FAQs

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Have questions about MCBC? Get your answers here. Welcome to Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for thereby some have entertained angels unaware.” (Hebrews 13:2)

Answer:
Whether on-line at this website, or on-site at our Church Worship Facility located in Rome, New York, or in the community at-large. Our mission is to submit ourselves in humble service to you and all others who connect with our church and our church family. We encourage you to join us in a spirit of community as reflected in our Church Vision as we strive to make anyone and everyone feel welcome, wanted, informed, and appreciated. By doing so, we are also operating in the spirit of servitude as demonstrated by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Embrace the spirit of worship and receive the spirit of hospitality up-close and personal as we welcome you, “an angel incognito,” to worship and fellowship with your friends in the faith at Mt. Calvary.


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How Does One Become A Christian?

Answer:
Plenty of opinions abound in answer to this question. Some say that living a moral life makes a person a Christian. Others declare that joining a church or being baptized makes a person a Christian. Still others call for a person to “make a decision” or “pray the prayer” or “ask Jesus into your heart.” While opinions may be important, the one vital thing when speaking of becoming a Christian is what does God say about this in His Word?
God has given His Word – the Bible – to reveal Himself, His purpose for man, and the way to know Him personally. Everything a person needs to know about becoming a Christian can be found in God’s Word. As God gives a person understanding of the gospel (the good news of how God, in Christ has provided salvation for man), then that person can come to the point of genuine faith in Jesus Christ and, consequently, become a Christian.


Question:
How big is Mt. Calvary?  When was Mt. Calvary established?

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We have approximately 50 families.   Our church was founded in the year of 1927.


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How many services do you have?

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We have an 8:00am Early Morning Worship Service the third or fourth Sunday of each month, an 11:00am Sunday Morning Worship Service each week,  and a Mid-Month Evening Service.
What time are the services? Sunday School: 9:30am; Early Morning Worship Service: 8:00am (4th Sunday only); Sunday Morning Worship Service: 11:00am
What are the Church Office hours? 6:00pm – 8:30pm  Wednesday’s only.
How do I get to Mt. Calvary? Go to ‘Home Page’ on this website and click on Directions.
How do I contact the church? Our phone number is 315-337-0674. Email: mtcalvary11@yahoo.com.


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Do you have mid-week services?

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Yes, there is Prayer Meeting & Bible Study each Wednesday night @ 7pm.
Also, we offer a Mid-Month Service and Sunday School review on the 3rd Wednesday after the 1st Sunday of each month at 7:00 pm. You are invited to come and enjoy a powerful and relevant message that speaks to the different situations that we face in our lives and discover how we can overcome those situations through our faith.


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What are your services like?

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If you love gospel music, both old school and new school, our worship team of choirs, musicians, and lay leaders encourage you to join in full participation through singing, clapping, and lifting your hands. You will see people with their hands up and down, with their eyes open and closed. Some are singing loudly while others may not! We are not here to entertain but to draw you into fellowship in a culturally relevant way while worshipping the exciting and awesome God that we serve! We try our best to do what we think blesses God and brings people closer to God.


Question:
Will I have to stand in front of people?

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We do like to acknowledge all of our guests but you need not stand if you don’t desire, and no, we will not put you on the spot!


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Are your facilities accessible for people with disabilities?

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Yes, there is a front entrance at grade level for wheelchair accessibility. Ample parking is available.


Question:
How do I get to Mt. Calvary?

Answer:
Go to ‘Home Page’ on this website and click on Directions.
How do I contact the church? Our phone number is 315-337-0674. Email: mtcalvary11@yahoo.com.


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Go to ‘Home Page’ on this website and click on Directions.
How do I contact the church? Our phone number is 315-337-0674. Email: mtcalvary11@yahoo.com.

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Mt. Calvary Baptist Church is committed to community transformation. We extend ourselves into the local community by providing a food pantry, prison outreach,  MCBC Academy (an after school program), ‘Back to School’ Program, scholarships for graduating students of the church, and Evangelism Ministry to reach the lost. Ultimately, our purpose for serving those in need is to bring glory to God. When people see God’s love exemplified through his people in practical ways, it proves that God’s love can prevail over selfishness and indifference. Our goal is to be a light in the community. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven”. (Matthew 5:16). We are a Christian community within the community that transforms the community.


Question:
Do I have to be a member of Mt. Calvary to schedule a wedding?
Answer:
No, our sanctuary and fellow hall is available for weddings, receptions and rehearsal dinners. To schedule your special day, contact us at 315-337-0674 or email us at mtcalvary11@yahoo.com.


