Elder Calvin F. Christian was born in Rome, NY. He accepted the Lord as his personal savior and was saved at the age of twelve. By the age of fourteen he was preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. Elder Christian became a licensed minister in the Church of God In Christ in 1973.
Elder Christian moved to Houston, TX with his parents and joined Williams Memorial Temple C.O.G.I.C. He was ordained at the age of eighteen under the leadership of the late Bishop Robert E. Woodard. In 1976 he married his lovely wife, Christine.
Elder Christian's focus is the Holy Word of God and that we at Our Lord's Temple are to be the lamplight for the city.