Water Baptism at Calvary Temple Sterling VA

water baptism

water baptism

I’ve been a member of Calvary Temple Church in Sterling VA for over 25 years now.  We are passionate about reaching the lost and encouraging the Believers in our community.  We have many Events throughout the year to spread the Gospel.  I hope you find the following story to be a blessing.

Recently we had the privilege of observing one of the blessings of Christianity: water baptism.

Water baptism symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus and our identification with Him.  Baptism doesn’t make you saved – but its something you get to do once you are saved.  Its  a public testimony of the inward conversion.  It’s an exciting day in every Christian’s life.


One very special baptism was of a young man from West Africa. He was born again in Africa and came to the US on a student

west africa

West Africa

visa seeking refuge from the persecution that he was facing from the tribal leaders in his home village.  He came with no family or friends and hoped to find some people from his country to stay with.

Through a mutual friend on Facebook he found a family in Sterling that offered to take him in.

While at the library, he was invited to the Finish the Race Car Show.  He fell in love with the people and ministry of Calvary Temple and said they are a big loving family. He came to church the next morning and told Pastor Scott that he didn’t have a home church.  Pastor told him, “Now you do.”

We are blessed to have another member of the family of Christ fellowshipping with us in Sterling VA.

About Calvary Temple

Calvary Temple is an independent church which holds to all Assemblies of God tenets of faith. Calvary Temple ministries include Discipleship Training, adult Bible college, media ministry, and an aggressive missions program.

Pastor Star R. Scott is Senior Pastor of Calvary Temple in Sterling, Virginia, where he has ministered since 1973. In addition to the pastoral gift, Pastor Scott functions in the five-fold offices of apostle and prophet. He has planted churches, and currently oversees the pastors and ministries of numerous satellite churches.

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