Our Pastor Rodney Avent, Sr.
Rodney M. Avent Sr. is a native of Landover, Maryland. He is the
third of four children by Charlie E. Avent and Belinda D. Avent both
of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Reverend Avent was educated in the
Prince George’s County Public School system and graduated from
Eleanor Roosevelt High School. Shortly after graduating high school
he joined the United States Navy and served his country for eight
years. Reverend Avent received his Associate and Bachelors of
Science Degrees in Nursing from Norfolk State University (Cum
In 2007 while in Africa on a missionary trip, Reverend Avent answered the call into the ministry and began preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. He preached his initial sermon in April, 2008. He served as a Deacon, Sunday School teacher and as an Associate Minister at First Baptist Church Berkley in Norfolk, Virginia under the leadership of Reverend Dr. William D. Tyree, III. Reverend Avent relocated to North Carolina in 2012 and joined First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. In December, 2013 Reverend Avent was ordained for the full ministry of the gospel. Rev. Avent began his first Pastorate in January, 2015 by being installed as the 5th Shepherd of First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He brings to First Calvary a ministry with the emphasis in “Spreading the Glory of God in All Things For All People Through Jesus Christ”.
Reverend Avent was Commissioned in the Uniformed Services in 2014; and currently serves as an officer in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps in Butner, NC. Reverend Avent plans to attend Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in the near future. He currently resides in Wake Forest, North Carolina with his wife of eight years Stephanie L. Avent of Newburg, Md. They are the parents of three children Armonee, Rodney, Jr. & Cameron. Reverend Avent’s favorite scripture is Romans. 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose”. (KJV)