Mount Calvary Baptist Church - Claybon Lea Memorial Library
One Church two locations, A Multi-Ethnic Ministry

The library of Mount Calvary Baptist Church made its debut in the year of 1991. Just like knowledge, Mount Calvary’s church library began as a vision of our founding Pastor, Claybon Lea, Sr. Pastor Emeritus Lea believed that people ought to know their history. He knew as well as believed that knowledge is power. A favorite scripture he often quoted can be found in Hosea 4:6, my people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge (KJV).  He envisioned a place where people of African descent can frequent and learn about the rich historical legacy and contributions made by our ancestors

After the death of Pastor Emeritus Claybon Lea, the library underwent a name change and was relocated to the Interim site on Enterprise Drive. A re-dedication service took place in November of 2007.

The Library is open to all Mount Calvary members as well as the community. The library hours are 6:00 P.M.  to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday and Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon.

The Library staff is ready to serve and assist you in locating books from the 2,500 titles on file, begging to enlighten and broaden your mind’s perspective. Many books have been donated and are being added to our library using state of the art computer software. All library books and materials can be check out for 21 days.

Are you a card carrying member? If not, come get signed up for your very own bar coded Mount Calvary Library Card.

The Library Team’s goal is to provide an environment that fosters a love of learning.  We embrace our church’s mission by helping to lead individuals into a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ and equip them for service to God and humanity. We aim to do this through promoting knowledge and learning.

Our Core Values are:
Integrity: Be open and honest, trustworthy, ethical and fair
Dignity: Treat all persons with respect
Excellence: Quality and excellence in all that we do for Christ
Accountability: Be responsible and driven
Leadership: Be personally responsible and a positive example for others.


2018 Upcoming Events

Genealogy Workshop: "Finding Your Roots"

Saturday, February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2018

9:00am - 12:00pm

Registration Fee: $20.00

Click here to register online.


Workshop Topics

February 3 - Introduction to Genealogy and Resources - Discovering Your Roots

February 10 - Tracing Your Roots, Best Software, Best Websites, Creating Your Family Tree, Sorting Through Records, Military, Land, Census, Family.

February 17 - Sharing Your Family History, Family Stories, Family Tree, What's Hiding In The Attic, Basement, Garage?  Publishing Your Family Story.

February 24 - DNA - What Story Does Your DNA Tell?  Uncover Your Unique Family Story.


Participants will receive individual guidance and assistance.  Workshops are appropriate for all levels, beginners though experienced.  If you have experienced any road blocks, this Workshop will help to unlock those you may have encountered.  Bring your laptop, bring your curiosity, and plan to attend all workshops for the full experience and benefit!  Opportunity for individual research is available at all sessions.


For additional information contact:

Carrie Donaldson

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