Welcome To Calvary Baptist Church
Dear New Disciple Candidate: 

Welcome to the Calvary Baptist Church of North Jersey at Garfield where our doors are forever open to all; and our hearts are never shut to anyone seeking to find a safe haven for spiritual life, growth and fellowship.

What guests usually notice first about Calvary is the tender presence of God in our worship gatherings. These times are marked with joyful worship, warm fellowship and relevant teachings from His Word - a combination that touches the heart and lifts the soul.

Happy Birthday March Celebrants

 Florence Mann
Betty Abernathy
Barbara Green
Charlene McKinney
Kenneth Slappy
Christine Johnson

Why Do I Tithe
  1. I tithe because the tithe is holy unto the Lord. (Lev.27:30)
  2. I tithe because God commands His people to do so. And I wantto be obedient to God. (Deut. 14:22)
  3. I tithe because tithing makes me conscious of my partnership with God. God furnishes the natural resources and even creates the energy within me by which natural resources are transacted into wealth. (Deut. 8:17 & 18)
  4. I tithe because I do not want to be a robber of God. Yet ye say wherein have we robbed Thee? In tithes and offering. (Mal 3:18)
  5. I tithe because God is a good collector. If I refuse to pay my Tithes voluntary, I will give it up one way or another. (Joel 1:4)
  6. I tithe because it is a debt which every man or woman owes to God. (II Kings 4:7) God is first creditor and our debt to Him should we pay first. (Exodus 23:19)

Tithing was going on all over the Old Testament. You say we are not under the law but under GRACE !!! You are right, we are under Grace. Tithing is also covered in the New Testament. Jesus also upholds tithing (Matt. 5:17),"Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy but to fulfill".

  1. I tithe because God knows my heart and He loves a cheerful giver. (II Cor.9:6 & 7)
  2. I tithe because I want and need the blessing that God promised to those who tithe (Mal. 3:10)

I believe the whole Bible (II Tim. 3:15) and that from a child thou has known the Holy Scriptures which are to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. I tithe because as the song say "I Get A Blessing Everyday" and when I think of how He is blessing me right now, breathing His air, eating His food, wearing His clothes. The least I can do is give Him one tenth of my earnings. Because John 3:16 says "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, ...."

Bible IQ

"From Bethlehem to the River Jordan"

  1. What sacrifice did Mary and Joseph offer when Jesus was dedicated in the temple?
  2. Whom did devout Simeon meet in the temple that the Spirit promised he would see before death?
  3. To avoid Herod's wrath, where did Mary and Joseph take Jesus before returning to their home?
  4. What ruthless command did King Herod give when he realized the wise men had deceived him?
  5. In what town of Galilee did Jesus spend His early years?
  6. Where was young Jesus found when He was missing for three days after the Feast of the Passover.
  7. COMPLETE: "And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with _________."
  8. How did Jesus answer John's reluctance to baptize him?
  9. How did the Spirit of God manifest Himself at the Baptism of Jesus?
  10. What did the voice from heaven say after Jesus was baptized?
A Good Score


How many years before Paul "went up to Jerusalem"? (Gal. 2) _____
For how many shekels was Joseph sold to the Ishmaelites? (Gen. 37) _____
Initially, how many donkeys did Job have? (Job 1) _____
How many miles from Emmaus to Jerusalem? (Luke 24) _____
How many shekels did Benjamin receive from Joseph? (Gen. 45) _____
How many years did it take to build the Jerusalem temple? (John 2) _____
How many disciples did Jesus send ahead? (Luke 10) _____
How many of David's men (besides Asahel) were missing after fighting Abner? (2 Sam. 2) _____
How many barley loaves did a boy give to Jesus? (John 6) _____
How many times was Peter willing to forgive? (Matt. 18) _____
How many virgins "went out to meet the bridegroom"? (Matt. 25) _____
TOTAL: With the Lord, how many years are like a day? (2 peter 3) _____


Awaits Your Child Here At Calvary!!
For Upper elementary (5th and 6th Grade) Students,
Middle School and High School Students

Calvary Youth Choir

On Sunday, June 30, 2013, The Calvary Youth Choir (4 – 12 years of age) will be singing at the 9:30 a.m. morning worship service, and every 5th Sunday thereafter. Choir Rehearsals will be held promptly at 7:00 p.m. on the two Fridays leading up to that Sunday and will be announced in the worship guide.

Pastor McKinney, 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.

We thank you for your continued prayers and support as we endeavor to T.A.G. our children!


Let us celebrate with jubilation
From greatest to the least,
Let us rejoice, on this happy morn,
The special day our church was born



Each Lord's Day in the worship hour,
My heart is filled with words of praise.
I ask forgiveness for my sins
And thank God for His wondrous ways.


Those We Pray With & For

“There Is No Secret What God Can Do”

Sister Luneal Johnson
Mother Beatrice Smith
Rev. Elaine Pate

Sister Marzella Allen
Sister Robbin Anderson
Sister Sandra Johnson

Sister Carolyn McKinney-Croix

Mother Ollie Norman
Sister Sadie Butler

Sister Madeline Sookram
Sister Rosalie DuBose
Sister Gloria Lonon

Sister Diana Moore


Of all that is precious, Christ tops the list.

