HOUSTON – Bella Vista Missionary Baptist Church is announcing that its beloved Pastor, Reverend Calvin J. Abraham retired on Monday, December 31, 2012, after 43 years of faithful service. Reverend Abraham was installed on Sunday, January 20, 2012 as the first Pastor Emeritus in the 63 year history of the Church. Dr Samuel J. Gilbert Sr., Pastor Emeritus of the Mount Sinai Baptist Church was the guest speaker, and Reverend John Bowie, Pastor Emeritus of True Light MBC administered the Emeritus Charge. Dr. Gilbert delivered a powerful sermon entitled “Finishing at the Top.” CD’s and DVD’s of this historical service are available via Bella Vista MBC Media Ministry, located at 803 East 36th Street, Houston, Texas 77022.
Pastor Emeritus, Calvin Abraham was quoted as saying “he is retiring from his role as Pastor, but he is not retiring from preaching the Gospel”. Pastor Abraham shared that the Holy Spirit has blessed him to embark upon his next assignment, which is to begin a ministry movement “to bring people back to God.” He plans do so via his Public Radio Show on KWWJ 1360, on Sundays mornings at 7:30 a.m. and by preaching for his sons in the ministry as well as his Pastoral friends who will extend him an invitation to preach his “Come Back to God” series.
Pastor Emeritus Calvin Abraham, will be honored with a Commemorative Retirement Celebration on Sunday, February 24th, at 2p.m. at the Bayou City Event Center located at 9401 Knight Road, Houston, Texas 77045. Dr. Ralph D. West, Pastor of the Brook Hollow Church will be the guest speaker. This will be a time to remember for the entire faith community and for those whose lives that have been touched by this Spirit filled Gospel Preacher.
Tickets are now available for $60.00 per person. To purchase your individual or group tickets or for any additional information you may log onto www.bellavistambc.org or call 713.692.3944. To contact Pastor Emeritus Calvin Abraham, to speak at your Church Worship Service or to schedule him for his “Come Back to God” 3-Part Series, please log onto www.calvinjabraham.com click on contact us, follow the instruction via email link or you may leave him a detailed message at the Church at 713-692-3944.