Dr. G Calvin McCutchen
G. Calvin McCutchen, Sr. was born in Rockfield, Kentucky, March 1, 1927. He is a graduate of Tennessee A&I State University, Nashville; received his Bachelor of Theology degree from the American Baptist College of the Bible, Nashville, Tennessee; and has done graduate work at Tulsa University, Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 1974 he received a Doctorate of Divinity from the Simmons Bible College, Louisville, Kentucky. He also was awarded a Doctorate of Divinity degree from The Jackson Theological Seminary - Shorter College, Little Rock, Arkansas; and a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Tennessee Baptist College, Memphis, Tennessee. In May of 2004, he was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters from the T. Oscar Chappelle Oklahoma School of Religion and a Doctorate of Letters from Phillips Theological Seminary becoming the first African-American Minister to be so honored.
Dr. McCutchen served as Assistant Pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church from 1953-56, and Director of the Baptist Educational Center, Tulsa, from 1956-57. In October 1957, he returned to Mt. Zion and has served as Pastor for 50 years.
Dr. McCutchen, as a lecturer and an evangelist, has traveled extensively in the United States, Jamaica, West, Central, and South Africa; the Bahamas, Israel, and the Philippines.
The author of several booklets designed to build and strengthen spiritual growth, he has written publications for the Oklahoma Baptist State Convention; had sermons published in the National Baptist Pulpit; writes a weekly article -- "Just Thinking," in The Oklahoma Eagle. He is the founder of Barnabus Christian Ministries which publishes several of his workbooks, pamphlets and sermons to assist ministers (both young and seasoned) in their work and service to their congregations.
Dr. McCutchen is involved in many phases of community and denominational work. He serves as Supervisor of Young People's Leaders' Division, National Baptist Congress of Christian Education (an Auxiliary of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc.); Immediate Past President, Oklahoma Missionary Baptist State Convention, and the Oklahoma Baptist School of Religion; Past Lecturer, Creek District Baptist Pastors; Lecturer, First United Baptist District Association Pastors, and the Christian Ministers Alliance.
Aside from his duties as full-time pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Dr. McCutchen serves on several community boards. These include the Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League, Inc., Oklahoma Conference Community & Justice (OCCJ), One Church~One Child, and the Clergy Advisory Council for Meals on Wheels. In addition he is the Senior Advisor for the The First United Baptist District Association. In 2006 he was appointed to the Ethics Commission for the City of Tulsa under Mayor Kathy Taylor.
He is married to the former Adelene Dixon, a graduate nurse, who is now retired from the Detective Division of the City of Tulsa Police Department. They have one son, George Calvin McCutchen II, who is also a minister having graduated from American Baptist College of the Bible in Nashville, Tennessee, and served as pastor of West Bethel Baptist Church in McAlester, Oklahoma. Presently, he is one of the Assistants and Associates at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Pastor McCutchen works at Mt. Zion Monday through Thursday, Saturday and Sunday each week. He is always ready to help members and non-members whatever way he can when needed.