“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.”
— Jeremiah 29:11
Calvary Baptist Church was founded in 1879 and in June 2012 celebrated 133 years of “Glorifying God and Serving Humanity.
The Church was founded two years after the end of Reconstruction by the Reverend Owens L. Simmons, who had come to Paterson to organize a “colored Baptist church”.
Calvary Baptist Church is a community of the chosen people of God united in allegiance to Jesus Christ, through worship, education, witness, service, and fellowship led by the Holy Spirit through preaching and teaching.
We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter;