Pastor Suzette Caldwell
Intense determination to implement God’s purpose for her life would describe the character of Pastor Suzette Caldwell. She has committed her life to achieving excellence through biblical living. She strongly believes that any person who is willing to “walk by faith” and trust God will achieve their dreams and desires.
In 1986, Suzette graduated from the
Presently, she serves as Associate Pastor for Windsor Village United Methodist Church, which has more than 15,000 members, and Board Chair and President for The Prayer Institute, a non-profit community-based organization that prays for the Houston metropolitan area and has taught thousands of people, nationally and internationally how to pray based on the Model Prayer (the Lord’s Prayer). Caldwell is the Team Lead for The Bible Study in North Houston and the What-a-Study in Memorial Houston. She serves on the InternCP Global Alliance Advisory Board in South Korea. She has prayed for and taught people from all walks of life how to command God's will for their lives by praying using the Lord's Prayer, and has witnessed miraculous answers to prayer. Under her leadership, The Prayer Institute has actively carried out its mission to take the world by prayer through its participation in local, national and international events, including the Greater Houston Prayer Breakfast, the National Day of Prayer, Global Alliance World Conference and two presidential inaugurations. In 2005, Caldwell led a chaplaincy team to pray for Hurricane Katrina victims at the George R. Brown Convention Center, and she coordinated national prayer calls and online prayer efforts during Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and Hurricanes Florence and Michael in 2018. She has also led prayer campaigns using strategic written prayers which have initiated and sustained powerful changes, including the development of a history-making 234-acre community in underserved central Southwest Houston. In 2017, Caldwell served as one of the inaugural organizers of Courageous Conversations to foster conversations on race relations.
Caldwell was recognized as the 2011 Author of the Year for her book, Praying to Change Your Life, which was on the Best Sellers List for African-American authors. She is also the author of Kingdom Words to Change Your Life, What Would Jesus Say?: Biblical Confessions for Teens, Kingdom Words to Change a Teen’s Life: Biblical Confessions for Parents and Guardians to Speak Over Teens, and I Can Pray!, a children’s book for ages one year to eight years.
Caldwell launched The ONE Project, a global prayer initiative sponsored by The Prayer Institute. Her goal is to unite people in prayer worldwide for the purpose of seeing God’s plans implemented on earth as it is in heaven.
Caldwell’s service to the community, in addition to her technical career, has better equipped her to empower people to fulfill God’s promises for their lives.
Society of American Military Engineers
Teach For America Advisory Board
Operation Compassion Chaplaincy for Hurricane Katrina Victims
American Cancer Society Advisory Board
Child-Centered Initiative for Public School Reform in the Houston Metropolitan Area
Distinguished Community Service, Professional Women’s Fellowship
Philanthropy In Texas Hall of Fame
Makeda Award, National Association of 100 Black Women
Community Service Award, Suburban Sugar Land Women
Achievement Award for Special Acts of Service, US Army Corps of Engineers
Sustained Superior Performance Award, Environmental Protection Agency
Gold Team Award, ENSR Consulting and Engineering
Spot Bonus Award, ENSR Consulting and Engineering
Letter of Commendation, US Air Force
Suzette, and her husband, Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell, are the parents of three beautiful children.