Pastor Calvin Duncan
Calvin Anthony Duncan Pastor and founder of Faith and Family Church has committed his life to serving and encouraging people to live for Jesus - to be the best that they can be with the ability God's given them.
Born with no silver spoon, adversity struck Calvin Duncan at birth with his mother's untimely death, no knowledge of a father and reared by his Aunt in Linden, New Jersey. Yet, he never allowed the circumstances of life to deter him from the plan that God had for him.
Basketball was his instrument out of the urban community that led him to Richmond, Virginia. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University on scholarship, earned a degree in criminal justice and received the Lord Jesus Christ. In 1985, he was commissioned by his church in Virginia to preach the gospel.
During that time, he was drafted in NBA; however, he opted to play with Athletes in Action, a Christian organization, traveled overseas, and playing and coaching in the CBA. Calvin mentored groups of men, married couples and spear headed a reading program to over 40 schools in Washington State. He conducted chapel services, bible studies, and missions in Mexico and Canada.
In May 1997, after returning to Richmond, Duncan was appointed youth pastor/assistant pastor in the city of Richmond. He also began a youth center aiding children in 5 area schools helping with an after school program. Calvin indicates that each experience in his life from growing up in Linden, N.J., to his basketball career to being a youth pastor led to his role as leader of Faith and Family Church.
On June 6, 2004 Faith and Family Church was presented to Richmond, Virginia and with the favor of God, FFC is ready and willing to take its place in the body of Christ to impact lives for the Glory of God. Under Pastor Duncan's leadership ''team concept'' of being open, transparent and accessible, the membership continues to rise. He and his wife, Barbara have five children, Richard (Shannon), Chelsea (Chris) and Azell.