Celebrating one year of service

Service, Rev. Dr. Deborah Green

ST. PETERSBURG — Reverend Dr. Deborah Green made history one year ago by being the first woman to pastor and lead a Missionary Baptist Church in St. Petersburg. She is now preparing to celebrate what God has done at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church during this time. 

Pastor Green was officially installed in this position August 25, 2013.  Many members of the community came out to celebrate this historic moment as it seemed to be a mirror reflection of her walking in her mother’s footsteps, the late Rev. Dr. Constance D. Samuels.

During this past year, God has blessed her tremendously. Mt. Calvary has had 39 members become disciples to which 11 were returning members to the Mt. Calvary family. The church’s theme is and has always been: “Calvary is the Church Where Love Makes the Difference.”

Pastor Green would like to invite the community once again to come and share in her “First Pastor’s Appreciation.”  The celebration will begin Wed., Aug. 20, and finalize Sun., Aug. 24.

The celebration will include:

  • Wed., Aug. 20 — Victory Christian Center Church’s Pastor Claude Williams,
  • Thurs. Aug. 21 — St. James A.M.E. Church’s Pastor Barnard Smith,
  • Fri., Aug. 22 — The Rock of Jesus M.B. Church’s Pastor Frank W. Peterman

All services will begin at 7 p.m. at location Mt. Calvary M. B. Church, 2321 Hartford St. S., St. Petersburg.

Sat., Aug. 23 from 9:30-12:30 p.m. Mt. Calvary will host a “Celebration Brunch” in honor of Pastor Green at the Pasadena Hibiscus, 7047 Sunset Drive.  The Keynote Speaker will be Pastor Clarence Williams of the Greater Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church. Aug. 24 at 10:45 a.m., the Sunday morning speaker will be Rev. Chandrahasa Srinivasa, assistant pastor of Friendship M.B. Church.

The culmination of this awesome celebration will conclude with Dr. John A. Evans, Sr. Sunday evening at 4 p.m. at Friendship M.B. Church located at 3300 31st St. S., St. Petersburg.

For more information, please contact Beatriz Harvey, Appreciation Chairperson at 727-224-3348.  Please come and share in this great celebration with Pastor Deborah Green and the Mt. Calvary family. Appreciation colors are purple, gold and silver.

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