Mission Statement

Equipping the Saints for Ministry.

What We Believe

This is Christ's Church.  There is a place for you here.  We are a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)South Carolina Synod.


Welcome to Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in the beautiful countryside of Johnston, SC.  Our congregation was established in 1830.

Did you know...

  • Mt. Calvary was 190 years old on February 21, 2020!
  • The stained glass windows are from Germany.
  • Veterans of every war from the Civil War through the Vietnam Conflict are buried in Mt.  Calvary Cemetery.
  • Some people call Mt. Calvary the “Church in the Cow Pasture”.

      Meet the Staff                                                                                     Church Council

Pastor Mark

Rev. Mark Smith

Interim Pastor

Our new Interim Pastor is Rev. Mark J. Smith. He comes to us from Union Lutheran Church in Leesville, SC, after a 20 year ministry. He was ordained in 1986 and has extensive pastoral experience as a church pastor and a hospice chaplain.  His wife is Lynette S. Smith, a retired UPS billing clerk. We welcome them into our church family.

Janet Papp PA

Janet Papp

Parish Administrator

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Michel Rogers - Council President

Joe Derrick – Vice President

Elizabeth Cumbee – Secretary

Eric Carlson

Christopher Derrick

Bill Hallman

Larry Hatcher

Felder Sanders

Grace Satcher

Peggy Ward

Gary West

Jenny Yonce

Luke Dampier – Youth


Congregational financial officers are:

Janet Lynn Rodgers – Treasurer

Grace Satcher – Financial Secretary

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