Mount Calvary Baptist Church - Our History
One Church two locations, A Multi-Ethnic Ministry

Jesus commissions us to go make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19-20).

  • In 1982, Mount Calvary began to realize its global outreach missionwhen the church purchased and shipped a power generator to Agambi Memorial Baptist Church in Eku, Nigeria.  Mount Calvary traveled to Ghana, West Africa in 2006 to participate in the ground breaking ceremonies for a mechanized water system (wells).  Partnering with Help Is on the Way Ministries, the California State Baptist Convention and other churches, the Tokuranu Water Project was completed in 2007. This water system supplies more than 6,000 people with clean water to cook, to drink, to wash clothes and to bathe. Our current foreign mission endeavors led by Minister Anthony “Tony” Adams, include Haiti, the Philippines, the Samoan Islands and Mexico, as well as Puerto Rico.

Pastor Emeritus Lea spearheaded countless and astonishing pursuits during his tenure, most of which remain vibrant and impacting to this day. On October 26, 1997, during a 34-year Pastor’s Appreciation celebration, he announced his retirement. A year later, a special business meeting was held and members unanimously voted for Dr. Claybon Lea Jr., as his father’s successor.  Dr. Lea resigned from the Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Englewood, NJ, upon accepting the call to become our pastor. He and his wife, Sis. Janel, relocated to Fairfield along with their two children at the time, Claybon III and Jillian. They were blessed to have two more children after relocating, Christopher and Jessica. Dr. Lea officially became the pastor of Mount Calvary Baptist Church on January 1, 1999. Since he has taken the helm, he has steered the church with remarkable jet speed and extraordinary leadership.

  • In 2001, a church newsletter, “Commissioned!” was created and in January 2003, a newly formatted publication was mailed to members and friends. We transitioned into our own Inaugural “Word and Worship” magazine issue in 2005. Using cutting edge software, high-speed and high-tech equipment, and a staff of skilled members, we have been equipped to present a professionally designed publication at our Fairfield campus site. Under the direction of Sis. Katie Sherman, “Word and Worship” is published four times a year and distributed nationally and globally, if requested. It is also available online to our Internet visitors.

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