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Pastor Kelvin W.C. Henry, Sr.

January 24, 1971 — December 12, 2023

Kelvin W.C. Henry was born on the 24th day of January 1971 to the parentage of Jimmie Butler, Sr. and Lois Marie Washington. These parents knew that God blessed them with a special gift that would be cherished above measure. His grandparents, the late O.T. and Viola Taylor were among the persons who would be instrumental in making sure he was brought up to love the Lord. Kelvin was always an inquisitive child that loved the path of discovery and learning. He matriculated through the Houston Independent School District attending Kelso and Lockhart Elementary, Hartman Middle and graduating from CLC High School. Kelvin loved studying law and history which led him at the age of 13 to begin researching the history of the Church of God in Christ. He accessed the databases of the City of Houston Downtown library for countless hours learning about the COGIC world that he had been a part of all of his life. This would lead to him becoming a published author compiling the church’s history succinctly and clearly in a 280 page book. Pastor Henry was known for his charismatic nature and dazzling smile. It was this smile that gained the attention of the lovely lady that would become his wife. He met Maveya Hale at IQOR and the rest is history. On January 12th, 2013 they were united in Holy matrimony and one beautiful baby boy was born to this union, Kelvin, Jr. Kelvin loved his family more than anything and Lil’ Kev was his pride and joy. Pastor Henry was an amazing psalmist and orator. He brought many audiences to their feet with his rendition of , My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord. Singing brought joy to his soul and he enjoyed singing the old songs of the church. He could sing and preach for hours and be ready for more after a cool drink of water. Kelvin continued his walk with the Lord and was a dutiful and faithful child of God. He was called to the ministry and ordained as an elder and continued working tirelessly with his grandfather, Pastor O.T. Taylor, until his demise. During this time he served as the local Sunday School Superintendent, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and co-pastor, just to name a few. In 2004, he began pastoring Holy Light Temple where his motto was “We are still standing and growing on as the salt of the earth”. He has served since a teen at many churches, such as Bayou Temple COGIC, Brown’s Memorial COGIC, Taylor Temple COGIC, Holy Light Temple COGIC and other churches such as True Vine COGIC, South and Bible Way COGIC and Norton Temple COGIC under the leadership of Supt. Luther Swindell, Sr.. He has assisted various Superintendents such as Supt. L.H. Marine, Supt. Prince Spurlock, Supt. Sherman Gee and Supt. Eddie L. Glenn. Also many jurisdictional prelates have benefitted from his support including Bishop R.E. Ranger, Bishop M.G. Grady, Bishop R.E. Woodard, Sr., Bishop Rufus Kyles an Bishop Johnny Tates to name a few. He has served on the district level as District Sunday School Superintendent in the Holy Light District - Supt. Leroy Hebert, Sr.; Expeditor in Northern District - Supt. W.L. Bowie, Sr.; Director of Education -in the Houston Central District - Supt. Luther Swindell, Sr.; Y.P.W.W. president in the Higher Dimensions District - Supt. Jordan; Regional Sunday School President - Texas Southeast First Jurisdiction and Sunday School Administrator -Texas Southeast First Jurisdiction. Pastor Henry was a certified christian counselor who helped many individuals during which time he implemented the following ministries: HOME (Holy Light Outreach Ministry and Evangelism) a ministry to feed and disciple the neighborhood Viola’s Closet - to help ladies acquire clothing and items of need for their children. O.T.s Wallet - a ministry to provide financial resources to those in need Daybreak (lamentations 3:22-23) a ministry for those who made mistakes or did the wrong thing the night before. They were allowed to come in the church at daybreak and have bible study prayer counseling or whatever they needed to get back on track. Finally, he wrote a 280 page book that was very close to his heart; thereby, becoming a published author. His first book was entitled, “The Texas Connection: A History of the Church of God in Christ In Texas. Choose Change Publishing Company It is evident that Pastor Henry believed Ecclesiastes 9:10 - Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge nor wisdom in the grave, whither thou goest. Pastor Henry was preceded in death by his father, Jimmie Butler, Sr; mother, Lois Marie Washington; grandparents, Pastor O.T. Taylor and Viola Taylor. He leaves to cherish his memory an adoring wife, District Missionary Maveya Henry, a loving son, Kelvin, Jr; bonus mother, Nellie Robertson, sisters, Antis, Lori Ann Smith, Trenise Butler, Sonja Jones, Angela Henry, Patricia Childs, & Dana Washington. Godmother, Pastor Merdice Brown, and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives and friends along with the Holy Light membership.

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Gathering of Friends

Saturday, December 23, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Williams Temple Church of God in Christ, Inc.

2524 Delano Street, Houston, TX 77004

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Williams Temple Church of God In Christ

2524 Delano St, Houston, TX 77004

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