Kirbyjon Caldwell

Lay Preacher

Kirbyjon H. Caldwell is Lay Preacher of the 14,000-member Windsor Village Church Family, one of the largest Protestant Churches in the country. Under Caldwell’s 30-plus year spiritual leadership and social entrepreneurship, several independently operated nonprofits and community development projects have fundamentally changed the social and economic landscape of Central Southwest Houston and attracted national and international print and broadcast media. The projects include The Power Center and Pointe 2.3.4. projects which collectively provide 530.6 full-time equivalent jobs and make an annual $65.5 million cash flow impact on the community.

The Power Center, a 21st-century service delivery model of private and public partnership, serves 11,000 families a month; creates 300 jobs annually and employs five full-time year-round positions; generates $1.2 million conference center sales and Pyramid CDC-managed enterprises; and impacts the economy annually by $14.8 million.

Pointe 2.3.4, a 234-acre mini-master-planned community, created 2,000 construction jobs and employs 530.6 persons employed full-time year-round; generates $1.7 million in commercial sales each year; and impacts the economy annually by $50 million. Pointe 2.3.4. encompasses a commercial park of national and local businesses including CVS Pharmacy and Walgreen’s; a 462-home affordably priced residential subdivision whose residents spend a combined $16.5 million annually; a YMCA; HISD elementary and senior high charter schools; Texas Children’s Pediatrics Center; Corinthian Village independent senior living facility; and the 183,000-square-foot Kingdom Builders’ Community Center.

Caldwell currently serves on several corporate and nonprofit boards including, James H. Baker Institute of Public Policy, Rice University; American Church Mortgage; M.D. Anderson-The University Cancer Foundation; and Baylor College of Medicine Executive Committee. He is a limited partner with the Houston Texans NFL Franchise. He is also founder of the Imani School, a private Christian school for students from pre-school to eighth grade.

A native Houstonian, Caldwell was educated in the Houston public schools; received a B.A. Degree in Economics from Carleton College; an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Business; a Master’s Degree in Theology from Southern Methodist University-Perkins School of Theology; and two honorary Doctor of Law degrees, one from Huston-Tillotson College and another from Carleton College. Caldwell was included in Newsweek’s “Century Club,” the publication’s list of 100 people to watch as America moved into the 21st century.

Caldwell is a husband, father and author of the best seller The Gospel of Good Success and co-author of Entrepreneurial Faith.

Pastor Suzette Caldwell

Associate Pastor

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 University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. Caldwell’s professional career as an environmental engineer in the public and private sectors spans over 17 years. As an entrepreneur, she owned TC Consulting Group, Inc., an environmental consulting company. In September 1997, Governor George W. Bush appointed Caldwell to the University of Houston System Board of Regents. Caldwell is also included in the ordained ministry process of the United Methodist Church.

Presently, she serves as Associate Pastor for The Windsor Village Church Family, which has more than 14,000 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.

Community Involvement

Board Chair, The Prayer Institute, 1996 – present
Member, Global Alliance Advisory Board, 2017 – present
Member, KSBJ President’s Council, 2017 – present
Member, Courageous Conversations, 2017
Member UMC Fervent Prayer Intercessory Prayer Team, 2017
Member, The Children’s Museum of Houston Board of Directors and Advisory Board, 2007 – present
Volunteer, Easter Seals Camp Buckaroo, 2013
Member, Jack and Jill of America, 2006 – present
Member, National Charity League, 2012 – 2018
Regent, University of Houston System, 1997 – 2003
UMC District Superintendents Committee
UMC District Leadership Team
National Coalition of 100 Black Women
Society of American Military Engineers
Chair for CityFest Houston Prayer Campaign
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


People of Prayer Magnificent Seven Award
University of Houston Dr. Marguerite Ross Barnett Distinguished Alumni Award
YMCA Outstanding Community Leader Award
Primary Purpose BIG Award for Community Service
Kingdom Girlz Rock Honoree
Easter Seals Hats Off to Mothers Honoree
Diamond Leadership and Service Award, HER Call Ministries
University of Houston Black Alumni Distinguished Alumna Award
Brenda J. Davis Community Award, D-Mars Communications
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
Samaritan Spirit Award, Samaritan Center for Counseling and Education
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.

Pastor Kim Orr

Associate Pastor

Pastor Kimberly Orr is an Associate Pastor for The Windsor Village Church Family in Houston, Texas. She is originally from Livingston, Texas. Her undergraduate degree is in Music Education from Sam Houston State University and her first Master's degree is from Rice University in Choral Conducting. During the mid 1990's, Pastor Orr was the Associate International Tour Manager for the Houston Grand Opera, and toured with the company of Porgy & Bess and Four Saints in Three Acts.

She ultimately answered her call to full-time Pastoral Ministry in 1998 and received her Masters of Divinity in 2005 from Asbury Seminary. She was ordained a full elder in the United Methodist Church in May, 2009.

Pastor Orr has a passion for deep biblical study and gleaning truths from our Hebraic roots of our Christian faith. In the spring of 2010, she received her certificate of Jewish Learning from Hebrew University via the Florence Melton School for Adult Learning.

Pastor Orr believes a healthy body, mind and spirit are essential to living fully before the Lord. She is an avid amateur athlete and participates in a variety of short-distance triathlons and other races. She plays acoustic guitar and performs original and cover songs at various small venues in and around Houston, TX. She is also an avid reader.

