Come find your home in our ministry!
We at Calvary Baptist Church understand that the pressures of college life can sometimes be overwhelming.
We want to provide a nurturing environment in which college students can use this time in their lives to find answers and grow in their relationships with God. Our college minister leads Bible studies, coordinates The Summit, and ministers to college students at Transylvania University, Georgetown College and the University of Kentucky. Take this journey with us as we experience these defining moments together.
Meet Niki Hays
Minister To College Students & Young Adults!
A native Texan, Niki Hays was born and raised in Houston where she completed her undergraduate work at Houston Baptist University. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christianity and Speech, Niki went on to earn a Master of Arts degree in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Learn More about Niki
Niki served as Minister of Education and Students at Monument Baptist Church in Deer Park, Texas for 19 years before being led to Calvary. She had the privilege of overseeing education from birth to senior adults. She served on the Board of Trustees for The Texas Baptist Home For Children.
Niki enjoys traveling, Mexican food (and all things spicy), and family nights at home. She is married to Ryan, a music teacher, and they have two children, Ryder and Karis.
Freshmen—Looking to get plugged in?
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Lexington and invite you to Calvary Baptist Church.
An exciting year lies right around the corner. Calvary is located just two blocks north of the UK Bookstore & Student Center. There are a variety of ways for you to get involved including Wednesday College Bible Study, mission trips, and events. One of the things we want to do at Calvary is help you get connected. God has wired us for relationships and we want to help you build relationships with people. We desire to help you make friends as quickly as possible. We also want to help you connect with God. One of the most important things you can do your first year of college is to grow spiritually. We look forward to the year ahead. We are glad that you are here!
Weekly Schedule & Events
Our events are fun, fantastic, and cost-free! That’s right! So, if you’re looking for fun activities that help you get connected and plugged in during college, check out Calvary’s College Ministry.
8:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship in Fellowship Hall
9:45 a.m. College Bible Study at High Point College & Young Adult Building
College students are invited to join us for treats and caffeine at 9:45AM! We kick-off with some worship at 10AM, followed by Bible study.
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
12 p.m. FREE College Lunch at High Point
After the service on Sundays, during the spring and fall semesters, a FREE college lunch is served. Stick around and meet someone new. Many universities are represented and the free college lunch is a great way to meet new people!
5:30 p.m. Fellowship Dinner ($2.00) in Fellowship Hall
(during the school year)
6:30 p.m. College Bible Study at High Point College & Young Adult Building
(during the school year)
College Bible Study! The College Bible Study is a great, relaxed environment where you can connect closely with other college students. While we make getting into the Word a priority, Bible study has ample opportunity for sharing personal stories, recapping the greatest moments of the week, and interrupting with a funny remark at any time! Come join us every Wednesday night- Doors open at 6:15PM.
As you can see, Calvary’s campus is adjacent to the University of Kentucky! If you live on campus, church is just a short walk away! We are truly blessed with this wonderful location that allows us to further minister to college students.
High Point is the Calvary College & Young Adult Building is located just two blocks north of the UK Student Center at the corner of Maxwell and M.L. King Boulevard (151 E. Maxwell Street). It is where college students meet for Bible study on Sundays and Wednesdays. We also host FREE College Lunch every Sunday at High Point.
Like to hang out with babies or preschoolers? Sign-up to help with Worship Care during the 8:30AM or 11AM service! We need smiling faces, just like yours, to care for and teach our littlest Calvary kids. Can you commit once per quarter or more?
How much help can you give in a day? Church-wide Mission Blitz days in fall and spring offer lots of different projects from which to choose. No matter who you are, we’re sure to have a mission opportunity perfect for your talents and tastes.
Mission work right here at home, 24/7! Ongoing ministry that impacts our own community. We always need volunteers to help with Mission Lexington’s dental and medical clinics. Also, during the winter months sign up to be a part of our ministry to the homeless through Room in the Inn.
Calvary Mother's Day Out
Don’t you think they deserve a break? Paid positions are available for college students who love kids and that are free on Tuesday and Thursdays from 9:30-2:00. Email Ann McKinley if you are interested in being involved in this wonderful ministry to preschoolers.
Youth And Children's Ministry
Remember all those fun games? Come play them again! We always need college students who are willing to volunteer their time to work with Calvary’s youth and children’s ministry. We have opportunities on Wednesdays and Sundays to be involved in youth worship and Bible study, children’s choirs, TeamKid, and Bible Drill. Other leaders are also needed for retreats and trips.
Spring Break Mission Trip
Ready to take a break from classes? One of the most exciting weeks of the year!! Spend your Spring Break making a difference and have a lot of fun doing it. Calvary always takes a capacity trip to a place that allows college students to use their gifts and talents. Sign up early!
Spring Break Mission Trip 2020: We are leaving the cold behind for sunnier skies this Spring Break! How does Orlando sound? We are headed to serve with Ronald McDonald House, The Urban Rescue Mission, and The Mustard Seed- homeless ministry, working with children, preparing meals for families with children in the hospital, ministering to teenagers, sorting and organizing clothing and furniture donations, and more! Spend your Spring Break serving the Lord and spreading hope to those in the Orlando area.
Here are the details:
When: March 14-20
Who: College students and young adults
How Much: $250
What is included: housing, transportation, most meals, Disney ticket, and ministry project expenses
What is NOT included: meals while we travel and while we’re at Disney, souvenirs, any extras like coffee or ice cream
What are we doing for fun: A day at Disney, the beach, Disney Springs or Universal CityWalk (our group will decide)
Where are we staying: An AirBnB
I want to go! How do I register? Fill out this form and submit a $50 deposit ASAP. Space is limited, so don’t wait!