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         “CHURCH: Base Camp for Biblical Community”:
              What the Church Offers Different?
                     Wisdom based on Unchanging Faith
                               Acts 2:44-47, Ephesians 3:10



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     Greetings from the Pastor
 .

        We have gathered to celebrate our
 rich heritage. Thank you for joining us today.
        What a blessing to be God’s mouthpiece for these many years! So
 many lives are better because of our Ministry here especially in the central
 city area. Praise God for His wonderful wisdom. Our youth are on the
 move and Pastor Wayne Stafford, Sr. has filled our hearts with messages
 God sent. We thank him for his leadership.
        Thanks to all of you for your hard work and faithful service. Let
 each of us strive to always be like Jesus and a true soldier for His
 kingdom.




                                          Heartfelt Thanks!
   To Rev. Wayne Stafford, Sr., Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, Allen, Texas, local
pastors and churches, ministers, local community supporters, to our many visitors, Calvary
Church family, committees, and program participants, thank you, for sharing in our 112th
Revival and Church Anniversary Service.

                    All praises to God because He is Worthy to be Praised!
                    God is Good, All the time! All the time, God is Good!

                                   The Anniversary Committee


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                              Church History
       By the 1890’s Salt Lake City’s small Black population had gained sufficient
enough numbers as to encourage the formation and support of independent
institutions that provided African-Americans with the opportunity to give greater
meaning to their lives. In addressing their spiritual needs, group of Blacks who
identified themselves as the Baptist Prayer Band, met and held worship services in
their homes. By 1892, the “Baptist Prayer Band” was clearly established as “The
Calvary Missionary Baptist Church” and identified as the “little colored house of
worship in the alley.”

      In June of 1896, Rev. A. E. Reynolds announced in the “Broad Ax” (a Black
newspaper) that a building located in the rear of a white church was available as a
place of worship for Black Baptists. January, 1898, Rev. D. Jones arrived in Salt
Lake City from Topeka, Kansas to pastor Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. He
was replaced in 1901 by Rev. J. W. Washington, an energetic person whose
leadership was instrumental in the church’s growth during his tenure. On Sunday,
June 29, 1902, the pastor and members of the congregation gave an afternoon and
evening reception at their new chapel located at 472 East Second South. In 1911, the
Eastside Baptist Church site was purchased by the Calvary congregation from
Immanuel Baptist Church. The first services were held on February 5th at the 679
East Third South location. Rev. Allen Newman, pastored the church from 1913 to
1915.

       In 1921, under the leadership of Rev. George Hart, the Calvary Baptist Church
was incorporated by the State of Utah. Between 1924 and 1954, Calvary had eight
pastors. In 1951, the Articles of Incorporation were revised and approved by the
membership. The Rev. William I. Monroe served as pastor of Calvary from 1954 to
1967. During his tenure, the church membership made great strides in terms of its
membership and financial condition. On November 3, 1966 the Calvary congregation
joyfully marched from their former worship place at Third South and Seventh East to
their new place of worship at 532 East Seventh South. Special services culminated
the activities of this day.

      In 1974, Rev. France A. Davis was installed as pastor of Calvary. Pastor Davis
has served the congregation for over thirty years, a period longer than any of his
predecessors. During his tenure, Calvary has continued its ongoing mission. In 1989
Rev. Davis and the Calvary congregation dedicated Calvary Towers, a low-income
senior citizen housing complex. A scholarship fundraising initiative was launched in
1992. Supplemental funding is provided to Calvary youth who upon completion of high
school enroll in a college or university. Throughout its history, Calvary Baptist Church
has sought to address secular as well as spiritual needs of its congregation and the larger
community. Such notable individuals as Booker T. Washington and Danny Glover have
used Calvary’s facilities to share their expertise with Utahns of diverse backgrounds.


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                              Church History (continued)
        The steady increase in Calvary’s membership required the addition of an
8:00a.m. Sunday worship service in 1994. It became clear that the existing church site
was inadequate to meet the needs of the congregation and its community-based
initiatives. In 1995 the congregation authorized a fundraising effort for a new church
building at a site that would be located in the Central City area of Salt Lake City. In
November of 2001, Rev. France A. Davis and his proud congregation dedicated and
celebrated the occupancy of the new church site at 1090 South State Street. Local and
state political, religious, and community leaders joined with members of the community
to launch a new era in the history of Calvary Baptist Church. In the spirit of sharing its
good fortune and acknowledging its commitment to spreading the word of God, Calvary
Baptist’s leadership and congregation aided the Church of Tonga’s efforts to occupy and
purchase Calvary’s former building at 532 East 700 South Street.

