Rev. Calvin Pope, Sr, 73, Gadsden, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Reverend Calvin Pope Sr. was born March 16, 1947 Willie Cannon and Johnnie Mae Pope. Husband of Geraldine Pope married on August 3, 1970, They are proud parents of Calvin Jr. and Cedric (Felicia) Pope. Grandparents of five "jewels of joy". Rev. and Mrs. Pope enjoyed the love and support provided by their immediate family.
Educated in the Columbus, Georgia public school system. Rev. Pope was saved at 8 years of age at the Rosehill Memorial Baptist Church. February 28,1979, on the road to Glory, Calvin Pope Sr. heard the call of Jesus Christ to preach the gospel. The call was answered and accepted by Rev. Pope. Rev. Calvin Pope Sr. was licensed to preach on June 3,1980 at True Love Missionary Baptist Church (Detroit, Michigan) by the late Pastor Herbert H. Robinson.
In a quest to prepare himself for Kingdom's work, Rev. Pope graduated from the following educational institutions: 1) Urban Bible Institute-Detroit, Michigan (B.A. Degree-Religious Studies), 2) Liberty Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, VA (Master of Divinity) and 3) Tennessee School of Religion- Memphis TN (Doctorate if Divinity). Venues of additional studies: National Baptist, USA, Inc. Congress of Christian Education- Detroit Michigan, William Tyndale School- Farmington Hills, Michigan, Birmingham Bible Institute, Birmingham, Michigan and others.
In addition to his ministerial assignment, God blessed Rev. Pope with a work assignment at the Chrysler Corporation. His 31 year career at the Chrysler Corporation included 13 years of management experience.
He leaves to cherish his memory, sons Calvin Jr. and Cedric (Felicia); Four granddaughters and two grandsons: one sister Evelyn and three nieces; special friend Sarah and a host of loved ones. Rev Pope will be greatly missed!
Public viewing and visitation will be 10:30 - 12 Noon Friday, February 5, 2021 at the Cornerstone Baptist Church with the Funeral Service starting at 12 Noon.
Rev Leonard Taylor Officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of: West Gadsden Funeral Home 256-549-0004
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