Ministry Spotlight



Matthew 28:19 – 20


Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.


The first meeting of the MT. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH ACADEMY was held Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 6:30pm. The purpose of the meeting was to review plans and it marked the initiation of the first historical academic and after school ministry within the church. All interested persons were encouraged to attend.


*MCBC Academy*

An academic outreach ministry of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church 203 Erie Blvd. East, Rome, NY; Rev. Tommy Ray Jackson, Sr., Pastor MCBC (Mt. Calvary Baptist Church) Academy is an educational program which, in its first year, will provide free individualized tutoring to schoolchildren, ages 5-18. MCBC Academy falls under the aegis of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Rome, NY. Tutoring will initially be offered once a week at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Each eligible student will receive 60 minutes of tutoring per week.


Students who score below grade level in reading or math, or have other learning needs, are encouraged to apply. Each student will receive a pre and post test to determine eligibility and greatest area of need. Referrals for student enrollment may come from schools, parents, churches, synagogues, community agencies, word-of-mouth, etc. All parents/guardians must complete a student questionnaire and supply the program with copies of their child’s report cards as they are issued.


For further information, please contact us at: PHONE: 315-337-0674 FAX: 315-339-1509 E-MAIL: WEBSITE:

  • Church Info

    Mount Calvary Rome Baptist Church

    203 Erie Blvd East
    Rome, NY    13440
    (315) 337-0674
    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


    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

    “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”
    — Exodus 20:3 (KJV)
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