       The new church building’s 47,000 square feet have been very important in the
expansion and enhancement of Calvary’s Outreach activities. Community based
programs such as the Rescue Mission, Rescue Haven and Odyssey House have some of
their clients participating in Calvary’s worship services. The educational enrichment
program brings a number of young people to Calvary for after school help in computer
and literacy tutorials. Calvary’s seniors gather weekly for conversation and other
activities. Calvary’s facilities are often utilized by community organizations whose
activities are in keeping with Calvary’s religious and community mission. We feel
blessed by God who has provided us with a marvelous leader and the resources to carry
out our Christian responsibilities.

       During the past 12 months, we had an exciting youth oriented revival,
developed our Senior Ministry, held our Church picnics on the church grounds and
put the facilities to better use with dance, play, scouts, and sports teams. Our numbers
continue to grow as does our spirit and maturity. Join us in moving on up to
“Newness of Life” and reading about us on our website (http://www.calvaryslc.com)
and in “ON ONE ACCORD” – our Church newsletter.

      Nobody can deny that God has brought us a long way. Thank you for your
support and participation in the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. While some have
gone from labor to reward, we are truly blessed to be a congregation that is “ALIVE
AND WELL.” GOD BLESS!!!!!!!!!!!




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About our Anniversary Speaker…..
           The Reverend W.L. Stafford, Sr. was born in Vallejo, California. Shortly after his high school graduation
Rev. Stafford enlisted into the U.S. Army at the age of 17. He served 7 years and 8 months, achieving the rank of
Staff Sergeant/E-6, before being awarded a full R.O.T.C. scholarship to Virginia State University where he majored
in Sociology and received his commission as a Second Lieutenant. Rev. W.L. Stafford, Sr. served his last 12 years
and 4 months as a commissioned officer achieving the rank of Captain and retiring on August 1st 2004 after 20 years
of faithful service.
           He is married to his college sweetheart, Mrs. Tasha M. Stafford of Harrisburg, PA. They have two boys
Wayne L. Stafford, Jr. 16 and Nathan Wayne 20 months. He received his Master of Divinity Degree with a
concentration in Homiletics from the Morehouse School of Religion at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC)
in Atlanta, Georgia. He is currently working toward his Doctorate of Education (Ed.D) with a concentration in
Pastoral Community Counseling at Argosy University, Sarasota, FL.
           Since his early youth, Rev. Stafford has been actively involved in the work of the Church. He was licensed to
preach at the age of 15 at the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Wichita, Kansas where the Reverend L.E. Smith,
Jr. is Pastor and later, at the age of 22, ordained under the leadership of Rev. L.E. Smith. While in seminary, Rev.
Stafford was listed on the school’s Dean’s and Honor’s List. He also received the Barry Jackson award from Morehouse
School of Religion for outstanding achievement. Currently Rev. Stafford is a member of the NAACP and the Pastor of
Fellowship Baptist Church located in Allen, TX. He is also an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
             Among the gifts and talents with which God has blessed Rev. W. L. Stafford, none are more meaningful and
 fulfilling to him than preaching and teaching. Rev. Stafford has been blessed to preach and teach throughout this
 country as well as abroad. He is extremely sensitive to a holistic ministry that is concerned with an individual’s
 spiritual, mental, physical and financial well-being.
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                             In Loving Memory
                   November 1, 2003 – October 31, 2004
     Members of Calvary Baptist Church who departed this life are now at rest from their
labor. In remembrance of our deceased members, loved ones and friends, we pause at
this time to pay special tribute and offer prayers of thanks unto God for allowing them
to share their beliefs and spiritual values with each of us here at Calvary Baptist
Church. Voices we all loved are still. Places are vacant in our heart which can never be
filled.




                   Claude Turner                             Esther Williams
                November 11, 2003                          November 18, 2003



                    Wayne Cox                                 Darlene Wade
                  March 4, 2004                               July 29, 2004



                   Louris Williams                             Paul Coakley
                   July 30, 2004                              August 8, 2004




