About Us

Our History

The beautiful sanctuary in which we now worship was not always a part of the original church. Sierra Norwood Calvary Baptist Church has come a long way since August 30, 1986 when it was founded at the home of Sister Louris Dixon  with 17 members, including Rev. Richard Ledgister.  As the membership increased, meetings were held every Sunday at the home of Rev. and Mrs. Ledgister and later in the Cloverleaf Park Building situated in Miami Gardens. The church was then called Calvary Baptist Church. By the middle of the second year, the membership had grown to over eighty seven, with regular attendance at one hundred and fifty.


Eventually, Rev. Dr. Robert Norman, pastor of the neighboring First Baptist Church of Sierra Norwood, saw our plight and allowed the congregation to use the facility next door for church services. The congregations later merged to form what is now known as Sierra Norwood Calvary Baptist Church. Today, we are a vibrant growing church with approximately five hundred members, under the dynamic leadership of Rev. Dr. R. Ledgister.

Our Ministries

  1.  Sunday School
  2. Youth Fellowship
  3. W.M.U.
  4. Men’s Movement – Prison Ministry
  5. Young Adult Ministry
  6. Music Ministry
  7. Bus Ministry
  8. Homeless Feeding Program
  9. Children’s Church ministry


Local Missions

Spanish Mission   Rev. Alejandro Mena

Haitian Mission     Rev. Viter Belhomme

Sierra Norwood Calvary Child Development Center

In 1991 a Child Development Center was started but the vision of the Pastor was to go further and have a grade school which was begun in 1997 with Mrs. Effie Ledgister, the pastor’s wife at the helm.


Foreign Missions

  1.            Guyana Q Grove Place Baptist Church            
  2.            Haiti Q Eglise Baptiste Bon Berger
  3.            Jamaica Q Yahallas Baptist Church & Johnson Mountain Baptist Church
  4.            Nicaragua – Support 
  5.            Caribbean Christian Publication – Support
  6.            Community Partnership For Homeless Inc.- Miami


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