Mission | Beliefs | Leadership | History



Our mission at Calvary Temple is to lead people from all backgrounds into a transformed life in Christ.
The vision of our church is fourfold:
1) Reach people with the message of Christ.
2) Equip people in the worship of Christ.
3) Disciple people in the teachings of Christ.
4) Deploy people in the mission of Christ.
It is through the power of the Holy Spirit that we will accomplish our vision.



The Bible is the inspired and infallible word of God, a revelation from God to man. God is eternal and self-existent. He is embodied in the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 
Man is the pinnacle of God’s creation, of which God said, “It is good.” He was made in the image of God and to have fellowship with God. However, he has voluntarily chosen to sin, resulting in the breaking of that fellowship.
God has graciously provided the means of restoring that fellowship through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ. Anyone who accepts that provision receives eternal life. This new life in Jesus is evident by leading a life of obedience and holiness.
All believers are entitled to and should earnestly seek the filling of the Holy Ghost, as was the normal experience of the early Christian church. With it comes empowerment for life and service, and the bestowing of gifts for ministry to the body and the world.
For a more detailed explanation of our beliefs, please see the Assemblies of God Statement of 16 Fundamental Truths.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.



Pastor Paul, Senior Pastor

Pastor Paul Bushhorn is the lead pastor of Calvary Temple. Paul and his family served as missionaries in Jamaica prior to their return to Calvary Temple. He is a graduate from Valley Forge Christian College and has vast experience in church ministry. Paul is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God.
Paul and Dulcie have been married since 1992. They have four children: Jaycee (Bryan), Hannah, Alyssa, and Levi, and welcomed their first grandchild in August 2016.
Contact Pastor Paul by email at Paul@CTSandusky.com  

Pastor Sam, Associate Pastor

Pastor Sam Hohman, is the associate pastor at Calvary Temple.  He leads the worship ministry on Sundays, ministers to the youth on Wednesday nights and preaches from time to time on Sundays.  He is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. 
Sam is married to Nicole and has two daughters, Laura and Chelsea.  He is a graduate of Zion Bible College and has a wide variety of ministry experience. 
Contact Pastor Sam by email at Sam@CTSandusky.com

Kelly Thorpe, Office Manager

Kelly has been our office manager since 2015.  She is married to Martin and has two grown children and one granddaughter.  She handles all the day to day office tasks including finances.  Kelly is in the office Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
For general inquiries, please email Kelly at Office@CTSandusky.com
For financial inquiries, please email Billing@CTsandusky.com  


In 1972, Calvary Temple began under the leadership of Dan and Darlene Betzer. The first church service was held at the Greentree Inn near the Cedar Point Causeway.
In 1974, Calvary Temple moved to the corner of East Washington Row, taking over the old Western Security Bank.
In 1977, Ron and Drema Web took over leadership of Calvary Temple.
In 1987, David and Irma Snyder assumed leadership of Calvary Temple. 
In 2011, Paul and Dulcie Bushhorn were appointed the new leaders of Calvary Temple.
In 2015, Calvary Temple moved to the Sandusky Plaza, a strategic location for practical outreach to the community.