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About our Church

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The House of Freedom Worship Center was initially founded and birthed out of the heart of Pastor Robert A. Capers in January of 2011. The inaugural service was held on Sunday, January 16th at The Groom’s Memorial Chapel in Cheraw, SC with some 15 members.  


The House of Freedom is an independent ministry executing the standard of excellence of pure discipleship. As Pastor Capers and his congregation grew in the operation of faith and continually acted upon the Word, signs followed in March of that same year, God opened a door of opportunity for them to lease their first building, 1143 West Green Street Cheraw, SC.  


Within that same year, Pastor Capers and the Freedom family connected with the Mt. Calvary Holy Church of America to submit himself and the ministry under the episcopal leadership, at that time, of Arch Bishop Alfred & Co-Pastor Susie Owens. Currently being led by Bishop Herbert & Lady Dawn Crump.  


As the year went on God placed a word in the heart of Pastor Capers that said, "It's time to build and expand." He knew in his spirit that God was calling him to establish a ministry in Union County. Unaware of where that home was, he persisted in listening for God to confirm His word while continuing to try to make an impact within the lives of the people of Cheraw, SC. He knew most certainly if God had spoken, the desire would not go away but would indeed grow stronger.  


Due to unforeseen situation Freedom did not open the Union County, North Carolina location at that time and remained in Cheraw for several more years before God shifted the plans of Freedom. In 2018 Pastor Capers was named the interim pastor of a newly formed church in Pageland, South Carolina, Oro Church, formerly Oro United Methodist Church (The O.C.) In December of 2019, he was then voted to become the 1st senior pastor within the church’s history.   


While in the midst of a corporate fast and serving The O.C. congregation for a little over three years, Pastor Capers felt that same pull and call to build ministry in Union County. Since living in the Union County area and understanding the history and development, he realized that Freedom actually was made for this county and the county was made for us. 


After several schedule changes and postponements, God had spoken and provided a door of opportunity yet again. The House of Freedom Worship Center had its inaugural service on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at Iglesia Antioquia (formerly Benton Heights Baptist Church). 


The mission of this ministry has not changed from its inception. Freedom continues to strive to be “A church where Freedom Reigns, Faith is Built, and Purpose Pursued” and continues to declare as Ephesians 3: 20-21, [Amplified Bible] says, "Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [actions of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams] ­ To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen." 


About Mt. Calvary Holy Church of America (MCHCA)


The Founder of this great church was Bishop Brumfield Johnson, a young, spirit-filled minister, associated with the United Holy Church of America and serving as pastor of the church in Summit, New Jersey. In 1928, Bishop Johnson and Elder Robert Pugsley traveled to Winston-Salem, North Carolina to conduct a revival. Approximately 250 persons were saved at this revival, and many of these new converts desired a church home shepherded by Bishop Johnson. The Winston-Salem church was officially incorporated in 1929.


Bishop Johnson continued the work started in Winston-Salem. During a conference in Summit, New Jersey in 1929, twenty other ministers joined him. Bishop Johnson then traveled with an evangelistic team to Huntington, Long Island, New York where a great revival was held and many were blessed, healed, and saved. This led to the establishment of the Mount Calvary Holy Church in Huntington.


Bishop Johnson and his fledging group of ministers then traveled to Boston, Massachusetts where they adopted the principles adhered to by the Mount Calvary Holy Church. It was there that the church was chartered on July 27, 1929, with the following persons signing the charter: Bishop Brumfield Johnson, Bishop Lee R. Ligons, Rev. Van T. Pope, Rev. William Bryant, Bro. Augustus A. Granville, Sis. Josephine M. Spencer, Sis. Bessie L. Lipscomb, and Sis. Nancy Hall.


In the early 1930s, Mount Calvary began to spread her wings as churches were planted in various cities across the country, including Staten Island, New York, Durham, North Carolina, and Columbus, Ohio. The first Headquarters was established in Baltimore, Maryland and later relocated to Buffalo, New York in 1942. The Headquarters was then moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1960 after the Buffalo church was destroyed by fire. The National Convocations were held in Boston until the International Headquarters was established in Washington, DC in 1991.


On February 15, 1972, our founder, Bishop Brumfield Johnson, went home to be with the Lord. Just weeks before his death, Bishop Johnson appointed Bishop Harold Ivory Williams to serve as his successor. Bishop Williams led the church for over 30 years as Senior Bishop. Under his leadership Mount Calvary grew to include churches in over fifteen (15) states and many foreign countries throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.


On August 14, 2008, Mount Calvary entered into a new season of ministry as Bishop Williams chose to take emeritus status and elevate his spiritual sons, Bishop Alfred A. Owens, Jr., to the office of Presiding Bishop and Bishop Hansel H. Henry to the office of Executive Vice-Bishop. 


Bishop Alfred A. Owens Jr., became the third Presiding Bishop in the eighty-year history of this great Church and led Mount Calvary forward to higher heights.


After 12 years of exemplary leadership, Bishop Owens appointed Bishop Herbert C. Crump, Jr. as his successor to serve as the fourth Presiding Bishop of Mount Calvary. Bishop Crump and the new generation of leaders raised up by Bishop Owens are poised to lead Mount Calvary into an even greater future. In the words of our founder, “Let the heavens drop. Let the skies pour out righteousness, and let the earth bring forth salvation!”

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