Calvin Otis Butts III was an American academic administrator and a senior pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, which historically is New York City’s largest black church.
Butts leads the Abyssinian Development Corporation, which focuses on Harlem, and was president of the State University of New York College at Old Westbury.
Calvin O. Butts III Parents: Meet Eloise Edwards, Calvin O. Butts II
Who are Calvin Otis Butts III’s mother and father?
Calvin Butts III was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the son of Eloise Edwards and Calvin O. Butts II.
His father, Calvin Otis Butts II, worked as a cook, and his mother in social service.
Soon, the family moved to Queens, New York, where the son attended public schools, though he would spend summers in rural Georgia with his grandmothers.