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Our Pastor

"And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.” Jeremiah 3:15

Pastor Kalvin G. Burkley is a native of the Waco/Central Texas area. He is the third child of Pastor Kevin and Doris Burkley. Pastor Burkley received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from DeVry University in October 2000. In December 2009, he received his Master's Degree in Elementary Education and in December 2014 he received an additional Masters's Degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University, at Commerce. Currently, Pastor Burkley is pursuing a Doctorate Degree in Education.


On September 7, 2005, Reverend Kalvin G. Burkley was chosen to lead the Forest Missionary Baptist Church into its next era. He has a heart for the will of God, the restoration and healing of hurting humanity and saving lost souls. Driven with this spirit in mind, Pastor Burkley possesses a compassion for the congregation, sympathy for the sinner, tenderness for the traveler, affection for the afflicted, and a caring concern for the spiritually captive. With his voice, Pastor Burkley preaches and teaches the life-changing Word of God to empower the saints and sinners that enter our church. In his years of being Pastor, the Forest Avenue church has seen spiritual enhancements, financial enrichments, church edifice improvements, and ministry advancements thru the powerful Word of God. God has placed a unique and diverse vision within the heart of Pastor Burkley that is essential for the South Dallas area and beyond. With God, all things are truly possible to those that do believe in the Lord.


In addition to being a Pastor, he is also an Administrator with the Plano Independent School District. He has been given the great opportunity to plant seeds in the lives of students for over eighteen years. In addition to numerous pursuits, Pastor Burkley also leads his beautiful family. He is married to his friend and love for over eighteen years, Elouise Brothers-Burkley. They are the proud parents of two children, Kristian Noel and Khloe Elise.


“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31.

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