GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) -- E.W. McCall Sr., an African American Southern Baptist leader and champion of Sunday School, died April 19. He was 79.
Beginning in 1970, McCall pastored St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church in La Puente, Calif., for 37 years. During that time the congregation grew from 35 members meeting in a house to more than 4,000 members. Under his leadership, the church developed ministries to the community for children and youth, addressed the needs of the homeless population, and ministered to senior adults. Read More