Rev. Dr. Calvin McKinney Celebrates 50 Years of Service

The culmination of a magnificent, four-day celebration of 50 years of service took place in Garfield, NJ on Sunday June 5, 2022. Rev. Dr. Calvin McKinney, the beloved pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, received a trove of commendations for his years of service to his congregation and his community.

Guest preacher Rev. Dr. J. Wendell Mapson Jr. of Monumental Baptist Church, Philadelphia, Pa. gave the closing sermon. Special presentations and remarks by US Senator Bob Menendez; Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton; Gifelify Founder/CEO Walle Mafolasire; Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik; and Pastor McKinney’s brother, Harold McKinney of Miami, Fl., showed how loved and well-respected Rev. Dr. McKinney is in the community.

At services on June 1st-3rd, guest preachers included GBC New Jersey President and Fountain Baptist Church Pastor Rev. Dr. J. Michael Sanders; North Jersey DMBA Moderator and Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Rev. John H. Gamble Jr.; and National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. NE Region Vice President and Community Baptist Church of Englewood Pastor Rev. Dr. Lester W. Taylor.

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