1st_Calvary-150x150Welcome to Mount Calvary Baptist Church of Fairfax, VA. The church was established May 15, 1870, by former slaves who settled around the area of the Fairfax Courthouse after the Civil War. In the midst of rebuilding their lives after their emancipation, their first priority was to build a house to worship God.
We are a Historical Church with a Biblical Mandate, found in Ephesians 4:12: “For the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ …”’

The Rev. Jeffery O. Johnson, Sr., is the pastor and services are held every Sunday at 11 a.m. ET. Sunday School is held every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

Vision Statement

Mount Calvary will promote the transformation of mankind to conform to the Mandates of God’s Word.
The Mission: To disciple the Saints of Mount Calvary by equipping them to impact their families, communities, acquaints, and the World with the Word, Will and Way of God.

Mission Statement

Impacting the Church to Impact the World
Essentials of the Mission
Worship: Adoration and Praise of God
Instruction: Christian Education
Fellowship: Time Invested with the Saints
Evangelism: Time Sharing the Faith with others

Church History

The Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Fairfax, Virginia was organized on May 15, 1870. This Church t2nd_Calvary-150x150races its origin to a few Christian men and women who settled in and around the Fairfax County Court House after the Civil War. It was these pioneers who formed an organization for the purpose of soliciting funds to build a church. Some of the most prominent workers among this group were the late brethren Louis Thompson, John Jackson, Strother Gibson, Martin Mellontree, Louis Jackson and many others.

The brethren mentioned above were the trustees who purchased the land from the late Beecher Campbell and his wife. These trustees supervised and constructed the church, which they named Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. This church was situated on state road #123, about three blocks from the Fairfax County Court House. The last service in this church was held on April 14, 1957.

Fairfax_Marker-150x150The first pastor of Mt. Calvary was Reverend Marshall Downing Williams, DD of Manassas, Virginia. He organized and founded the church as he did many other churches in Northern Virginia. He was one of the pioneer Missionary Baptist ministers of Northern Virginia. He remained with and served the church for 54 years until his death on May 17, 1924.

The following ministers have served Mt. Calvary

Reverend Lewis, Reverend Richard Botts, Reverend Richard Carter, Reverend Henry Washington, Reverend Winston DeVaughn, Reverend Henry Houston, Reverend Milton Sheppard, Reverend Spencer Coleman, Reverend Clarence Robinson, Reverence Thomas Spears, Jr., Reverend Booker W. Taylor, Reverend James G. Austin, and presently, Reverend Dr. Jeffery O. Johnson, Sr.






Meet Our Pastor and Ministerial Staff

Again, we welcome you to Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday.

Join us in praising The Lord in the Name of Jesus Christ! Amen!