Thank you for visiting our website. Calvary Baptist Church is committed to connecting people to God,
to each other, and to the world. We hope that you will take the first step in getting to know us by attending
our Sunday morning worship service at 11:00 am. We are confident that you will experience a worship service
that is Christ-centered and biblical in its content, and that you will be welcomed warmly by our people. 
If we are able to serve you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Calvary Baptist Church * 785 1st Street * Idaho Falls, ID 83401 (208) 522-3601 *

Our Mission

Connecting people to God, to each other, and to the world.

“We connect to God through His Word, worship, discipleship, and witnessing.” 

“We connect to each other through Small Groups, Ministries, and Encouragement.”

“We connect to the world through
Missions and Service Ministries.”

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.
And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

– Matthew 28:19-20

Get Connected

Get involved at CBC and grow in your faith.

We believe that you will find Calvary Baptist Church to be a “friendly” church.
But we desire to be more than a friendly church; we want to be a church where you will find friends!

Our goal is to help you connect with others who are like-minded in living out
the gospel so that you will be encouraged, challenged, and motivated to grow
in Christian maturity through authentic, Christ-centered relationships.

At CBC, we have ministries that will serve everyone in your family: Sunday School,
Small Groups, Men’s & Women’s Ministry, Student Ministry, Children’s Ministry,
Senior Adult Ministry, Worship Ministries, and Hispanic Ministry.

Use the “GET CONNECTED” drop-down menu above to learn more about our ministries!

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light,
we have fellowship with one another,
and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.”

– 1 John 1:7


Meet our Pastors

Senior Pastor
Matt McGukin

Calvary Baptist Church voted to call Matt McGukin as Senior Pastor on Sunday, June 29, 2014. He and his family (Marty, Daisy, Micah, and Noah) will begin their ministry at CBC in August 2014.
Pastor Matt believes the local church is God’s instrument to change the world as we gather to worship and encourage one another in the Word and then scatter throughout our communities to be the hands and feet of Jesus in making disciples. Pastor Matt’s heart is to pastor a church with an Acts 1:8 vision — a church that desires to make disciples of all nations, beginning locally and extending to the ends of the earth. 
Pastor Matt is a graduate of both Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div. Biblical Languages) and Mercer University (B.A. English & Christianity).

Associate Pastor
Kent Burchyett

Kent serves as Associate Pastor at CBC. He came to Calvary in April of 2011.

Kent served with the International Mission Board as a Journeyman for three years in Wales, as part of the Celtic Languages Team. Kent is originally from Leavenworth, KS.

Pastor Kent holds a Masters of Christian Education degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Music from Southwest Baptist University.

Hispanic Ministries
Enrique Ba

Enrique serves as Associate Pastor of Hispanic Ministries at CBC. He joined our staff in September of 2013.

Enrique is currently planting a Hispanic Church in partnership with CBC, the North American Mission Board (NAMB), and other sponsoring churches.

Pastor Enrique is married to Blanca. Together they have three adult children and five grandchildren. Enrique and Blanca are originally from El Salvador.

Meet our Support Staff

Church Secretary
Mary McFarling

Substitute Secretary
Jeannette Hartung

Lino Sisay

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son,
that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

– John 3:16


Listen to the latest sermons from our morning worship services.

