Pastor of Orange’s oldest Afro-American church say farewell

Published 10:42 am Monday, May 1, 2017

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me.” Philippians 4:13

Rev. Dr. Carolyn McCall-Livingston is leaving Salem United Methodist to work at a new church in Houston.

Quick with a smile and the word of God, McCall-Livingston was appointed to Salem United Methodist Church as the Senior Pastor in June 2008. She is active in the community with After School Children programs, Top Ladies of Distinctions (TLOD) and Orange Pastors and Ministerial Alliance.

She serves on the board for the Greater Orange Area Literacy Services (GOALS) and a member of the local and national NAACP. She serves as one of the Spiritual Directors of the Emmaus Community in Houston and currently in Orange.

McCall has preached at most of the churches in Orange since her arrival and has led women workshops and/or was guest speaker to many events in the area.

She has been in and around our city from City Council meetings to organized events in the community.

She has had a presence in the community since her arrival.

McCall received her Master’s Degree from Southern Methodist University, Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, Texas in 1999. In June 2005, McCall received her Doctor in Divinity/Theology from Corner­stone University through Immanuel Temple School of the Bible.

McCall has served on both local and district committee’s of the United Methodist Women. She led United Methodist Women Studies. She has served as a motivational and spiritual development speaker for Women’s Ministries in and around the Houston Area and the Golden Triangle. She also enjoys Mission Outreach. Her mission outreach has allowed her to travel to Belize, Jamaica and Zimbabwe, Africa, Philippines and the Holy Land for various mission and educational experiences. Her passion in life is to offer persons wholeness in Christ. Her premises of her teaching comes from, 2 Corinthians 5:11-21, a ministry of reconciliation. She enjoys teaching and preaching the uncompromised gospel of Jesus Christ.

During an Appreciation/Farewell service to honor her, Rev. Anthony Thomas of 6th Street Community Church will give the service at 3 p.m. on May 7.