Mt. Calvary is a worshiping, witnessing and working community of believers who will forever grow spiritually to glorify God in every aspect of our lives.
Our Statement of Belief
WE BELIEVE that the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original manuscripts and authoritative for daily living.There is one God externally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
WE BELIEVE in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His substitutionary death for our sins, His bodily resurrection and His coming again.
WE BELIEVE that all men are sinners both by nature and practice, and apart from faith in Jesus Christ are subject to eternal separation from God. All are therefore in need of personal regeneration by faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Those who have trusted Christ as their Savior are indwelt by the Holy Spirit and are enabled to live a godly life through submission to Him.
WE BELIEVE that those who have confessed Christ as Savior are eternally secure in Christ.
Mt. Calvary was organized in 1917 under the pastorate of Rev. Jennings and two deacons, William Jackson, Sr. and Litt Weldon. At that time, worship services were held under a tent referred to as “the bush arbor.” In 1920 the membership had outgrown the little bush arbor and built a wooden structure.
Continuing the work of twelve pastors, Rev. Dr J.T. Alexander became Mt. Calvary’s thirteenth pastor in 1953. Under his leadership, Mt. Calvary achieved unprecedented growth and development.
In 1955, plans began for a new building and by 1959 worship had begun in our current facility. In 1970 Mt. Calvary purchased additional property adjacent to the church, all the way to Atlanta Street. In 1989 Mt. Calvary added two wings for educational purposes. In 1997 an extended fellowship hall and a new kitchen were added.
Through 45 years of expository preaching by Rev. Dr. J. T. Alexander, thousands of men, women, boys and girls came to know Christ and grow in His grace. Dr. Alexander went to be with the Lord on August 11,1998, and on November 14, 1998, Mt. Calvary elected Rev. R. W. Crummie as its pastor.
We have denominational affiliation with the National Baptist Convention. We also share spiritually a common evangelical faith with a variety of churches. These may be denominational churches or independent churches.
Definitions of terms differ from mind to mind. Therefore, it is not always easy to place a “label” on a church. Some terms with which we would identify our church would be: ‘evangelical,” “conservative,” “denominational,” and “orthodox.”
Growing the Church to Glorify God
To always be a worshipping, witnessing and working community of believers who will forever grow spiritually to glorify God in every aspect of our lives.