Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church is a church situated in the very heart of Johannesburg. The busy streets of Yeoville and Berea are a normal buzz with people from every walk of life anxious to achieve their daily objectives and chores. It is in these streets that the dreams of many contemplate the realities of everyday life. As the mother seeks her young, the sweat of many remains unrewarded. Under the summering scotch of the sun, the uniformity of the cry is undeniable; their plea is merely ‘seed to the sower and bread to the eater’. It is in the midst of this anxiety that a song breaks, and the conscience of the relentless streets is restored. The spirit is one with God and the soul dances in a manner that only an African can. As the song draws many near, prayer penetrates the heavens and the light house that is Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church summons many to an audience with the Almighty God.
Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church (MCPC), affectionately known as ‘the Big Tent tabernacle’ is a church pastored by Bishop Owen McGregor and his wife Pastor Maggie McGregor. MCPC is a home to around 7000 believers who have embraced Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. MCPC is a church that prides itself with the distinction of being a truly African church; the church membership is diverse one with a strong presence of members from the different nationalities of the African Continent. The membership is largely South Africans of different backgrounds and Cultures. The membership varies in terms of age, career and family aspirations. The church programs are specifically designed to cater for every aspect of the church membership.
Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church, under the leadership and guidance of Bishop Owen McGregor, has sought to position itself as an institution of Love and Grace. MCPC has undertaken to embrace the mission of our Lord Jesus Christ as it is stated in the book of Luke 4 verse 18-19 ‘the Spirit of the Lord is upon me because He hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, He hath sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.’
Through the different ministries, the church hopes to reaffirm the virtues of a God fearing family structures through the programmes of the Marriage Ministries. The young Adults ministry contributes to the lives of many young people through coordinated career guidance, preparing young people for the workplace through the interview techniques sessions and by bringing other inspiring young people to motivate the young people to greater heights. The Feeding Scheme is an organised programme that feeds about (30 people or please specify) a week. The homeless and the hungry are certain to get a decent plate of food whilst receiving a word of hope and the good news of the undying love that our Lord Jesus Christ.