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                                     112th Calvary Baptist Church
                                     Anniversary Program
                             Sunday, November 14, 2004 3:30pm
Fall In (Call to Worship) ..............................................................................Rev. Kevin Miller
Post the Troops (Processional) ................................................................. Calvary Combined Choirs
Mobilizing the Troops (Devotion) ..................................................... Calvary Deacons & Deaconesses
Espirit de Corp (Responsive Reading) ......................................................... Pastor France A. Davis
Salutations (Welcome)..................................................................................Bro. Cedric Davis
Salutations (Occasion).....................................................................................Sis. Lula Henry
Battle Cry (Musical Selection) ................................................................ Calvary Combined Choirs
                Reveille: “The Church Triumphant” ; Narration by Pastor France A. Davis
 Memorial Service ......................................................Sis. Doriena Lee, President, Mission Ministry
 Stewardship (Ministry of Giving)...................................................................... Deacons/Ushers
 Battle Cry (Musical Selection) ................................................................Calvary Combined Choir
 Special Presentation ..................................................... Bro. Michael Matthews & Sis. Alzie Green
 Introduction by Under Shepherd............................................................... Pastor France A. Davis
 Battle Cry (Musical Selection) ................................................................Calvary Combined Choir
 Orders from Commander-in-Chief (Sermon) ........................................ Rev. Wayne Stafford, Sr., Pastor
 Recruitment (Invitation to Christian Discipleship) ............................................... Rev. Elwood Stewart
 Stand Fast (Remarks).......................Bro. Ken & Sis. Bessie Thornton, Co-chairs; Pastor France A. Davis
 Fall Out (Benediction) ............................................................... Rev. Wayne Stafford, Sr., Pastor
                           Please join us in the “Mess Hall” for dinner!

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                              SPECIAL PRESENTATION
                          Sis. Johnnie Mae Wynne: wife of Lawrence C. (L.C.), mother of the
                    late Dana Phillips, grandmother of JeVon Howard and Tori Phillips, God-
                  Mother of Cameron Williams, Damon Grayson, and LeVance Larry, friend of
                                 many, and most of all an ambassador of Christ.
        The youngest of four children, Johnnie Mae Johnson, was born to Mr. & Mrs. Lee
Ellis Johnson on October 19, 1930 in a country town known as Widener, Arkansas. She was
raised on the Walker Plantation in Round Pond, Arkansas. Sadly, at the age of seven Johnnie
Mae’s parents separated and they were all left with their father. Later, Johnnie Mae went to
live with her mother for three weeks as her mother recovered from surgery. Although
Johnnie returned to her father as promised, later that day she ran away to permanently live
with her mother. At the age of                             12, Johnnie Mae met her future
husband, L. C., in Whitmore,                               Arkansas and that same year she
had an encounter with God                                  Almighty as she accepted Jesus
Christ into her life and was                               baptized by Rev. Henderson
Baker.     This decision has                               altered the direction of her life and
has left an imprint of holiness                            on her heart for over 62 years.
        In 1946 Johnnie Mae                                married L. C. Eventually, in
November 1951 they followed                                a close friend (Edward “Sam”
Robertson) to Salt Lake City,                              Utah and became members of the
Calvary Baptist Church in                                  December. Sis. Wynne joined the
choir June, 1952 and has                                   remained a faithful member ever
since.    She has served as                                president of the choir for many of
those years. Dedicated to the                              work of the Lord, Johnnie Mae
served as treasurer of the IGBC (Intermountain General Baptist Convention) for 16 years.
She has served as a deaconess since the early 1980’s and has been chair of the deaconess
board from the mid-1990’s until October 2004.
        Determined to standout for God not only at church, but also on the job. Sis. Wynne
became employed at LDS Hospital as a Nurse’s Aide from 1955-1974. She returned to high
school in 1970 at South High School to obtain her high school diploma. Ironically, she
graduated on Thursday, May 25, 1972 while her daughter Dana graduated from Northwest
Junior High School on Friday, May 26th! She also managed to attend Utah Technical College
of Nursing during the day and became a LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) in May 1973.
        Her accomplishments are too numerous to mention here but Sis. Wynne has been
successful in every aspect of her life. As most loving grandparents faced with adversity, she
became the guardian of her granddaughter and raised her with love to become a strong, self-
assured young lady. They both received JeVon’s B.S. degree from Clark Atlanta University in
2004!
        As Sis. Johnnie Mae Wynne lives a life honoring God she says, “When the
Lord calls my name I want to be ready!” She displays a legacy of determination
that has affected the lives of her family and many on her job. Propelled by the
power of God, Sis. Wynne for 62 years continues to strive for greatness, being a
model of a woman under the authority of God.



