Mount Calvary Baptist Church - About Us
One Church two locations, A Multi-Ethnic Ministry

With jubilant praise and immeasurable gratitude, Mount Calvary Baptist Church celebrates 50 years of serving God and the communities of Suisun, Fairfield and surrounding cities in Northern California’s San Francisco Bay Area. Under courageous and visionary leadership, and unwavering obedience to God’s plan for Mount Calvary, we have accomplished far more than we could have ever fathomed.  Yet, God has a spectrum of work remaining for us to do.    

We have been given a sacred mandate to impact people of all ethnicities and status on a regional, state, national and global level. God has entrusted Mount Calvary with unimaginable resources, divine connections and collaborative relationships to “Make Things Happen,” and to be the church that meets human needs.  

We are humbled by God’s specific assignment to us, and His esteemed blessings that have an endless oasis, and that began 50 years ago.

Mount Calvary’s humble beginnings stretch back to 1962. A few local residents, many of them neighbors, friends, relatives and fellow airmen stationed at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, sought to organize a church. They met in the home of a local resident. Although this small group of believers met regularly, it wasn’t until a year later on New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 1963 after the 11:00 a.m. worship service, that they organized Calvary Baptist Church of Suisun City. In this same year, the members changed the church’s name to “Mount Calvary Baptist Church” and appointed Rev. Claybon Lea as pastor.

Six months later, the church moved from an apartment to a building on Boynton Avenue in Suisun. In July 1969, the church was incorporated by the State of California. By May 1970, the church purchased 1.08 acres of land and a sanctuary located at 601 Mulberry Street, Suisun City (currently our Suisun Campus at 601 Whispering Bay Lane).

With a larger facility and an expansion of ministries, under the direction of Pastor Lea, the church reached out into the community, which was pivotal to our exponential growth and became the hallmark of Mount Calvary.