As a church in Washington, it has had a number of high profile members including:
- Amos Kendall, the 8th United States Postmaster General and provided significant funding to found the church. The first floor of Calvary's sanctuary building is called Kendall Hall after Kendall.
- Charles Evans Hughes, the first President of the Northern Baptist Convention, the former Governor of New York, United States Secretary of State, and Chief Justice of the United States.
- President Warren G. Harding attended Calvary while President of the United States.
- William Shadrack Shallenberger, a former Republican Member of Congress from Pennsylvania and appointed Second Assistant Postmaster General by President William McKinley. Shallenberger Hall, Calvary's largest meeting room, is named after him. Shallenberger served as the Superintendent of the Sunday School and taught the Vaughn Class.
- Fred Schwengel, a former Republican Member of Congress from Iowa and the founding President of the United States Capitol Historical Society. Schwengel lost re-election in 1972 after opposing prayer in school.
- Brooks Hays, a former Democratic Member of Congress from Arkansas and President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Hays was defeated for re-election after attempting to mediate the Little Rock Integration Crisis
- George W. Hill was a former pastor of Calvary, a leader of the American Baptist Convention, often appeared in national newspapers and television, and was a national peace activist. His efforts led to the founding of the U.S. Institute of Peace.
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