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Reverend Dr. Calvin E. Owens, Sr. has been the Pastor of Community Protestant Church since June of 1976. Reverend Owens was licensed to preach in 1967 at Unity Tabernacle Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon, New York. He was ordained a minister of the Gospel in 1968 at First Corinthian Baptist Church, New York City, where he served for six years as Director of the Youth Department. In 1974, he became the Pastor of the New Community Baptist Church of New York City. He remained at this position until 1976, when he was called to serve as Pastor of Community Protestant Church.
Rev. Owens is a former President of the Baptist Ministers Conference of Greater New York and Vicinity. He is the Chaplain of Co-op Public Safety Department, Co-op City, Bronx, NY. He is also a former member of the Riverbay Board of Directors of Co-op
City, Bronx, New York; the New York City Police Department’s Police/Clergy Liaison Committee, the former Assistant Treasurer of the Clergy Coalition of the 47 th Precinct. Inc and a former member of the Community Board 10 Bronx, New York.
His dedication and service to his church, community and the youth have bestowed upon him many honors and awards. Included among these are: 2 Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degrees; a Certificate of Award for Faithful Service from the New York Baptist Educational Center, Inc; New York Health and Hospital Corporation’s Harlem Hospital Center Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service and Contributions to the Department of Pastoral Care; Bronx Ministers Evening Conference Scholarship Award; recognition in the Congressional Record – November 3, 2005 for 29 years of outstanding
dedication and service as a Pastor and Community Leader; as well as many other awards for outstanding Christian Leadership and Service from the Community and Religious organizations. He is recognized as a man totally committed to the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Rev. Owens is a native of Jarvisburg, North Carolina and the proud father of three sons
and three daughters and many grandchildren.