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CLASSIC CREATIVITY

Bringing color and fragrance to historic church is what you'd expect from a pastor named Rose.

Bringing color and fragrance to a historic church is what you'd expect from a pastor named Rose.

Walk down 57th Street in Manhattan, one of the most expensive streets in the world, past the Hard Rock Cafe and across the street from Carnegie Hall, and you happen upon an anomaly: a Baptist church tucked next to and under the seventeen floors of the Salisbury Hotel.

Judging by the traditional architecture and the age of the buildings, you surmise that Calvary Baptist must have a storied tradition. And it does, dating back to 1847, and in this building since 1931.

Yet Calvary's current pastor, Jim Rose, says, "I'm always tired of what I'm doing two weeks after I've started it."

Prior to entering the ministry, Jim was a NASA engineer, helping to design space suits for the Apollo project. He enjoys classical music and the arts. He is committed to creativity in ministry, as evidenced by his first-person narrative sermons and the unconventional church he ...

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