Happy Birthday September Celebrants!

Evelyn Drumright
Rev. Kenneth Clayton
Robert L. Miller, Sr.
Vera Waters
Samuel Gantt
Teresa Parker
Alijah-dae Kenner
Lenny Moore
Oatisteen Slappy
Ralph T. Horne

Min. Kirk Johnson
Stephanie Allen-Urgovitch
Teshia McKinney
Deacon Christopher Conner
Nikesha Belton
Jason Dixon
Russell Maultsby
Korey Moore
Ruby Delores Miller
Catherine Niebles-Jackson

Sunday Church School

Our Sunday Church School is held every Sunday morning for children ages 4-12.
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 pm. Van service is available by calling the church office by Friday afternoon.

National Bapt. Convention


Support the Food Pantry

A receptacle has been placed at the kiosk area to receive food donations.  The receptacle will be available every Sunday for your donations in support of our food pantry.  We are not blessed just to be blessed; but to be a blessing to others that are less fortunate. Be a blessing to someone today.

Alcoholics Anonymous


As we strive to become a "Contagious Congregation" and a pillar of our surrounding community, Calvary Baptist Church is proud to announce that we are currently an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting location.

Thursday afternoon
12pm - 1pm
All are welcome

Bring A Friend Sunday

BringAFriend_PhotoEvery 2nd Sunday of each month is "Bring A Friend Sunday" at Calvary. We at Calvary are striving to become a "Contagiouis Congregation". We ask our members to invite a friend, guest or family member that does not currently have a church home, to come worship with us and celebrate the goodness of the Lord !!!!! We prepare a welcome breakfast for our guests, which is served after our first morning worship service. As we break bread together we hope this gives our guests the opportunity to get to know who we are and who we are serving.

Deacons On Call 03/30 - 04/05

Christopher Conner

Darryl Fennell

Join The Music Ministry

The Church Choir, Men’s Ministry Choir, and the Praise & Worship Team are looking for new members. So get off your pew, The Lord has need of you! See Bro. Lawrence Lyles for further information. Hope to see you at rehearsal!


“Let all things be done decently and in order.” 1 Corinthians 14:40

Respect the Sanctuary – It is a Holy Place

My house shall be called a house of prayer – Respect our Worship Celebration

Respect our Facility
Christians who are bonded together by Christ’s own love, long to share the deepest, richest fellowship on earth. We are “growing” to bear one another’s burdens, to exhort each other and even, when necessary, to “rebuke” one another in love.

“A Contagious Congregation”  Matthew 28 19-20

Jesus vs Santa Claus

Santa rides in a sleigh....

Jesus rides on the wind and walks on the water.

Santa comes but once a year...

Jesus is an ever present help.

Santa fills your stockings with goodies...

Jesus supplies all your needs.

Santa comes down your chimney uninvited...

Jesus stands at your door and knocks, and then enters your heart when invited.

Santa lets you sit in his lap...

Jesus lets you rest in his arms.

Santa does not know you by name...

Jesus knew our name before we were born; He knows our address, He knows our history and future and he even knows how many hairs are on our heads!

Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly...

Jesus has a heart full of love.

Santa puts gifts under your tree...

Jesus became our gift and died on a tree...The Cross

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, so that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

John 3:16

Welcome New Members

Valerie Muhammad
Jasmine Williams
Quinae James
Startaja Morrison
Sheila Mason
Luis Perez-Serrano
Angel Fargas
Estephen Niebles-Jackson
William Jackson
Josephina DeJesus
Stavondre Mouzone
Monique Roberts
Evelyn Sumter
Robert Sumter, Jr.
Jonathan Giles
Taylor Giles
Troy Holder
Evelyn Holmes
Tival Lovett
Alijah-dae' Kenner
John Daniels
Sharon Avent

Andre Manuel-Weekes
Carmelo Vazquez, Jr.
Shuron McKinney
Da'marie James
Frediswinda Troche
Frank Rossis
Robert L. Thompson
Cynthia Jeffries
Tia Jeffries
Tiffany Spell
De’Andre Shearn
Richard D. O’Neal
Joanna Giles
Anna Bouknight
Victor McCallum
Stephanie Urgovitch
Tunisha Kwasheta Wise
Dawn Asia R. Hayer
Elzena Lennon
Eugene A. Bragg
Charles Brown

Food For Thought

What If,
GOD couldn't take time to bless us today because we couldn't take the time to thank HIM yesterday?

What If,
GOD decided to stop leading us tomorrow because we didn't follow HIM today?

What If,
We never saw another flower bloom because we grumbled when GOD sent the rain?

What If,
GOD didn't walk with us today because we failed to recognize it as His day?

What If,
God took away his message because we failed to listen to his messenger?

What If,|
GOD didn't send his only begotten Son because he wanted us to be prepared to pay the price for sin?

What If,
The door to the Church was closed because we did not open the door of our heart?

What If,
GOD answered our prayers the way we answer His call to service?

What If,
GOD met our needs the way we give Him our lives???