Mrs. Jacquelyn Langston Calloway is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana and grew up in Kansas City, Kansas a child of the parsonage. Her parents are Rev. Dr. and Mrs. W.C. West, pastor of the historic Antioch Baptist Church in Shreveport. She was educated in Kansas City KS public schools and attended Grambling State University, Grambling Louisiana and Kansas University, Lawrence, Kansas, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology.
Mrs. Calloway is a member of Tau Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She has served as president of the Mary A. Campbell Women’s Missionary Society while at Second AME Church and currently serves as president of the Southern California AME Clergy Spouses Organization. She is also financial secretary for the Fifth District Clergy Family Organization. Mrs. Calloway is retired from Glaxo Smithkline Pharmaceutical Co. where she held positions in sales, training and management.
Mrs. Calloway is happily married to Rev. Dr. Kelvin T. Calloway, senior pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Los Angeles and they are proud parents to 4 children. Three are currently attending school at The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, University of Missouri-Kansas City and Tennessee State University, Nashville. Their oldest daughter is a graduate of the University of Kansas and is currently completing a Masters program. Mrs. Calloway enjoys travel, art, theater and music when not engaged in her primary responsibilities as wife and mother.