May 18, 2024


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Reverend Dr. Calvin Butts Passes Away At 73

The well known religious leader Reverend Dr. Calvin Butts, passed away at 73. He was the chief of Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church for more than 30 several years and expended 50 years in the ministry. The church announced his passing early this early morning, stating he passed absent peacefully. Reverend Dr. Calvin Butts impacted so a lot of lives. He was a staple of the historic church. They were being getting ready to celebrate his milestone in a handful of months. These days has been an emotional-loaded and unfortunate day in entrance of the church as parishioners discovered about the news of his passing.

Rev. Butts was an superb preacher, [and] minister. He cared about his parishioners.

Reverend Butts was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in advance of his relatives relocated to Queens. He graduated from Flushing Significant College in 1967 and gained his degree from Morehouse College. In 1972, Reverend Butts joined Abyssinian as a youth minister and became a trustworthy religion leader to the community and politicians. He established a relationship with the most prominent figures throughout the state. In a statement, Rev. Al Sharpton said, “Rev. Butts was a significant pillar in the Harlem neighborhood and is irreplaceable… He will be greatly missed.”

He turned the pastor in 1989, continuing the Abyssinian’s mission, which involved feeding the weak, making inexpensive housing, and adding new colleges in Harlem. “We’ve been executing great issues socially, politically, economically, and of class, religiously, spiritually,” he informed CBS2’s Dana Tyler in a 2008 interview. Reverend Butts was also termed “president emeritus of SUNY Old Westbury.” He also served as a viewing professor at the Fordham College Graduate University of Training.

Rev. Butts leaves powering a few children and 6 grandchildren. We mail our condolences to his loved ones and beloved ones.