The Calvary African Congregation exists as Calvary’s ministry to the African immigrant community in Muscatine and the Quad Cities.
By the 19th century, with the abolition of slavery in the United States, many slaves returned to Africa, settling and founding Liberia. In the 1990s the country was in turmoil, shattered by civil war. In turn, the United States offered refuge, temporary protective status for the thousands who chose to flee. Nearly all of them have become citizens or permanent residents and hundreds of those families have made their homes in Muscatine.
Many have been reached by Calvary Church and participate in our faith community. This Church, as a loving hand of Calvary, reaches out to Africans and others who enjoy worship within the African cultural context. Here at Calvary, we see power and beauty in diversity.