Mount Calvary is the oldest established African-American church in the state of Arizona. Mount Calvary was founded in 1900 when Rev. Bell, a Baptist missionary, arrived in Tucson (then just a small community in the Arizona Territory). Rev. Bell conducted services within the Black community, and under his leadership ten men and women organized the Baptist Mission to continue the ministry he inspired.
Today, Mount Calvary serves as a beacon throughout the community of servant-leaders prepared to carry the love of Jesus Christ to the masses. Outreach and evangelism have become essential elements of the ministry as they strive weekly to show Christ to everyone they encounter. In 1986, the church began Harvest Fellowship, which is a an outreach to feed, cloth, and care for the homeless throughout the community. What began as a monthly outreach quickly turned into a weekly gathering where hundreds are fed each month.
Throughout the 110 years since her beginning, Mount Calvary has experienced years of growth, change, challenges, and movement. Through it all, the church stands as a testimony of the faithfulness of God. With new vision, goals, and leadership on the horizon, Mount Calvary is prepared to embark on its purpose to manifest the Kingdom of God in the earth.