Calvary Lutheran Church exists to bring the hope, love and grace of Christ to the City of Charleston. We do that by being a bridge for people to Jesus, his family, and his ministry.

Please join us this Sunday morning! Our Sunday service is held at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. 
An adult Bible study starts at 8:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall with a time of coffee and conversation, followed by our study of scripture beginning at 8:45 a.m.

Children’s Sunday School classes begin at 8:45 a.m. with one class for elementary age children and one for middle school and high school age children.

For anyone who cannot attend service in person, services are live streamed on our YouTube channel, Calvary Lutheran Chs, during worship time.  Past services are available on the Sermons page and on YouTube.
For a complete list of scheduled activities, please visit our Events page.

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Ministries at Calvary


Kids for Christ


Kids for Christ is a group ministering to kids aged 1st through 5th grade. Monthly meetups involve fun, fellowship and food for the entire family, so be sure to join us!



Youth Ministry


Calvary Youth is for all 6th through 12th graders looking for a place to connect. There are monthly meetups for fellowship, bible study, and community. 

JOY Fellowship


JOY is an outreach ministry of Calvary, providing a place for the women of the church and their friends to grow in love for Jesus and for each other.                                                    

Our Pastor

Reverend Dr. Marin Cerchez

MD, BA, MA, PhD, MDiv

Pastor Cerchez and family.

Pastor Cerchez with his wife, Tatianna, daughter, Anna, and son, Daniel.

God has led Reverend Dr. Marin Cerchez (pronounced like “marine”) on a fascinating journey through life so far.  During his passage from former atheist to Christian pastor, Pastor Marin learned 10 languages, earned five advanced degrees, and has lived in four countries and four U.S. states.

Pastor Marin was born in 1977 in Soviet Communist-controlled Chișinău, the capital of the Republic of Moldova, which is bordered by Romania on the west side and Ukraine on the other three sides. At that time in Moldova, owning a Bible or worshipping God was forbidden. The Soviet government suppressed religious beliefs by confiscating church property, ridiculing religion, and harassing believers. Anyone caught preaching the Gospel or teaching about the Bible, could be sentenced to at least three years in prison. However, Pastor Marin’s grandparents would tell him about Jesus secretly.



Our Staff

Tammy Matthews
Church Administrator
Amy Plott
Youth & Kids for Christ Leader
Upcoming Events

Hands of His Mercy

Typically meets monthly.

Volunteers perform home repairs for those in need in the local community as well as occasional week-long mission trips to help those suffering from natural disasters. See the Ministries page to learn more.



Friends of Bartimaeus

Dinner is typically held the last Friday of the month from 6-8 p.m.
Friends of Bartimaeus provide a home-cooked meal, fellowship, and other services to the blind or visually impaired.

JOY – Women’s Fellowship 

Typically, the fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m.

JOY Fellowship, Calvary’s women’s ministry, encourages women to grow in their love for Jesus and each other.


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Want to Become a Member?

Everyone is welcome at Calvary Lutheran Church! Contact us at 843-766-3113
or click on the link below for information about joining our church.