Jun 29, 2014
Essentials of an Acts 1:8 Church
Series: CBC
  • Jun 29, 2014Essentials of an Acts 1:8 Church
    Jun 29, 2014
    Essentials of an Acts 1:8 Church
    Series: CBC
  • Jun 22, 20144 Lepers Make an Impact
    Jun 22, 2014
    4 Lepers Make an Impact
  • Jun 15, 2014Living in Light of the Coming Day
    Jun 15, 2014
    Living in Light of the Coming Day
    Series: 2 Peter
  • Jun 8, 2014The Coming Day of the Lord
    Jun 8, 2014
    The Coming Day of the Lord
    Series: 2 Peter
  • Jun 1, 2014Symbols in the Memorial Supper
    Jun 1, 2014
    Symbols in the Memorial Supper
  • May 11, 2014Waterless Springs: Warnings Against False Prophets (Part II)
    May 11, 2014
    Waterless Springs: Warnings Against False Prophets (Part II)
    Series: 2 Peter
  • May 4, 2014Waterless Springs: Warnings Against False Prophets (Part I)
    May 4, 2014
    Waterless Springs: Warnings Against False Prophets (Part I)
    Series: 2 Peter
  • Apr 27, 2014Pick-Up Sticks
    Apr 27, 2014
    Pick-Up Sticks

“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners,
Christ died for us.”

– Romans 5:8


Stay connected to what’s happening at CBC.

“For by grace you have been saved through faith.
And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

– Ephesians 2:8-9

When & Where

We hope to see you soon at CBC!

CBC is located at 785 First Street in Idaho Falls, ID.

You can enter the parking lot from First Street, Fanning Ave, or Lomax Street.

From the parking lot you will see the Main Entrance, marked “Welcome”, where you will be greeted and guided to the Worship Center or appropriate classrooms.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

“And he [Jesus] is the head of the body, the church.
He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.
For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,
and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven,
making peace by the blood of his cross.”

– Colossians 1:18-20

Contact CBC

Office Hours:
● Monday-Thursday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
● Friday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Church Location & Address:
● 785 First Street, Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Telephone & Fax:
● Phone: (208) 522-3601
● Fax: (208) 525-1340


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“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another:
just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
By this all people will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another.”

– John 13:34-35

I’m New

 Attending a church for the first time can be intimidating.
It doesn’t have to be!

We know that when it comes to choosing a place to worship, you have a lot of choices.
We also know that it can sometimes be intimidating and awkward to visit a church for the first time.

We want your experience at Calvary Baptist Church to be pleasant and painless so that
you can focus on worshiping God and studying His Word. And we want you to come back!

This section is designed to answer some of the “big questions.”
If you need more information, please feel free to contact our very helpful staff
in the church office at (208) 522-3601 or

At Calvary, our heart’s desire is to bring glory to God as we exalt our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,
by worshiping in spirit and in truth. We worship God through congregational singing,
Scripture reading, prayer, giving, preaching, and personal response.

We hope to see you soon!

About CBC

At Calvary Baptist Church, we connect in three ways:

To God through our Sunday morning worship services.

To each other through Sunday School & Small Groups.

To the world in service through Ministry Teams and Missions.

We invite you to take the first step in getting to know us by connecting with us during our Sunday morning worship service at 11:00 am.

Or, you may want to connect with others in Bible Study during one of our Sunday morning Sunday School classes or Small Groups at 9:45 am. There are groups for every age.
Our greeters will be happy to assist you in finding the Small Groups that are right for each member of your family.

At Calvary, we have a heart for reaching out to the lost in service by being On Mission. We would be glad to discuss with you how you can get connected to a Ministry Team.

What to Expect

Q. What is the music like?|
A. We sing both the great hymns of our faith and newer expressions of faith in contemporary worship songs.

Q. What is the preaching like?
A. Our pastors preach Christ-centered sermons, explaining God’s Word and how it relates to our lives.

Q. How do people dress?
A. Wear whatever makes you comfortable. Some people wear a suit & tie or dress. Some wear jeans and a t-shirt. There is no dress code; come as you are!

Q. Is there something for my kids?
A. A nursery is provided for children ages 6 weeks – 3 y/o. Children ages K – 4th grade are dismissed (with your permission) for Worship KidStyle after the singing portion of the worship service. Worship KidStyle involves singing, Bible study, prayer time, offering, and fun application activities.

Calvary Baptist Church * 785 1st Street * Idaho Falls, ID 83401
(208) 522-3601 *

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