Recently, Houston’s Mayor Pro-Tem, Edward Gonzalez on behalf of Mayor Annise D. Parker and the Honorable Houston City Council declared Reverend Calvin J. Abraham Day in Houston, Texas. The City honored Reverend Abraham, now Pastor Emeritus of the Bella Vista Missionary Baptist Church for his 58 years of devoted service to Ministry and for his 43 years of Pastoral leadership and civic commitment to the Independence Heights Community. The Mayor and Council unanimously voted in further observation of his nearly six decades of caring for the elderly, comforting the ill, challenging adults and men in particular to use their talents to serve the church and community, leading teens through turbulent times, offering friendship to the lonely and shepherding little children honored Pastor Emeritus Abraham with an Honorary Street Marker bearing the name “Abraham” located at 36th Street @ Cornell in the Historical Independence Heights Community of Studewood.
Many supporters from the Faith Community and several of Houston’s respected Pastor’s were in attendance for this historical dedication at City Hall included Dr. S.J. Gilbert, Dr. Crawford Kimble, and Dr. John Bowie. Reverend Ray Mackey presided over the unveiling ceremony that commenced recently.