A History of Mt. Calvary Community Church

Mount Calvary Community Church, 5112 Ames Avenue, North Omaha, Nebraska
Mt Calvary Community Church, 2426 Grant Street, North Omaha, Nebraska
This is Mt Calvary Community Church, built at 2426 Grant Street in 1937.

Mt. Calvary Community Church is located at 5112 Ames Avenue. It was founded in 1933 and continues today as one of Omaha’s oldest African American congregations. Opened by a penniless preacher named Rev. Roy W. Johnson and his wife Ethel Lee Johnson in the Near North Side neighborhood, this church has blossomed and sustained since. After building the above church on their own in 1937, the congregation continued growing further.

Rev. Roy W. Johnson and his wife Ethel Lee Johnson, North Omaha, Nebraska
This is Rev. Roy W. Johnson and his wife Ethel Lee Johnson of Mt. Calvary Community Church in 1933. The pic is from a 2009 edition of the Omaha Star.

In 1983, they became known as the “church on the hill” when they moved to 5112 Ames Avenue, where the congregation continues today.

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Main Article: Historic Black Churches in North Omaha
Churches: St. John’s AME Church | Mount Moriah Baptist Church | Hope Lutheran Church| Bethel AME Church | New Bethel COGIC | Zion Baptist Church | Rising Star Baptist Church | Faith Temple COGIC | Mt. Calvary Community Church | St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Parish
Former Churches: Calvin Memorial Presbyterian Church | Hillside Presbyterian Church | St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church

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