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. Locally we are reaching students at Transylvania University, The University of Kentucky, Georgetown College, and Bluegrass Technical College. However, our ministry also reaches around the country as our students are at universities around the nation.
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 & Recreation, 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, and typically 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.
8:00 a.m. Early Worship, Fellowship Hall
9:45a.m. College bible Study, High Point College Building
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary and Online
Bible Study & Rec, 7PM in the gym
Join us on Wednesday nights for Bible study, dinner, and recreation in the gym. our Bible studies are led by college students and young adults, and offer a great opportunity to grow in your faith. We bring dinner in from local restaurants, and it is free to everyone! We usually hand out until 10:30PM so drop by when you can!
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 and 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.
Like to hang out with babies or preschoolers? Sign-up to help with Worship Care during the 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 Parent'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 Andrea Caudill if you are interested in being involved in this wonderful ministry to preschoolers.
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. We have opportunities to help with small groups on Sunday nights and D-NOW, an in-town, weekend retreat.
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!