CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH
Up Mountain, Peacock Farm
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The Calvary Lutheran Church is situated on a peninsula mountain at Wellington, in the eastern part of Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The congregation is set up in the midst of largely Limba and Loko ethnic tribes with a few Mende and Temne ethnic tribes. The major economic activity is local charcoal burning and fire wood producing. The women and children mostly do the selling and are also involved in backyard gardens for their living.
Historically, this church was established in 1994 at the plateau of the mountain. But due to the distance and location, it was not easy to get an evangelist to work there. This made congregational growth challenging till 1996, when it was decided among themselves at the community level to locate the congregation down the mountain side. This decision led to the construction of a temporary hut with bush sticks and mud, covered with tarpaulin in August 1996.
This church was officially opened and dedicated on the 24th November 1996 by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sierra Leone (ELCSL). On that day, sixty-one candidates were baptized by Rev. Tom Barnett, now Bishop of the ELCSL and Rev. Vivian Msomi who made a visit to Sierra Leone at that time and was fortunate to worship at Calvary Lutheran Church on that day.
The Calvary Lutheran Church is located on a flat ground of four and half town lots. This piece of land was donated to the church by a family member of the congregation for church building and other developmental programs.
This congregation was abandoned due to the January 6th intervention of rebel forces during the war in 1999. Some members escaped to neighboring countries, and some were killed during the rebel war. Some others were adopted including women and children.
Today the church has a membership of about 227 total baptized members, including 83 males and 144 females.
The church also has a school and carpentry workshop that is used by the church and members of the community.
Rev. Ahmed B. Kaimapo
(ordained 5th February, 2006)
Age: 47 Years
Married with Four Children
Diploma in Theology; B.Sc. Development and Economics.
Evangelist: Samuel Koroma
Married with Two Children
Diploma in Theology.
New Pastor in Charge: Rev. Frank Lynton Gomoh
Calendar of Activities
1st Sunday every month - Congregational Council Meeting
3rd Sunday of January - Children’s Day Thanksgiving
1st Sunday in November - Church Anniversary
Easter festivities - Baptism, Affirmation, Confirmation and Outing
3rd Sunday in May - Men’s Thanksgiving