Pastor Calvin Callins, Sr.
Calvin Cllins Sr. Pastor Calvin Callins, Sr. was blessed to be born into an extended musical family who focused on the Lord. His grandfather was a pastor of Gospel Tabernacle in Plant City, Florida. Along with his whole family, Calvin grew up playing and singing in the church music ministry. His enormous natural musical talent had a place to grow and mature, starting at the tender age of 3.
During the 1990's Pastor Callins toured, recorded, and shared stages with other Gospel talents, including Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Shirley Caesar and many others. In 1994, Pastor Callins recorded a special Gospel album entitled, The Family That Prays Together Stays Together, including sixty of his family members. Pastor Calvin Callins, Sr. also performed on Bobby Jones gospel in 1995.
In 1996 Pastor Calvin Callins, Sr. married his Junior High-High School sweet heart Dr. Tandria Callins. After marrying Dr. Callins, Pastor Callins began to see God work in his life. Pastor Callins realized that God had really sent him his true rib to help, support, guide, and to lead him. Pastor Callins and Dr. Callins are the parents of three wonderful children Calaydria, Calvin Callins, Jr., and Caleb.
In 1998 Pastor Callins became the senior pastor of Greater New Hope Anointed Ministries in Plant City, FL where there is a growing congregation of 500 plus members. Pastor Callins has served on the Education and Health Board of Hillsborough County and different community boards and committees. Pastor Callins has hosted community prayer walks and various revivals with featured guests or speakers such as Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp and Dr. Juanita Bynum.
Pastor Callins, Sr. serves as a board member for Plant City CDC and the Plant City YMCA. He recently hosted the first City Wide Holy Convocation which brought local churches together to edify God’s Kingdom and build the community. On October 30, 2010 Pastor Callins, Sr. served as the chief consecrator in the installation of Stephen Stallworth into the office of Apostle.
First Lady, Dr. Tandria M. Callins
Dr. Tandria M. Callins First Lady, Dr. Tandria M. Callins is the wife of Pastor and Beatmart/Sony Gospel Recording Artist Calvin “Pee Wee” Callins of Greater New Hope Anointed Ministries Prayer Retreat Center in Plant City, Florida. She is the mother of three children, Calaydria, C.J., and Caleb.
Dr. Callins has served in the ministry for 12 years. She has been preaching for nine years and is an ordained Evangelist. Dr. Callins is anointed and appointed to teach and preach the Word of God under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. She operates with a healing anointing with documented reports of miraculous deliverance from Breast, Lung, and Ovarian Cancer. Pastor and Dr. Callins strive to accomplish their mission at Greater New Hope Anointed Ministries by reaching beyond the parameters of the physical church in order to disciple Christians and to win the lost; by taking the Lordship of Jesus into homes and communities; and by breaking down barriers of religion, denomination, race, and class while lifting up the name of the Lord through praise and worship.
She has an earned doctorate in Special Education and practices as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She is now the Director of Rehabilitation in a skilled nursing facility in Plant City. Dr. Callins has spoken at several conferences including Hawaii, Puerto Rico, California, and Texas. In 2006, she was voted as one of the “Best Moms in the Bay” by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers National Football League.
Out of her passion for education, Dr. Callins began a women’s ministry, Girls of Pearls, using a book club forum for teaching and mentoring young ladies. In May 2012 Dr. Callins completed her first published book, My Cup Runneth Over; combating the absence of healthy father/daughter relationships and breaking the cycle of childhood molestation. In addition, Dr. Callins promotes abstinence and engages adolescent and teenage girls in the biblical principals of purity during the annual “Purity Ball.”
Welcome to the new Greater New Hope Anointed Ministries Prayer Retreat Center, Inc.
Church Mission Statement
To reach beyond the parameters of the physical church in order to: disciple Christians and to win the lost and to take the leadership of Jesus into homes and communities. Our mission is to join the fight in breaking down barriers