Church Leadership

Rev. Dr. Abraham Joseph

Senior Pastor

Dr. Joseph has been a member of Calvary Baptist Church for more than 30 years. He was baptized, discipled, called to vocational ministry, commissioned, and ordained by our church. He understands the struggles of our history and enthusiastically shares Calvary’s mission and purpose both in the pulpit and when interacting with those outside the church whenever he is given the opportunity. His calling is to equip the church for Spirit-empowered witness to the Lord Jesus Christ for the glory of God among all nations. Dr. Joseph has served as a missionary theological educator and pastor for 23 years, 13 of them with WorldVenture, in India and the Philippines. He is married to Laura and they have two children, Abby and Andrew. Two well-loved dogs, a basset hound and a labrador retriever, complete the Joseph household. Abraham and Laura believe that Calvary stands at the threshold of a transition to a renewed presence and witness in the great city of New York and the world that has come to it. 


Doctor of Philosophy (Theological Studies) and Master of Theology (Educational Leadership) – Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX. 

Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance and Investments) – Baruch College, CUNY, NY.  

Bachelor of Commerce – Madras Christian College, Chennai, India.

Phone: 212-975-0170