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".