“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.

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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”.

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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.

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We Believe

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;

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Upcoming Events


Ministers’ Meeting

12:00 am
@ Calvary Baptist Church