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
He currently serves as the Senior Pastor of West End SDA Church, located in the historical area of West End in Atlanta, Georgia.
During his pastoring he was inspired by God with a vision to build, purchase, and remodeled several houses of worship for God. He was moved by God to purchase property for the East Market and Maranatha churches. Both churches were remodeled as well. God inspired him with a vision to build a House of Worship for the Gethsemane Church. God gave him another inspirational vision to purchase a House of Worship for the Emmanuel Church. The move of God continued with the remodeling of God’s House at the Bethany church which led to the sale of the old church and purchase of a new edifice. The most recent vision was manifested in a miraculous way with the “Complete Makeover” of the West End Church.
Pastor Preston served six years as the Executive Secretary of the South Atlantic Conference of Seventh-day Adventist.
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.
In Pastor Preston’s leisure time; he enjoys traveling the world, reading, meeting people and sports.
He is married to his wife and love of forty-one years; Wynona Wimbish of Akron, Ohio. God has blessed this union with three children, Devon, Deneil, and Deshawn.
He lives out his favorite mottoes through his ministry:
“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.”
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