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                      SPECIAL PRESENTATION

                              Bro. Robb Terrell Benns, Sr. was born in Waco, Texas on March
                       11. He graduated from Moore High School in Waco, Texas. After
                       graduation he attended Paul Queen College located in East Waco, Texas
                       for one year. Bro. Benns served in the United States Air Force for four
                       years serving in Texas, California, Korea, and finished his tour of duty in
                       Utah. Bro. Benns continued working in a civil service position between
                       Hill Air Force Base and Tooele Army Depot. After arriving in Utah, he
met and married Sis. Bernice                                             Powell, who was a
member of Calvary Baptist                                                Church. He also became a
member and served in many                                                positions. Bro. Benns has
been a member of Calvary                                                 Baptist Church in Salt
Lake City, Utah for the last 35                                          years. He served as chair
of the Deacon Board, has served                                          as co-chair of the Church
Anniversary Committee, as well                                           as co-chair of the Pastor’s
Anniversary Committee. Bro.                                              Benns has been a long
time       member        of     the                                      Intermountain      General
Baptist Convention (IGBC)                                                Laymen Department, as
well a long time member of the                                           Salt Lake City Branch of
the NAACP. Bro. Benns is a                                               member       of    Calvary
Baptist Laymen having had the                                            opportunity to serve as
President,      Chaplain,      and                                       Assistant to the Boy Scout
Troop. Bro. Benns also served                                            as one of Calvary’s
trustees.
        Bro. Benns has received several awards one being a Meritorious Boy Scout Troop
Award. He continues to be active in the Laymen, Sunday School, Prayer Meeting and Bible
Study, as well as assist where needed at Calvary Towers, and as a Criminal Justice System
Advocate. Bro. Benns is married to Sis. Leslie Reynolds-Benns and together they share twelve
children, twenty-five grand-children and six great-grand children. Bro. Benns is always willing
to share the word of God with everyone he meets. God’s word is deeply rooted in his life. He
is a loyal and faithful servant of The Master, and his steps are truly ordered by the Lord.




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             Calvary’s Golden Members, 2004
 We honor and thank God for the following Gold-Star Members who
            have fifty-plus years of membership!

1934           Sis. Jannie Durham          70 years
1943           Sis. Eva Sexton             61 years
1944           Sis. Mary Mills             60 years
1946           Sis. Carolyn Bass           58 years
               Sis. Sattie Etherly         58 years
               Sis. Gladys I. Hesleph      58 years
               Sis. Lula L. Henry          58 years
1947           Sis. Jessie Bordeaux        57 years
               Sis. Nellie M. Styles       57 years
1948           Sis. Naomi Middleton        56 years
1951           Bro. James Jackson, Sr.     53 years
               Sis. Ida M. Jackson         53 years
               Bro. L. C. Wynne            53 years
               Sis. Johnnie M. Wynne       53 years
1952           Sis. Elnora Jennings        51 years
               Sis. Liz Cameron            51 years
1954           Sis. Janet Martin           50 years


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               The Church Triumphant
Let the Church be the Church, Let the People rejoice.
Oh, we’ve settled the question, We’ve made our choice.
Let the anthems ring out, Songs of victory swell
For the Church triumphant is alive and well.

Let the Church be the Church, Let the People rejoice.
Oh, we’ve settled the question, We’ve made our choice.
Let the anthems ring out, Songs of victory swell
For the Church triumphant is alive and well.

Oh, this ship’s been thru battles before
Storms and tempest and rocks on the shore.
Tho’ the hull it may be battered,
Down inside it’s safe & dry
It will carry its cargo to the port in the sky.

Let the Church be the Church, Let the People rejoice.
Oh, we’ve settled the question, We’ve made our choice.
Let the anthems ring out, Songs of victory swell
For the Church triumphant is alive and well.

Is alive, is alive, is alive.
The Church is alive, alive, is alive.
The Church is alive and well, and well, and well.




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2004 Church Revival & Anniversary Committee
   Bro. Ken & Sis. Bessie Thornton - co-Chairs
           Sis. Lula Henry - Advisor
  Minister Anthony Bennett - Evangelism
          Bro. Robb Benns – Deacon
       Sis. Karen Bradakis - Visitation
        Sis. Anita Brown – Deaconess
Sis. Elizabeth Cameron – Member at Large
       Sis. Kathy Christy – Education
   Bro. Nate Clayton – Announcements
          Sis. Cori Coleman – Usher
           Bro. Walter Fore – Usher
            Sis. Pat Gray – Flowers
          Bro. Jack Hesleph – Youth
     Bro. Wayne Hesleph – Video/Audio
   Sis. Sandra Hollins- Member at large
         Sis. Emma Houston - Youth
     Bro. Curley Jones – Sunday School
          Sis. Doriena Lee - Mission
      Bro. David Martin – Video/Audio
          Sis. Janet Martin – Music
       Sis. Althea Martinez – First Aid
      Bro. James Morris – Video/Audio
         Sis. Tiffany Palmer – Youth
         Sis. Sarah Rowlette – Usher
      Sis. Barbara Sampson – Banner
       Sis. Kim Simpson – Webmaster
      Bro. Louis Stansberry – Laymen
         Sis. Veaster White – Kitchen
        Rev. Tim Wright – Ministerial
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