmark 100-acre campus is located at 5801 Pineville–Matthews Road in Charlotte, NC. The Sunday worship service begins at 9:45 AM. For more information, please check www.calvarychurch.com.