By the mid-1940's the new sanctuary was
packed for every morning service. Rev. Johnson's preaching,
self-assurance, humor, irresistible charm, good looks and
astonishing flair in pastoral clothing, turned Mount Calvary into a
magnet for the Omaha community. He was the pacesetter in Omaha. For
example, Mount Calvary was the first black church in Omaha to use
the electric organ and drums in the service. Many people from other
churches would come to Mount Calvary for their Sunday evening
services because of the power of God that would fall in the church.
Just as in Kansas City, any musician who joined Mount Calvary joined
the church band.
Reverend Roy W. Johnson passed away at his
home in 1975. He was 72 years old at the time. The Assistant Pastor
Reverend Alonzo Frazier, a native of Omaha, served as Acting pastor
from July 1975 until early June of 1976 when he was formally
as the second pastor of Mount Calvary. He led
the church for eight years and presided over the church's fiftieth
anniversary. He eventually resigned his position as the Pastor. His
tenure was from June 1975 to June 1983.
In August of 1983 Bishop William Henry
Foeman was called to be the Pastor of Mount Calvary and was formally
installed as the third Pastor in November of 1983. Under the
leadership and guidance of Bishop Foeman, Mount Calvary grew even
more and with the vision that God had given him, he was able with
the help of the Lord to move the church from 2426 Grant Street to
its present location. It is the "CHURCH ON THE HILL" located at 5112
Ames Avenue Omaha, Nebraska 68104. O what a great day that
was to march into the new church edifice from Grant Street to Ames
Avenue with everything that was needed for the ministry. It was not
easy to obtain the present location but God favored Bishop Foeman
and the people of God to do what most people in the city of Omaha
did not think could be done. Bishop Foeman was well known and
loved and his legacy will live on.
On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Bishop William
Foeman fell asleep to forever eternally be with the Lord. After the
death of Bishop Foeman, in November of 2012, Reverend Robert Rodgers
became the Interim Pastor until the Lord directed the church for the
next leader that should Pastor the flock of God.
After much prayer, fasting and seeking God
for direction, on Friday, September 26, 2014, Pastor James P. Walker
was voted in as the fourth Senior Pastor of Mount Calvary Community
Church. This humble man of God has brought the Word of God,
great vision, purpose and joy to the Mount Calvary members and
community at large. To God be the glory for the things that he has
done! As history would have it, just like the Late Mother Ethel Lee
Johnson, Lady Schenner Walker felt the same spiritual strength of
Pastor James P. Walkers call to Omaha from Baltimore, Maryland and
her support is unshakeable and unbreakable from the very beginning,
even to now.