Welcome to the Calvary Baptist Church of Los Angeles! We are elated that you have received it.
Let us, in a few words, introduce our congregation.
Calvary Baptist Church was organized February 23, 1927, and became a non-profit religious corporation that same year in May. Several ministers have come and gone since that time.
The year of 1949 began the Manuel L. Scott, Sr. era at Calvary. He successfully served Calvary as Pastor into 1982, when he was called to the pastorate of the historic Saint John Missionary Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas. He led the Calvary Baptist Church to unparalleled recognition in local, national and global environments. During Doctor Scott's tenure, Calvary became a completely organized institution.
November 16, 2002 began the pastorate of Rev. Dr. Virgil V. Jones. It was in a meeting chaired by the Reverend Doctor Joseph Benjamin Hardwick, President of the Western Baptist State Convention and Pastor of Praises of Zion Baptist Church, Los Angeles, that Calvary Baptist Church called Doctor Virgil Jones to become its pastor. After meeting with Calvary's Joint Board and a period of prayer for God's direction in the matter, Dr. Jones accepted Calvary's call.
Dr. Virgil Jones is no stranger to the Calvary Family for he was born, baptized, and raised in Calvary; and he has the distinction of being the last minister licensed at Calvary to preach the Gospel by Dr. Manuel Scott, Sr. before his leaving for Texas. Equally significant, Dr. Jones is the first 'Son of Calvary' to be called as its Pastor.
As Calvary Baptist Church moves to the next spiritual level, we want to service you and your family needs. Please contact us by telephone if you need transportation to church. Again, our number is (323) 298-1605.
We are the Church on the Hill where the Light Shines Bright!