Caldwell Celebrates 30 Years of Service
June 10, 2012, was historic for the Windsor Village United Methodist Church Family as they celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Senior Pastor, Kirbyjon H. Caldwell, “The Man, The Ministry, The Message.”
Born in Houston, Caldwell earned a Bachelor’s degree in economics followed by a Masters of Business Administration and became an investment banker in New York. He later began to feel a calling to ministry and left banking to attend Seminary at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. After completing his seminary education he was appointed to, what was then, a tiny church in his hometown of Houston. At the time Windsor Village United Methodist Church only counted 25 families as members, but today it is one of the largest churches in the United Methodist Denomination with over 17,000 in membership.
The Windsor Village Family held a celebration the weekend of June 9th and 10th when Mayor Annise Parker proclaimed "Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell Day." The 30th Anniversary Service was held on Sunday, June 24th at the Kingdom Builders' Center –their primary ministry campus.
During the celebrations, elected officials representing the City of Houston, State of Texas and the U. S. Congress presented accolades and special awards to Pastor Caldwell. Award presentations included: Mayor Annise Parker’s Proclamation presented by City Councilmember-At- Large Andrew Burks; City Resolution presented by City Councilmember Wanda Adams, City Controller Ronald Green’s Certificate presented by his wife, Judge Hillary Green; Certificate from Councilmember Larry Green presented by a staffer; State Certificate of Recognition presented by Senator Rodney Ellis, Congressional Resolution presented by Congressman Al Green along with a set of congressional cuff links, and a Capitol flag and Congressional Resolution from Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee that was presented by her daughter, Erica Lee.