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Calvin McKinney is Pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church of North Jersey, Garfield, New Jersey, where he has served since June, 1972.
While administering an ever-expanding ministry, Dr. McKinney enjoys a full preaching ministry that has taken him throughout this country, as well as the continents of Africa, Europe, Asia, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.
In addition to being honored to preach in many of the "Famed Pulpits" in at least 30 of these 50 United States, one of his most memorable opportunities came during the Centennial Session of his beloved National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc., in Birmingham, Alabama in 1980.
In September, 2009, Dr. McKinney was elected General Secretary of the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.
undergraduate work was completed at the William Paterson University
in Wayne, NJ, and his
graduate studies were completed through the National Theological Seminary and College
in Baltimore, Maryland, where he
was also honored with a Doctorate of Humane Letters Degree.
In 2003, led by the vision given by God, Pastor McKinney
guided the people of God called Calvary in the construction of a $10M state-of-the-art edifice.
Because of his
visionary leadership, on March 19, 2006 the people of Calvary entered their new home, a 1,500 seat sanctuary, which includes educational, fellowship and administrative complexes; all to the glory of God, the edification of fellow believers and the salvation of humankind.
Under the visionary leadership of Pastor McKinney
, Calvary is known for its humanitarian outreach to those in need.
In 1998, the Calvary Community Development Center
was established to bridge the economic, social and political gap, which exists in our community.
provides clothing, food and emergency assistance to those in need.
wife Brendalyn are the proud parents of three children: Terence Lamar, Gina Lynelle, and Calvin James; and the proud grandparents of Terence Laquan, Timothy Lamar and Mason James.
prides himself as a Pastor, "Teaching and Growing a Praying People of God".
In June of 1972, the call was extended to Passaic native, Calvin McKinney to serve as the tenth pastor of Calvary Baptist Church.
To this date, his tenure is the longest in our church's history, a period which will now span 40 years in 2012.
For over 33 years under Pastor McKinney
, we labored to leave our Moab and journey to our Promised Land.
And, in July of 2003, we stepped in the Jordan with the water to our waist and the Promised Land in clear view.
On March 19, 2006 we left our old home, originally purchased for $3,500, and moved into our new $10 million dollar, state-of-the-art edifice.
"To God be the glory for the great things He
has done", and continues to do in the life of Calvary Baptist Church
of North Jersey at Garfield, this all under the dynamic pastoral leadership of Pastor McKinney
For almost 40 years, since assuming the pastoral duties of Calvary Baptist Church
of North Jersey at Garfield, Pastor McKinney
continues to work diligently to lead Calvary in becoming a viable Christian witness or, as he
would put it, "the light of the world and the salt of the earth".
Because of his
visionary leadership, we, the Calvary family, are helping to raise the village around us; becoming a "Contagious Congregation", allowing our "contagiousness" to spread in the surrounding communities, while remaining "steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for as much as ye know that (our) labor in not in vain in the Lord."
In June 1972, Calvin McKinney, a young and energetic Passaic, New Jersey native, accepted the call to serve as the 10th pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church of North Jersey at Garfield, NJ.
To date his tenure is the longest in the church's history.
In the years since assuming the leadership of Calvary, Pastor McKinney
continues to work diligently and faithfully to lead the membership in becoming a viable Christian witness, or as he
would say it, or as he
would put it, "the light of the world and the salt of the earth.
This has been done through the reorganization of all auxiliaries and boards of Calvary into a six-fold ministry.
In order to mature to such a level, Pastor McKinney's
preaching, teaching and guidance, the people of Calvary have become people who have been "Taught and Grown" obligated to "Teach and Grow" others according to the word of God, the Holy Bible.
During Pastor McKinney's
tenure, some notable preachers have shared his pulpit; Rev. Camron M. Alexander, Dr. Caesar A.W. Clark, Rev. Manuel Scott, Sr., Dr. Robert Wilson, Dr. George Weaver, Rev. Franklyn Richardson, Rev. Johnny Youngblood, Rev. Al Sharpton, Dr. E K Bailey, Dr. Wyatt T. Walker, and Rev. Stephen J. Thurston, to name a few.
After laboring for many years to leave our Moab and journey to our Promised Land, on Sunday, March 19, 2006, under the visionary leadership of Pastor McKinney
, we left our old home, originally purchased for $3,500 and moved into our new $10 million state-of-the-art edifice.
Dr. Calvin McKinney, general ...
Dr. Calvin McKinney, general secretary, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Garfield, N.J.
Calvary Baptist Church of North Jersey at Garfield - Home
Rev. Dr. Calvin McKinney, Pastor
, Brother Lawrence Lyles and the Ministry of Christian Education are requesting the full cooperation of every parent and or guardian so that we can have the participation of all the children of Calvary.
Pastor and Mrs. McKinney and Family