Pastor Orr is blessed with two beautiful and fabulous children: Josiah and Miriam - a son-in-law - Josh and two grandchildren.

Pastor Mark Grafenreed

Associate Pastor

Associate Pastor Mark C. Grafenreed is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, but became a Texan after he attended SMU in Dallas, Texas, from 1994-1998. He graduated with a B.A. in History while playing on the Men’s Varsity Basketball team (3-year letterman). Pastor Mark moved to Houston in 2000 to attend Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law, where he finished magna cum laude and was licensed as a Texas attorney in 2003. Pastor Mark worked at several private civil law boutiques, where he honed many of the skills he uses today to share the gospel.

Pastor Mark began experiencing God’s call in 2005 but did not fully respond until 2014. He graduated summa cum laude from Perkins School of Theology at SMU in May 2018 and received several honors, including “Standard Bearer” (the student with highest academic achievement) for the Department of Theology; the Albert C. Outler Award in Theology; the Charles T. and Jesse James Bible Award; and the Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Flinn Senior Award. He published several articles and made history by being the first back-to-back winner of the Walter N. Vernon Student Essay Contest hosted annually by the Texas United Methodist Historical Society.

Affectionately known as “The Prop Pastor,” Pastor Mark has a deep passion for the study and creative presentation of God’s living Word. He believes his career as an attorney and advocate for the marginalized in courts of justice have prepared him for his calling to be an advocate for Jesus Christ in the courts of the community. Pastor Mark was appointed to The Windsor Village Church Family in 2018 and became an Elder in Full Connection with the Texas Annual Conference in 2020. Pastor Mark also served three years as a chaplain in the Houston Methodist Hospital System. These ministry opportunities have affirmed his call to partner with Jesus Christ, “The Great Physician,” to be a “physician of souls.” He currently serves as Director of Congregational Care and Men’s Ministry at Windsor.

More important than any of these is Pastor Mark’s passion and love for his wife, Clynita, and sons, Jackson and Justin. They are gifts that he treasures.

Minister Ray Bady

Youth Pastor

Ray Bady began his career as a drummer and eventually recorded solo work for Gospo Centric after years of industry work. Bady has drummed done production for such successful artists as Kirk Franklin, BeBe Winans, Yolanda Adams, R. Kelly, and still remains the music director for gospel music industry great, Marvin Sapp. In addition to being a drummer, Bady is an accomplished singer, song-writer, producer and minister of the gospel, ordained directly by his father, Pastor O.D. Bady Sr.

While Bady was diligently at work ministering the Gospel of Jesus Christ through song, God had even more in store for him. God called him to another level in ministry through preaching and teaching the Word of God. In 2005 he was offered the position of youth pastor at The Windsor Village Church Family in Houston, TX, where Kirbyjon Caldwell is senior pastor. It was in this same year that his 14 year old son was diagnosed with cancer. Knowing God to be a healer and a miracle worker, Bady accepted the assignment and moved forward. On his faith walk with the Lord, his son is now 100% healed of cancer, and the youth church grew from a humble average of 25-35 students and now averages well over 500 plus students every Sunday. To God be the glory for the things that HE has done. God is Awesome, and truly in Charge!!!

Ray Bady is a devoted husband of over 25 years to Chilond Bady and father of two (Charte’se and Jaimond) and grandfather to Cairo.

``I am here to uplift, encourage and inspire all of God's people with the good news of Jesus Christ...alive and real today as ever...And through the musical and spiritual gifts He has given me, it is my mission to bring joy to families throughout this land by proclaiming that Jesus is all we need to live an effective & efficient life that reflects the nature and lifestyle of our King.`` Ray Bady

Craig Barnett

Young Adult Minister

Craig Barnett serves as the Young Adult Minister and Youth Christian Education Director for The Windsor Village Church Family. He is also an adjunct U.S. history professor and social studies teacher at Jones Futures Academy in Houston ISD. Barnett is an Ordained Minister of the Gospel through both the National Baptist Convention U.S.A. and the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship since 1993 and has held several positions within both bodies. He also served as the regional and national director for youth evangelism for the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship.

Minister Barnett has led evangelistic outreaches in several major cities in the U.S., Namibia, Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa. He served as the youth pastor and the children’s pastor of Valley Kingdom Ministries International for 11 years. He has led youth leadership training and development workshops and seminars throughout North America, Africa, and the U.K. for Valley Kingdom Ministries International. Additionally, he helped to create and implement the teachers training course and ministers training course curriculum to train and equip the ministerial and teaching staff of Valley Kingdom Ministries International.

In 2004, Minister Barnett was appointed senior pastor of Valley of the Son Kingdom Ministries in Phoenix, Arizona and served for three years as a church plant pastor. During this time, he also worked as a community liaison with the Maricopa County Corrections Department where he preached to the youth in prison.
Minister Barnett and his wife of 27 years, Donna Barnett, are natives of Chicago, Illinois and are proud now to reside in Houston, Texas. They are directors of A. Craig Barnett Ministries, a multifaceted outreach ministry.

Minister Barnett is a graduate of Southern University A&M College, Grand Canyon University, and The University of Phoenix with B.A. degrees in Sociology and Christian Leadership and Management, respectively. He also holds a Master of Arts in Secondary Education. He lives by the Scripture Acts 10:38, which tells how God anointed Jesus Christ of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, and He went about doing good, healing all of those oppressed of the devil because God was with Him.

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