Special Events

New York School of the Bible 50th Anniversary Celebration

In honor of the New York School of the Bible's 50th Anniversary, the NYSB Alumni Board and Dean Michael Herbert are hosting an online celebration for the Calvary Baptist Church and NYSB community.  Special Guest speakers, prayers, and a word from Dean Herbert will be special features during this celebration. Online registration will open soon. The event is free, but registration is required.


Online Registration is open: CLICK HERE

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82941780113?pwd=NnJrSW1UTXRDK1FISE5SWW1JaDBVZz09

  • Meeting ID: 829 4178 0113
  • Passcode 905994

NYSB 50th Year Celebration, Saturday, September 25, 2021, 5 pm

  • Zoom Host/Co-host: Juana Romero & Emily Griffin
  • Musical Prelude: Sherrie Pratt & TJ Pratt
  • Opening Prayer: Jim Canary, Chairman, Board of Elders, Calvary Baptist Church
  • Welcome & Opening Remarks: Pastor Michael Herbert, Dean of New York School of the Bible
  • Scripture Reading & How NYSB has impacted my Journey: Lucious Reid, NYSB Alumni Board Member
  • NYSB Relationships:
    • Lancaster Bible College, NYSB College Affiliate
    • Dr. Nelson Thermitus, Dean, Evangelical Bible Institute, NYSB Affiliate
    • Dr. Dave Watson, Dean, New York Institute of Biblical Studies, NYSB Affiliate
  • Sermon Scripture Reading: Lois Lee, NYSB Graduate
  • Main Speaker: Pastor Michael Velardo, Retired Dean of NYSB
  • NYSB’s Impact on The Church: Billy Nelson, Former Registrar, NYSB
  • NYSB’s Impact on My Ministry and my Contributions to the 40th Anniversary celebration: Autherine Allison, NYSB Graduate
  • NYSB’s Impact on My Leadership Role at Calvary Baptist Church: David Morales, Elder, Calvary Baptist Church
  • NYSB’s Impact on My Education & Ministry: Pastor Ralph Rodriguez, Manhattan Grace Tabernacle, NYSB Graduate
  • NYSB’s Impact on My Ministry:
    • Pastor Nehru Grant, Living Hope Christian Church,  
    • Martha Reynoso, NYSB Graduate & Missionary
  • NYSB’s Impact on Me as a Faculty Member: Dr. Lawrence Taylor, retired NYSB instructor
  • Musical Solo: Rev. Eddie Parker, NYSB Alumni Association Member
  • Recognition of Calvary Baptist Church & NYSB Alumni Association & their contribution: Jeanette D. Taylor, Alumni Board Member co-chair
  • Closing Remarks & Prayer: Pastor Tom Basile, Interim Executive Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church & NYSB Graduate