OUR PASTOR, DIMITRI CAVER
Dimitri Caver accepted the Lord at the age of seven, while sitting at a kitchen table in Grapevine, Texas, when his father explained the Gospel Message to him. Dimitri, a husband, and father of three sons, was called by God to the music ministry at age 12, when his pastor (and father) asked his newly formed congregation of 4 people who would volunteer to take piano lessons. Since then, he has served in various capacities in the church for over thirty years. Dimitri has been privileged to serve as a janitor, yard man, usher, Junior Deacon, Youth Leader, Deacon, Minister of Music, and Assistant Pastor. He officially took over as Senior Pastor in February 2013.
Pastor Dimitri Caver, a graduate of Texas A&M University, teaches at Ekklesia Christian School. He is currently studying at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition he ministers with a singing group, Dimitri Caver & Jeremiah's Call. They currently have several singles available on iTunes and other major internet sites.
You can also follow our Pastor on twitter at twitter.com/dtcaver.
BIO OF OUR FIRST LADY, SHERRY CAVER
Sherry Caver is a native of the Piney Woods of East Texas. Sherry accepted the Lord at a young age at Walnut Grove, C.M.E. church. She grew up on a farm located in the small community of Mt. Enterprise. After graduating from high school Sherry obtained a B.A. Degree in Communications from Stephen F. Austin State University. She later obtained her Long-term Care Facility Administrator's License. She loves to help and take care of the elderly. This deep rooted passion stems from childhood as Sherry was always fascinated with the medical needs of her own father who was a 100 percent disabled veteran as a result of World War II . In addition, Sherry runs her own business as a Mary Kay Consultant
Sherry and Pastor Caver have three sons, Matthew, Elijah and Josiah. Her favorite pass times are event planning, family gatherings, working with women's ministries, and laughing!
PASTOR and FIRST LADY EMERITUS
While a youth, Howard Caver accepted the Lord Jesus under the preaching of Rev. G.A. Lowe at Bethel A.M.E. Church of Abilene, Texas.
He received a B. A. degree in Music Education in 1961 from Langston University. Received his Masters degree in counseling and guidance from Hardin-Simmons University in 1970. He has also attended Southwestern Seminary. In April 2000 he completed his course work for Nursing Home Administrator at Tarrant County College of Ft. Worth, Texas and is a licensed nursing home administrator.
He was a band director in the public schools of Hearne and Abilene Texas for a total of 7 years. In 1969 he was the first African-American professional hired by McMurry College of Abilene, Texas as Assistant Director of the Upward Bound Program where he served for 3 years. Later he became director of the Upward Bound Program and Professor of Education at his alma mater, Langston University. His other work experience includes serving 14 years as personnel staffing specialist, personnel management specialist, and civil rights specialist with the Federal Aviation Administration.
He is one of founders of World Missionary Baptist Church, Ekklesia Christian School, and Immanuel's Healthcare (a 4.5 million dollar 84-bed facility which is the first new nursing home to open east of downtown Ft. Worth in 36 years). He served as Senior Pastor of World Missionary Baptist Church for 31 years, as President of Ekklesia Christian School for 19 years, and Immanuel's HealthCare for 12 years.
In December 2001 he published his first book, Unhandcuffing God. The book highlights the many miracles he has personally experience from God. The book also gives the biblical principles upon which these miracles were based. In August 2002 he published the Study Guide to Unhandcuffing God. In October 2007 he published the third book, Unhandcuffing God II. In 2012 Pastor Caver Emeritus published his latest book, Always Led by God's Grace.
Howard Caver has been married to Clara Caver for 49 years. In 1995 Howard and Clara, were named "Outstanding Bi-vocational Pastor and Wife of the Year" by the Texas Southern Baptist General Convention of Texas and by the National Southern Baptist Convention. In 2001 the Baptist General Convention of Texas awarded his congregation the "Salt and Light Award" for making a difference in the community.
He currently serves as Pastor Emeritus of World Missionary Baptist Church, and on the board of Beautiful Feet Ministries. In addition, he conducts God's Master Plan for the Family and Unhandcuffing God seminars.
BIO OF CLARA CAVER
Clara, one of the founders of World Missionary Baptist Church, accepted the Lord Jesus at the age of 12, in McAlester, Oklahoma at East Star Baptist Church-Pastor, W. M. Williams.
Clara has been married 49 years to Howard Caver, Pastor Emeritus of World Missionary Baptist Church (WMBC) in Fort Worth, Texas. They are the proud parents of: one son, Dimitri Caver (who is now the Senior pastor); and one daughter, Michelle Caver Chambers (who is CEO/Principal of Ekklesia Christian School-- One of the ministries of the church ); and five grandchildren, who are all saved and serve in some capacity in the church..
She received a B. A. degree from Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma in 1963. Clara has worked as substitute teacher in Texas public schools. She also served as an employee of the General Services Administration.-quitting to work full-time in the ministry with her husband in 1995. Consequently, she served as teacher for seven years in Ekklesia Christian School (One of the ministries of the church). She now serves as a volunteer for Ekklesia Christian School.
Two of her gifts are shown in her "love for people"-Helping by Encouraging and Declaring the Healing Power of God in these modern times.