Reverend Kelvin T. Calloway, Senior Pastor
The Reverend Kelvin T. Calloway, D.Min, was born in Herlong, California. Educated in the Mobile County (AL) public school system, he received the Bachelor of Science degree (Business Administration) from Texas Southern University (Houston, TX) in 1975. One year later, Calloway earned a Master of Business Administration degree (Organizational Behavior and Marketing) from the University of Illinois - Champaign. Further studies resulted in the Master of Divinity degree from Alabama Interdenominational Seminary (Mobile, AL) and a second Master of Divinity degree - and the Doctor of Ministry degree (Ethics and Preaching) from the Southern California School of Theology at Claremont in 1988.
Dr. Calloway has varied business-related experiences. He has been employed as an Industrial Engineer with Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi, a Financial Services Representative with the Metropolitan Insurance Company, a Commercial Investment Specialist with Century 21 Real Estate Corporation, Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Business Administration, S. D. Bishop State Community College, Executive Director of Strongly Oriented For Action (a church sponsored social service agency) La Jolla, California. Additionally, he served as visiting Professor of Preaching and Ethics, St. Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, Missouri, and a member of the National Advisory Committee for The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Last Acts Campaign.
Dr. Calloway was ordained an itinerant deacon in the Central Alabama Conference of the Ninth Episcopal District of the A.M.E. Church in 1984 and an itinerant elder in the Southern California Annual Conference of the Fifth Episcopal District of the A.M.E Church in 1986. He has pastored rural, urban and suburban churches in Alabama, California and Kansas. Dr. Calloway is the recipient of numerous honors and awards. Among them are Outstanding Young Men of America, 1979, Who's Who of La Jolla, California 1989, and the Wilshire Preaching Award, Claremont, California 1988. Dr Calloway had been featured in numerous news publications both locally and nationally to include The Los Angeles Sentinel, Our Weekly, The Kansas City Call, The Kansas City Globe, The Kansas City Star, The Los Angele Times, The New York Times, NPR Radio and PBS Television.
Presently, Dr. Calloway is the Pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Los Angeles, California, President of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches, and a Candidate for Bishop in the A.M.E. Church in 2012. He is married to the former Jacquelyn Ledbetter Langston, and they have four adult children.