About Us

About us

Our Mission– To Love God, and Love Neighbor

Our Vision– To Transform our Community through Christ-Like Service

 We exist in order to show people the love of Christ and to support membership in His family; to grow together towards spiritual maturity and equip each other for personal ministry, in order that in so doing we might magnify God’s name.

 We seek to proclaim the gospel and celebrate the love of God for all people through discipleship, within the dynamic of corporate worship, and in our daily life.

 We seek to bear witness to the love of Jesus to all in our community and our world through our own individual efforts, in our cooperative efforts through the local church as well as with other Christian ministries.

 We believe the Bible was written by humans who were divinely inspired and is the record of God’s revelation of Himself to all people.  We believe in mystery of the trinity- God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, three separate qualities of which the One true God is made.


Mount Calvary, while Baptist, always seeks to serve alongside with our neighboring churches and associates here in Valdese, throughout our region and state, and even the world!  We believe that through ecumenical relationships, we can build a network of people following Christ as we seek to serve others.  To that end, Mount Calvary is actively affiliated with:

Valdese Unified Missions

Burke United Christian Ministries

East Burke Christian Ministries

Catawba River Baptist Association

North Carolina Southern Baptist Convention

It is through not only these relationships, but also each of our relationships with those we see every day, that we seek to accomplish the work of ministering to the entire world, bearing each other’s burden as we seek to love God, and love our neighbors.

Search in Progress

Search in Progress

Student Minister

Mount Calvary Baptist in Valdese is seeking a part time Minister of Students.  Mount Calvary is a growing church with an average weekly attendance between 100-150. We are seeking a candidate who will be directly responsible for the direction and oversight of our student ministries, which covers all school aged young people from K-12, and includes our College students as well.  They will ideally be a dynamic, energetic, and engaging leader, who has a real love for students and for becoming an integral part of their lives.  At the same time, the successful candidate will serve as a true partner in ministry, and will empowered and encouraged along those lines.


Our church presently is very excited to start on this new chapter, and has all volunteers and teams needed in place in anticipation of God calling someone to come join us in ministry.  For more information, please go www.mtcalvaryvaldese.org/about/studentministries


Jan Keaton

Jan Keaton

Director of Calvary Kids

Jan is a native of the Valdese area, and has been in childcare in some form nearly her entire life. We are blessed to have been the home for her ministry since 2015.

Her enthusiasm, and dedication to the children in her care is evident to all, and her willingness to serve them serves as an example to our church and community.

Jan is married to Brett, and mother to Katelyn, Leah, and Gavin.

Jan loves watching her kids play sports, and hanging out with friends and family.