Church History of Calvary Tabernacle of Alexandria
Reverend Ernest and Sarah Huber pastored Calvary Tabernacle for over 30 years. This ministry began several years ago with the burden of the late G.A. Mangun. His desire and vision was to have a black apostolic church. After several locations and several pastors, Bishop Huber was appointed by Bishop G.A. Mangun to carry on the work in 1977. At that time a Saturday night service was started, and the work grew to a self supporting church. Then, in 1983, at the desire of the congregation, Bishop Huber and the congregation bought a three acre lot on lower Third Street in the Arcadian village. So with the vision of a man, and a promise from God, it came to pass. And on October 16th, 1992 Calvary Tabernacle, a beautiful facility, with twelve Sunday school rooms and an auditorium was dedicated to the Lord.
In June of 2007 Pastor John Russell was approached by Pastor Anthony Mangun (Senior Pastor of the POA) to see if there was any interest to continue the work that had begun so many years ago. He accepted the challenge and was voted in by the people with 100% of the votes. In September of 2007 John Russell along with his family came to Calvary Tabernacle. And in January 2008 he became the Senior Pastor of Calvary Tabernacle. Under his leadership the growth of the church has been tremendous.