OBGC State President - Pastor Samuel N. Winston, Jr.
President Ohio Baptist General Convention Inc.
Pastor Samuel N. Winston, Jr. is the fifth leader in
succession of the Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist
Church, appointed in September 2004 by the then Senior
Pastor, his father, S. N. Winston, Sr. He began as an
apprentice musician in 1990, and was given the
responsibility for the youth choir, which quickly grew
to more than 60 young people, who ministered monthly at
the church, and travelled across the country sharing
God’s love through song. From 1998 to 2004, he
maintained the position of Worship Pastor, where he was
responsible for overseeing the music, usher, greeter,
and audio ministries of the church. He is an example of
servant leadership and as pastor, has become a voice to
the Church to uphold the standards of holiness. Many
regard him as eloquent, compassionate and practical
leader, with a God‐given gift for encouraging to the
As Pastor of the more than 1,000-member Mount Calvary Church in Dayton, Ohio Pastor Winston’s leadership is transforming lives and enhancing the community through the work of the many ministries offered. Under his leadership, the church has given out well over $50,000 in scholarships to deserving members who wish to further their education. He initiated Mount Calvary’s Community Festival which feeds thousands each year during the church’s Holy Convocation. And most recently, Pastor Winston travelled with the youth of the church on a domestic missions trip to personally deliver water and other resources to Flint, Michigan.
The church also continues to support missionaries, and
missionary efforts throughout the world.
Winston’s leadership, the Mount Calvary church continues
to do great exploits for God. During his tenure, the
church has purchased and renovated a new worship
facility, to the tune of over $1.2 million – all without
debt. Using the vehicle of modern technology, he and
Mount Calvary are now accessible world-wide through live
streaming, with a viable Facebook presence, and through
their weekly broadcast on DATV Spiritual Channel – Mount
Calvary has become one of the most watched shows on
As a visionary who is both inspiring and influential, Pastor Winston’s servant leadership is evident in the community as well. He serves as Chairman of the board of Unk’s Place – a group home for children in the foster care system. He has also served on the board of the Miami Valley School. He serves his state denominational work as the President of the Ohio Baptist General Convention. He has received numerous community awards, and like many great leaders before him, he is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Pastor Winston is married to Elect Lady Chanel Burks Winston. They have three children and many children of love.