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Calvary History

As God gives direction for heading the church, He gave to the founder Rev. A. R. Campbell a vision of his own for a faith dwelling he called Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 46 years ago.  The founding fathers of Calvary were:  Rev. B. J. Lewis, Rev. Reynolds, Rev. Hart, Rev. Johnson, and Rev. Simms. 
Pastor Campbell received his commission to establish this sanctuary at this precise location at the precise time of appointment, February 21, 1971, and the birth of fellowship in this community generated and grew to be able to reach those who would come.
The legacy of Rev. Campbell and his works in the community is embedded in the hearts of those he touched along the way.  As time passed, the pastor ship changed.  Rev. Sims was appointed pastor of Calvary for one year following Rev.  Campbell.  Afterward, the church called Rev. Roberts as their pastor, and served as overseer for two years.  Another pastor was called in 1991  to carry the charge of Calvary with the calling of our present pastor, Overseer M. L. Jefferson, Jr. 
As we look at the church today, we see the continued growth in membership at Calvary.  Yet, Calvary has room for those who have a sincere desire to serve God and make a difference. There is nothing too hard for God.  We have seen God’s work in action as each ministry has increased with motivating individuals who are willing to thrust forward.  Calvary’s music ministry is being magnified under the leadership of Sis. Effie Collins.   Calvary has given birth to many other ministries to meet the needs of its members.  The Mission, Men’s ministry, Deacon’s Ministry, Sunday school, Ushers, Women’s Ministry.  Seniors Ministry,  Prayer Ministry, Sick and Bereaved , the Young Adult Women’s Ministry, The Young Adult Men, The Theater Group, Praise dance, The Children’s Church, The New Member Orientation Ministry, The evangelistic Ministry, and The Mentor Men’s Ministry (Men of Valor).
In July 2001 Pastor Jefferson was given a vision for Calvary, and he passed it on the church.  In order for the church facility to meet the needs of our growing congregation, the pastor was given a vision for a new worship center to be built.  By God’s Grace, we began our worship services in the new sanctuary in March 2012.   The vision has been another testimony for us, and it proves that God is still doing extraordinary things with people who have faith in Him and have willing minds to work.  “TO GOD BE THE GLORY”


Our Vision, Mission and Beliefs

Equipping the saints of Calvary to meet the needs of one Another and Reaching out with the Gospel of Jesus Christ to impact our surrounding community and throughout, as well as, encouraging Parents to involve their children in a Christian Education where they can be grounded and rooted in God’s Word.
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:1, 26-27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. (Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:3, 4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13)
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily. (2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18).
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5). 
Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1). 
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security. (John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5 
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God Through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. (John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9). 
God established the sanctity of the marriage relationship, defining it as the union between one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. It is a sacred institution created by God to reflect and bring glory to God. Husbands are to love their wives as Christ loved the church. Wives are to submit to their husbands as the church submits to Christ. (Genesis 2:24; Ephesians 5:22-33; Matthew 19:4-6)
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give,not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:7

Serving & Getting Involved

Our Senior Pastor minister the Word of God every Wednesday Nights at 7:00 pm.  In-depth teaching for the bible student. Our Fist Lady is an Excellent teacher in ministering The Word in the Women Ministry each Third Sunday @ 8:30 am.
                 Sunday School
              Deacon Marty Simon
We provide bible study and teaching from 9:30 am-10:45 am
 Women’s Ministry
Sister Jan Felder 
We are a Ministry of Helps whose aim is to embrace, educate, empower and encourage women using our gifts, talents, resources and time. As a result of our aim, we expect circles of faith to increase thus birthing new fellowships and ministries, all for the glory of God.
Men’s Group
Brother Lewis Jenkins
Men we are standing with you. Get involved with our men ministry each 1st & 3rd Sunday @ 8:30 am, Where we lift-up one another and encourage each other with study of the word of God.
Mission Outreach
Sister Mary Simon
We gather on the 2nd Monday of each month at noon day for teaching and ministry work.
Prayer Ministry
Deacon Michael McClenon
Our Prayer Ministry aims are to teach and lead the church in individual and corporate prayer.
Senior’s Ministry
Deacon Howard Overshown
The seniors of Calvary gather on the 4th Monday @ noon. We study God’s Word
Children’s Church
Deaconess Yasma Love
The Children’s Church Ministry provide the best possible worship experiences for children that will meet their needs and ultimately connect them with the congregational experience in meaningful ways. 
Evangelistic Ministry
Minister Vanessa Portis 
The evangelistic ministry is sharing the priceless gift of God’s grace and forgiveness so others can have a relationship with Jesus now, and in Heaven.  Meetings are held every 4th  Sunday @ 10 am
Minister of Music
Sister Effie Collins
Sick and Bereaved Ministry
Minister F.C. White, Jr.
To communicate words of encouragement to the sick and shut-in and the bereaved
Usher’s Ministry
Sister Zettie Edwards
The Usher Ministry help Connect People to God by creating an atmosphere of welcome and order in the worship service for guests and members.
Adult Choir
Deaconess Fannie Nash
The Calvary Baptist Church Adult Choir render praises in the Sunday Morning Worship Service each week at 11 am. Rehearsal on Thursday’s @ 7 pm 
Youth Ministry
Sister Sherrie McClenon
Youth Ministry is the Church’s efforts to help each & every young person grow personally & spiritually.