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