|Birth: ||Jul. 1, 1957|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 26, 2009|
New York, USA
In loving memory....
Calvin Hunt passed away 12/26/2009.
Calvin Hunt died Saturday in a Queens, NY hospital at the age of 52. The acclaimed Gospel singer was a member and soloist of the famed Christ Tabernacle Choir and Brooklyn Tabernacle Singers. His latest Vine Records' release, Bridges, claimed 2 Dove Award nominations for Contemporary Gospel Recording and Contemporary Gospel Song, "Come On."
Calvin overcame a crack cocaine addiction and with the support of his church; his wife, Miriam; and their two children; stepped out in faith to embark in full-time ministry. In 2005 , his oldest daughter was murdered, and Calvin and his wife took in her children, their grandchildren, to raise. His recent time has been spent battling cancer. Calvin recorded several musical projects and traveled the country sharing his music and testimony. His mission was to encourage people to look at life and know that God is the author of life.
Christ Tabernacle Choir Director Steven Carey commented, "Calvin Hunt's ministry transcended his terrific musical talent…He loved Jesus Christ, he loved people, and as a result He loved to share the love of Christ with anyone he came in contact. The faith he had in the God that had delivered him from drug addiction could be powerfully felt when he would tell his story. His testimony gave people hope…everyone from the inner city to the suburbs was touched when he would speak and sing. He will be missed greatly by his local Christ Tabernacle family, the music industry, and the body of Christ."
Producer Wayne Haun added, "Calvin was a true artist. Each note of every performance was from the heart, and you knew it. But more importantly, he was a true friend. He never treated us like a record company. We were family. He knew my mom, my nephews, what made me tic, and he even knew my favorite pasta dish. He loved the Lord, his family and his fans. Life without him is definitely going to be tough. This industry will miss him, but I'm glad his music and his message will live forever."
He is succeeded by his wife; Miriam, his children Mia and Calvin, Jr., and grandchildren
Viewing and Memorial Service: Tuesday, December, 29th at 7pm at Christ Tabernacle.
Committal Service: Wednesday, December 30th at 11am at Christ Tabernacle.
Interment immediately following at Cypress Hills Cemetery, Queens, NY.
Condolences and/or gifts to the family can be made to Calvin Hunt Ministries and sent to Christ Tabernacle, 6434 Myrtle Avenue, Glendale, NY 11385 attn: Calvin Hunt Ministries.
(Info provided by Vine Records)
Cypress Hills Cemetery
New York, USA
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Record added: Dec 26, 2009
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