Question:
ARE WE A NATION STILL UNDER GOD?
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The headline IN USA Today reads, “AMERICA IS BECOMING LESS CHRISTIAN, LESS RELIGIOUS.” I believe there are many reasons for this and I do not expect all of you to agree with me, but some of the reasons are: · A less aggressive approach to evangelism. · A greater emphasis on the act of worship than a life committed to the One we worship. · Soft evangelicalism: In other words, more style than substance (my words). · Church attendance and loyalty has become less attractive due to the contention and division many churches experience. · The fragmented family: So many who attend church “swap” children on the weekends and the issue of church is a lesser front-burner item. · Our world is changing. We are a nation under God who have denied His Lordship. “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?” (Luke 6:46). · Disgraced, high-profile clergy. — HBL


Question:
How To Get Out Of Debt?
Answer:
1. Pray 2. Establish a budget. 3. List everything that you own. 4. List everyone you owe. 5. Establish a debt repayment schedule. 6. Consider earning additional income. 7. Control the use of credit cards. 8. Be content with what you have. 9. Consider a radical change of lifestyle. 10. Do not lose hope or give up. By: Tim Burtis


Question:
Marriage or Cohabit?
Answer:
A sermon series entitled: “Sex, Love and Communication” was prepared because many who were joining the church were cohabiting. But marriage is sacred. It’s not just a piece of paper. Jesus Christ believed in marriage — one man and one woman — living in covenant with one another, as evident, by his attendance at a wedding in Cana of Galilee.
So, I’m not telling you to run out and get married. But I am saying, if you got someone you believe God’s put you with for the rest of your life, there’s a special blessing when you get married. Nevertheless, many people are living together and having kids together. For whatever reason, they are running away from marriage.However, I am convinced God bestows a special blessing on those who tie the knot. And when you’re married “God’s way, it gets better and better, not worse and worse” When a man and woman are loving to each other as God intended, it portrays the love of God to each other and to the world like nothing else. (ChristianPost.com)

  • Church Info

    Mount Calvary Rome Baptist Church

    203 Erie Blvd East
    Rome, NY    13440
    (315) 337-0674
    mtcalvary11@yahoo.com
     
     
    Click here for directions
     

    Sunday Services

    Sunday School 9:30 AM
    Worship 11:00 AM
    Children’s Church 11:00 AM
    Baptism – First Sunday
    Communion – First Sunday

    Wednesday Services

    Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM
    Bible Study 7:30 PM

    Pastor

    Reverend Tommy Ray Jackson, Sr.

    Pastor: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

    Moderator, Northeastern District Baptist Association

     

    Rev. Tommy Ray Jackson, Sr., has been our pastor since March 1990. Under his leadership and with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Mt.Calvary has made substantial progress in every facet of church life. Several new ministries have been added. In 1990, he successfully spearheaded and consummated a successful building fund drive, in spite of the additional demands on his time as Moderator of the Northeastern District Baptist Association. In November of 1999 the church was able to begin construction of a new sanctuary, educational wings, administrative offices, pastor’s study and living quarters.

    On Sunday, December 3, 2000 Mt.Calvary held its inaugural celebration with family and friends in a most blessed Dedication and March-In Service. Following the construction of the new sanctuary, the old sanctuary was converted into the new fellowship hall.

    Rev. Tommy Ray Jackson, Sr. is a 1964 graduate of M.F. Nichols High School in Biloxi, Mississippi. He received an Associate Degree in Math from Mary Holmes Junior College in 1966 and a graduate of Southern University with a BA in Math in 1969.  Rev. Jackson attended Union College Graduate School in pursuit of a Master’s in Math and he attended University College of Syracuse University for his ‘MBA’ 1972.

    In the fall of 1962 he received the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at the Tabernacle Baptist Church of Biloxi, MS. He received his license to preach the gospel Dec. 18, 1988 and was ordained as a minister Oct. 27, 1989 and he has been tirelessly preaching the gospel and working for the Lord ever since. In 1990, Rev. Jackson received from Rochester-Colgate Divinity School a Certificate for Black Church Studies.

    Among his many accomplishments, he has served as General Secretary and Assistant General Secretary of the Northeastern District Baptist Association (10/1990 – 10/1991); Moderator – Northeastern District Baptist Association (10/1997 – 10/2006); he has served as a Trustee: 63-65 LLC, Empire Baptist Missionary Convention of New York, Inc. (5/2003 – 10/2011); . Vice President, Area 8 of the Empire Baptist Missionary Convention of New York, Inc. (5/2003 – 10/2011). He is currently serving as Chaplain of the Historical Black Ministerial Alliance (2004 – present); and he was re-elected Moderator of the Northeastern District Baptist Association 10/2012.

    Our pastor is the organizer and chair of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March and Service of Rome, NY that is held annually on the Sunday preceding Rev. Dr. King’s birthday. He is also the organizer and founder of the ‘Voices for Christ City–Wide Crusade Ministry’. It was established in 2009 for the expressed purpose of reaching lost souls for Christ, especially our youth.

    He is married to his high school sweetheart and bride of 41 years, Sister Sandra N. Jackson and they are the proud parents of five sons: Tommy, Carnell, Paul Anthony Walker, John Jamaal, and Jommore. To God Be The Glory!

  • Bible Verse of the Day

    “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.”
    — Isaiah 55:8 (KJV)
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