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                                  April 13, 2019 ~ 11:00 am ~ Guest Speaker:



                                                                              Pastor Calvin B. Preston



Pastor Calvin B. Preston was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. In 1975 he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology from Oakwood University, formally known as Oakwood College; located in Huntsville, Alabama. He continued his educational endeavors at the renowned Andrews University, located in Berrien Springs, Michigan and received his Master of Arts degree in Religion with emphasis in Church Administration in 1979.

God has used Pastor Preston in the capacity of Senior Pastor, Evangelist, Community Activist, and Visionary for each church he has pastored. He served as Senior Pastor at the following Seventh-day Adventist Churches:

  • Emmanuel SDA, located in Albany, GA
  • Gethsemane SDA, located in Raleigh, NC
  • East Market SDA, located in Greensboro, NC
  • Maranatha SDA, located in Atlanta, GA
  • Bethany SDA, located in Macon, GA


God has used Pastor Preston to spread the gospel message and win souls for the kingdom of God. He has held evangelistic meetings across America, Africa, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, England, France, Italy, New Zealand, and Scotland.

Pastor Preston currently serves as Vice President/ Ministerial/Evangelism at the South Atlantic Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists

His mottoes are “Never give up” and “I will survive”
His favorite Bible text comes from Romans 8:37: “..We are more than conquers through Jesus Christ who loves us.”

He is married to Wynona Preston, and they have three children Devon, Deneil, and Deshawn. 




  Date                                                     Program                                         Featured Speaker


Sabbath, May 18, 2019                             Celebration May                                Dr. Ron Smith

                                                                                                                       Southern Union


Sabbath, July 20, 2019                             Celebration July                                Elder Godwin Mitchell

                                                                                                                                                                         Charlotte, NC  




Wednesday, August 28, 2019                     Celebration Mid-Week               Elder Calvin Preston

                                                                                                                South Atlantic Conference


Friday, August 30, 2019                             A Walk Down                                         

                                                                 Memory Lane                           Former Pastors



Sabbath, August 31, 2019                          Sabbath School                          Elder John Pooler                                                                                                                               Greensboro, NC


Sabbath, August 31, 2019                          Worship Service                        Dr. Carlton Byrd

                                                                                                                Breath of Life


Sabbath, August 31, 2019                          Concert                                Centennial Mass Choir    



Sunday, September 1, 2019                      Black Tie Banquet               Comedian Jonathan Slocumb

                                                                                                                 Los Angeles, CA