• Calvary Chapel Ithaca
  • Calvary Chapel Ithaca
  • Calvary Chapel Ithaca
  • Calvary Chapel Ithaca

Who We Are

Relational ~ Biblical ~ Missional

We are a Christian congregation serving the local community and seeking, engaging, and encouraging others through a life-changing Christian journey. We seeks to be a loving, friendly community that worships God, and serves others. We place a high priority on teaching from the Bible and following the example of Jesus. Our vision is to impact and renew Ithaca and beyond with the transforming message of Jesus Christ through words and actions. Everyone is welcome. Come as you are - we'd love to get to know you!





Our Services

Service Times

  • 10:30am - Worship & Sermon
  • 06:45pm - Midweek Prayer
  • 06:45pm - Midweek Bible Study

What to Expect

What are services like?
Sunday service begins at 10:30 AM, and typically lasts about one hour and forty-five minutes. Our church building is located about 2 miles from downtown Ithaca at 1462 Slaterville Road. An important part of our weekly gathering is the fellowship of the saints together. To help facilitate this, we have free breakfast food and drinks available at 10 A.M. Learn more at: http://calvarychapelithaca.org/what-to-expect

What is the community like?
We believe the church consists of all born-again believers unified by faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. As such, the Church is a family that exists to love one another and serve all men as we grow into His likeness. (John 17:20-21)

What if I'm not a Christian?
We believe man is born in sin and that salvation is only through repentance and faith in the blood of Jesus Christ. (Rom 5:12; Luke 24:43-44)


Scott Hathorn

Scott Hathorn
Senior Pastor

Prior to relocating to Ithaca, Scott and Joni Hathorn resided in Rochester, NY. In 1982, at the age of 24, through divine and dramatic intervention, the Lord graciously saved both of them – within a day of each other! Shortly after, they attended a new church called ‘Maranatha Fellowship’ (now ‘Calvary Chapel Finger Lakes’) and began growing in grace under the teaching of the word. A few years later, they joined an outreach of that fellowship in Rochester, NY, now called Calvary Chapel Rochester. Scott eventually served as an elder while continuing to work in the building supply business. Joni was a stay-at-home mom, homeschooling their two daughters and two sons through high school. In the spring of 2000, the Lord called Scott to follow him to Ithaca. By Christmas of the same year, a church was formed, worshipping in the living room of their new home on Hanshaw road. They have had the privilege ever since of watching Jesus transform lives (including their own!) and equip people to serve the lord with all their heart, soul, strength and mind. They look forward to meeting you. His love never fails!


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