State of the Church Call

Join us for our State of the Church Conference Call at noon Saturday, August 8, 2020
Call 339-209-4850 (no code needed).


Cancelled Church Events

The following Mt. Calvary events for June, July and August have been cancelled:

June 21st                      Father’s Day Dinner

June 28th                     Rev. Ben Williams Day

July 20th-24th            Vacation Bible School

July 26th                      Praise In The Park

August 7-9                  Homecoming Weekend


Mt. Calvary Women’s Fellowship Conference Call

The Mt. Calvary Women’s Fellowship will host a Ministry Conference Call at 6:30 p.m., Monday, June 15, 2020. The conference call number is 339-209-4850.  All ladies are asked to study the following scriptures:
  • 1 Timothy 3:11
  • Proverbs 11:16
  • Proverbs 19:13
  • Proverbs 21:19
  • Proverbs 21:9
  • 1 Peters 3:1-2
  • Tutus 2:3-5
  • Ephesians 5:22-23
  • Proverbs 14:11
  • 1 Timothy 2:9-15


Praying Through the Pandemic

Monday Morning Prayer Devotional
Praying Our Way Through the Pandemic
  • Prayer Focus
  • Relief in Pandemic
  • Relationship with Christ
  • First Responders/Healthcare Workers
  • Those in Need
  • Those who tested positive for COVID 19
  • Improved Nation Afterwards


Virtual Sunday School – April 12

Please Join Us for Sunday School 
8:30 a.m. Easter Sunday Morning, April 12
Via Conference Call – 339-209-4850 (No Code Needed)


Virtual Sunday School

Sunday School Resumes 8:30 a.m. Easter Sunday Morning, April 12
Via Conference Call – 339-209-4850 (No Code Needed)


A Message from Pastor Simmons: State of the Church

State of the Church

From Rev. Dr. Deonia Simmons

Saturday, March 21, 2020

With the coronavirus crisis, we are in unprecedented times for our church and community.

In light of the coronavirus…

All live services at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church are cancelled until further notice.

Thanks to your giving, we are able to provide virtual services!!!!

Our Weekly Virtual Services will be:

Sunday @ 10 am

Wednesday @ 7:30 pm

We encourage you to watch our service on our website at  or on Facebook: Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church of HH.

I ask that you follow health care instructions from credible sources – the World Health Organization, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the White House, the Centers for Disease Control and other health professionals. If you don’t have to go out, please don’t. 

Construction Update: Mr. Belton, our Construction Project consultant, continues to work on the building project.

Four Requests for Stewardship: I have four requests that I would like you to do in the mean time until our live services resume:

1.Pray Each Day for all of our leaders.

1 Timothy 2:1-3 speaks to uplifting our leaders.

v1 – I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

v2 – For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

v3 – For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

I ask that you pray for our national, state and local leaders, as well as others, including:

  • President Donald Trump
  • S.C. Governor Henry McMaster
  • Mayor John McCann of Hilton Head Island
  • Mayor Lisa Sulka of Bluffton
  • Me & Lady Wanda Simmons
  • Our Church Family and Other Churches
  • Those individuals who have tested positive for Coronavirus
  • First Responders and Health Care Professionals
  • Bereaved families including Bro. Charles & Sis. Shirley Young.
2. Check on 5 members each day. Just give them a call to see how they are doing. If there is something I need to know or can assist with, please reach out to me.
3.Giving. Your Priority is caring for and looking out for family. Some persons have been blessed to not lose jobs. Some persons have lost jobs. If you are able to give a little more, please do. If you can’t, you can’t. You can give online. If giving online is not for you, you can mail a check to the church. We simply ask that you do what you can, and we realize some folks may not be able to due to their circumstances.
4. Contact and encourage others to join us virtually. Not every church is able to offer virtual services. But we want to offer others in our community seeking the word to join us.


Latest Advisory About Our Worship Services

Monday, March 16, 2020 – In light of the recent advisory from the President, please be advised that the Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church is only open to essential staff (musician & pastor) who participate in the live stream service on Wednesday evening and Sunday morning. All other members and visitors are asked to enjoy the service from their respective residences. All Bible Study and Worship Services will be closed to the public. 
As we make every effort to navigage the challenges that the coronavirus (COVID-19) has created for our state and country, and throughout the world, I want to encourage us to keep praying and trusting God. 
With Grace and Peace,
Rev. Dr. Deonia Simmons


An Important Notice About Our Worship Services

Dear Mt. Calvary Members and Friends,
In an effort to reduce the likelihood of spreading the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19,all “live” services (Sunday School, Bible Study, Sunday Worship Service, Choir Rehearsals/Workshops and Prayer Service) at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church will be cancelled on the following dates:
  • Sunday, March 15,2020
  • Wednesday, March 18,2020
  • Sunday, March 22,2020
  • Sunday, March 29,2020
The Combined Worship Service scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the Historic First African Baptist Church (FAB) has been postponed. 
For all the aforementioned dates, I invite you to join me on our Facebook page for our weekly worship experience and Bible Study. I will be preaching at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening.
While our method for sharing the word of God will not be delivered face-to-face, rest assured that God’s word will still come forth.
After March 29, 2020, we will revisit our plan and determine what our services will entail beyond that date. 
As we all work through this challenging time, I want to encourage everyone to adhere to all of the health advisories that various organizations have communicated. I also want to encourage us to continue to pray and trust God. Remember, “Walk By Faith.”
Take care of yourselves! I love you!
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Deonia Simmons


Upcoming Events

7:30 PM Wednesday, March 11
FAB, 70 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island
We’re invited to help usher in the Spring season at the Historic First African Baptist Church’s annual Spring Revival.  Rev. Robert Evans is the guest minister. Mt. Calvary’s Deacon Ministry is asked to lead Praise & Worship and the offering.  Bible Study will not be held on this date at Mt. Calvary. Instead Pastor Simmons would like everyone to join him at FAB.
11 AM – 2 PM Saturday, March 21
Our Youth Choir will have an amazing opportunity to train under guest musician, Dr. Rosemary Griffin. All youth choir members, advisors and musicians are required to attend.
7:30 PM Wednesday, March 25
Join us at the Historic First African Baptist (FAB) Church for our first Combined Community Service.  Rev. Dr. Alvin Petty will deliver the message. We will not host Bible Study at Mt. Calvary on this date. FAB is located at 70 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island, SC. See you there!