Our Pastor and Teacher

                       Rev. Elmore Garner

                    and First Lady

                       Sis. Renae' Ussin Garner

 

 

 

 

Pastor Elmore Garner was born August 8, 1957 in Independence, Louisiana to the proud parents of the late Rev. Herbert Garner and Barbara Ann Sterling Garner. Together, his parents were blessed with three children; Judy Marie Garner McCray of Austin, Texas and Deborah Faye Garner Huey of Kernnisville, North Carolina. Pastor Garner is the last in this birth order. He is a native of Hammond, Louisiana.

 

Pastor Garner is a graduate of Hammond High School in Hammond, Louisiana. He attended Hammond Vocational Technical Institute in Hammond, Louisiana where he was certified as an Industrial Welder and Fabricator Student.

 

In March 1981, he was called into the ministry. His pastoralship began at Saint James Baptist Church in Ticfaw, Louisiana. During this time he also pastored Sweet Home Baptist Church in Albany, Louisiana. His Evangelistic ministry has taken him all across this nation to places such as California, Colorado, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.

 

On July 22, 1978, Pastor Garner was united in holy matrimony to Renae' Ussin Garner. He is the proud father of three: Elmarko, Tanya and Terrell all of Houston, Texas; and a loving grandfather to nine grandchildren: Elijah, Kamille, Elmarko Jr., Micah, Matthew, Maya, Mathis, Avion and Alexander.  

 

He was called to shepherd the Mount Calvary Baptist Church in January 1992.  In 1995, he led a tour of believers from this church and surrounding area to Jerusalem, the Holy Land. He preached God's word and baptized those believers in the River of Jordan.

 

Pastor Garner attended Union Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has received numerous awards, such as Honorary Assistant District Attorney of Calcasieu Parish in 1993; Office of Community Service Award for Volunteers in 1998; and Religious Man of the Year Award by the Kiwanis Club in 1998.

 

He received a conferred Doctorate Degree from the Christian Bible College of New Orleans, Louisiana and earned his Mastor of Theology Degree in April 2001.

 

Pastor Garner is actively involved with the Baptist Ministers Union of Lake Charles and Vicinity and the Baptist Youth Week Observance. He is the City Wide Revival Coordinator and has served as Secretary of Louisiana Home and Foreign Missions Baptist State Convention Evangelical Board. From 1999 to 2008, he served as the Youth Director for the Louisiana Home and Foreign Missions Baptist State Convention. In July 2008, he was appointed Congress Director. He served on the Board of Directors of the Baptist Ministers Union American College Extension; United Way of Calcasieu Parish; The American Heart Association; NAACP of Lake Charles; and is a former member of the Calcasieu Parish Pastors on Patrol.

 

Pastor Garner has visted Guyana, South America; Kingston, Jamaica; and Rome, Italy with the Lott Carey Pastors Excellence Program.

 

Under his leadership at Mount Calvary, Pastor Garner has integrated many programs and developed several effective ministries that have continued Mount Calvary's growth and spiritual development.

 

His greatest desire is to serve Christ and to walk worthy of his calling. He loves the people of God with a pure heart. His prayer is that they will have a strong committed relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

 

His favorite scripture is "I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work." John 9:4

 

 

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Louisiana Home & Foreign Missions Baptist  Conv. Inc

Rev. S.C. Dixon,  President

Rev. Pernell Trent Sr., General Secretary

National Baptist Convention of America Intl', INC.
Rev. Samuel C. Tolbert Jr.
President
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Upcoming Events

NOVEMBER

4th * 7pm            World Day of Prayer

5th-7th                 Brotherhood Revival

12th * 6pm          Deacon Pastor Meeting

16th * 9am           Sick & Shut In Visitation

21st *  10:30am   Food Distribution

26th * 7pm            Thanksgiving Service

 

DECEMBER

7th * 9am            Sick & Shut In Visit

10th * 6pm          Deacon/Pastor Meeting

19th * 10:30am   Food Distribution

25th * 8am           Christmas Day Service

31st * 10pm          Watch Night Service